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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Englewood CO
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    2

    Default New beekeeper in Englewood Colorado

    I bought several used hives several years ago and then did not get started then and gave them away. Now I am looking at packages and buying hives piece by piece.

    I am excited about this!

    I have a question to post on the forum.

    I plan to buy a package of bees and install them in a hive. The queen will go on her nuptial flight. What are the chances there are no bees in my area and there will be no drones in the air to mate with the queen? Are nuptial flights often a failure? If the nuptial flight is a failure I would think the whole package of bees will die in the hive.

    Mark

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO United States
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    360

    Default Re: New beekeeper in Englewood Colorado

    Think you got your answer/s from previous (duplicate) post. Welcome from your neck of the woods.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Boulder, Colorado
    Posts
    56

    Default Re: New beekeeper in Englewood Colorado

    Mark, hello from Boulder. You should check out the local beekeeping meetings. I think there is a southwest Denver group. The Colorado beekeeping association page has local club listings. See http://coloradobeekeepers.org/educat...ons-and-clubs/
    I joined the boulder county group last year. They (we) are really a great bunch, lots of fun.
    Fabian

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Centerville, Utah, USA
    Posts
    272

    Default Re: New beekeeper in Englewood Colorado

    Welcome!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Larimer County, CO, USA
    Posts
    91

    Default Re: New beekeeper in Englewood Colorado

    Welcome

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
    Posts
    6,851

    Default Re: New beekeeper in Englewood Colorado

    Welcome Mark!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Battle Ground , Washington, USA
    Posts
    747

    Default Re: New beekeeper in Englewood Colorado

    Welcome, the queen will already be mated when you get your package, no flights for her till they swarm.
    I'm not tense, Just terribly, terribly alert!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Fremont County, Colorado, USA
    Posts
    125

    Default Re: New beekeeper in Englewood Colorado

    Mark, check out apishive.com. Chad sells good bees with good mated queens, I've had way above average success with his package bees. He does a Denver drop in late April/early May.

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