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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
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    Gwinnett County, GA
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    Default Hello from Gwinnett County, GA

    Hi. My husband and I are just starting our beekeeping experience, with 2 8-frame hives ready to accept bees in May when they arrive. We've been watching YouTube videos for some time; read everything we can get our hands on; recently visited a local beekeeper; and joined our local beekeeping society (Beekeepers Club of Gwinnett County). Now if only our bees were here...

    Janet and Oran

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Gwinnett County, GA

    Welcome to Beesource!
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
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    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: Hello from Gwinnett County, GA

    Welcome to the site! I am west of you in Upstate SC. My wife and I did everything like ya'll and then had to wait several weeks to get our 4 packages on March 30th. We are expecting our first 4000-5000 babies in a day or so. I am NOT handing out cigars! It is such an exciting thing to do. Have fun!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Gwinnett County, GA

    Welcome Janet and Oran!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Gwinnett County, GA

    > get our 4 packages on March 30th. We are expecting our first 4000-5000 babies in a day or so.

    If you have (4) 3 lb packages coming, you will have a
    lot more than 5000 babies! Bees-per-pound vary somewhat, but this reference puts it at 3500 per pound:
    http://www.honeybeesuite.com/so-what...oney-bee-cost/

    So 4 * (3 * 3500) = 42,000 bees

    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: Hello from Gwinnett County, GA

    Quote Originally Posted by Rader Sidetrack View Post
    > get our 4 packages on March 30th. We are expecting our first 4000-5000 babies in a day or so.

    If you have (4) 3 lb packages coming, you will have a
    lot more than 5000 babies! Bees-per-pound vary somewhat, but this reference puts it at 3500 per pound:
    http://www.honeybeesuite.com/so-what...oney-bee-cost/

    So 4 * (3 * 3500) = 42,000 bees

    You may have misunderstood. I've had my 4 packages for 4 weeks now and our first batch of brood is about to hatch! Our babies! Not those store-bought girls! lol

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