I live outside Winston Salem and have been reading up on beekeeping for quite some time in preperation for this year. I'll be installing 2 colonies the first week of May and hopfully all will go well. I'll be asking alot of questions, so brace yourselves!
This is a great forum for learning more about bees & beekeeping. Be sure to check out the "How to Start Beekeeping" subforum: lots of good info on the basics.
I also encourage you to get involved with a local beekeeping club. Clubs are great places to find mentors and get connected with nearby beekeepers. Much of beekeeping is location-specific, so the locals will be able to help you with beekeeping practices that work best in your area. http://www.ncbeekeepers.org/chapters.htm
I live the mountains of NC and in my second year of beekeeping. The weather here has been irratic in temp. I have a list of questions for bee source. Henderson County Beekeeping only meets once a month so bee source is a great source of info.......and comfort.
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