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Hello!
Absolutely new to beekeeping. I have always had an interest in insects from collecting bugs in jars to keeping and breeding my own ****roaches as reptile/tarantula food. Beekeeping seems like a fascinating hobby and I'm just trying to get an idea of how it all works. A book at the library directed me here for information and connecting with folks who have a great deal of experience. I hope that I can gain enough understanding to help and contribute in the future, this seems like a very active community. When I was still working out the kinks in keeping reptiles the forums were my single best resource.
 

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Welcome. I take it you don't have any hives yet. This is a good place to learn, of course a local beekeeping club can help even more and has members that can direct you where to get some equipment and bees. A lot of the old beekeeping books are free on Amazon, believe it are not a lot was learned in the 1800's that still apply today. Good luck
 

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Hello Bee keepers:
I am a "once again" Bee keeper, Had a hive thirty + years ago for just a few years. when they got infected with foul brood,
I destroyed hive. thirty plus years later I am getting back into it. read several books this past winter, attended Worcester county bee school and started two hives this spring, One hive with package bees and one with a nuc at this time the package bees are ahead of the nuc (opposite what I had read should happen).
I still have a lot to learn, Had a wonderful mentor (Holly Wilkins) years ago but unfortunately he is no longer with us.
Looking forward to picking the brains of experienced (and New) Bee keepers. One of my goals is to get my Granddaughters interested and involved
in Bee keeping as well, had the middle one (9 years old) beside be with her "kids Bee suit" on the other day as I did an inspection and she did well.
I an in north Western Massachusetts, Franklin County.
 

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Hello Bee keepers:
I am a "once again" Bee keeper, Had a hive thirty + years ago for just a few years. when they got infected with foul brood,
I destroyed hive. thirty plus years later I am getting back into it. read several books this past winter, attended Worcester county bee school and started two hives this spring, One hive with package bees and one with a nuc at this time the package bees are ahead of the nuc (opposite what I had read should happen).
I still have a lot to learn, Had a wonderful mentor (Holly Wilkins) years ago but unfortunately he is no longer with us.
Looking forward to picking the brains of experienced (and New) Bee keepers. One of my goals is to get my Granddaughters interested and involved
in Bee keeping as well, had the middle one (9 years old) beside be with her "kids Bee suit" on the other day as I did an inspection and she did well.
I an in north Western Massachusetts, Franklin County.
Welcome to Beesource! I'm out here about every day, and it's just a great forum. There are a lot of skilled beeks out here, and they share with newbees like me.
 
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