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Offline fuhler

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Howdy from Santa Clara, California
« on: August 18, 2008, 11:44:09 AM »
Hi Bee People,

Just joined up. I have been interested in bees forever. As many people's concern in the past years grows, I have made a point to grow food in my garden keeping insects and bees as safe as possible. I notice that many folks just spray pesticides without any thought whatsoever to the extremely detrimental affects on the local ecosystem.

Educating myself, and subsequently those around me, is a positive and powerful way to get a grip on indiscriminate use of toxins.

As far as bees are concerned, this season, I just happened to plant 30+ cucumber seeds directly adjacent to my herb growing area. The Italian oregano and cucumber blossoms were intertwined. Apparently, bees just love that oregano, and as a result I noticed that they end up cruising into the cucumber blossoms. This was an epiphany of sorts. Sure it makes perfect sense, but I just didn't realize what a great way to keep the bees feeding, and also give me and mine boatloads of fresh vegetables.

I am looking forward to learning much more about bees. Thanks!

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Re: Howdy from Santa Clara, California
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 01:06:02 AM »
   Welcome and be prepared to learn a bunch.  Great folks here.  The only thing I have truly learned is that I still have no clue and getting more stupid by the minute.  But what a great way to go.  Past three years have been a blast and am hoping for about at least fifty more!
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Re: Howdy from Santa Clara, California
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2008, 01:54:59 AM »
Welcome!  My Grandparents lived in Sunnyvale, (my Aunt & Cousin still do) & I can remember when there were orchards all over & a place for hamburgers that looked like a barn & when Toys R Us was first put in. Mom would ship us kids off every summer vacation.  Nanny & Pops would take us to fishing @Half Moon bay, Sea Cliff (isn't that the place that had the cement boat??)Coyote Point (usually cold & windy w/gravellyseashell sand), Santa Cruz & some other places.  Many good memories of that area!  Probably pretty built up now though!  Enjoy your bees!  Jody
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Re: Howdy from Santa Clara, California
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2008, 03:38:37 PM »
Fehler.  Welcome to our forum, this will be the place that you can learn a whole lot about bees. Ask questions, you will always get great answers.  Have a most wonderful and awesome day, Cindi
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