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    Re: Planning for my first bee's come spring

    I got the rapid rounds so I can refill them without disturbing the hive. I'll check them daily in the beginning. I'm going to make my own shim's for them out of 1x4 cedar. They can also be used in...
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    Re: Planning for my first bee's come spring

    The green dye is an interesting idea. I've settled on using 8 frame boxes after a lot of reading. I had already bought a 10 frame before that. I'll use that as a spare hive for the time being. I did...
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    Re: Planning for my first bee's come spring

    Thank you for your reply. I guess I'll find out and adjust as needed. You have to start somewhere, and I'll be starting with 2 nucs. I guess we'll see where that takes us.
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    Re: Planning for my first bee's come spring

    Thank you for all that great information!
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    Re: Planning for my first bee's come spring

    Thank you for your encouragement!
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    Re: Planning for my first bee's come spring

    Thank you for your reply. I will be sticking with one race of bees to start with and will be locally sourcing them.
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    Re: Planning for my first bee's come spring

    Thanks for your reply. I'm not counting on honey the first year. I think I found a source for local nucs last night. The Apivar strips are a great idea. I've already started looking into mite...
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    Re: Planning for my first bee's come spring

    I already have 4 rapid round feeder just waiting for bees:lookout:
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    Re: Planning for my first bee's come spring

    Thank you for your encouragement. You did find the site I was referring too. I have since reached out to a local commercial beekeeper that will sell me a couple Carniolan Nucs about a month later...
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    Re: Planning for my first bee's come spring

    Thank you for your reply. I have scouted my property pretty thoroughly. The area I've chosen will get good sun in early spring and through winter, just not in summer thru fall. I'm also planning a...
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    Planning for my first bee's come spring

    Hello all,
    I'm hoping to become a beekeeper this spring. I am signed up for beginner bee school starting in January and have already taken a intermediate class from NCST. I have been reading this...
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    Sticky: Re: Successful Queen Introduction tips.

    Thank you, I will follow your advice.
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    Sticky: Re: Successful Queen Introduction tips.

    This post has great info in it for re queening. I don't even own a bee yet. My plan is to buy a couple of italian packages in the spring, but I want to use Beeweaver queens. Beeweaver is not shipping...
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    This^ I will be starting my first hives spring of "20" and this is my plan for starting with packages.
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