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  1. #1
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    Jan 2014
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    Lincoln, NE
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    Default Hello from Lincoln, Nebraska

    Hi! I've been reading the site for a month or two. Thank you all for the great information and discussion!

    I'm planning to start two hives this year.
    1. I enjoy my backyard chores, so I'm adding another project.
    2. I miss seeing bees in my garden.
    3. Jars of honey in Autumn 2015? Bonus.

    I have been reading every beekeeping book I can get my hands on (did I mention I'm a library lady?). There are three dogeared woodenware catalogs on my kitchen table. Very soon I need to line up some bees.

  2. #2
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    Dec 2013
    Location
    international falls, Mn
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    Default Re: Hello from Lincoln, Nebraska

    welcome to beesource seaston....I grew up about 120 miles north of Lincoln in Lemars
    Ia,,,,lots of info on beesource that you wont find in the books...some good, some not
    so much,,,,Lots of on the spot type of info...very usefull...good luck..

    --McBee7==

  3. #3
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    Apr 2012
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    Loup City, NE
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    Default Re: Hello from Lincoln, Nebraska

    Welcome neighbor.

  4. #4
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    Jan 2014
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    St Louis, Missouri, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Lincoln, Nebraska

    Hello Seaston, I am new too. Looking forward to seeing you more on the forum.
    Have a great year.
    See you in the bee yard :)
    www.MissouriBeekeepers.com

  5. #5
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    Knox, Pa. USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Lincoln, Nebraska

    Welcome, I too am a Nebraskan, although I now live in Pa. I was raised in Morrell just west of Scotts Bluff, The Cornhusker state was always a great bee keeping place for me. good luck and enjoy.

  6. #6
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    Gainesboro, Tennessee, USA.
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    Default Re: Hello from Lincoln, Nebraska

    Welcome from Tennessee!

  7. #7
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    Lincoln, NE
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    Default Re: Hello from Lincoln, Nebraska

    Thank you for the warm welcome!

  8. #8
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    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Lincoln, Nebraska

    Welcome!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  9. #9
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Lincoln, Nebraska

    >(did I mention I'm a library lady?)

    I think the Lincoln library has a copy of my book... or you can also read my web site, which is the some information, for free online.

    I'm 40 miles from Lincoln (used to be only 20).
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Lincoln, NE
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    Default Re: Hello from Lincoln, Nebraska

    Hi Michael

    Christy Hemenway's top bar hive book was my starting point, and it convinced me that my bees will be drawing their own comb.

    It's been great to read here that so many are working without foundation in Langsroth hives. I've been reading your website too - so much helpful information!

    My main concerns right now are tracking down local stock and/or working up my courage to hive a package onto Kelley's comb guide frames. Will they abscond? Will I be tying crooked comb into position for ages? Both worries go away if I can find at least one good nuc. On medium frames.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Issaquah,WA,USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Lincoln, Nebraska

    Welcome. My Family hails from Rising City. Many of my cousins are still there. Love that place. I bet it is wee bit cold right now.

  12. #12
    Join Date
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Lincoln, Nebraska

    >I was raised in Morrell just west of Scotts Bluff

    I graduated from Gering and lived in Mitchell for many years. Actually Morrill is just west of Mitchell... but Mitchell is just west of Scottsbluff. And, of course, Torrington, WY is just west of Morrill. I'd be out East and people would ask me where I was from. I'd say, Mitchell, NE. They'd say, is that near Omaha? I'd say, no, it's almost 500 miles from Omaha. They would look incredulous and say "that's impossible"...

    >My main concerns right now are tracking down local stock and/or working up my courage to hive a package onto Kelley's comb guide frames. Will they abscond?

    No reason to believe they are any more likely to abscond on foundationless than on foundation. EHB don't abscond a lot.

    >Will I be tying crooked comb into position for ages?

    Ages? No. Some? Probably sometime if you keep bees. Once you have one straight comb, bees build parallel combs...

    >Both worries go away if I can find at least one good nuc. On medium frames.

    Drop me a line in the spring and we'll see what things look like. I'm not planning to sell nucs, but I like to keep local stock in the local area...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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