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Hi, this is Dean from Northfield, Ma. I am new to forums and to BEE KEEPING. I have my 1st package going on 16 April. Everything is going good. Checked the hive this past Saturday, noticed pollen , some brood 5th frame in. Found the queen on 4th frame. ( nice I had her marked ) They are taking in a quart of 1 / 1 every 2 days.

Getting an overwintered nuc first part of June, from northern Maine.

Bee yard is a 16 x12 area with electric fence every 6†(7 wire high) for bears, skunks and raccoons, and anybody that might want to take my hive:shock: 11k volts

M girls even have solar lights on the conner post, with a nice yellow sign saying bee crossing.

A little over board, but sure looks nice.
 

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Welcome, dean. Hang around and take us with a grain of salt. We won't purposely tell you wrong, but do cut up and play a bit. Glad the install went well. Sounds like a great set up, if the solar light doesn't attract the bees at night and cause them to leave the hive. I would watch for that.
 

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Hi Dean,
First of all, let me give you an "official" WELCOME to the forum. :hi: We're glad you joined us.

From your description it sounds like you did your homework before making the plunge. Once you have that second hive you'll really be on yoour way. I Hope everything goes the way you planned. Most folks have been reporting this year has starting off as an unusual season--not necessarily in the negative sense.
 

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Hi, Iddee the solar lights are very dim, they are more on the 4x4 post for decoration only. But i will keep that information in mind thanks
 

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Hi Dean: :hi:

Glad you found us, we are a pretty friendly bunch here. Bees and fun after all, is what's it's supposed to be about! :thumbsup:
 

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Welcome Dean:hi:
 

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Welcome Jon, :hi:
Hope you have a nice beneficial association with the forum.
If my geography isn't too weak, the USA is a big place with many different climatic regions. :doh: Maybe you'd like to be a bit more specific about just where in the BIG beautiful USA you are, so we can understand more or less what kind of a beekeeping reqion you live in. :grin:
 

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How do you spot them?
 

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Welcome, post some pics for us to see it all.
Thank you all for the nice welcome, For the pics, I am working on that. Remember my title New to it all. That would include loading pic on the site also. Might have to get my sons help:smile: I think I got it ? let me know if you can the pic?
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Dearn, your picture came throughloud and clear. Could you explain the base on which the hive is resting? If I didn't know better, I would almost say it's a catapult. If you're planning to place the second hive on the "tracks" next to the first, you might find it to be a disadvantage not to be able to move around the hives, passing between them. :confused:
 
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