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Offline Bean

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Hello from northwest Washington
« on: February 27, 2009, 03:26:43 PM »
Hello - I just read about this forum at another site.  The more sharing of knowledge the better I figure...

I keep bees near Mt. Baker in Washington.   I have RussianXSurvivor Stock in 2 "bee yards" - one at my farm and another at a neighbor's yard near-by. No chemicals, no antibiotics, but I do use essential oils and  screened bottoms rather than bottom boards.   I don't requeen hives, just let them requeen themselves...it's worked for 6 years.  I get new genetics in by periodically buying new queens for spring/summer/fall splits (I split early and often, seems to work for me)...I'm going to try my hand at grafting this year, so I'm bound to have lots of questions. 

That's about it...I do just wish it would stop snowing....


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Re: Hello from northwest Washington
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009, 06:28:08 PM »
Hello - I just read about this forum at another site. 

I wonder what a fly could hear... :shock:  I think it's great that chatter on another site, benefits and promotes this site.

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Re: Hello from northwest Washington
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009, 06:36:53 PM »
Bean, welcome to another Washington Beekeeper.  Do you know Jerry Guilimette of Busy Bee Pollenation Services?
As  you can see I'm just down the road from you.  Maybe we can hook up someday.
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Re: Hello from northwest Washington
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2009, 06:52:53 PM »
Bean, welcome to our forum, so nice that you have found us.  We are getting more and more beekeepers that keep bees in the Pacific Northwest these days.  I am 45 km northeast of Vancouver, in Canada, northward from you.  Stick around, this can be a place where you can tell your stories, tales and experiences, meet new friends, and just enjoy some quality cyberspace time.  Have a wonderful, most awesome day, life, health.  Cindi
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Re: Hello from northwest Washington
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009, 10:30:24 PM »
Hi Bean,

Welcome to the forum from another PNW beek.  There are many friendly folks here, some with a lot of experience.  I'm not one of the latter (starting my 2nd year)  ;)


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Re: Hello from northwest Washington
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2009, 10:55:47 PM »
Hello and Welcome Bean
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: Hello from northwest Washington
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2009, 03:47:24 AM »
Welcome. I agree with you. Enough snow! Yesterday I was tilling the garden, today, 2 inches of snow.... Anyway, you've come to right place; a lot of nice folks ready to help.
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Re: Hello from northwest Washington
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2009, 04:47:41 AM »
Ok.... I'm a little slow at getting around to welcoming everyone - but I had to mention the snow part. I'm right along the Atlantic Ocean in Central NJ where this passed Sun/Mon we got 14 inches and I had the (ugh) plesure of hand shoveling over 300ft of sidewalk 4ft wide and upto 3ft deep where the township snow ploys buried our walks in ice packed slurry that froze over night. I thought I broke my back.

Here it is One week later, we've had 3 days in the mid 70s and all snow was gone on Saturday. Makes me feel I half killed myself for nothing. So, enough alread, when we talk March, we start talking bees and it is time to put the snow away until next Winter :)

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Re: Hello from northwest Washington
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2009, 09:06:35 PM »
Welcome to the site Bean,

You will learn much here.

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