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  1. #1
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    Oct 2013
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    Hampshire County,Mass.
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    Reminder New-Bee From Mass.

    Hi I'm from around Mt.Holyoke Collage Mass. I 've been trying to get my 14yr.old son into somthing besides music so he agreed to attend bee school in January w/me (Hamden County Bee Club). We are looking forward to it. Mean while we have been doing a lot of reading and looking At You Tube vids. We also attended the Eastern States Expo. where we saw a very elabrate bee club and its presantation(Very Helpfull).
    Anybody in my area that wants to get get in contact with me, please feel free.
    Brian
    Last edited by gatekeep; 10-14-2013 at 04:18 AM.

  2. #2
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    May 2012
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    Worcester, Massachusetts
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    Default Re: New-Bee From Mass.

    Well I'm from the Worcester area and a second year bee keeper. I can only give you advice from my experience. I have 4 hives ( 3 hives and 1 nuc).

  3. #3
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    Default Re: New-Bee From Mass.

    I have every thing I need for the package this spring. In your opinion is it better to start with two hives? Or just add a Nuc? Ty

  4. #4
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    May 2012
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    Worcester, Massachusetts
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    Default Re: New-Bee From Mass.

    1st year I started with one package. Second year I started with 2 new packages. Eventhough it' s a bit more work I would start with two hives. (unlike what I did).Then you can compare one hive to the other. With only one hive if somethig goes terribly wrong your stuck. With two hives there are techniques I'm sure you have read about to bolster the weaker hive.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: New-Bee From Mass.

    Welcome Brian!
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    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  6. #6
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    Feb 2013
    Location
    Quincy, Mass USA
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    Default Re: New-Bee From Mass.

    Hi Brian from east of you in Quincy.....;- )

  7. #7
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    Sep 2008
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    Ayer, Massachusetts
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    Default Re: New-Bee From Mass.

    Come on out to our shop and see where the magic begins!
    www.maxantindustries.com
    American made Honey Processing Equipment "Built to last a lifetime"

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Quincy, Mass USA
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    Default Re: New-Bee From Mass.

    Quote Originally Posted by MAXANT View Post
    Come on out to our shop and see where the magic begins!
    I have to say that is tempting.....;- )

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Millbury, MA, USA
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    Default Re: New-Bee From Mass.

    Welcome!

    In your opinion is it better to start with two hives? Or just add a Nuc?
    two hives are always better. I think nucs are good if you have a reputable dealer. You're not far from Betterbee and they have good quality packages and nucs.

    Come on out to our shop and see where the magic begins!
    Well worth the trip. You'll see some great equipment and Jake is a good guy.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Hampshire County,Mass.
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    Default Re: New-Bee From Mass.

    Thanks for the warm welcome.. I did purches the big package from BetterBee along with some clothing etc. So do I buy a expantion hive set up or just two deep foundations one super w/queen excluder,frames,screened bottom board,top and cover ?

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Millbury, MA, USA
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    Default Re: New-Bee From Mass.

    skip the queen excluder IMO. You'll have a hard time drawing comb with it on.

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