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Offline macphil

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A Central Florida Beekeeper
« on: September 28, 2011, 02:45:23 PM »
I am enjoying beekeeping immensely.  Started my hives two years ago last July.  We have a wonderful support system at the University of Florida.  Florida is a great place to have bees. The university has a serious Master Beekeeping program.  I have achieved Apprentice Beekeeper Status.  It is the lowest level, and I am now working toward my Advanced Beekeeper level. 

We do have Africanized bees around here, and it is becoming a nuisance. I am getting my queens from out of state to avoid any Africanizing of my hives.

In a few minutes, I am going out to my hives to find the queens and prepare the hives for re-queening.  My queens came today, so I will be retiring the old queens, and tomorrow I will be introducing my new monarchs.

I also enjoy raising and photographing butterflies, reading, Skyping with my grandchildren, hanging with my wonderful wife, and observing almost anything in God's creation. 

In real life, I make my living as a database developer for small businesses (mainly Macintosh), and I do volunteer work for the Seminole County Sheriff's office. (I get to wear a uniform and drive a patrol car.  How cool is that!)

Phil

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Re: A Central Florida Beekeeper
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 03:10:47 PM »
(I get to wear a uniform and drive a patrol car.  How cool is that!)

Phil

Loses its flare after having done it full time for the past 15 years or so :) I had rather be at home in my bee suit.

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Re: A Central Florida Beekeeper
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 03:36:15 PM »
Welcome to the site macphil!

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Re: A Central Florida Beekeeper
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011, 04:04:46 PM »
Welcome to the site Phil !

I live east of you in Mims. There are several members on here from Central Florida.

Larry

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Re: A Central Florida Beekeeper
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 08:39:14 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

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Re: A Central Florida Beekeeper
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2011, 07:44:28 PM »
Welcome to the site!

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Re: A Central Florida Beekeeper
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 06:02:54 AM »
Hi, Phil, and welcome to a fun forum! I'm a bee lurker and robber of information, lol, lol! Wonderful to hear that the University of Florida has so much involvement with the bees!

 

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