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Offline Davepeg

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Re: Addicted
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2009, 07:46:55 AM »
The first year we had the girls, I watched from afar - this was my husband's hobby, not mine.  That didn't last long, but the end of the summer I was out there all the time!  Last year in a beekeeping class I saw a top bar hive, and just HAD to have one for my own first hive.  And it HAD to have an observation window. Now if only there was a tiny little light that would go on when I peeked in to be nosy!

It does get addicting - this is our 4th year - we're up to  6 hives in the yard, another hive up at a local school.  But you meet the nicest people (ok, some of our beek friends are weird) and we're learning more and more each year.

Welcome and enjoy!
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Offline slaphead

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Re: Addicted
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2009, 08:30:37 AM »
We love to watch our bees.  At first DW worried it might be an unhealthy addiction but then we realized the kids were no longer interested in cable TV and spent hours outside watching the bees and playing in the garden instead.  We cancelled the cable TV and the kids have not missed it at all.  We've ended up spending close to an extra $150 for protective gear for the kids but even with that our bees are actually saving us money!

Cost to set up our bees?  Approx. $600 inc. suites and veils for the kids.
Monthly savings from cancelled cable?  > $100
Family time?  Priceless

SH

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Offline Rebel Rose Apiary

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Re: Addicted
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2009, 09:52:36 AM »
But you meet the nicest people (ok, some of our beek friends are weird) and we're learning more and more each year.

Welcome and enjoy!

<Chuckle, grin> Most of my friends and family tell me that anyone who would keep 'zillions' of stinging insects as 'pets' are more than weird! They say that we all have to be CRAZY! Hey, I guess it keeps out of the riff raff!

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Offline Irwin

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Re: Addicted
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2009, 11:07:27 AM »
Hello my name is Irwin and I'm a Beeoholic :-D
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Offline vermmy35

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Re: Addicted
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2009, 11:33:11 AM »
LOL that's the same thing I am doing just pacing back and forth the wait is killing me   :evil:
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Offline Natalie

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Re: Addicted
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2009, 12:22:07 PM »
I found an unexpected bonus to us getting bees.
I have a friend whose child is beyond out of control, trashes everything he can get his hands on when he is at my house, chases my dogs relentlessly, won't listen to anyone etc.
I just found out he is also allergic to bee stings and can't come over here anymore.... :evil:

Offline SlickMick

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Re: Addicted
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2009, 06:07:22 PM »
Hey Natalie, that's cool :lol:

Mick
On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
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Offline annette

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Re: Addicted
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2009, 06:12:44 PM »
Hello my name is Irwin and I'm a Beeoholic :-D

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