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Offline Thymaridas

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New from Piedmont NC
« on: May 20, 2010, 02:52:52 PM »
I have been beekeeping for quite a while. I got started when an 80 year old church member, John, who I had helped in his bee yard decided he was too old to continue. So he gave me his bees and equipment and I have enjoyed it ever since.

I am particularly proud of my smoker. It was John's fathers before him and has been in continuous operation for nearly a hundred years. So far the only maintenance required has been to replace the leather of the bellows, but I put beeswax/linseed mixture on it every year to keep the leather soft.

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Re: New from Piedmont NC
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 09:08:06 PM »
Welcome I am new here also and new to beekeeping, got all my stuff today bought a lot of stuff on CL.
I can't wait.
Nice to meet you.
Brian

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Re: New from Piedmont NC
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 11:33:56 PM »
Well Brian, glad that you have become a beekeeper. It is loads of fun. Enjoy your bees and watch them.

I love to pull a chair up in the bee yard and just watch them come and go. I like to watch them fly in and out and try to see where they are going to and coming from.

Mason bees are fun too.

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Re: New from Piedmont NC
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010, 11:49:16 PM »
Hey,

Where in the piedmont are you located?  I'm up in Wilkes County, about an hour away from Winston.

Cool story about your bees and equipment.

Chuck

Offline Thymaridas

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Re: New from Piedmont NC
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2010, 08:28:03 AM »
I am in Statesville.

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Re: New from Piedmont NC
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2010, 12:13:25 PM »
I'd like to see a pic of that old smoker in use.

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Re: New from Piedmont NC
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2010, 12:40:15 PM »
Sorry to say that I don't so pictures. Technology and I barely get along. My camera, which I don't know where is, is a manual Pentax from the 70's.

Adam

 

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