Questions, questions & more questions

Discussion in 'Beekeeping' started by cowboy joe, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. cowboy joe

    cowboy joe Hired Hand

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    I've made the decision to add bees to the farm this year. I have construction plans in hand for the hives from www.beesource.com .

    Has anyone built hives from these plans before? If so, how did they work out (i.e are they accurate)?

    Figuring that I will need to place an order in the next week or so, I did some research on potential sources of bees. The list seems shorter than when I looked last year. My best guess is that bees raised in the colder climates are better suited for my area (New York). Any suggestions for sources? I'd rather have them shipped if possible...figure the folks at the Post Office could use the entertainment.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Haoleboy

    Haoleboy Active Member

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    Rather than package bees, which can have questionable queens, try buying splits with a new queen from a beekeeper in your area. That's a good way for you to get started. Your local beeclub should be more than helpful.
     

  3. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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  4. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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