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  1. #1
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    I kept bees from 2011 to 2014 starting in Colorado and ending in Tennessee. Due to multiple moves I had to give up my 5 colonies. I am now stable in KY living on an old abandoned apple orchard of 40 acres with 90 more overgrown acres on the other side of the road. Been here a year now and wanting bees again. I didn't see any honeybees here until I walked by a tree and heard a familiar buzz. Sure enough this tree (a deciduous tree with tiny white bell shaped flowers????) was covered with them. But they must be from far away as I rarely see them. Then while out bush hogging some sumac I saw it covered again. The bush hogging stopped. I have two packages with Russian queens coming soon. Can't wait! My intent this time around is to go as natural as possible with foundationless Langstroth hives. In part because I have lots of Langstroth equipment.

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  3. #2
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    Lawrence, Kansas, USA
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    Welcome from NE Kansas Zombee. I wish you well as you get back into it!
    Brent
    Zone 6a, Started April 2014

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    Welcome!
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  5. #4
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    Thanks!

  6. #5
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    Welcome.
    John

  7. #6
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    Lamar Co. Alabama, USA
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    Default Re: Hi from Kentucky

    Welcome to BeeSource and glad you're getting bees again.
    "Sometimes the best action, with bees, is no action at all."

  8. #7
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    Thanks John. Thanks Gary.

  9. #8
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    Ballard County, KY
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    Default Re: Hi from Kentucky

    Quote Originally Posted by Zombee View Post
    I kept bees from 2011 to 2014 starting in Colorado and ending in Tennessee. Due to multiple moves I had to give up my 5 colonies. I am now stable in KY living on an old abandoned apple orchard of 40 acres with 90 more overgrown acres on the other side of the road. Been here a year now and wanting bees again. I didn't see any honeybees here until I walked by a tree and heard a familiar buzz. Sure enough this tree (a deciduous tree with tiny white bell shaped flowers????) was covered with them. But they must be from far away as I rarely see them. Then while out bush hogging some sumac I saw it covered again. The bush hogging stopped. I have two packages with Russian queens coming soon. Can't wait! My intent this time around is to go as natural as possible with foundationless Langstroth hives. In part because I have lots of Langstroth equipment.
    Welcome, what part of KY are you located? Warm winter has got the girls moving early this year. Good luck with your bees.

    Tim

  10. #9
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    Winchester, KY
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    welcome to ky zombee and best of luck to you and your bees!

  11. #10
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    Bell County, KY, USA
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    Welcome

  12. #11
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    Welcome!
    Year 2 Zone 6a

  13. #12
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    Thanks y'all.

    Hi Tim. Sorry for the long delay. I live in Grayson County, about 45 minutes west of Elizabethtown. Just 20 minutes down the road from Kelley Bee Co. which will probably be convenient. I had plum trees bloom and now lots of wild plum in bloom. Lots. No honeybees on them. Apple trees are just starting to bloom( a couple weeks earlier than usual). Wish my packages were here but next year I guess. Good luck with your bees this year.

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