Just got home, 4 hours later than expected due to another OOC plane and also backed up weather - walked in at 11:05, estimated was 7:30pm tops.
Good flights all the way back, just lots of layovers.
I believed I wrote a post last night on Bud's PC (the P stands for Prehistoric - heehee)
and not sure if got uploaded. But I'm off until Sunday when all my hard work and being the best man for the job (I humbly state) I get to finally enjoy my first "Cold Iron Summer" in theory,you are on a one-man shift, still rotating, but no Summer Maintenance until I rotate 4 days a month into maintenance days - that's how it works. But the best part is on 4-12 and 12-8 it's piece and quiet for my first time in 25+ years there.
So, get the most bucks, do the least work - I almost sound like management - lol.
But as likely can tell, I'm not getting into Bud6 until after I wake tomorrow. I'm creating right now in Coffee HOUSE called ""BUD6 THOUGHTS, VIDEOS and PICS - So eventually we'll sticky it there, but let it float for a while we everyone will better see it - I doubt few people look at the stickied posts everyday to see if a new one is there - so we'll let it float.
But PLEASE EVERYONE - let's get EVERYTHING from Bud6 in that topic, so FBers, Youtubers, Forumites (didn't know we had mites :P - all have a one place to find it all.
Ken has been gathering stuff,I uploaded a bunch to Youtube and I'll get the post started - KEN, just got home, we'll work together on getting it everywhere - I hope if all the links are good, no particular social network will fight us.
To everyone, my videos for not are raw and maybe a beekeeper getting stung the tenth time in the face won't be yelling "happy birth" so expect it to sound like groups of beekeepers beekeeping.
Last thought - Several people went out of their way to make the gathering extra special for me - a very kind gesture which I again thank them so much for doing.
To those who cooked and brought food, I drool at the cakes, muffins, and other great homemade baked goods. Then the cooker on site Schawee's alligator picante' I believe was outstanding - full flavored gator meat slow cooked in a delicious full-favored broth that made a round 2 on a following meal just for sopping bread!!!
And one last thank you for someone who likely won't see this - Chef Bernie -it's Bud's fishing Buddy and he is a we'll ventured chef in many restaurants, every where. He cooked several times and was an incredible one-man-cooking-show: Liz (JP's wife) and I asked to soo chef for him, prep up what he'd need. We were politely banned from the kitchen - lol. and 30 minutes later Chef Bernie had 12 pounds of chicken marinating and a wicked pasta salad, Liz and I would still be chopping onions.
Many more names to say thanks for coming and I really can't see how anyone had anything else but! Each night had good food and even entertainment, and every day had enough beekeeping with hands on by everyone interested. I thing what several members and newbees learned was the pace that is kept in a beeyard when tearing it all down to make all viable colonies, inspections, swarm capturing ( I heard 28 swarms caught and colonized) work, learning, jump in the deep end of the pool and relax in the evenings - some very late evenings.
More coming - PLEASE POST about what all happened in the ALL BUD6 THOUGHTS, VIDEOS and PICS