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Joined here to learn a bit more about beekeeping. I plan on starting this coming spring. I live near Ottawa, Ontario in Canada. Anyone else in that area?
 

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Welcome. Glad to have you. We have a few folks from Canada. Not sure of all the areas represented. Maybe some of them will chime in.
 

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Welcome from Florida AK94 :wave: ,I'm new to this as well and you've landed on the right forum to learn,and friendly helpful folks to help should you need it. :thumbsup:
 

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Another HOWDY from Texas. :hi:

I'm a little further northwest (closer to Waco) than Tec, and he's got a bunch of colonies. As for me...I didn't have a honey season this year :( , but I'm getting ready for next year. It's habit forming! :lol:

Walt
 

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The Ottawa Valley makes some good honey; definitely more rain this summer than Texas! There are some good queen producers and quite a few local beekeeper groups. Are you east, west or south?
 

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ak94 writes:
how long is you honey season down there?

tecumseh:
this year we had none... no rain, no flowers, no nada. you have to have a certain degree of perpetual optimism to be a Texas bee keeper.
 

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The Ottawa Valley makes some good honey; definitely more rain this summer than Texas! There are some good queen producers and quite a few local beekeeper groups. Are you east, west or south?

Im about 45 minuts west of Ottawa, do you have any info about clubs and that in m area.
 

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AK94:
The internet is one of the best places to start looking. Down here, most counties have bee keeping associations, and most of them have web sites. A good place to start, anyway.
 

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Im about 45 minuts west of Ottawa, do you have any info about clubs and that in m area.

Here is a link to Ontario beekeepers associations. http://www.ontariobee.com/index.php?act ... play&cat=8

Carleton Place or Renfrew should be close. Recent interest has resulted in local libraries having quite a bit on bees and they usually can bring them in on order. Look at a number of different books. I have found some to be quite full of historical fluff and some touchie feely emotional stuff. There certainly are other books that are so technical there is not much for a beginner. If reading is a good learning mode for you, you could easily spend a good part of the winter researching your path for next season.
 

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Thats what i had in mind for this winter, that as well as building some boxes. Thanks a lot by the way.
 
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