Hi everyone at beekeeping forum, Ottawa,Ontario

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  1. AK94

    AK94 New Member

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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?
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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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.
     

  3. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    a big HOWDY from Texas. :wave:
     
  4. AK94

    AK94 New Member

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    thanks, i've never been to texas. how long is you honey season down there?
     
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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:
     
  6. Walt B

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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
     
  7. Crofter

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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?
     
  8. gunsmith

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    Welcome AK94.
    You're at the right place to learn.
    Good luck next spring.
     
  9. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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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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  11. AK94

    AK94 New Member

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

    gunsmith New Member

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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.
     
  13. Crofter

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    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.
     
  14. AK94

    AK94 New Member

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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.