Hi from NY

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Terra, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Terra

    Terra New Member

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    Hi! I'm not a beekeeper yet, I am in my learning stage right now. I like to learn all there is to know before taking on a responsibility, especially when that responsibility is alive. :grin:

    I'm glad to have found this forum!

    Terra
     
  2. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    Welcome and enjoy your stay! This is the friendliest forum I have found on the entire internet. Lots of good information and great people here. :)
     

  3. kebee

    kebee Active Member

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    Welcome Terra, glad you found us, a great place to learn about the bees.

    kebee
     
  4. Americasbeekeeper

    Americasbeekeeper New Member

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    Welcome Terra! That is a very responsible position, but one day you are going to have to stop reading about bicycles and buy one to ride. Find a local bee club and mentor. They are the best training wheels.
     
  5. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Hello Terra :hi:
    Glad you found us, fun and bees, that's what we like to have here! :wink:
    Want some great advice?
    Read this! :thumbsup:

    After that, hang out here! :mrgreen:
     
  6. Papakeith

    Papakeith New Member

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    It's already been said, but this forum is both informative and friendly.

    Welcome Terra!
     
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    blueblood New Member

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    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Terra,

    Welcome - you have come to the right place. Read all you can, books, forums. I didn't have time to read before I got my first hive, but after they absconded I made up for lost time!

    Gypsi
     
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    efmesch Active Member

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    Glad to have you join us. Your approach of "learn before you leap" shows that you've got your feet on "terra firma". You are bound to succeed at your chosen pace, Welcome.
     
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    Hello and Welcome!

    In addition to reading everything you can, I also recommend getting involved with a local bee club. Clubs often offer beginning beekeeping classes, and are great places to find mentors and get connected to nearby beekeepers:
    http://www.masterbeekeeper.org/resources/beegroups.htm
     
  11. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    welcome Terra you found a very helpful site:thumbsup: any questions you have can be answered here (I know cause Ive asked alot):lol:
     
  12. ApisBees

    ApisBees Active Member

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    Welcome Terra Next spring is the perfect time to get started with bees, either a package or nuc. As the colony grows you confidence and knowledge will grow with it.You will never learn it all from the text books, after 30 years the bees are still teaching me. Some times we don't listen to them.
     
  13. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    welcome aboard...
     
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    Welcome, and were glad you found us.:thumbsup: Jack
     
  15. gunsmith

    gunsmith New Member

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    As everyone else has said, WELCOME! You are going about it in all the right ways-learning before you leap. This way, you will have all autumn, and all winter to learn and gather equipment. You may, at first, find the abundance of information overwhelming, (I did) but by the time spring rolls around and you've read several books and attended several meetings at your local or regional beekeeping association, you'll be ready to install your first two hives with confidence.
    Please don't be afraid to ask questions, there are a bunch of friendly knowledgable folks here willing to share their experience with a new beek.
    Again, Welcome to your new home-away-from-home.
     
  16. Marbees

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    Welcome Terra :hi:In 2009 just like you now,I started reading, visiting forums,etc.
    In 2010 got my first three bicycles:lol: and that was the beginning of much better life.
    Bees are fun and challenge :thumbsup:
     
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    Iddee New Member

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    Welcome.... After 35 years, I'm starting to learn a little bit about bees, but they still bring on confusion and new challenges.
     
  18. Terra

    Terra New Member

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    Thank you everyone for such a wonderfully warm welcome! I found my local bee club, and they DO have classes! I'm going to be signing up for those, so I can learn learn learn. I've also been watching a few videos on youtube about starting a new hive, and how to care for my bees. I have a nice spot picked out in my yard, so now the process of learning and buying and doing begins!

    I'm pretty excited about it!:Dancing:

    -Terra