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Offline Digger

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« on: August 12, 2007, 01:24:17 AM »
Hi All,  Have been enjoying reading everything and thought it was time to jump in.  I've kept bees on and off for 40+ years.  My grandpa got me started when I was kid and we saw a local (East Central Indiana) bee keeper getting a swarm.  I was interested and Grandpa had kept bees on the farm as a kid.  He was also a woodworker, so by the end of the day we had a bee hive ready to go and with-in a week we had bees. (My Grandma wasnot as happy as Grandpa and I were as they lived in town by that time).  Non-the-less it got me started bee keeping that I have done over all these years.  I don't think I have ever had more than a couple of hive at one time but I sure have eaten a lot of honey over the years!  I have taught school for 30 years (shop and drafting classes with some graphic desin thrown in)  Recently I reactivated the junior high shop program in our system and have been thinking about adding building bee hives and frames as a unit while working with our Ag program.  Might be interesting!

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Re: New to the forum
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2007, 08:00:31 AM »
Welcome Digger!
That sounds like a great idea mixing shop and agriculture.Good chance to teach the kids that food comes from somewhere before it gets to the store too!
You should add your location to the profile. :)

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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2007, 11:15:53 AM »
Welcome to the site!!!!!

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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 11:25:54 AM »
Digger, welcome, yes.  That is great about the woodworking stuff, I think that it would be a wonderful addition to the school program, imagine the skills these youth would acquire, building bee houses!!!  YEah!!!!  BEst of our beautiful day and have a great life.  Cindi
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 11:29:17 AM »
Welcome Digger

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2007, 12:12:02 PM »
equipment is expensive.  if there is a market for it in your area, it might be a way for the kids to earn a little extra for something special?  people always need things like extra bottom boards, tops, etc.    :)
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007, 05:43:10 PM »
Hi Digger,

Where from in Indiana I am from the Bluffton area, up by Ft. Wayne I moved to Colorado and myson and I are now looking inot the Bee keeping.