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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Greenville, South Carolina, USA
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    Default Hello from South Carolina!

    I plan on starting a hive or two sometime this spring. I enjoy gardening and this looks like an interesting hobby to compliment it. I wanted to start a hive last year, but waited too long. Any suggestions on what type of bee to get? I've done research, but would like some opinions. Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from South Carolina!

    Welcome to Beesource!

    The best bees are free bees! OK, you may not be able to start out by catching a swarm. After that, I'd choose bees from a local producer. But that means someone that raises them within driving distance, not just selling imported bees. If none of those are practical, look for some Italians that were trucked in, but where you can do a local pickup.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Gaston, SC
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    260

    Default Re: Hello from South Carolina!

    look up the SC Beekeepers association page,, find your local club,, and contact them about a class and help in getting started..

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
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    874

    Default Re: Hello from South Carolina!

    Welcome Italians seem to do ok around here. Lots of beekeepers in your area shouldnt be hard to find some.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: Hello from South Carolina!

    Welcome to the site! I'm getting 4 packages from Bee Well in Pickens in March. Call 'em. It may not be too late to order. You can get them in Travelers Rest too. I believe these are Italians. Well.....I've been told that most package bees are not pure breeds.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from South Carolina!

    Welcome Max!
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