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Offline poirierma

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Greetings from Japan
« on: July 12, 2008, 04:56:32 PM »
I'll be retiring soon and will have a lot of free time.  I have always been interested in bees and I like gardening.  I figure these two hobbies are related.  Can anybody in Japan help me get started.  Thanks.

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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2008, 06:00:24 PM »
Hi,
Welcome to only the second member from Japan. Our other member was Preston but hasn't been on since 04.Stick arond though,I'm sure we'll be able to help you some way!!

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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2008, 07:56:41 PM »
Mark, welcome to beemaster!!! There is a literal bank of information here between our members and the archives where you can use the search mode and tap into a plethora of information to help you on your journey.

Glad to see you!


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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2008, 01:25:51 AM »
Welcome, you will find all the info you need to get started and to continue here. Just keep looking and asking questions and you will also find out that experience cannot be over stressed. Just get started and make your mistakes, that is about the way it goes. It is a very addicting hobby.
What part of japan are you in? I spent quite a bit of time in Osaka, and lived in Minabe, down on the southern tip of Wakayama Ken for quite a while as well.
let me know. Congrats on retiring.
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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2008, 05:21:29 PM »
Mark, welcome to our forum.  We don't have an awful lot of members that are in your neck of the woods, well, like Robo said, there is only two.  So nice that you are retiring and will be keeping bees and gardening, yes, they go hand in hand.  This will be a place where you can spend some awesome, quality time, make new friends, a wealth of information can come your way.  Ask your questions, there will always be great answers.  Enjoy.  Have that most beautiful and wonderful day, Cindi
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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008, 10:04:22 PM »
COMBAWA!!!!  What part of Nippon are you in???
I was stationed over in Yokosuka in the 80's..GREAT Town. If you need anything frpm stateside let me know. Always willing to help.
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The folks here are GREAT!

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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2008, 11:21:23 PM »
Kanichiwa, Gaiging.   I was stationed at Chitose, Hokaido back in the late 60's, we called it the land of Jello because with 3 active valcanos at the time the ground was always shaking.  It was then I learned I could sleep through 4.0 earthquake.  Which Island are you on?   A little different type of bee there but the principles are the same.
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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2008, 03:12:13 PM »
one of my favorite places.  been many years since i was there! 

welcome.
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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2008, 03:57:47 PM »
Yes, I agree. The beauty of Japan can hardly by equalled. I had the experience of living in both the concrete jungle of Osaka, and the tiny fishing village of Minabe. Just amazing. Both places have their beauty. I would love to be able to take tours over there or something and share the things that I learned and experienced. Learning the language was of course tough, but I like to talk way to much to have stayed silent for very long. So, I picked it up pretty quick. (plus it made navigating Hawaii much easier) :-D As most of you who speak a second language have found out, most other languages are fairly simple compared to english. Once you have the basics of a language it is easy to hold onto as most of their rules hold true. Our rules of english are all over the place. Makes teaching english a very difficult task. Thats for sure.
Kathy, I just noticed your new signature and I have to say Amen. The other day when Mcain's aide called us a bunch of winers I wanted to say "Duh" I know most americans took offense to that, but I thought that he was dead on. Sorry off post subject. I know.
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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2008, 04:45:03 PM »
Hey Mark!

Was below Tokyo, in Yokosuka. 3 glorious years. (Navy)

Keep us informed on how your fairing there.
Mark
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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2008, 10:41:37 PM »
Way to go, you guys must have scared Mark away. Now he is scared to post again.
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