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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Marion, IL, USA
    Posts
    4

    Default New guy in southern Illinois

    Howdy

    I am a brand new beekeeper (or soon to be beekeeper) in southern Illinois.

    I have 4 nucs ordered, should be here in a couple weeks. They will be located off-site as the city in which I live has an ordinance against keeping hives and my wife prohibited them in our small yard, Oh well... I have two outyards anxious to have bees polinating for them.

    I have all my woodenware built, painted, and staged at the ready. I am going with foundationless frames that I have trimmed down to 1 1/4" wide sides, solid bottom boards, 10 frame gear, 2 deeps on bottom and mediums above.

    I am enjoying reading everyone's contributions here. And I especially love all of the different opinions and methods expressed. This little hobby sure is not cut and dried as to the "how-tos" now is it?

    Thanks for helping with the education....

    Brian

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    proctorsville, vermont
    Posts
    152

    Default Re: New guy in southern Illinois

    well there is no turning back now you have done painted a hive.
    next thing ya know you will be up late at night on the chat talkin
    bees. gettin ready for a split, and wondering just how far your going to take this. WELCOME
    thats the way i roll.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    jersey, Illinois, USA
    Posts
    44

    Default Re: New guy in southern Illinois

    Welcome Brian,
    I am also in southern-ish Illinois, I also am going to try foundationless and treatment free....... I'm glad to hear another brave person is starting out this way. I have two nucs coming in about 3 weeks.

    Good Luck to us , Jim

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
    Posts
    823

    Default Re: New guy in southern Illinois

    Welcome to the site!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
    Posts
    7,106

    Default Re: New guy in southern Illinois

    Welcome Brian!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Clark county, Illinois, USA
    Posts
    220

    Default Re: New guy in southern Illinois

    Welcome to the site.

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