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Gaztafari 

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Just got to tell everyone....I pick up my first bees I have ever owned tomorrow....I'm really excited and really scared all at the same time. After a year of attending a society Apiary and learning as much as I can, I have been (very kindly) offered two nuc's. I was expecting one, but then had the offer of a further one...so I've been frantically trying to get a second hive together and all of a sudden there seems a million things I need to do...AAAaaaggghh. I have a fear I will forget everything I have been learning.
I don't think I'll sleep tonight...
Just had to share my joy/anxiety with everyone:hurray::hurray::hurray:
 

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Dont worry to much about stuff you may not remember,the bees are very forgiving,they have managed for millions of years.

Just enjoy it,and good luck !
 

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It's great isn't it :hurray:
 

Gaztafari 

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Cheers Admin...you're dead right, but you can't help those feelings can you. I feel a bit like an expectant Father, ha ha
 

Gaztafari 

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Onge...It is isn't it. Despite all my doubts, I've been going around work all day with a big beaming smile on my face.
 

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Thats great !
still waiting for mine after a similar time of preperation!
Very frustrating, but i guess it will happen soon.
 

andypigeon 

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i was the same when i first had mine in fact im still like that now some 4/5 years later always wanting more hives and stuff i think you get it in your blood but as most Beeks will tell you when they started they was just having a few hives and end up with 50 or so, hope you enjoy your new bees.
 

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Thanks for the good wishes everyone...susbees, we have had the rain all day here too, and it has seriously hampered the site preparation! I know it should have been prepared a long while ago but, you know how it is:blush5:
I'll be on my way to collect in half an hour or so...just time for the last strong coffee:eek:
 

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I'll be on my way to collect in half an hour or so...just time for the last strong coffee:eek:
<Doffs flat cap and scratches head takes deep breath and gets that slightly distant look>
I remember when I got my first hive.............
</Doffs flat cap etc>

which is not that strange as it was about this time last year!!!

Hopefully the sun is just trying to come through.... So good luck!
 

buzz lightyear 

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I remember when i got my first nuc, 3 years ago. Picked them up at about 9pm. When I got home and put them in position it was dark and quiet. All I could hear was the buzz from the nuc box after being in the boot of the car for 1/2 an hour. when I eventially went to bed all I could hear was the buzzing in my ears! So exciting. You never forget that feeling!
Best wishes with your nucs, Buzz
 

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Hope you and your new charges arehome safe and sound....ENJOY!- There is NOTHING like it!

AMAE :cheers2:
 

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