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Offline rickomatic

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Howdy from the Great Pacific North wet
« on: March 18, 2009, 12:21:01 AM »
Aspiring new beekeeper from northeast of Seattle here.
I've always been the kind of person that likes to do things himself, and try out new things. My wife kids me about all the hobbies I have even though I pretty much stick with them all. It's a wonder how I have time to work sometimes...   :-D
I've been reading beekeeping books, internet beekeeping sites and taking a beginning beekeeping class locally in preperation to my dive into beekeeping. I have also been making some of my own hive boxes and other assorted parphenalia. I even found an old honey extractor barrel on craigslist that needs the insides. I've been going over some plans in my head as to how to construct it.
Thanks for all the great information on this site. It has been part of my noobee education. It seems as if all we noobees have many of the same questions, and they all seem to be covered here.
I'll continue to lurk around the different forums here and keep gettin educated. Hopefully at some point I'll feel comfortable enough to join in to some of the discussions.

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Re: Howdy from the Great Pacific North wet
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 08:51:12 AM »
Jump on in :-D
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Re: Howdy from the Great Pacific North wet
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009, 09:14:57 AM »
Hello and Welcome Rickomatic 
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: Howdy from the Great Pacific North wet
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009, 09:18:36 AM »
Welcome
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Re: Howdy from the Great Pacific North wet
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009, 11:24:54 AM »
Hi their :-D
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Re: Howdy from the Great Pacific North wet
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2009, 02:31:00 PM »
Hi!  Welcome!

Is it is wet as what I hear it is?  We have our share of dampness too  :roll:.

From what I hear the humidity will be your greatest challenge up there....

I have the same problem with hobbies...as my wife reminds me of frequently too. ;)

Rick
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Re: Howdy from the Great Pacific North wet
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2009, 10:09:11 PM »
Welcome!  There are a lot of us here in the PNW.  I am SE of Seattle.  You will become addicted to your little bugs!  Mine were busy busy busy today bringing in pollen & orientation flights so they made it through the 1st winter...well, so far anyways!  There is more information on more things that you don't know you need to know!  Again, welcome!  J
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Re: Howdy from the Great Pacific North wet
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2009, 10:44:11 PM »
Rick, welcome to our forum, I am also from the PNW, but live in Canada, not too far from the border.  Stick around.  This will be place that you can tell your stories, tales, experiences, meet new friends.  The more that you learn about the honeybee the more you will learn that you need to know more, smiling.  We love new members, and welcome with open arms.  Have that most wonderful and awesome day, life, health.  Cindi
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Re: Howdy from the Great Pacific North wet
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2009, 11:32:25 PM »
There are a few members from Wahington: Tucker1, Bill W., OldEnglish, Winenutguy, Poka-bee, Sean Kelly, Chef Isaac and others I can't remember of the top of my head.  Welcome and enjoy the bees and the forum.
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Re: Howdy from the Great Pacific North wet
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2009, 01:54:26 AM »
Welcome.

The NW district beekeepers association is based in Snohomish.  They meet on the second Tuesday of every  month.  Nice crowd and interesting meetings.  Worth checking out.

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