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« on: September 06, 2009, 04:07:37 PM »

We just wanted to say HELLO! My wife and I are new to beekeeping. We are a bit rural, but we enjoy that aspect. We will be picking up our two hives and equipment in October. We have visited with Mr Tubbs in Mize, MS and will be ordering two nucs with queens from him at the beginning of the year. We have also had the pleasure of meeting a local beekeeper, Wes Fitzpatrick, who has allowed us, on two separate occasions, to assist in opening and inspecting his haives. It was AWESOME! We have joined the MS Beekeepers Association and look forward to upcoming events, classes, and people. We have read just about everything we can on the subject of bees and this site has been the biggest part. We would like thank everyone, especially The Beemaster, for helping create a site with so much information and insight! We also look forward to the upcoming years of beekeeping.
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2009, 05:08:54 PM »

Welcome to Beemaster, we have property in Bougue Chitto. I have some hives on the property there as well as in Louisiana. This past December we had eight inches of snow in Brookhaven, very close to our property, did y'all get any snow in Crystal Springs?


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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009, 05:31:14 PM »

Hello neighbor ,I am just down the road a bit in Franklinton,La. Welcome to the beekeeping world. When you get to Mize,Ms. should you run into my friend Gerald Vance the mayor of that town tell him Jim Stokes down in Louisiana said hello. He is not a beekeeper I don't believe, but he is a very good high tenor in the gospel world and a pharmacist.
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2009, 05:43:00 PM »

JP....Thanks! We did get a lot of snow and we took some wonderful pictures of our dogs and horses having fun in it. The local gentleman, Wes Fitzpatrick, also lives in Brookhaven. He has property here and that's where he keeps his hives. He's like 1/2 mile aound the corner.

jimmy....Thanks! If we ever run into Gerald Vance the mayor we will gladly mention your name and hello to him.
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2009, 06:00:22 PM »

What a small world. Ask him if he knows a man named Roy Jolly. Roy is around 82, still keeps around 10 hives, last time I visited with him. Roy has removed bees from structures for many years. Roy is a great guy.

Here's some pictures from this December and the snow: http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxicephalus/DECEMBER112008?authkey=Gv1sRgCIDa_su8jNCxRA#

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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2009, 06:21:08 PM »

Great pics JP and yes that's exactly what it looked like here. I'll definitely mention Roy Jolly's name to Wes Fitzpatrick. We are also having a MBA annual meeting in Columbia, MS on October 30-31, 2009 if you're interested in attending. We would love to meet ya! We ordered our two hives with Dadant and they are bringing it all to the meeting to save us shipping charges.
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2009, 07:36:43 PM »

I'll see what I can do but you know that's during the bow season! I purchase a lot of equipment and doo dads from Dadant out of Paris, Texas. They are great people to deal with.

May I also suggest: http://www.gabees.com/cypress_hives.htm Rossman's sells all cypress, you cannot go wrong with cypress. Pine is ok, but will not hold up as long.


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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2009, 09:07:11 PM »

Welcome to Beemasters and Beeking, hope you have great success and enjoyment in your new hobby.
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2009, 09:51:30 PM »

Thanks again JP....The main reason we decided to purchase from Dadant was due to saving all of those shipping costs for two fullhives (two deep bodies and two medium supers each). it was like $180.00 for shipping costs alone...Whew, that's a whole hive. We've sent off for Rossman's catalog though. Good stuff at great prices.
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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2009, 10:19:12 PM »

Welcome!  Brandon MS here mybe see you at the local beeks meeting some time..
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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2009, 12:38:53 AM »

Welcome!  Brandon MS here mybe see you at the local beeks meeting some time..

Brandon, that's big deer country! I love the Bass Pro in Pearl.


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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2009, 12:41:08 AM »

Oh my, you're terrible! I'm sitting here laffing my arse off and then, uh oh...


Hey Ray, what you talkin' about man?


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« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2009, 02:24:57 PM »

Hello and Welcome JWPick
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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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2009, 02:31:07 PM »

Thanks RayMarler and 1Reb and beee farmer...hope to see any one of you!
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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2009, 08:26:54 PM »

Welcome JWPICK and your wife. This is my first year and I have learn alot from the people on this site.
 Good Luck.
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« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2009, 11:22:29 PM »

Oh my, you're terrible! I'm sitting here laffing my arse off and then, uh oh...


Hey Ray, what you talkin' about man?


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« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2009, 11:25:56 PM »

Oh my, you're terrible! I'm sitting here laffing my arse off and then, uh oh...


Hey Ray, what you talkin' about man?

Yep, now that makes sense Annette.


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« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2009, 11:27:33 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2009, 12:12:24 PM »

Welcome JWPICK and your wife. This is my first year and I have learn alot from the people on this site.
 Good Luck.

Thanks Schoon. We have learned a lot ourselves on this site. It's great!!
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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2009, 09:51:58 AM »

JWPick.  Welcome to our forum, great that you have found us.  You are entering the secret life of the bees, and they will hold you and your Wife under their spell until you can stand no more, smiling.  Wonderful. You  will find this a great place to tell your stories, tales and experiences, make new friends, ask questions, get answers, we love to listen and we love to help.  Stick around.  Have that most wonderful and awesome day to love and live with great health.  Cindi
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