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Well I'm a 100% newbie . Wanting on 12 nucs to get ready so I can pick them up .

Got 12 new hives that I bought new last year but was to late in the game to find any bees . Going with 8 frame hives .

Am Excited to get started . Will need tons of help I'm sure .


Some I was trying to coax in that are wild . Didn't work or know what I was doing .
 

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Welcome !! Hives look good even better with bees in them!! I am not to far south of you and new also. Five hives for a year. Doing splits now and picking up more nucs in a few weeks also. Good Luck!!!
 

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Welcome, sounds like your jumping right in, look up a local club. PS. that mower will vibrate to much for the bees.
 

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Well don't know 100% still where I'm putting them . But made me some hive stands made 3 going to make one more got to get one more stick of tube . Going to just start with three hives per stand so i have room to work them. But they will hold 5 .


 

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good looking stand.
on the ones I made I welded a nut on the bottom of each leg. that way you can just screw the bolts in or out of each leg to make leveling the stand a snap.
 

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good looking stand.
on the ones I made I welded a nut on the bottom of each leg. that way you can just screw the bolts in or out of each leg to make leveling the stand a snap.
Ya I was going to make a slip leg to do the same . But Think i mite do the bolt and nut now . Thanks
 

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Well quess I have gone full retard . Going to pick up 6 -- package/2 frame bees in my boxes Wednesday . And still got 12 five frame nucs ordered for sometime in may . So quess I'm starting with 18 hives . Going to do something mite as well jump in the deep end right . Lol

Got to get my bee yard set up doubled now . And get this one finished .
 

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Little more on the hive stands got the bolts done just got to add a flat piece to the bolt head as a foot to spread the weight . Got the grease traps on .

 

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From magnolia here!:) you have quite the set up! Sounds like you will be spending a lot of time with bees! Are you in it for the honey? Pollination of flowers or fruit trees? I get my first nuc in a week. I will have all of my hives sitting on palets since I get them free from work. Wish you luck!!
 

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From magnolia here!:) you have quite the set up! Sounds like you will be spending a lot of time with bees! Are you in it for the honey? Pollination of flowers or fruit trees? I get my first nuc in a week. I will have all of my hives sitting on palets since I get them free from work. Wish you luck!!
In it for a little of it all . I have a 20 acre peach orchard that I have started have it a little over a 1/4 planted and will finish planting it the first of next year . So I need pollination . And need the honey also . My goal is a 100 hives or so .
And ya I will spending the most time with them tell I get my hired hands trained .

And I could use pallets also since I get them for free from feed stores . But I want my yards nice and neat since they can be seen from the roads . Plus I just want them nice and neat . My stands ideas came from here just my design .
 

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Well posting this a little here before I go get the 6 package/2frame nucs. Going to be a interesting day my full bee suit with veil hasn't came in the mail yet . I do have a super cheap one and I mean super cheap that normal clothes offer more protection that I doubt I wear. So mite die today from bee stings .

So a newbie starting with no suit or vail I'm sure today.

So if I don't post in this thread say from 7-10 this evening/night . Y'all will know things went really bad . Lol but no really .
 

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Well I Survived the packaging in my hives and getting homed and open .
Though I would be tough at the place got them . Since the old bee keeper wasnt wearing a suit or veil his son and the other couple that was there to get there bees was. So after about 5 mins in a full swarm of dumping package bees in to hive I took a sting to the face right cheek . The old man said I mite wait to suit up . So I did and no problems after that the cheapo suit worked great . O it was two 40 pound or so packages I stood through. My 6 hives got 35 pounds of bees Divided throught them and each got a frame of brood and a frame of honey . They made it the 2 hours back home fine and I got them out .
 
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