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Offline FijiBeek

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Hello from Fiji
« on: September 19, 2016, 08:58:15 PM »
By way of introduction, my name is John Caldeira and I have been working with honey bees for more than 35 years now.  Raised in New York, I was exposed to honey bees while working on an apple farm.  I bought my own hives in Texas after finishing university around 1980. 

Served as a Peace Corps volunteer developing beekeeping in Fiji 1985-1987, returned to the U.S. for my business career but always kept bees on a hobby level.  Worked numerous USAID beekeeping and agri-business development projects in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and the Caribbean over the years.  Semi-retired to a farm in Fiji in 2008 where I remain today.

I am a fruit farmer (citrus, mango and avocado, mostly), enjoy fishing and developing beekeeping in Fiji.

John Caldeira, President
Fiji Beekeepers Association
PO Box 224, Rakiraki, Ra
Fiji
+679-907-1247
john@outdoorplace.org

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Re: Hello from Fiji
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2016, 10:20:46 PM »
welcome and hope to benifit from your knowledge.


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Re: Hello from Fiji
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 11:29:55 PM »
Welcome to Beemaster.
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Re: Hello from Fiji
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 04:27:51 PM »
Welcome
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Re: Hello from Fiji
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 10:05:56 PM »
Welcome.  :happy:

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Re: Hello from Fiji
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2016, 10:00:35 AM »
Welcome. Glad to have such a knowledge person join us. I bet yall have some unique honey in Fiji

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Re: Hello from Fiji
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2016, 08:02:09 PM »
Quote from: bwallace23350 link=topic =49167.msg427900#msg427900 date=1474549235
Welcome. Glad to have such a knowledge person join us. I bet yall have some unique honey in Fiji

My wife loves the fiji water. but it dont like her. :shocked:

what type flowers and trees do they feed on and what the flavor like?

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Re: Hello from Fiji
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2016, 08:14:50 PM »
John,
You don,t like her or it? 😄
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Re: Hello from Fiji
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2016, 08:18:06 PM »
she said it goes right thru her. me i think its water like a great atiesan well i had on my last homestead. just can't justify the high price of it.