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    Hey Everyone,

    I am a beekeeping instructor from San Diego, CA. I teach local classes and I just started doing an online class as well.

    I started a blog a few months ago and many people really liked my post:10 Mistakes New Beekeepers Make so, I thought I would share it here.

    I hope it helps some new bees!

    Hilary
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl Next Door Honey View Post
    Hey Everyone,

    I am a beekeeping instructor from San Diego, CA. I teach local classes and I just started doing an online class as well.

    I started a blog a few months ago and many people really liked my post: 10 Mistakes New Beekeepers Make so, I thought I would share it here.

    I hope it helps some new bees!

    Hilary
    Good article. I'm sure those ten things are some of the worst mistakes that new beeks make. I know I've made most of them!

    Your link is broken, though. You'll get more comments (and criticism!) if you fix it.

    http://beekeepinglikeagirl.com/10-mi...ekeepers-make/

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    Good post, thanks for sharing.
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    Default Re: 10 Mistakes New Beekeepers Make

    Lots of folks on here could benefit from paying attention to #8 and #10 in particular.

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    Good article, now if the beginners will read it and learn from it. Might be a good idea to review it every month or so. I recognized a few of the mistakes that I, personally, have been guilty of.
    "Sometimes the best action, with bees, is no action at all."

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    Oh good looking out! Thanks.

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    Default Re: 10 Mistakes New Beekeepers Make

    Good read thanks for sharing.

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    Link didn't work for me either but this does-
    http://beekeepinglikeagirl.com/10-mi...ekeepers-make/
    Good basic info there.
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    Well done. You write well.
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    Just 10? I must be an over achiever!!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl Next Door Honey View Post
    Hey Everyone,

    I am a beekeeping instructor from San Diego, CA. I teach local classes and I just started doing an online class as well.

    I started a blog a few months ago and many people really liked my post:10 Mistakes New Beekeepers Make so, I thought I would share it here.

    I hope it helps some new bees!

    Hilary
    Welcome. Good post. Glad that you're here.
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    Default Re: 10 Mistakes New Beekeepers Make

    10 mistakes a new beeHAVER makes.

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    That is a very nice list.
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    You should have top of list. "Picking a less time consuming hobby." Once you get the bug you keep adding more hives. The problem with Beekeeping is you cant put it down and pick it up later. You have things you need to do at certain times and if you don't things go awry. You cant just take the summer off and go to the cabin. Christmas off is usually OK unless you have gear to build or repair. But, good list and well written.

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    >You should have top of list. "Picking a less time consuming hobby."

    Yes. The number one mistake new beekeepers make is taking up an extremely addictive hobby... beekeeping.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 42y 40h 39yTF

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    Best mistake I ever made! (Especially because it led me to having a full time bee biz). Thanks for the feedback guys. If you think of any more common mistakes, share 'em! I am going to present these to the local bee club soon and would love to add more if anyone has suggestions.
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    One I often see, the opposite of not smoking, (and often leads to the opinion that smoking upsets the bees) is pouring hot flames and smoke in the entrance until it's spouting out the top hole of the inner cover because they are afraid of upsetting the bees...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 42y 40h 39yTF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl Next Door Honey View Post
    Best mistake I ever made! (Especially because it led me to having a full time bee biz). Thanks for the feedback guys. If you think of any more common mistakes, share 'em! I am going to present these to the local bee club soon and would love to add more if anyone has suggestions.
    An excellent list. I might add one that I think is a misconception. A "full inspection" seems implied by many to be a regular and necessary thing. There isn't much to be gained from completely dismantling a hive frame by frame, most things any beekeeper needs to know about their hive can be learned by a brief and non-intrusive look at a frame or two from the center of the brood nest and a check of an outside frame or 2 for honey/feed stores.
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim lyon View Post
    An excellent list. I might add one that I think is a misconception. A "full inspection" seems implied by many to be a regular and necessary thing. There isn't much to be gained from completely dismantling a hive frame by frame, most things any beekeeper needs to know about their hive can be learned by a brief and non-intrusive look at a frame or two from the center of the brood nest and a check of an outside frame or 2 for honey/feed stores.
    You can take that advice to the bank.
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    Excellent link to a VERY well written and logical blog loaded with great information. I linked to it from my website Apiary Section. Hope you don't mind.

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