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Offline Plinsc

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Upstate South Carolina here
« on: September 02, 2022, 11:08:15 pm »
  We have an acre but it is surrounded by national forest and Game Management land. I haven?t gotten any bees yet as I?m still learning about keeping them.
 I plan to build the hives this winter with the goal being springtime.
 I do suffer from some health conditions that have weakened my hands so going with the plans I got for Layens hives. I?m afraid I could lose my grip hoisting boxes around, that could get sporty!
 Looking forward to the adventures ahead!
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Re: Upstate South Carolina here
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2022, 12:46:01 am »
Welcome to Beemaster, Plinsc!  :happy:  I can't wait to hear about how the Layens hive is to work with.  I use 8 frame medium Langstroths, but I love learning about other hive types.  By the way, it would be best for you to make the location on your profile a little more narrow than just the United States.  Beekeeping is very local, and it will be much easier for people to give advice and discuss useful ideas if they know a little better what your climate in your location is like.  I'm looking forward to hearing about your beekeeping adventures!  :grin:   
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Re: Upstate South Carolina here
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2022, 09:01:35 am »
Welcome to Beemaster.
Good luck with using Lyyens hives. I have not heard anyone on BeeMaster talk about them. Hopefully someone who uses them can pipe up and provide some first hand experience for you.
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Re: Upstate South Carolina here
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2022, 08:54:38 am »
Greetings to you Plinsc; from "Upstate Mississippi"!  :grin:  Thanks for choosing Beemaster as one of your starting places in your Honey Bee 'adventure'! Hopefully you will have those bees soon.

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Re: Upstate South Carolina here
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2022, 11:05:01 am »
Welcome from VA
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Re: Upstate South Carolina here
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2022, 11:33:15 am »
Welcome.  I zipped through a little info on those hives and I'll be interested to hear from you how they work!
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Re: Upstate South Carolina here
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2022, 04:55:53 pm »
First off welcome. I have a friend of mine who said he was doing 2 of the Layens hives this spring Ill have to give him a ring and see how it all worked out.