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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Central VA
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    Smile Hello from a new bee keeper in Virginia! :)

    Hi there! Just wanted to introduce myself to the forum. I live in central Virginia on a small farm and I got my first bee hives 3 weeks ago! The first one is from a package of bees, the second from a 4 frame nuc (per my beekeeping class instructors' recommendation). I don't have prior beekeeping experience and am taking my family on a learning journey along with me So far we've been enjoying observing the bees as they go about their daily activities, and learned that pollen comes in a variety of different colors! Very novice of me, I know

    We took a look at the hives yesterday to see how they are progressing and they are about 50% full (in deep boxes). There was one thing that struck me as being odd, the hive from the nuc has made a queen cell I'm just wondering, is that normal? Has the other queen died and they're making a new one?

    I'm looking forward to being part of this great group!

    Anna S.
    Unionville, VA

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from a new bee keeper in Virginia! :)

    Welcome to Beesource!

    > the hive from the nuc has made a queen cell I'm just wondering, is that normal?

    It not unusual for a colony to build a queen cell. Sometimes they seem to do that "just in case" and also may tear it down before things progress to the point of having a queen emerge.
    Graham
    --- Victor Hugo - "Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: Hello from a new bee keeper in Virginia! :)

    Welcome to the site!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from a new bee keeper in Virginia! :)

    Welcome Anna!
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    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Knox, Pa. USA
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    Default Re: Hello from a new bee keeper in Virginia! :)

    Welcome, Although I no longer live in Va. I am an old Virginia boy from Prince George.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Suffield, Connecticut
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    Default Re: Hello from a new bee keeper in Virginia! :)

    welcome Anna..everyone here is so nice and helpful!

  7. #7

    Default Re: Hello from a new bee keeper in Virginia! :)

    Hi Anna. Nice to see another OC resident here. There's a few of us now.

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