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  1. #1
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    Mar 2013
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    Connecticut
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    Default Hello from Diane, a newbie from Eastern Connecticut

    Hello all,
    I see myself as an accidental beekeeper, as a swarm came to my house last spring. The swarm had scouted out some old beekeeping equipment I had and settled in before I was ready and informed enough to be a proper keeper. I took to caring for them the best I knew how, but unfortunately they didn't make it through the winter. I've come armed with lots of questions
    Thanks in advance!
    Diane

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Diane, a newbie from Eastern Connecticut

    Welcome to Beesource!

    You should be a step up on attracting new swarms to your empty equipment this spring as now you have some comb available. Consider adding a few drops of lemongrass oil to the wood, a frame of comb, tops and bottoms and distributing your new swarm traps where you can. Free bees are the best!
    Graham
    --- Practical reality trumps philosophy!

  3. #3

    Default Re: Hello from Diane, a newbie from Eastern Connecticut

    Welcome and enjoy your stay! There is tons of info here and great people with eons of combined experience that are glad to help.

    Two excellent sources of info:

    1: Get the book Beekeeping For Dummies

    2: Go to http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm

    Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
    Blog - http://gregsbees.blogspot.com/

  4. #4
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    Mar 2013
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    Connecticut
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    Default Re: Hello from Diane, a newbie from Eastern Connecticut

    I love that idea, Rader Sidetrack! With a few additional tops & bottoms, I could probably cobble together 5-6 swarm traps to set out in our fields. I just figured the likelihood of having a swarm settle in on my stuff again would be like lightning striking twice.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Diane, a newbie from Eastern Connecticut

    Welcome Diane!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
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    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: Hello from Diane, a newbie from Eastern Connecticut

    Welcome to the site!

  7. #7
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    South Hero, Vermont
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    Default Re: Hello from Diane, a newbie from Eastern Connecticut

    Welcome Diane!

  8. #8
    Join Date
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    Location
    Macoupin,Illinois,USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Diane, a newbie from Eastern Connecticut

    Welcome to B.S. and good luck.

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