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Hi Everyone; My wife and I decided to become beekeepers this winter and are trying to absorb all the info that we can, so as to bee more than just another statistic... Any assistance from those who have gone before, will be greatly appreciated... We bought a starter setup and an extra hive, assembled and painted them and had them set up by the time our two packages with queens arrived 23 days ago... It took a couple of days to get them installed, due to inclement weather, so they have been in the hive for three weeks tomorrow and are quite busy... Queens are out of cages and active.... Some foundations were nearly filled at 2 weeks and the rascals are still consuming a quart of 1/1 per day... That's how I got my nickname... I have noticed a dripping from the front of the hives, that I'd like to ask about... It appears to be sweet but as it dries on my fingers, it is not sticky, but almost waxy???

We are located in Preston County WV, just about 8 miles south of Bruceton Mills... We have 25+ acres with lots of blossom, so they should have plenty to harvest...

We hope to meet some local beekeepers to learn from(firsthand) and are always open to advise...

By the way, we love good local type honey, so if anyone has a source of good honey that can be found within driving distance, please let us know, since Sam's has dropped the Va.honey and picked up a foul tasting international stuff that always stays clear and smooth and has a terrible after taste... We will need a new source until about next fall...

Thanks for all and any input... Tom & Barb of The Shire...
 

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Hello and Welcome!

You'll learn a lot about bees and beekeeping by hanging out on this forum. Check out the "How to Start Beekeeping" subforum for some good tips on starting out. Also, check your local library for books & videos on beekeeping.

I also recommend getting involved with a local bee club. Clubs often offer beekeeping classes and are great places for finding mentors and getting connected to nearby beekeepers. Looks like you're in the corner of the State, so you'll have to figure out which club is closest:
West Virginia
http://www.wvbeekeepers.org/Associations.html
Pennsylvania
http://www.pastatebeekeepers.org/Reports/Map/Contacts and Inspectors.htm#
Maryland
http://www.msbeea.org/main/Clubs.html?extraParam=&now=534&chkMSBA=&chkInsp=&chkLinks=&chkPapers=
 

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Welcome and have fun! Glad to see you are here!
 
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