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iamduvern 

New Bee
Joined
Apr 20, 2010
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Location
Herts
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
2 Over wintered 1 made it
The hive is ready to go I have got a smoker gloves and a hive tool(just need a jacket and veil)
Can anyone recommend a good supplier of bees and a queen?? also is it to early in the year for a newbie to start as the weather seems a bit cold still
Im not overly concerned about honey production just yet Im more worried about looking after and keeping the bees safe through the winter
I have done a lot of reading on the subject and feel Im ready to get my feet wet
I can not find a local experianced keeper near to me so I would appreciated any advice
 

plumber 

House Bee
Joined
Sep 1, 2009
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Location
LEICESTER
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
7
welcome to the forum iamduvern

have you joined your local BKA

worth it just for the insurence let alone the support you get
 

MrB 

Drone Bee
Joined
Aug 25, 2009
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Location
Oswestry, Shropshire, UK
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
3
Welcome to the forum iamduvern.
as said above worth joining your local BKA and perhaps seing if anyone there can supply you with local bee's.
 

Mike a 

Drone Bee
Joined
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Location
Hampshire
Hive Type
langstroth
Number of Hives
Between 17-20
Welcome iamduvern

If you have little or no joy buying a nuc do a search on this forum for bait hives.
 

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