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greetings from New Jersey
« on: April 03, 2018, 11:38:47 am »
Hello everyone,  glad to be part of the group.  I am going into my 4th year of bee keeping and had 11 hives going into this winter.  Lost two, one because of mites and the cold, the other because the queen died.  My goal is to eventually have 20 hives.  Looks like there is good information here.  thanks for having me.

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Re: greetings from New Jersey
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2018, 12:02:23 pm »
 :welcome:
Glad you found us. We like to have fun here, we are a smaller group, more like an extended family. You will find plenty of help available with this bunch. ;)
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Re: greetings from New Jersey
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 12:24:23 pm »
Welcome! Lots of knowledge here and friendly folks.

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 01:50:13 pm »
Welcome aboard flint1!  Pull up a chair and settle in!  Ted
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Re: greetings from New Jersey
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2018, 03:48:24 pm »
Welcome flint1.  Information flows both directions, so feel free to share what's going on with you and your colonies. 

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2018, 07:23:32 pm »
Welcome Flint :)
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 09:28:24 pm »


hey flint1 WELCOME!!!

and thanks for joining up! 

how did you choose the name 'flint1'?

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Re: greetings from New Jersey
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2018, 10:50:54 pm »
Welcome flint!  I'm new too and it seems like a great group.
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 11:04:42 pm »
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Re: greetings from New Jersey
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2018, 12:06:36 am »
Welcome from the other side of the continent. Bees act the same no matter where they are kept.
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Re: greetings from New Jersey
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2018, 03:58:20 am »
Hi Flint 1.  I think you'll find 20 hives to be a comfortable number to handle. Most of my years with bees (since 1972) that's the number of hives I kept, as a hobby.  Now, as the years creep up on me, I've reduced my holdings to around 6-7, which leaves me with plenty of unused equipment, most of which I've passed on to my  grandson, who has gone into beekeeping professionally (keeping well over 200 hives).

In returning to bees, did you "reactivate"dormant equipment or did you start over from scratch?
Hope you enjoy your participation in the forum and find the group to be beneficial and to your liking.   :welcome:

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Re: greetings from New Jersey
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2018, 01:53:24 pm »
thank you everyone for the warm welcome.  I use the name flint1, because I use to compete with flintlock rifles and use to reenact at events called a Rendezvous.  It was a ton of fun.  I have two apiary locations.  one is about 3 miles away, the other maybe 12, and hope to keep 10 hives at each location.  Maybe more if I stop blundering through each year.  I never left bee keeping just took a basic course and jumped in with both feet. 
 thanks again.

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Re: greetings from New Jersey
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2018, 10:12:57 am »
Welcome,  lots of info. here.
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