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Offline Simon

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Hi from Tasmania
« on: January 12, 2013, 07:09:43 AM »
Hello, I am in North West Tasmania.  I kept bees with my Grandfather quite a few years ago, well I probably just got in the way most of the time, but I managed to learn a little bit.  My Grandfather had over 1000 hives at one stage, but we had about half a dozen or so to look after after he "retuired".  I still have a heap to learn as I didn't really get enough time with my Grandfather and our bees before school and his ill health got in the way. I don't have any hives at the moment, but I would like to get back into beekeeping as a hobby.  Regards to all, Simon.

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Re: Hi from Tasmania
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 09:48:46 AM »
Welcome to the forum.

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Re: Hi from Tasmania
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 10:18:04 AM »
Hi Simon, welcome to the forum.

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Re: Hi from Tasmania
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 11:16:19 AM »
Welcome to the forum, Simon.  It is  an addicitve hobby, good luck to you.




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Re: Hi from Tasmania
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 01:35:21 PM »
Welcome Simon. When you get them post pictures. I love pictures.


Good Luck,

Steve
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Re: Hi from Tasmania
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 04:25:06 PM »
Life is more fun with bees,  :-D

a life without bees is empty.  :-\

Hope you have hives bursting with bees and honey in the near future !

mvh edward  :-P

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Re: Hi from Tasmania
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2013, 09:21:06 PM »
Where is Tasmania??   :?

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Re: Hi from Tasmania
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2013, 02:57:34 AM »
Thanks for the greetings!  ..and Lone, Tasmania is just near Australia but south a bit, where's Queensland??  ;)
..hang on, I have a bull arab and he comes from Queensland, so you must be allright! :-D

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Re: Hi from Tasmania
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2013, 11:20:32 PM »
Welcome Simon!

Queensland is that bit near the top right with the wet and dry seasons reversed  :-D  I spent several years in Tassie and loved it. There is nothing quite like a warm log fire after slopping through a muddy paddock in the dead of winter. Unless you count tobogganing down the driveway during snow season!

My hubby joked to some gullible mainlanders about having to shoo the penguins off the lawn in summer ... and they took him seriously.
Jeanette

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Re: Hi from Tasmania
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 07:48:42 AM »
Onya Simon.

Best honey in the world comes from western Tasmania.