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Ok beeeeee keepers....where do we start?

Discussion in 'Bees and Beekeeping' started by Hope Hughes, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Oct 5, 2018
    Hope Hughes

    Hope Hughes Almost Self-Reliant

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    I can buy the kits and what not to start our adventure but would like to hear from some veterans

    Where would be the best place to start with our bee keeping adventures?.... I want obtaine as much information i can before embarking on the adventure.

    We live in North Central Florida and we do have black bears, so we will be surround the hive(s) in eletric fencing.
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  2. Oct 5, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Wish I had answers but I know absolutely ZERO about bees and beekeeping. I'll wish you luck though and wait for your stories!
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Find a local mentor . There are huge differences in managing bees here vs Florida. Italians are the easiest bee to start with. Partially because they winter well. Yep, see, even that is regional lol. But they are likely the calmest best producers.

    Read books, look on YouTube . If you have specific questions I can ask my husband. He kept bees in the past, we haven't since we've been together but we are planning on getting back into them.... In the next few years.
     
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  4. Oct 8, 2018
    Beekissed

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    Hope Hughes

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    Awesome thanks for all the information! We found out, a member of our congragation that lives up the road raises bees or the queens or so,thing like that lol he was telling my husband so only got part of what was said. So wi5h this information yall gave me and him hopeing to start next year!
     
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    sumi

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    Please keep us posted!
     
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    Hope Hughes

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    Will do!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Cute Lil bear you got there
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    I do hope you start a thread to record your progress.
     
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  10. Jan 31, 2019
    Hope Hughes

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    No, bees yet :hit.... i hope to have them within the n3xt year. Its been a rough road getting our business up and running here like it was before.. lots going on.

    But when we do i will try to get a thread going of the progress.
     

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