Interested in bee keeping from Holly Ridge, NC
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  1. #1
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    Holly Ridge, NC, USA
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    Default Interested in bee keeping from Holly Ridge, NC

    Hello,
    My name is Brad. I live in Holly Ridge, NC. I am thinking about starting a bee hive in the spring if I can figure a couple of things out by the time to order bees. I am doing a lot of research and this forum has provided a lot of answers I needed, so I figured I would join it so I can ask some questions.

    Brad

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  3. #2
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    Walker, Alabama, USA
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    Default Re: Interested in bee keeping from Holly Ridge, NC

    If this is a serious interest for this season, don't wait too long on ordering. Some dates for packages and nucs are already gone and it's not even January yet!

    Welcome to BeeSource!

    Rusty
    Rusty Hills Farm -- home of AQHA A Rusty Zipper and Rusty's Bees.

  4. #3
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    Gaston, SC
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    Default Re: Interested in bee keeping from Holly Ridge, NC

    My recommendation is to act FAST if you want to start this spring.

    First,, contact your local beekeeping association - google your NC state beekeepers - and you should come up with soomething,,

    then take their course,, but as mentioned above,, ORDER your bees!!!!!!

  5. #4
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    Bell County, KY, USA
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    Default Re: Interested in bee keeping from Holly Ridge, NC

    Welcome
    The time to order is NOW!

  6. #5
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    Fayetteville, NC
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    Default Re: Interested in bee keeping from Holly Ridge, NC

    Brad,

    I'm Jim Griffith From Fayetteville, NC
    www,jimsbees.com
    If I can be of assistance.

    Jim
    910-273-2782
    Jim Bees
    910-273-2782

  7. #6
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    Apr 2013
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    Wilson NC
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    Default Re: Interested in bee keeping from Holly Ridge, NC

    Welcome brad. Like the others have stated, find a supplier and buy your bees NOW. Most places sale out fast and if you wait until next spring it will be hard to find anything to start up. The NC Beekeepers Association website has all the local chapters listed with contacts and locations of local meetings. If your area is offering a beginner beekeeping course, I recommend taking it. Finding someone in your area to be a mentor to you is the biggest advantage. You both will reap benefits, you gain knowledge and they have help working their hives. The NC Beekeepers Association State Spring Meeting will be in Wilmington next year so you have an advantage their for resources. Please do not hesitate to ask questions or request recommendations. Good Luck.

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    Default Re: Interested in bee keeping from Holly Ridge, NC

    Welcome Brad!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    [email protected]

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    Default Re: Interested in bee keeping from Holly Ridge, NC

    Read all you can. I recommend Beekeeping for Dummies. It is a simplistic book, but it covers all the basics and gives you a feel for what you're getting into. There are more detailed books out there (and a wealth of information on this and other forums). But the posters above are correct. You need to get going now.

    Good luck!
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
    Blog - http://gregsbees.blogspot.com/

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