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Author Topic: Any members going to Bjorn's queen rearing class June 6th?  (Read 4259 times)
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« on: March 02, 2009, 07:34:48 AM »

Just curious if any other members will be attending Bjorn's queen rearing class on June 6th.  Look forward to meeting some members grin

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 07:43:41 AM »

bassman told me last week that he was going to go.  Not sure about the date though
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009, 08:48:50 AM »

where is it???
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009, 12:30:07 PM »

where is it???

Dillsburg, PA
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009, 01:21:17 PM »

I don't remember seeing info on this.  I just did a quick search in the queen rearing section and didn't find anything.  Is there another thread with the details? 
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2009, 07:54:24 PM »

Robo,
Thank you.
I think there is 6 coming down from New York. I will not call them out here.

fermentedhiker,
Being somewhat new here, I have not posted or in any way tried to advertise here. The queen class can be seen if you click on the Bjorn Apiaries website.

I know several people had contacted me earlier about the two classes we are holding this year. Both are close to being booked. We do limit attendance. So if you want to attend do not delay registering.

Thank you.
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2009, 09:53:48 PM »

Thanks I'll check it out.  It's been awhile since I looked at your site.  I may be jumping the gun with the idea of queen rearing.  That is I'm still working out the details of finding management techniques and what will work best in my area.  But ultimately that is the direction I would like to head.  Rearing locally acclimatized survivor stock seems like a not only an interesting and rewarding endeavor but considering the state of the industry a very useful one as well.  Now I'm going to have to start looking for some places to setup outyards Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2009, 05:03:01 PM »

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Yep, I'll be there with bells on.   cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2009, 07:37:53 PM »

I will be there...no bells though
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2009, 08:35:39 PM »

See you guys tomorrow.....
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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2009, 09:32:58 PM »

Looking forward to it!
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2009, 09:52:07 PM »

That was a good time. I learned some stuff for sure and it was good seeing you guys. Maybe there will be a bigger beemaster turn out for the picnic.
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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2009, 09:55:59 PM »

who all went?
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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2009, 08:03:42 AM »

Thank you Greg.

The day turned out to be great weather, after 3 straight days of rain prior.

I met several beemaster folks including Robo for the first time. It was great to see the group make the trip from New York state.

It is always funny to see how far different people are from the perception one has from just chattering on a bee forum. People always seem way nicer in person.

Everyone had among other things, the opportunity to graft, we cages queens, moved cells, hygienic tested hives, evaluated queens and had great stories to share.

Thank you to everyone who attended.
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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2009, 09:19:13 AM »

who all went?



From the forum I met Bassman1977, Greg Peck, and of course Mike.   It was an excellent event and keeping with my usually tradition, I took a whopping 2 pictures.  Always have good intentions of taking pictures, but somehow end up with none or very few.




I met a great bunch of beekeepers,  learned some stuff, saw some stuff for the first time,  and had a whole lot of good conversation.

Mike,  I'm sure you have had plenty of positive feedback,  but I just want to add that the crew from NY had nothing but good things to say.  A few of them have been going the many talks and classes and ranked this one right up there at the top.

Also, kudos to your mom and wife for their hospitality and feeding us so well.

I didn't realize how much I could fall behind just being away a 1 1/2 days.     tongue

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« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2009, 09:21:08 AM »

This was a fun day.  I think my buddy (new beek) had a brain overload once it was all said and done.   cheesy

Bjorn, you're a hell of an instructor.  Great job.  Robo & Greg, it was great meeting you guys there.  It's always nice to put faces to the names on the forum and I agree with Bjorn's statement "It is always funny to see how far different people are from the perception one has from just chattering on a bee forum. People always seem way nicer in person."
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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2009, 08:54:40 PM »

Yeah I did not even recognize Robo. I had seen photos of him online but Bassman had to point him out. I had not seen any photos of bassman so I had no idea what he looked like but figured it out when I heard him talking about Danville Pa. Anyway, here are a few things I learned. When grafting you must get a 1 day old larva "4 day old egg" for maximum results. It is possible to graft older larvas but the queen quality goes down. For some reason I thought that if it was too old the bees would not raise it. So this last batch of queens I raised may have been grafted to late because some of them are not producing as they should for first year queens. I guess I will try again with some new genetics and see what happens. 2nd was a good way to tell what the queens actual genetics are is to look at drowns in the hive as they only carry her genetics and not half her and half what ever drone the queen had mated with. There was a lot more but it is late and I just got back from a 12 hour work day so I need to get off the computer.

Mike please let me know when you have a queen you can spare.
Thanks aging for the class and a good time.
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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2009, 09:20:07 PM »

I had not seen any photos of bassman so I had no idea what he looked like but figured it out when I heard him talking about Danville Pa.

The penguins shirt and the penguins logo on the side of the Jeep gave Andy away tongue  I've seen your avatar, but didn't recognize you until Shaun called you over to the table.   I just thought maybe you had plan changes.   Anyway, it was great meeting you guys and it a heck of a good time,  even if I had to get up at 2AM huh
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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2009, 09:41:13 PM »

Sounds like a good time was had by all. That's some pretty good looking bee country.


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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2009, 07:39:17 PM »

I'll have to check the other cameras for better pictures, but here is what I have on hand....

How many do you know?

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