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Just joined from Mount Vernon, WA
« on: January 20, 2014, 01:04:56 PM »
Hi, My name is Brad Raspet and I have 24 honey bee colonies sprinkled around Skagit County in the Northwest part of Washington State. We are half-way between Seattle, WA & Vancouver, Canada. I'm just starting my 4th year as a beekeeper, and having fun! :^)

I'm currently secretary of our local beekeepers club - Skagit Valley Beekeepers Association. I'm interested in sharing ideas and current practice in regards to keeping our bees healthy and happy...
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Re: Just joined from Mount Vernon, WA
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014, 05:37:02 PM »
Hello Brad and welcome to the forum. There are wonderful people here that love to share information. Again, welcome.......David

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Re: Just joined from Mount Vernon, WA
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014, 07:55:57 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Brad.  Glad you found Beemasters.  Good luck to you and your bees.




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Re: Just joined from Mount Vernon, WA
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2014, 10:57:18 PM »
Welcome Brad.  I'm south of you down in Lewis County.  Lots of great folks in here, and tons of information.

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Re: Just joined from Mount Vernon, WA
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014, 09:18:59 AM »
Howdy Brad, pleased you found us.

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Re: Just joined from Mount Vernon, WA
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2014, 01:18:41 PM »
Brad do you get pollen off those jillion tulips/dafodils et cetera?  Your soil amazes me.  Does anyone ever get stuck in those fields?  I saw them driving in standing water. 

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Re: Just joined from Mount Vernon, WA
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2014, 01:31:06 PM »
No, tulips bloom in April... bees are bring in maple tree & dandelion pollen about then. I suppose people get stuck in the mud upon occasion but I've only been stuck once and I've moved most of my hives out of ag-land, seem to do better in the foothills. :^)
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