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  1. #1
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    Jun 2014
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    Grenada, MS, USA
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    Default Hello from Mississippi

    My son and I are trying to get into bees. We are in the process of building our hives and frames in prep for getting our first bees, hopefully soon.
    We will have to wait until spring to get our bees, though it seems. There is a local bee keeper but he is not so willing to share his "experience" or help us
    with getting into bee keeping.
    We have milk goats, chickens etc. and grow vegetables in our little garden. We hope to have bees soon. As for now we will be reading the forums a lot.
    Have a blessed day.

    Michael

  2. #2
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    Nov 2011
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Mississippi

    Welcome to Beesource!



    > if there are any other "goat herders" here...

    I don't have goats, but sometimes it seems like I am herding cats!
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  3. #3
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    Grenada, MS, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Mississippi

    Quote Originally Posted by Rader Sidetrack View Post
    Welcome to Beesource!



    > if there are any other "goat herders" here...

    I don't have goats, but sometimes it seems like I am herding cats!
    Thanks.

    LOL...It seems that I am always "herding" something...goats, chickens, kids, horses, etc.

  4. #4
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    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Mississippi

    Welcome Michael!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  5. #5
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    May 2014
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    mize , miss usa
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    Default Re: Hello from Mississippi

    Hi from mississippi hubert tubbs i can help with getting bees i i own tubbs apiaries and we sell russian bees queens and nucs
    Quote Originally Posted by savasci farms 2 View Post
    my son and i are trying to get into bees. We are in the process of building our hives and frames in prep for getting our first bees, hopefully soon.
    We will have to wait until spring to get our bees, though it seems. There is a local bee keeper but he is not so willing to share his "experience" or help us
    with getting into bee keeping.
    We have milk goats, chickens etc. And grow vegetables in our little garden. We hope to have bees soon. As for now we will be reading the forums a lot.
    Have a blessed day.

    Michael

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
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    Crenshaw County, Alabama
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    Default Re: Hello from Mississippi

    Hmmm, would Russians be good for newbies? Aren't they a little hotter than, say, Caucasians or Italians?

    Welcome to the hobby. You might consider building a few swarm traps and placing them in varied spots. It is really a bit late in regards to the swarm season, but they're always some swarming *somewhere*.

    Studying before you get your bees is a good move, be prepared for the big day!

    It is normally recommended to start with two or more hives. The reasoning so that you can compare their progress to each other.

    What type of equipment are ya'll planning to use? I use 8-frame medium boxes for everything...brood boxes and honey supers. Seems to be working well for me. I mostly use wax foundation and I'm basically treatment free. My bees are mutts with a lineage of Caucasian in their family tree. They are gentle bees....a great characteristic to have in your bees.

    Holler back with some details of your plans/planning. Folks here *love* to help!!!

    Ed

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Hello from Mississippi

    I should add, though, that the Russians are good bees and have some very good traits especially their hygienic behavior where they deal with mites well. One day I may try a colony of them.

    Hubert, do you have a website I could visit?

    Ed

  8. #8
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    May 2014
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    mize , miss usa
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    Default Re: Hello from Mississippi

    Yes we have a web site www.tubbs apiaries .com and russian bees are just as gentle as other bees .buy russian bees from a certified russian member and try the bees. Hubert

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