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keithgrimes 

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Collecting my first ever Nuc on Sunday. I've been on a ten week course, worked in the association apiary, devoured several books, trawled this forum endlessly, been through Dave Cushmans website from end to end, and still I'm bricking it!:willy_nilly:
 

PeteS 

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Good luck Keith, I'm still trying to source my first colony. My nice new national hive is built and ready to go, so it's just a case of tracking a nuc down relatively close to home (Norfolk).

Cheers
Pete
:cheers2:
 

MrB 

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HaHa, yep i know the feeling.
i did not sleep the night before i got mine (2 weeks ago now) and did not sleep the first night they were here either!
Sounds like you have done a decent amount of preparation, just a shame the bee's don't do the same courses or read the same books :)

i am sure you will be fine, enjoy the bee's, i do!!
 

tonybloke 

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Good luck Keith, I'm still trying to source my first colony. My nice new national hive is built and ready to go, so it's just a case of tracking a nuc down relatively close to home (Norfolk).

Cheers
Pete
:cheers2:
try sending a pm to Hebeegeebee (Adam), he might be able to help.
 

susbees 

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Good luck Keith, I'm still trying to source my first colony. My nice new national hive is built and ready to go, so it's just a case of tracking a nuc down relatively close to home (Norfolk).

Cheers
Pete
:cheers2:
Just be careful. Is that new EFB discovery not linked to a big Norfolk supplier?
 

iball 

House Bee
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Keith,
Good luck, I've had mine for 3 weeks now and so far not had any problem.

Like me, you've done your homework, spent some time in other hives and have a sound knowledge base to build upon.

Just take it slow and steady on your inspection and you'll be fine.

And if you have a question then the answer will be on this forum somewhere.

Cheers

Ian
 

andypigeon 

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good luck with the bees, dont be jumpy with them just do what you have to and leave them alone, keep having a peek at them is no good go though once a week. i would get a 2nd hive cause if anythink goes wrong with the first you have lost out with 2 hives you can mix things up if one is weak you take some from the other.
 

Black Comb 

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Good luck Keith, I'm still trying to source my first colony. My nice new national hive is built and ready to go, so it's just a case of tracking a nuc down relatively close to home (Norfolk).

Cheers
Pete
:cheers2:
could be interesting for us 2 with your forum name

Regards
Peter
 

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