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Fr. White
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Location: USA, South Carolina, Richland County

PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:16 pm    Post subject: South Carolina, naturally Reply with quote

I am in Richland County (near Columbia) and just now getting into bee keeping. I am hoping to find others that are interested in natural bee keeping in our area. I am probably going with Warre hives this Spring to start but am open to linking up with anyone who keeps their bees using the natural bee keeping philosophy on this site.

I am planning on attending the Midlands Bee Keepers meeting next month but from their website they seem oriented towards conventional bee keeping.

So anyone out there keeping bees naturally in the great Palmetto State?m

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JGW07
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fr. White, I live just across the border in Georgia, near Augusta. I've been keeping bees in top bar hives since 2010, so I might be of some help to you regarding what challenges you'll face in our region.
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HollowOakFarm
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not in SC, but in NC. I'll also be starting hives this spring. I'm a bit south of Fayetteville, and about 2 hours out of Columbia, SC. I pass through fairly often heading to Augusta, Georgia area to visit my dad. That puts me in a position to meet both of you, possibly!

I'm using purchased AZ hives, as I can not build my own or use top bars. But I'd like to run these hives as naturally as possible.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meg,
Where in the Augusta area? I live in Hephzibah.
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