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  1. #1
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    Mar 2014
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    Default Newbie in North Carolina

    Hi!
    I am a beginning keeper living in the vicinity of Greensboro, North Carolina. I am excited to have found this site - I am the owner of two vBulletin website communities (sorry for listing the links originally) and love the real sense of community that can be achieved with great members. I have always wanted to keep bees, but for some reason have never pulled the trigger until now. I am an avid gardener and homebrewer and am now taking the plunge. I've set up my two starter Langstroth hives and will get my first two NUCs in April. I attended a Bee School in April in Asheville that was just amazing. I told my friend who attended with me it was like stumbling into a cult. I learned a ton, and of course have a ton to learn. I quickly tuned into the fact that there are almost no black and white straightforward answers to bee keeping questions. For every 'fact' or 'opinion', there are equally educated contradictory beliefs. I believe, like homebrewing, you just have to dive in, try to learn continuously, and not be afraid to try something different.

    Again, thrilled to have found beesource. Look forward to learning a lot from everyone here :cheers:

  2. #2
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    Mar 2012
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    Delhi, New York, USA
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    Default Re: Newbie in North Carolina

    Welcome to this awesome forum, I consider it an online bee library, and everyone very helpful.
    Deb

  3. #3
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    Paulding County, GA
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    Default Re: Newbie in North Carolina

    Welcome to the forum and you will become more and more captivated by these amazing creatures!!
    Donny

  4. #4
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    Bayboro,NC,USA
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    Default Re: Newbie in North Carolina

    Welcome

  5. #5
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    Lincolnton, NC
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    Default Re: Newbie in North Carolina

    Welcome. Yes, while there are often no black and white answers, there are still a lot of mistakes that can easily be made. The trick is to learn which times the answers are black and white, which times they are situational, time of year, regional, etc. That is when it becomes art instead of science.
    Lawrence Heafner
    15 hives; 15 years; TF for 10; Zone 7B

  6. #6
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    Apr 2013
    Location
    Concord, NC
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    Default Re: Newbie in North Carolina

    Hello and welcome from concord nc
    Tom
    Tater Road Apiary

  7. #7
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    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Newbie in North Carolina

    Welcome 8864!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  8. #8
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    Apr 2014
    Location
    Rockingham County, NC
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    Default Re: Newbie in North Carolina

    Congratulations on the plunge into beekeeping. I think you are correct. It has cultlike characteristics..lol I started 3 years ago last month with two packages and am up to 9 hives now, that number changes periodically. I think you will very much enjoy your new hobby. I also raise a large garden, chickens, etc..

    Rick in Rockingham County, NC

  9. #9
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Default Re: Newbie in North Carolina

    It's not "a" cult. There are a lot of "denominations"...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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