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Hey all,

Been thinking about keeping bees since sometime around 1990 and finally decided to start gathering some information and get serious. My wife and are trying to get healthy and some honey really fits into that plan nicely. Also, I am an avid homebrewer and honey is always welcome in a homemade beer! I have ordered a few books that should be here any day! Very excited to get into this fascinating hobby and pick everyone's brain!

Chris:)
 

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Welcome Chris!

Good to have another home beer brewer here. I'll be sending you a PM soon about using honey.
 

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welcome. Washington is a great place to be a beekeeper
Thanks all! Hey BigDru- I am going to be in Pasco this evening and tomorrow for a conference.. Small world!

Why is Washington such a great place for beekeeping? I am assuming it's because of all the agriculture, thus all the nectar? Or is it weather?
 

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we have mild winters, tons of farming, lots of orchards and bees love the sage brush for pollen. enjoy your time here in the Tri-Cities.
 

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Hello and Welcome!

You've come to the right place to learn more about bees & beekeeping. Be sure to check out the "How to Start Beekeeping" subforum: lots of good suggestions on the basics of getting started.

I also recommend getting connected with other local beekeepers - find a mentor if you can. Might be worth driving to Spokane once in awhile:
http://www.inlandbeemail.com/
 

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welcome aboard

wanting since the 90's wow - i thought about it and the next day bought 6 hives - not much of a procatinator!!!

but none the less - welcome to the site of fast and helpful answers

hope you have a comfy chair ...... going to be here for a while
 

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Thanks alot all! I feel so welcome already! And many Washington beekeepers! Even one from the big city of concrete! (I believe that's where the movie This Boys Life was filmed?). this place reminds me alot of the homebrewing forum where I hang out! A very close, tight-knit community of helpful enthusiasts!

Anyway, thanks again all.. I am planning on doing a whole lot of reading and question asking!:)
 

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Welcome from Battle Ground.
Read, Read, and then Read..

Good luck its great....
 
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