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« on: December 28, 2011, 05:47:52 PM »

Just became interested in bee keeping. Have just about completed building my first hive and am looking forward to learning from the members here.

Other interests include sailing, woodworking, riding BMW motorcycles, grandchildren and traveling.

65 years old, married 44 years, 3 kids, 6 grandkids, just started my 10th year of retirement.

It is all good.  grin
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 05:55:59 PM »

Welcome Bud, lot of info for you here, enjoy !
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2011, 05:57:10 PM »

Welcome to Bemaster!
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011, 09:08:53 AM »

shucks bud i tried that several years ago and forum wouldnt let me have bud till i added the1;  welcome  asi love being on the water, but my boat got a 300 yammy instead of a sail. last time i sailed, sat in one spot watching that string you all have stuck on them sails not even wiggle and since it was in the middle of july havent had a desire to put a foot on a sailboat since  pop on ventrillo some evning bud and meet bud
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2011, 10:55:17 AM »

Hey Bud1, I've been kind of lucky that way. My ham call sign is W9BUD. On some sailing forums I've been known as Boatless Bud when we were without one for a while.

Don't care what boat you have as the view is the same from the water.  Smiley

Thanks for the welcome. I'm as new as can be, but have always loved the challenge of new things.

BTW I went Barnes and Noble and asked for their beekeeping books. Here were my choices: Beekeeping for Dummies and BeeKeeping for Idiots. I asked the saleswoman which one I looked like so I could get the right book for me.  grin
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011, 11:19:42 AM »

So which book did you go with?   And welcome to the forum.
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2011, 12:33:35 PM »

I'm a big Dummy.  grin grin

Have several others including the New Starting Right With Bees as well as much info from lots of bee sites on the web. Everyone has an opinion, they can not all be right but I've got the basics and two neighbors who have years of experience and who have given me a helmet with net and a smoker.

My order of frames and foundation arrived today from Dadant so I have some more fun in front of me. Still have to paint the outside of the hive parts.

Looking online at sources for bees.
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2011, 12:51:17 PM »

Added avitar.

Has no meaning, just easy to see my posts on any forum.  cool
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2011, 12:55:22 PM »

UPS just delivered my frames and foundation.  grin

Looks like I have some more fun in store. Going to build a frame jig out of scrap as I have 40 frames to assemble and I'm lazy.
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2011, 10:01:50 AM »

Hold off handling wax foundation for a while til it warms up.  Foundation in frames is unbelievably fragile when it is cold.  Welcome sir.
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2011, 10:44:38 AM »

Hold off handling wax foundation for a while til it warms up.  Foundation in frames is unbelievably fragile when it is cold.  Welcome sir.

Thanks for the tip and the welcome.
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2012, 07:42:47 PM »

Bud.........This may help you
Illinois



CENTRAL EASTERN ILLINOIS BEE ASSOC
 Kathy Sponder
 Fairmont, IL
 Phone: 217-733-0309
 Email: kmsponder@yahoo.com
 www.ceiba.us
 
COOK – DUPAGE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
 Gary Gates – President
 Hinsdale, IL
 Email: info@cookdupagebeekeepers.com
 http://cookdupagebeekeepers.com/
 
ILLINOIS STATE BKPRS ASSOC
 Rita Taylor
 4274 Taylor Homestead Rd
 Pleasant Plains, IL 62677
 Phone: 217-626-1319
 Email: rtaylor39@hughes.net
 http://www.isba.us

 LITTLE EGYPT BKPRS ASSOC
 Beverly Tanner
 RR 2 Box 707
 Fairfield, IL 62837
 Day Phone: 618-842-6016
 Night Phone: 618-842-3386
 Email: ffpro2@verizon.net

 NORTHERN ILLINOIS BKPRS ASSOC
 NIBA Membership
 PO Box 588
 Woodstock, IL 60098
 http://nibainfo.org/home/index.php
 contacts page: http://nibainfo.org/home/index.php?o...id=12&Itemid=9
 
STATELINE BKPRS ASSOC
 Phillip Raines
 16566 Best Rd
 Davis, IL 61019
 Phone: 815-248-3321
 Email: raines@rainesridgefarm.com

 

 
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2012, 10:05:29 PM »

Welcome to the site!
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2012, 09:59:53 AM »

Welcome aboard, Bud.
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2012, 12:52:09 PM »

Welcome Bud.  Assembling frames in front of the T.V. - great activity.  Check out Brushy Mountains video library of webinars, great to watch while waiting for Spring!

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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2012, 07:48:08 AM »

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. Like elsewhere in the US it has been unseasonably warm here, 70 degrees yesterday and very sunny. Wonder what the bees think of that?

Also a big thanks for the Illinois club info.
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