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  1. #1
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    Mar 2014
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    Harvey,New Brunswick Canada
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    Default Hi from the Ice and Snow of New Brunswick

    Hi all, Just a quick note to say hi and to introduce myself to the forum. I am a new this year beekeeper and liked this forum so I thought I would stop lurking and jump in with both feet. My grand father introduced me to bees a long time ago and it has taken this long to get to the place where I could dedicate some time to becoming a tender to bees. I have chickens and grow a fairly large garden so I like to keep things natural. Last season I was sitting on the edge of my garden and noticed that I didn't see any bees in the garden. I sat for a long time and not one bee did I see. I got to reading and found that most beekeepers say that the bees are having trouble. I did some research on this subject and found that beekeeping had changed drastically since my grandfathers days.
    I decided to get and keep a colony of bees but on further study I learned that I should have at least 2 hives. Well not being one that does anything half way I now have on order 4 nukes of bees from my local supplier. In stead of buying my hives I downloaded plans from the internet for building my wooden ware and am currently building all the parts that I will need. Excluding the frames. They looked kind of tricky to make so at a 1.75 a frame I chose to buy them for now till I figure them out. We just got another 18 inches of snow on Thursday so spring looks a long way away, but I must keep at building all the stuff I need to make sure I am ready for my girls when they arrive. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2011
    Location
    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Hi from the Ice and Snow of New Brunswick

    Welcome to Beesource!


    For future reference, Beesource has plans for just about every kind of apiary equipment:
    http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Mactaquac, New Brunswick, Canada
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    Default Re: Hi from the Ice and Snow of New Brunswick

    Welcome. I am in Mactaquac. I have 6 now and 8 more on the way. We have a group that meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Agriculture Research Station in Lincoln 7:00 everyone is welcome. Just go around to the back of the building. The Group - Central Beekeepers Alliance of New Brunswick is a group of small Beekeepers that exchange information and have field days etc. Come along......... it is $10.00 for the year to join. I don't have the schedule on me right now but I believe in April George and Ruth from Country Fields are coming up from Moncton to give a talk etc.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Hi from the Ice and Snow of New Brunswick

    Welcome Billy!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
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    Harvey,New Brunswick Canada
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    Default Re: Hi from the Ice and Snow of New Brunswick

    Thanks for the howdy guys. Very informative site. Been reading a lot of stuff here. Glad I found you guys.

  6. #6
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    Mar 2014
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    Moncton, NB, Canada
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    Default Re: Hi from the Ice and Snow of New Brunswick

    Hi, fellow NB-ers! I found this site by Gooogling "New Brunswick Bee Keeping" & this thread popped up! So, thanks!!

  7. #7
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    Jan 2014
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    Centerville, Utah, USA
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    Default Re: Hi from the Ice and Snow of New Brunswick

    Welcome!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Upper Kingsclear, NB, Canada
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    Default Re: Hi from the Ice and Snow of New Brunswick

    Welcome! Amazing, another beesource beekeeper just down the road. I am only in year 3, so very new to this as well. Ice and snow for sure. More snow here than we need! I must try the Lincoln meeting again. The one time I went down there to go to a meeting I found no-one there. It would be useful to link up and share experiences. Good luck with the equipment building. I bought a couple of boxes and used the dimensions to build the rest.

    Rob

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