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Orangeburg, SC

May 7, 2011
5:43 AM

Post #8545280

Well I m on my way to go and pickup my first nuc. I already have my hive all set up. We are pretty excited. I can hardly wait. I homeschool and my kids are super excited. Any tips for a newbie would be appreciated. Brandy
Marengo, IL

May 12, 2011
9:00 PM

Post #8559338

read as much as you on beekeeping.
I've been keeping bees for most of the last 25 years and I'm amazed at how much there is still to learn.
I usually "suit up" to handle my bees, but my kids who are now 20s-30s and grew up "helping" don't and won't wear bee suits. They will flip on a helmet with a screen if we're poking into a hive.
I'm lucky that I know a commercial bee keeper that I can question when the bees are in trouble, but the advantage to "backyard beekeeping" is that you can observe "the girls" daily and minimize a lot of problems before they become fatal.

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