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Offline kensfarm

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Hello from Thurmont, Maryland
« on: June 16, 2006, 11:46:40 AM »
Hello from Thurmont, Maryland..  I live on a farm in the valley of the Catoctin Mountains..  it's not too far from the President's retreat.. Camp David.  I see the President's helicoptors flying by all the time..  I wave.. but they've never stopped by to say hi.  

I def. a newbie to beekeeping..  started w/ 2 5-frame nucs in the beginning of May bought locally from Kirsten & Micheal Traynor.  The queens are Minnesota Hygienic.  I'm using Med. Supers for the entire hives..  IPM bottom boards's & ventilated inner covers.  

Just bought more equipment for 2 more hives.. have talked w/ a very local beekeeper about buying 2 more nucs.  My original nuc suppliers have left for Germany to study Apairy methods there for a year.

The bees are doing great..  I'm adding my 4th Med. Super to the hives this weekend.  I've enjoyed reading all the posts.. and have tried some of the suggestions/advice on bearding already.  My bearding was a combo of ventilation and overcrowding.. these ladies are working fast..  the locust tree's were in bloom for almost 2 weeks.  Mmmm.. just love that smell.

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Hello from Thurmont, Maryland
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2006, 02:11:01 PM »
Hello and welcome!

How very rude of the Secret Service never to wave back.
People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.
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Hello from Thurmont, Maryland
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2006, 12:52:28 AM »
Welcome to the show  :D
Beekeeping and hunting.... Is there anything else?
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Hello from Thurmont, Maryland
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2006, 07:33:16 PM »
Sounds like you suffer from a rapid learning curve.  Welcome and visit often as even us old time beekeepers learn new things here from time to time.
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Hello from Thurmont, Maryland
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2006, 08:07:20 PM »
>Kirsten & Micheal Traynor

If you see them, tell them I said hi. :)
Michael Bush
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Hello from Thurmont, Maryland
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2006, 01:11:48 PM »
Greetings from down the road in Dickerson.

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Hello from Thurmont, Maryland
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2006, 02:04:28 PM »
Thank you for the warm welcomes..  I've been reading a lot.. doing my best to digest all the information.  Some things you just have to experience first hand.. like the weight of a full Med. Super!  I'm use to farm work.. 50lb & 100lb feed bags.. but I think a full hive body would do a number on my back.  Thanks again..  I'm looking forward to reading all the stories & info. everyone shares.

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Hello from Thurmont, Maryland
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2006, 10:49:39 PM »
http://www.bushfarms.com/beeslazy.htm

Here's how to not work so hard.

http://www.bushfarms.com/beeseightframemedium.htm

Here's how to convert what you already have to lighter equipment.

I'm really enjoying my eight frame mediums.
Michael Bush
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Hello from Thurmont, Maryland
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2006, 11:32:22 AM »
Thanks Michael.. I've have already visited and read a lot of your website..  Thankyou!  Ken D.

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Re: Hello from Thurmont, Maryland
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2006, 03:36:09 PM »
hey kensfarm from pa. try the ventrilo chat sometime!
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Re: Hello from Thurmont, Maryland
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2006, 12:56:13 PM »
I'll have to give it a try..  my evening farm work use to take most of my time..  now I do all my water/animal checks and I'm back in the house by 7:30.  Thankyou!

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Re: Hello from Thurmont, Maryland
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2007, 07:55:33 PM »
Hello from Dillsburg, PA - not too far up Rt. 15 from you.  I'm also new to beekeeping, with one hive and one summer under my belt.  I'm going to add two hives next year, both 8 framers using medium supers.  That advice from Michael Bush of Bush Bees was great.  I love his website with info. for "lazy beekeepers". 
Enjoy the mild weather while it lasts.
Alice

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Re: Hello from Thurmont, Maryland
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2007, 08:59:09 PM »
My son and I are new to the beekeeping this past year and the hives have good stores so afr so we are hoping for a good season this year ,nature permitting!
Welcome aboard an excting and informative forum.

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Re: Hello from Thurmont, Maryland
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2007, 10:44:22 PM »
Good luck with your Beekeeping plenty of good people and good help here
kirko
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Re: Hello from Thurmont, Maryland
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2007, 04:48:21 AM »
Gday mate!

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Re: Hello from Thurmont, Maryland
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2007, 09:35:47 AM »
Hello and good luck
kirko
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