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  1. #1
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    Florence, Alabama,USA
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    Default Newbee from North Alabama

    Hello, to all. I have been reading material from the forum for about a year. I started five hive on March 14, 2013. I don't have a local mentor, so I am depending on information from others outside my area. Getting ready to retire and I have always wanted to have some bees. So, now I have them.

  2. #2
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    Jackson Co. AL, USA
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    Default Re: Newbee from North Alabama

    Hello neighbor!

  3. #3
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    Florence, Alabama,USA
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    Default Re: Newbee from North Alabama

    Good Day, I hope it is warmer on that side of the state. Been a strange spring here, it was near 70 when I started my hives and been cold ever since.

  4. #4
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    Jackson Co. AL, USA
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    Default Re: Newbee from North Alabama

    It's a beautiful spring day here! lol, Cloudy, 35 degrees, and snowing!

  5. #5
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    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: Newbee from North Alabama

    Welcome to the site!

  6. #6
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    jackson county, alabama, usa
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    Default Re: Newbee from North Alabama

    welcome j!

    what kind of bees are you starting with?
    beekeeping since june 2010, +/- 20 hives, tf

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Newbee from North Alabama

    They are a mix. I got them from Wolf Creek Apiaries. Set up the hives on Thursday, checked for queen release on Sunday. All the queens were out and the workers were drawing comb every where. Then the weather turned cold again. Hope to get into the hives this Friday.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Newbee from North Alabama

    wolf creek has a good reputation. are you going to use the small cell foundation?
    beekeeping since june 2010, +/- 20 hives, tf

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    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Newbee from North Alabama

    Welcome JM!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  10. #10
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    Jun 2012
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    Florence, Alabama,USA
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    Default Re: Newbee from North Alabama

    I am using the eight frame mediums with Mann Lake PF-120 Frames. I have all of the hives a little different in their set up, different bottom boards, different feeders. Just trying to learn, so I mixed them up some to see what me and the bees like best.

  11. #11
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    Crenshaw County, Alabama
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    Default Re: Newbee from North Alabama

    Welcome to the forum, JM. This is my second summer. I am trying a few things this year...kind of like you, mixing up some bottom boards and covers, etc.,. Stay on top of the beetles and leave the bees some honey and don't overfeed this spring (ask me how I know about that last one! ).

    Best wishes!
    Ed

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