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Offline GeezzzBeezzz

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Hi, my name is Greg and I am the proud owner of Geez Beez ... a single bee hive on an otherwise empty rooftop in an industrial area on the North Side of Chicago.
Just want to say that if someone told me a year ago I would be typing away on a beekeeping forum I would have thought they were nuts. But I've caught the bug - so to speak.
My Grandfather kept twelve hives in the old country and I enjoyed all the stories growing up. This year quite suddenly I decided I wanted to keep bees. I don't know where it came from or why but a beginners intro course by David Burns, a few good books and hours and hours of watching videos later - here I am - among all of you fine peeps. I look forward to learning lots and sharing all my mistakes so you can get a good laugh now and then. I do have one major concern - is it true bees don't like people who smell bad? Only joking I don't smell bad. But really is that true?
Tart words make no friends; a spoonful or honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
~ Benjamin Franklin

Offline AllenF

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Re: Hello! From the guy who inspired the book 'Beekeeping for Dummies'!
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 10:41:55 PM »
Welcome to the forum and with the bees, they don't care, after you smoke them.  There are a lot of old wives tales like that, wearing perfume, wearing dark colored clothes.   All false.

Offline specialkayme

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Re: Hello! From the guy who inspired the book 'Beekeeping for Dummies'!
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2012, 08:12:51 AM »
Welcome to the site!

Offline yockey5

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Re: Hello! From the guy who inspired the book 'Beekeeping for Dummies'!
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2012, 09:50:30 AM »
Welcome.

Offline tefer2

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Re: Hello! From the guy who inspired the book 'Beekeeping for Dummies'!
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2012, 11:35:01 AM »
Welcome to the forum GeezzzBeezzz.

Offline GeezzzBeezzz

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Re: Hello! From the guy who inspired the book 'Beekeeping for Dummies'!
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 10:53:39 PM »
Thanks all ... I'm glad to 'BEE' here ... ah sorry about that  :oops:
Tart words make no friends; a spoonful or honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
~ Benjamin Franklin

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Re: Hello! From the guy who inspired the book 'Beekeeping for Dummies'!
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 10:57:29 PM »
Aw don't bee a buzz Kill. ;)  Were all a little beek around here. :-D  :shock:

Welcome to the forum.

john