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I'm new here at the Bee Source, but have been keeping bees for almost 30 years here in Douglas County, Colorado ( just south of Denver). At one time I ran about 60 hives but am now down to a handful and looking to get that back up around a dozen or two. I've had successes and failures and look forward to more. Both are good lessons to learn. I'm comfortable with the thought of becoming a semi-retired beekeeper. I just hived 4 new packages to supplement the 2 hives that made it through last winter. Need to go mix up some more syrup for them as they arrived without a drop and gulped a quart each overnight. 'Looking forward to learning & sharing some of what I've learned...
 

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Welcome to BeeSource! Spent four years in Colorado about 40 years ago near Colorado Springs. I know it has really changed since then!
 

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Thanks Gary,

This sure is a busy place! More information than one could hope for and oh-so-many questions.

I grew up in the Springs, 30-50 years ago - hived my first swarm down there, but I was just a "bee-haver" back then - someone else provided all the equipment & know how. I just provided a place for them to stay.

Are you down in Lamar now?
 

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Lamar County in west Alabama. Haven't been back to Colorado since the early 80s. Enjoyed being there and traveling around the state. You'll pick up a lot of info in the different forums. Beekeeping has really changed since I first helped with the family's bees a long time ago in Arkansas when I was a kid. Good luck with your new hives.
 

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Thanks!
 
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