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Author Topic: Another new tree-hugger in Texas :mrgreen:  (Read 1421 times)
OMGLeatherworks
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« on: January 20, 2012, 07:47:30 PM »

Hello folks,

I'm JD and I live in Mesquite, Texas - USA.  My wife and myself are starting out in the 'getting back to a more simple life' and make your home pay for itself plan.  This includes beekeeping, more gardening, alternative power supplementation, soap making, rasing chickens, welding, food storage, self-defense/home defense, etc...

I'm a real pretty darn good wordworker and computer technician as it is chop chop (tooting my own horn...).  We have lifetime memberships to Frontsight firearms training in Nevada (haven't attended yet).  But in all we're trying to get serious about this without being stupid about spending frivilous money.

My wife is thrilled about the idea of harvesting honey and wax but I don't know about the rest of the family's enthusiasm about so many bees so close to the house and the neighbor's reactions.

My time online here will probably be somewhat limited but I do hope I can ask some questions and perhaps find some mentors going forward.

Have a good weekend all,

JD
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 08:02:39 PM »

can you be a tree hugger and a wood worker??   evil

welcome to the site!!   grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 08:16:01 PM »

Welcome, from Waco.  grin    Im new myself. I plan on keeping bees in our backyard, but hubby isnt so sure about that. He wants to keep them out on some land his family has, where theres nobody around. Hes worried about the neighbors as well. I plan on going with the 'dont tell them until after we have them'. I know so many people look at bees and think the worst. Best of luck to you and your wife.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 08:42:11 PM »

can you be a tree hugger and a wood worker??   evil

Wow! Good question!  Never thought about that. huh..humm.

Thank you for the warm welcomes folks.
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Rex "Hawk" Smith
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2012, 12:23:00 AM »

Welcome!  Sounds like lots of common things with beeks!

I'm in Richardson.  If you get a chance - come to the Trinity Valley Beekeepers club meetings - on the first Wed, of the month - over by White Rock Lake.

http://www.tvbees.org/

Rex "Hawk" S.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2012, 12:27:15 AM »

My wife is thrilled about the idea of harvesting honey and wax but I don't know about the rest of the family's enthusiasm about so many bees so close to the house and the neighbor's reactions.

BTW - My bees are (currently) in my back yard.  And none of the neighbors knows the difference.  My kids still climb the same trees, play in the yard, and in their play-house in the back - and they've never been stung while out there.  The bees exit the hive, fly straight up, and go on their merry way.

Rex "Hawk" S.
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2012, 07:42:39 AM »

having yo own eggs and a chicken to stew up whenever you want, gun traning already paid for  wood worker  make soap (requires fat in some form)
dont sound like them treehugers cread i been reading about      shucks just get you a gun  turn it sideways like they do in the movies and spray.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2012, 08:10:53 AM »

Welcome!  As for the neighbors' reactions, include them in your plans.  Mine were a little concerned at first until I invited them over to see what was going on.  Now they are some of my best customers and biggest supporters.
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OMGLeatherworks
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2012, 08:58:58 PM »

Fantastic reactions and ideas.  I'll look into the Richardson club.  I work evenings but we may be able to make something work.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2012, 12:39:25 AM »

Welcome. New myself.  shocked sounds like you are a James Wesley, rawles reader.?
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2012, 06:45:58 PM »

Welcome. New myself.  shocked sounds like you are a James Wesley, rawles reader.?
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Sorry Buck- not sure what that is Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2012, 12:23:11 PM »

Don't let them phase you MrGreen. All woodworkers are treehuggers, or at least they should be. Were it not for responsible land management and conservation efforts, we'd have much less wood to work with. Welcome!
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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2012, 01:28:42 PM »

Welcome to the site!
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2012, 12:54:53 AM »

Sounds great and welcome to the forums!
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2012, 06:44:43 PM »

Is there anyone locally that would allow me to ask some questions or see thier apiary?  I can't at this time make it to weekday evening meetings but really want to get some hands-on time before building my hive or ordering anything.
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« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2012, 03:01:27 PM »

Try to contact some one from the Collin county bee club.  I live a good hour away from ya so I dont think that would help
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