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Hello, I am new to beeking, and have just aquired 2 hives. At the moment I am looking for a suitable source of bees from a beekeeper in my area. Got some basics, jacket, tool...just waiting for the bees....hoping for the best...:thumbsup:
 

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Welcome to the forum Mosti :hi:

You will find plenty of of good information here, all delivered in a fun and friendly way.
 

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welcome to the forum mosti
 

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Welcome! You have beautiful beekeeping archaeology there in Xemxija! I worked a summer in Rabat/Mdina with the Maltese archaeological group, what a fascinating country, I hope to go back one day, havent been since 1995, sadly.

I have family in Msida. Looking forward to hearing more about what you are doing.
(I am not Maltese, my nephew married a Maltese girl)

Again, welcome!
 

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Welcome to the Beekeeping brotherhood/ sisterhood, Mosti.
Barry
 

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Welcome to the forum!

One thing I've found is that no one here seems to mind "repeat" questions. Folks will just answer, and not be all "rawr, why don't you just go look at past posts, the info is already there!" So that's a great feeling in a forum when you're new to something, and get to feeling overwhelmed with info!
 

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Greetings Mosti, you've arrived at the forum that's the Mostest. :hi:
I hope you get your bees soon so you can start having the real fun. :rotfl:
 

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well first things first with a larger and hardy HOWDY from central Texas (which is after all also the center of the universe... or at least that is what some Texans and all Aggies believe).

I am curious about how folks in Europe obtain stock to put into their boxes?
 

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Good luck with your bees, and welcome to the "order of beekeepers".:thumbsup:
 

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Got the nuc. Placed it where the hive will be set yesterday afternoon. I was going to tranfer it to the hive today afternoon, however I have been advised to keep it in the nuc a couple of more days so as to reduce the risks that the colony will fly off on tranferring it to the new hive keeping in mind that this will be my first touch at bees. What are you suggestions?
 

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It's your choice. It is very unlikely that the bees will abandon frames of brood. A swarm (with no brood) is a different thing --- they may abscond. :roll:

One dodge I use, is to loosely block the entrance of the hive with some grass. In the time it takes for the bees to clear the blockage (cursing and swearing at the beekeeper), the bees will be sorting their new premises. A similar technique is to put a small piece of Q excluder across the entrance for a day or two.

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