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how long have you been keeping bees how did you get started

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As the new members start to come into this forum I thought it would be interesting to ask how long you have been keeping bees how many hives you got and how you got started. I believe it would help us all get aquainted and know each other a little better. I know we have an introduction page but thought I would try to get some posting going in the general chat So I guess I can start

I got about 70 hives been keeping bees for going on 5 years. I got started when the doctors thought I needed a hobby to help relieve stress and maybe help control my Blood pressure a little easier. I dont think he had 70+ hives in mind when I took on the hobby ;)
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I have kept bees in Pennsylvania, and Upstate New York, had 6 hives in both places. all was going well going into winter in NY, next spring---virtually no bees in 5 hives, one was apparently still doing well, had that lne colony until I moved to florida (3 years of the 12 I had bees ) never was able to figure out what actually happened--all still had plenty of stored honey---just no bees.
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