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John 

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Hello,

I've just joined your group, and like Blairshill I live in Scotland, about half way between Glasgow & Edinburgh.

I have a smallholding with a small flock of Hebridean & Soay sheep, and last January bought a couple of National hives. In the Spring I fenced off about 1/4 acre of meadow (part of a 10 acre field) & planted "bee friendly" flowers & bushes. I also attended a one day course in beekeeping at the local agricultural college but probably due to the very wet Summer, I couldn't find anyone locally selling bees. Everyone I spoke to was more concerned with their own colony survival, which is understandable.

I normally see a lot of bees in the garden (I live in the countryside, with a native wood beyond my fields) but last Summer there were very few, which makes me suspect that a local feral colony has collapsed.

I'll now wait until Spring 2009, and try to obtain a nucleus to get started. Most of the ones I see advertised are in the middle or South of England, which is quite a long journey from me - are there any Scottish suppliers?

Thanks for your help, I've liked what I've seen so far in the Beekeeping Forum.

Regards,

John
 

Bcrazy 

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Welcome John. If you have any questions there are many members on this forum who will gladly help you out.

Regards;
 

Bcrazy 

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Hey John,

about half way between Glasgow & Edinburgh.
Now where would that bee?
Anywhere near Falkirk?

Regards;
 

John 

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<<Now where would that bee?
Anywhere near Falkirk?>>

A few miles South of Falkirk.

email me offline & I'll gladly exchange addresses - I'd like to meet up with fellow enthusiasts.

John
 

Bcrazy 

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Hi John,

Sorry to disappoint you John but I live in Cambridgeshire way down south.
The reason I asked is My better half originates from Falkirk.

Sorry if I gave the wrong impression of locations.

Enjoy your beekeeping when it happens.

Regards;
 

blairshill 

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Hi John Welcome to the forum. I am enjoying learning more about bees through it. I am also a smallholder and am based in Stirlingshire. I would certainly be up to get together to see if there is anything we can help each other out with
 

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