Beekeeping Basics

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by riverbee, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    i see some new beeks to be have joined our great forum, and anyone who would like a refresher......

    beekeepin.png ...............:lol:

    here is a link to a good pdf for those of you who like to read on line, from penn state....

    Beekeeping Basics

    the colony and it's organization
    beekeeping equipment
    starting with bees
    colony management
    managing maladies (pests, diseases, and control)
    honey production and processing
    pollination
    handling beeswax and pollen trapping
    floral sources
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    :thumbsup::goodpost:
     

  3. Lburou

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    I've mentored a couple new beekeepers and supplied them with NUCs this year, this link will be a good resource for them, thanks! :)
     
  4. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Some really good info there, stuff you don't find in other places, like removals, etc. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Marbees

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    This should go in Forums library - as new sticky:thumbsup: Thanks riverbee :grin:
     
  6. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    thanks to iddee, perry, lburou and marbees for your positive posts. penn state puts out some pretty good stuff. my favorite was the picture from a wisconsin beekeeper, but i would be scratchin' my head....er....veil.... as a first year keep! and with a caption that also said "what was i thinkin!" :lol:

    marbees, i will send iddee and charles a pm to suggest this be posted as a sticky in this forum, beekeeping 101, a good thought.

    HAPPY BEEKIN'......! :grin:
     
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    The print version of this .pdf file is a very nice spiral-bound book. It was my first beekeeping reference. Nice to have the electronic version. Thanks!
     
  8. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    i thought might dig this up out of the 'archives'. we have a number of new members, and the pdf has some great material and covers many subjects. (link to the pdf, beekeeping basics is in the first post. happy beekin' this spring!
    also another link:
    the color of pollen

    :grin: