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« on: May 30, 2008, 02:50:10 PM »

This past Wednesday night, May 28, 2008 at 10pm, Mike Hoss of WWL channel 4 news in New Orleans did a short segment about honeybees and yours truly, me, JP, made the news. 

In the beginning of this segment you see me in my white jacket and veil popping up a plywood floor section to remove a colony of honeybees. These bees were in the reporter's house in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. They are doing well.

And in a few other segments you can see me in my main beeyard at my friend's 13 acres, his kids are shown at the end eating fresh honeycomb I pulled from one of my hives.


Anyway, here is the link to the story: http://www.wwltv.com/video/?z=y&nvid=249795


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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 03:25:50 PM »

Anything that you can do to show the general public that honey bees are not the "killers" that Hollywood portrays!  Sounds like you had fun!

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 03:33:21 PM »

Wow!! JP you did a fabulous job and what a wonderful experience . You appeared so calm. You are getting famous now in your area and that is great.

Take care
Annette - Perhaps they will do a segment on "women" beekeepers one day. Here I am!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008, 03:50:38 PM »

Awesome man.
I watched it at work and i don't have speakers on my computer so i couln't hear anything. I will have to watch it when i get home to see what you got to say on TV.
 local celebrity JP grin

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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008, 04:02:54 PM »

that was great.  you did a super job. 
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008, 04:53:53 PM »

Great job!  Thanks for sharing. 

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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008, 05:42:32 PM »

Hey, thanks for the kudos, it doesn't hurt to be in the right place at the right time, no? Wink


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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008, 06:13:35 PM »

one thing......jp, did you know that you have a heck of an accent Huhevil
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2008, 06:33:02 PM »

one thing......jp, did you know that you have a heck of an accent Huhevil

They call me coonass in ventrillo! grin Cindi, can't understand a word I say! grin
Around here we all sound the same. Wink

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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2008, 06:33:13 PM »

What accent?!  Sounds normal to me!  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2008, 06:34:44 PM »

What accent?!  Sounds normal to me!  Wink

Right! Wink


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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2008, 07:33:19 PM »

 JP, That was a good piece of news, no spin at all and you did good. BTW, you can't fool me, that accent  needs a little work  Wink Kiss grin evil


Thanks for sharing,

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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2008, 08:30:12 PM »

bro I just got home to listen to ya talk ya got no accent those people are crazy
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2008, 09:21:47 PM »

bro I just got home to listen to ya talk ya got no accent those people are crazy

Yeah Keith, I guess we both don't have accents!


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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2008, 09:38:33 PM »

Excellent job JP! You came across as very calm and competent. You'll probably get even more calls now.  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2008, 09:56:59 PM »

Excellent job JP! You came across as very calm and competent. You'll probably get even more calls now.  Smiley

I've gotten some calls from people who have seen the segment. One lady said she was so glad she watched the news cause she's had bees in her wall for three yrs now.

I had two calls today from a man and a lady that said they called the news station and got my number, way cool!

People are recognizing me from the segment, and one lady thanked me today for what I'm doing with the bees! Was crazy!

Oh, the power of recogntion, maybe the mayor will give me the key to the city! grin grin  Not! Kiss


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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2008, 10:21:13 PM »

Congrats bro!!! Loved it. You did a great job! It as good to see you in action. I love the pastel bee hives.... Kiss
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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2008, 01:14:37 AM »

Cool JP!  You're a bee celebrity!  Great segment & very informative in a short period.  It's always interesting to me when watching TV from the lower 48 that they'll mention the United States & then show the 48 & not Alaska or Hawaii ~  Smiley  We're the step children states. Ha!

Anyway ~ Loved the segment & loved your sweet accent!  FG
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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2008, 07:08:17 AM »

Nice to see you working the bees in a t-shirt. That's good PR right there. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2008, 07:37:21 AM »

Nice to see you working the bees in a t-shirt. That's good PR right there. Smiley

I thought it would be best to go without the veil for the camera, and the bees on that end are newer hives that are very gentle.

On the other end are colonies that have been established for a while and they can be a little testy at times. I did pull a frame of honey from one on that end and you can see my friend Ted's kid eating it at the end of the segment.

The camera guy loved to take these really long extended shots and when I pulled the honey frame I had forewarned him that we would want to be in and out of there, but he insisted I hold the frame, wait, a little longer he'd say, can you hold it there, etc...

Well after it seemed like an eternity, 3 minutes or so, the bees started becoming a little testy and my friend's youngest son was right beside me. I told him to go over to his Dad and I would bring the honey over, had to tell him over and over again.

Finally the bees had had enough and one followed us away from that end and the little booger got one right on the nose! The camera man said I had given him several warnings, but oh well, Dad was too busy talking with the reporter!

He was alright after a few shed tears and after he had the honey chunk in his mouth he forgot all about the sting.

BTW, I had no idea the kids would be there or I would have insisted they stay back or have protection, but the lure of a few minutes of fame, Dad couldn't resist! grin


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