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  1. #1
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    Default Hello from Juneau Alaska

    I am new to beekeeping, this will be my first season. My family and I have been looking forward to this for a while.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Hello, and welcome. So what kind of flow can you expect in Juneau.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Welcome cedar
    Bill...in Southeast Ohio

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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Welcome to the forum!

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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Quote Originally Posted by Stanisr View Post
    Hello, and welcome. So what kind of flow can you expect in Juneau.
    I am not sure, I have not been able to find anyone in Juneau or Southeast Alaska that is currently keeping bees. SABA (Southcentral Alaska Beekeepers Association) did not have very much information for me either because they are 800 miles away and a completely different climate.

    We have a late spring here but there should be a decent flow until mid August depending on how much moisture we get. If it is a wet year I will be in trouble.

    This is truly going to be an experiment because I have not been able to find someone from the area to learn from.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Keep us updated how your experiment is progressing. And ask questions, there is always someone who will give advise.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Best of luck there are a couple guys from Alaska on here I have talked to!

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    if there is no one near you.
    be sure to start with 2 hives that way you will have the resources, to increase the chances of survivability.
    just keep reading on here to learn more, but conditions can come up where you may need to swap frames of honey or brood to maintain or keep a hive alive.
    you may have to raise a queen for one of them.
    like I said just keep reading and good luck.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Welcome
    These guys keep bees in AK

    http://www.ekobeekeeping.com

  10. #10
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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Welcome to Beesource!

    There is only one other Beesource member with "Juneau" in their location field. You can do member location searches under the "Community" tab above. You need to click thru to the "Advanced" search to be able to do Location searches, or click here:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/memb....php?do=search
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  11. #11
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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Wow, this is great. Welcome to the forum cedarecho.

    Your post is extremely awesome to me, as my family and I moved from Juneau, Alaska to Missouri 17 years ago. I have wondered how bees would do up there. I don't recall ever seeing one in Juneau; or in the SE area for that matter. They would certainly need to be a hardy bunch.
    If it is a wet year I will be in trouble.
    I recall one year in the early 90's when we only had like 2 days of sunshine for the whole year.
    Do you live in the valley, Lemon Creek, Douglass Island, Auke Bay areas, or maybe out the road? Where ever you are, you will want to install a bear fence around your hives. MO Dept. of Conservation uses one that they claim has "Never failed" when installed right. It runs on batteries, so you can put it anywhere. Bears are very sensitive to electric shock, so these work well. I will find the link and post it for you. You'll need something, as I remember we had bears everywhere up there.
    I am so interested in this venture of yours. What do you need to get set up, or do you have everything already?
    No one famous.

  12. #12
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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Here is the fence charger that I was telling you about. Copy the address below, and it should get you right to it.

    http://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/zare...CFVNo7Aod0moA6
    No one famous.

  13. #13
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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Welcome, I've have heard you can get great flows with the long daylight hours. good luck
    I'm not tense, Just terribly, terribly alert!

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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Quote Originally Posted by Bee Whisperer View Post
    Here is the fence charger that I was telling you about. Copy the address below, and it should get you right to it.

    http://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/zare...CFVNo7Aod0moA6

    I use alot of these. http://www.amazon.com/Fi-Shock-SS-44...ef=pd_sbs_lg_6

    Welcome to our new Alaska members. I love your state and if my wife ever divorces me I will move up there. She hates the cold.

  15. #15
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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Welcome CE!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  16. #16
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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Eastside;

    How does that one do on extended cloudy days? It looks very interesting.
    No one famous.

  17. #17
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    Mar 2014
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    juneau alaska
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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Hey from juneau as well! I ordered some bees from ak bee wrangler and built a top bar hive setup. It would be great to hear from you as I think there are a few folks who have kept bees here currently and in the past. I live out the road near tee harbor area.

  18. #18
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    Clinton, Utah, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Welcome! It sounds like a real challenge up there. A post on my welcome thread indicated that they often order package bees, grow them and use them for the summer and then kill them off and take all the honey, because it is nearly impossible to overwinter there with extended temps in the -40 -50 deg range. There will be alot of eyes on your experiment. Welcome!
    Workingtosavetheworld1beeatatime:-)~ Researching winter loss prevention- 12 yrs, 2 recent - 10 Hives, WARMBEES.COM

  19. #19
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    North Pole, Alaska
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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    Welcome

  20. #20
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    Default Re: Hello from Juneau Alaska

    howdy cederecho,
    from south of the boarder...lol...springs almost here...

    ==McBee7==

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