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Offline beecanbee

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Greetings from Japan
« on: August 20, 2009, 08:09:49 AM »
Hi.  I live in Chiba Japan on the pacific coast, and as a hobbyist have kept A. Cerana Japonica for 10 years or so in and around Tokyo.  Two of my hives were taken over by A. Mellifera swarms early this spring, and due to poor swarm management I now have one strong and three weak hives.  I have been guest snooping here for a while, enjoying your many helpful tips and food for thought while I learn some management differences.  Please allow me to absorb your knowledge going forward as I take this new journey with my mellifera ladies.

Paul

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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009, 10:06:12 AM »
Paul, welcome to our forum, wonderful that you have found us.  It is great to have new members from different parts of the world, and that you are part of.  This WILL be the place where you can get advice, a place to tell your stories, tales and experiences, we love new members.  You are deeply held under the spell of the honeybee, as we all are, just something about these little critters that compel us to be involved with them, to get to know them, and accept what they give us in the way of that golden liquid beauty.  Stick around.  Have a most wonderful day, with a great life and health.  Cindi
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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009, 04:54:14 PM »
very cool.  i don't remember a member from japan before?  one of my favorite places and my youngest son will be stationed there starting in December.

i look forward to hearing beekeeping tales from japan  :-D
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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009, 05:49:00 PM »
Welcome Paul, its great to have you here. I think you may be our first member from Japan.
I look forward to hearing about your beekeeping adventures.

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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 08:49:05 AM »
Thanks for the warm welcome.... I see another member (richardschmauss in Nagoya), so I may be the second from Japan.

My main ladies are A. Cerana - so any questions there, and I am happy to help out. but for A. Mellifera, I will be borrowing all of your techniques.

Thanks, again....





Paul

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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 09:40:36 AM »
Hello and Welcome Paul
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: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2009, 10:52:44 PM »
Ohaio Gazaimatsu (spellings a might rusty)

I spent a nice year and 1/2 in Chitose, Hokkaiddo, Japan way back when.  Japan is my 2nd favorite place in the world after the good ol USA.
Glad we now have a beekeeper from ther.
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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2009, 04:13:15 PM »
Welcome to the Forum Paul :)
I'm from turkey and live in Germany and I like Beekeeping very very much.
My Beekeeping Homepage http://mehmetyuksel1.blogspot.com

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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2009, 04:19:31 AM »
kunbanwa, Masaaki Hatsumi was from Chiba prefect. He's the grand master of the art I study.
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Re: Greetings from Japan
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2009, 03:55:59 AM »
kunbanwa, Masaaki Hatsumi was from Chiba prefect. He's the grand master of the art I study.

Yes - I needed to look him up - found him on Wiki.  I like his skillset combination - grandmaster of martial arts and a bone mender.  That is really rich. :)
Paul

“I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me."  Duncan Vandiver

A boy can do half the work of a man, but two boys do less, and three boys get nothing done at all. :)

(False) Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.  - Samuel Johnson