Hello the new guy is here and checking in. I have one hive at home we started as a nuc on May 11, 2014. Learning on my own without a mentor. I am also in the process of a trap out on a tree at a friends house. Man do I have a lot of questions. Thanks, Ron
hello new guy lol well it's feasible to have no mentor I learned the same way with lots of trial and error like you started with one hive but you have one thing going for you is the possibility of getting a second hive...you need to have started with two hives. this is my 9th summer take it slow on building your apiary so you don't get over whelmed. I took it slow and a budget also read a lot there's so much info on honey bees but you will learn a lot buy observing them. In a few days I will have 22 hives most important take everything with a grain of salt most everything works it's just finding what works with you and the area your in.
I would suggest that it is probably very cheap to join your local and or state beek assn. This is my second year and members have invited me over when they work their hives and come to help me go through mine. The lectures at the conventions are fantastic.
Lessons are more fun and beneficial if no one hits you over the head with a 2X4.
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