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Hi all,

I'm very glad to have found you! It's my first year as a beek, after having wanted some of my own for a long time (my grandfather had back yard bees back in the old country, and I've missed them ever since coming here).

I use a Langstroth hive with small cell foundation starter strips. I started out with a completely foundationless approach with just a little wood strip as a guide, but I had to constantly fiddle with things in order to keep the hive where I can access the comb without having to do a partial cutout/rubber band fix each time. Now, it's all straight and easy, happy bees, happy beek.

I look forward to picking all of your brains! It's great to connect with others that keep bees- I'm kinda "out there" with them by my neighborhood's standards :D (not that that bothers me profoundly... ;))
 

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Wow,

I had no idea there were so many people from Ohio on here.

Tomkat, I had to google sourwood (I'm not from the area originally)- I hadn't noticed it, so it may not be a major plant here. Will keep an eye out for it. We do have some other nice bee trees- basswood, locust, crabapple, and tulip poplars, off the top of my head... there may be more; still learning about the different food plants in my area.

Thanks for the welcome everybody!
 
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