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Offline leechmann

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New guy from central MN.
« on: February 21, 2009, 03:06:14 PM »
Hello everyone. Here's a quick intro. I live in central MN, on ten acres, in the middle of lots of great fishing lakes. I used to keep a couple of hives approximately 25 years ago, in northern MN, for a couple of years. During this time, I received lots of help from a friend who was the brains of the operation. I am now going to try to get back into bee keeping and see if I can run the operation on my own. I'll need lots of help, and would be interested in some guidance if anyone is close to my location.

Good to be on board.

Thanks

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Re: New guy from central MN.
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2009, 04:16:19 PM »
Welcome!  Sounds like you live in a beautiful place.  Ton's of info here on the forum & if you are more specific in your location I'm sure there are people that will be able to assist you! J
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Re: New guy from central MN.
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2009, 08:50:41 PM »
Hello and Welcome Leechmann
There is alot of great information on the forum !!
The members here are willing help and answer your questions, all you need to do is to ask
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Re: New guy from central MN.
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2009, 09:19:12 PM »
Welcome
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Re: New guy from central MN.
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2009, 10:27:53 AM »
  Welcome from a former Minnesotan. I always say "its a nice place to be from" I now live in North Carolina and do not miss the winters
   Its nice to see someone getting back into bees, It a learning process, but a rewarding endeavor. You can count on learning alot here, many experienced folks to get guidance from.
  David
 

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Re: New guy from central MN.
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2009, 10:48:10 AM »
Welcome to the site.

May I suggest a local, county or state association. After learning what we have to offer here, you may do some service by teaching some of those entrenched oldtimers a thing or two...  :-D
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Re: New guy from central MN.
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2009, 11:00:04 AM »
Welcome to the forum!
THAT's ME TO THE LEFT JUST 5 YEARS FROM NOW!!!!!!!!

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Re: New guy from central MN.
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2009, 01:03:40 PM »
Thanks everyone, I can't wait to get started.

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Re: New guy from central MN.
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2009, 11:28:58 PM »
Leechman, welcome to our forum.  Your handle sounds intriguing, have you had close encounters with lots of leeches or something, smiling.  Getting back into the bees.  You have been held under their spell for all these years, it has resurfaced.  This will be a place where you can lean on us for advice, tell your stories, tales and experiences, and also make some new and good friends.  Stick around, we love new members.  Have a most wonderful, most awesome day in this grooving life that we all live, love and share.  Cindi
There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the men who moil for gold.  The Arctic trails have their secret tales that would make your blood run cold.  The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, what the night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee.  Robert Service

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Re: New guy from central MN.
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2009, 02:59:05 PM »
Thanks Cindi, my name is one that I use on a fishing website. My son and I are have a part time bait business. So he and I catch leeches and minnows and wholesale them the bait shops. Thanks for the welcome. Things are going well. I have contacted a local bee guy and arranged to buy nucs this spring. Last night I think I got a handle on some hive boxes. I'm getting so close I can taste the honey. Thanks again, Take Care

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Re: New guy from central MN.
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2009, 11:07:26 PM »
Leechman, got me intrigued.  Start a topic on how to catch those there leeches, I am not kidding.  I would love to hear what you do.  Go into the forum called "outdoor activities" and tell a story about the leeches and minnows.  I would love to listen.  Only when you have some spare time though.  Have a most wonderful and awesomely great day, love our life.  Cindi
There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the men who moil for gold.  The Arctic trails have their secret tales that would make your blood run cold.  The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, what the night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee.  Robert Service

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Re: New guy from central MN.
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2009, 11:41:58 PM »
Leechman, got me intrigued.  Start a topic on how to catch those there leeches, I am not kidding.  I would love to hear what you do.  Go into the forum called "outdoor activities" and tell a story about the leeches and minnows.  I would love to listen.  Only when you have some spare time though.  Have a most wonderful and awesomely great day, love our life.  Cindi
OOOhhh, and pictures too please!  :-D  J
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Re: New guy from central MN.
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2009, 11:42:21 AM »
Leechman, you have met my twin in cyberspace, Poka-Bee.  Everything I love she loves, everything she loves I love, we are identical.  I shoulda been called "Poka-Everything-Too", hee, hee, smiling....Now, bring on those leech pictures and stories (when you have time, and after you have made a few posts, you need to have made a few posts before you have picture privileges, so get going!!!  smiling).  Have the best of a wonderful day, great health.  Cindi
There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the men who moil for gold.  The Arctic trails have their secret tales that would make your blood run cold.  The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, what the night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee.  Robert Service

 

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