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  1. #1
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    Default Hello from southwest Arkansas

    Well I'm a 100% newbie . Wanting on 12 nucs to get ready so I can pick them up .

    Got 12 new hives that I bought new last year but was to late in the game to find any bees . Going with 8 frame hives .

    Am Excited to get started . Will need tons of help I'm sure .


    Some I was trying to coax in that are wild . Didn't work or know what I was doing .

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    welcome

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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    Quote Originally Posted by flatfootflukey View Post
    welcome
    Thanks

    Cant wait been a good 9 months or so since I got the hives . And I'm getting so nervous wait'n these last few weeks for the nucs . Between the being 100% newbie and all the money I have tied up in 12 hives .

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    Welcome !! Hives look good even better with bees in them!! I am not to far south of you and new also. Five hives for a year. Doing splits now and picking up more nucs in a few weeks also. Good Luck!!!

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    Welcome

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    Welcome!
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  7. #7
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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    Welcome, sounds like your jumping right in, look up a local club. PS. that mower will vibrate to much for the bees.
    I'm not tense, Just terribly, terribly alert!

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    Well don't know 100% still where I'm putting them . But made me some hive stands made 3 going to make one more got to get one more stick of tube . Going to just start with three hives per stand so i have room to work them. But they will hold 5 .



  9. #9
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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    good looking stand.
    on the ones I made I welded a nut on the bottom of each leg. that way you can just screw the bolts in or out of each leg to make leveling the stand a snap.

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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    Quote Originally Posted by flatfootflukey View Post
    good looking stand.
    on the ones I made I welded a nut on the bottom of each leg. that way you can just screw the bolts in or out of each leg to make leveling the stand a snap.
    Ya I was going to make a slip leg to do the same . But Think i mite do the bolt and nut now . Thanks

  11. #11
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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    Well quess I have gone full retard . Going to pick up 6 -- package/2 frame bees in my boxes Wednesday . And still got 12 five frame nucs ordered for sometime in may . So quess I'm starting with 18 hives . Going to do something mite as well jump in the deep end right . Lol

    Got to get my bee yard set up doubled now . And get this one finished .
    Last edited by 78-79fordman; 04-20-2014 at 10:32 PM.

  12. #12
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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    Little more on the hive stands got the bolts done just got to add a flat piece to the bolt head as a foot to spread the weight . Got the grease traps on .


  13. #13
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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    These three stands are finally done they now have there fancy adjustable legs .


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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    Got this yard set up and leveled up best it can be done its ready for bees tomorrow .

  15. #15
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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    From magnolia here!:-) you have quite the set up! Sounds like you will be spending a lot of time with bees! Are you in it for the honey? Pollination of flowers or fruit trees? I get my first nuc in a week. I will have all of my hives sitting on palets since I get them free from work. Wish you luck!!

  16. #16
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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    Welcome to the site. Nice looking bee yard.

  17. #17
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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel brown View Post
    From magnolia here!:-) you have quite the set up! Sounds like you will be spending a lot of time with bees! Are you in it for the honey? Pollination of flowers or fruit trees? I get my first nuc in a week. I will have all of my hives sitting on palets since I get them free from work. Wish you luck!!
    In it for a little of it all . I have a 20 acre peach orchard that I have started have it a little over a 1/4 planted and will finish planting it the first of next year . So I need pollination . And need the honey also . My goal is a 100 hives or so .
    And ya I will spending the most time with them tell I get my hired hands trained .

    And I could use pallets also since I get them for free from feed stores . But I want my yards nice and neat since they can be seen from the roads . Plus I just want them nice and neat . My stands ideas came from here just my design .
    Last edited by 78-79fordman; 04-22-2014 at 08:15 PM.

  18. #18
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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    Well posting this a little here before I go get the 6 package/2frame nucs. Going to be a interesting day my full bee suit with veil hasn't came in the mail yet . I do have a super cheap one and I mean super cheap that normal clothes offer more protection that I doubt I wear. So mite die today from bee stings .

    So a newbie starting with no suit or vail I'm sure today.

    So if I don't post in this thread say from 7-10 this evening/night . Y'all will know things went really bad . Lol but no really .

  19. #19
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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    We're good light color clothes and your cheap suit. You will be ok. Use lots of smoke!:-)

  20. #20
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    Default Re: Hello from southwest Arkansas

    Well I Survived the packaging in my hives and getting homed and open .
    Though I would be tough at the place got them . Since the old bee keeper wasnt wearing a suit or veil his son and the other couple that was there to get there bees was. So after about 5 mins in a full swarm of dumping package bees in to hive I took a sting to the face right cheek . The old man said I mite wait to suit up . So I did and no problems after that the cheapo suit worked great . O it was two 40 pound or so packages I stood through. My 6 hives got 35 pounds of bees Divided throught them and each got a frame of brood and a frame of honey . They made it the 2 hours back home fine and I got them out .

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