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  1. #1
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    Default Newbie from Upstate NY

    Have been researching this hobby for a few years on and off and finally decided to get started. My spring nuc is ordered, took the beginning beekeeper class, and joined a local Beekeeper Association. The people that have contacted me so far have been so helpful and supportive. I can't wait to get started. Going to get my "beginners Bee Hive kit" this weekend so I can get it painted. This forum was suggested by one of the members of the Association I joined..

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Newbie from Upstate NY

    Welcome, Cheryl.

    Nice to have another upstater here!

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Newbie from Upstate NY

    Hi Cheryl

    Great having you here. Sounds like you are off to a good start.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Newbie from Upstate NY

    Welcome to the site and good luck to us!

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    Default Re: Newbie from Upstate NY

    Hi Cheryl - These guys are all trying to lure you in.....this isn't a hobby it's a nature addiction you'll never recover from. Do you want to spend your summers realizing you are staring at the entrance of your hive with total fasciantion for hours at a time, working with one of the most amazing social cultures you'll ever encounter, driving around looking for every flower in bloom and then stopping to see if there is a honey bee working it. Then comes the time you'll "come out of the bee closet" at work talking about trying to find or buy queens and discussing brood patterns with co-workers who have not idea and will think you've totally flipped out. Have you considered the hours and hours you will wile away here on beesource listening and sharing with memembers who care only that one more member somehow makes what we do seem normal? Then comes winter - months and months of cabin fever worried about a bunch of insects like they are pets or when the addicition gets really deep, like family (did I say that out loud?) No Cheryl, for you it's not to late, you can still save yourself - :-) Welcome to beekeeping at any rate - Remember you were warned!

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    Default Re: Newbie from Upstate NY

    I am on the Eastern side of the state near the Vermont border. Thank you for the welcome.

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    Default Re: Newbie from Upstate NY

    I only hope so. Now if the weather and the bees will co-operate...........

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    Default Re: Newbie from Upstate NY

    Thank you for the welcome. I think luck will have more to do with success than all the books....

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    Default Re: Newbie from Upstate NY

    Hi Joel, Thank you for the welcome.. I fear it is already too late. My friends already have asked if I am afraid or getting stung.....maybe a tiny bit...but more afraid of the "girls getting sick or hurt". I have always stopped what i was doing to observe the creatures and the flowers. But at least now I'll have a plausible excuse for sitting and watching...LOL. My co-workers already know more about bees than they want but, they are too polite to stop me from educating them. Every time I learn something facinating...I share. I can actually take my tablet out to where my hive will be situated and share with the girls what all of you are saying..... i have two daughters and they contributed ...Bee Bible and Beekeeping books....afraid it's already too late....

  10. #10
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    Default Re: Newbie from Upstate NY

    [QUOTE=Joel;899102]Hi Cheryl - These guys are all trying to lure you in.....this isn't a hobby it's a nature addiction you'll never recover from. Do you want to spend your summers realizing you are staring at the entrance of your hive with total fasciantion for hours at a time, working with one of the most amazing social cultures you'll ever encounter, driving around looking for every flower in bloom and then stopping to see if there is a honey bee working it. "



    So true, especially the driving around looking at the bloom and looking for bees. I have also set the trip many times to see how far something is from the yards to see if the girls can reach it.

    Welcome Cheryl I hope you enjoy your bees and have good luck with them.

  11. #11
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    Default Re: Newbie from Upstate NY

    Ha!! These guys have said it so well.
    Welcome & enjoy!!

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    Default Re: Newbie from Upstate NY

    Ha!! These guys have said it so well.
    Welcome & enjoy!!

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    Default Re: Newbie from Upstate NY

    Hi Cheryl,

    I work in N. Greenbush and live in Niskayuna. See you at a SABA meeting sometime.

    Keith

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    Default Re: Newbie from Upstate NY

    Quote Originally Posted by CherylO View Post
    My co-workers already know more about bees than they want but, they are too polite to stop me from educating them. Every time I learn something facinating...I share. ...
    haha - you sound like me. I mean, really, how could they NOT want to know!?
    Welcome to the forums! Sounds like you're off to a great start!

  15. #15
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    Default Re: Newbie from Upstate NY

    Hi MtnMomma, thanks for the welcome. Exactly they are such facinating beings who wouldn't want to know all about them.....

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    Default Re: Newbie from Upstate NY

    Welcome, Cheryl!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  17. #17
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    Default Re: Newbie from Upstate NY

    cheryl beekeeping is an adiction. give a beekeeper some bees, and what doe's he/she wants .. MORE BEES ! but thats all right, there is always someone here to help. welcome
    thats the way i roll.

  18. #18
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    Default Re: Newbie from Upstate NY

    Welcome to the addition. I think there is a 12 Skep program of recovery.


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