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Just from an old beekeeper who used to live in Massachusetts ... Now I live in Manila Philippines...

Hi - I'm from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I'm a gardener who's always been interested in beekeeping but I've never done it. There are beekeepers around the area though I don't know them. This past summer I had a lot more flowers and veggies than usual growing- a lot of sunflowers. Honeybees from someone's hives were all over them, and I enjoyed watching them.

I just noticed today that some honeybees have set up a hive in a stack of upturned landscape barrels near my toolshed. They are definitely honeybees- the same kind that were around all summer. It's a warm Thanksgiving day today, and they're busy flying in and out of the drainage holes in the bottom of the barrels.

I want to make sure they'll be safe there over the winter. Is there anything I should do for them? I do not want to disturb them going into winter.

My idea is to help them get through the winter, and get to know some local beekeepers who can transfer them into a hive for me in the spring. I could maybe make a deal whereby the experienced beekeeper could tend my hive next year and teach me, in exchange for the honey.

You may find. Some help one of these beekeeping Assoc


BARNSTABLE COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
West Barnstable, MA
http://www.barnstablebeekeepers.org

BRISTOL COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
Dighton, MA
http://www.bristolbee.com

ESSEX COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
Topsfield, MA
http://www.essexcountybeekeepers.org

FRANKLIN COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
Deerfield, MA
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HAMPDEN COUNTY BKPRS
Chicopee, MA
www.hampden-county-beekeepers.org

MASSACHUSETTS BKPRS ASSOC
http://www.massbee.org

MIDDLESEX COUNTY BKRPS ASSOC
Middlesex County Beekeepers Association

NORFOLK COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
Walpole, MA
http://www.norfolkbees.org

NORTHERN BERKSHIRE BKPRS ASSOC
North Adams, MA
http://nbba.wordpress.com

PLYMOUTH COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
Pembrooke, MA
http://www.plymouthcountybeekeepers.org

WORCESTER COUNTY BKPRS
Worcester, MA
http://www.honeybeeclub.org


BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)
 
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