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Offline buzzbee

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Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
« Reply #740 on: January 27, 2015, 07:57:59 AM »
Strictly user preference on using a nickname or your own name. :smile:

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Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
« Reply #741 on: January 27, 2015, 08:12:58 AM »
> I just gave you my name.

Me too.
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Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
« Reply #742 on: January 27, 2015, 09:22:04 PM »
TnJBees - Teanessa (me) n Joe (hubby), and obviously- Bees!
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Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
« Reply #743 on: January 30, 2015, 03:40:33 PM »
Well when I was a teenage I worked in a state park and the park ranges thought I looked shiftless. So they nicknamed me shiftless. In the military it was shortened to shifty, then to shift, not finally it is just plain ole shif.  Soon I guess it will be what my wife is always saying to me. shhhhhhhhhhh!
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Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
« Reply #744 on: January 31, 2015, 07:25:39 AM »
Well when I was a teenage I worked in a state park and the park ranges thought I looked shiftless. So they nicknamed me shiftless. In the military it was shortened to shifty, then to shift, not finally it is just plain ole shif.  Soon I guess it will be what my wife is always saying to me. shhhhhhhhhhh!
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Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
« Reply #745 on: January 31, 2015, 10:19:15 PM »
I've got four kids, one is more quiet and reticent than the other three. When I see my screenname, it reminds me I'm Maggie's Dad, too, and she's just as deserving of attention as the squeaky wheels.

Maggie got us started with chickens four years ago, since then we've raised pigs up for slaughter three years running, looks like '15 will be the Year of the Bees.

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Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
« Reply #746 on: March 13, 2015, 12:34:52 AM »
My neighbor is a vet and one day asked me if I wanted an injured crow that someone had shot. Silly me I said "yes". This began a five year corvid care experience that I will never forget. Turned out he was a she. Healed with time and was courted by a male crow. One day she flew off with him.
Crows and Ravens are some of my favorite birds.

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Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
« Reply #747 on: March 13, 2015, 12:04:12 PM »
My neighbor is a vet and one day asked me if I wanted an injured crow that someone had shot. Silly me I said "yes". This began a five year corvid care experience that I will never forget. Turned out he was a she. Healed with time and was courted by a male crow. One day she flew off with him.
Crows and Ravens are some of my favorite birds.

Ravenwing

I suspect your next handle will be Grandpa Crow. 😃
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Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
« Reply #748 on: March 14, 2015, 10:03:04 AM »
First name Rich last initial H..... richh is usually taken so I arbitrarily chose 1224..... I stuck so now I use it for most everything,

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Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
« Reply #749 on: March 14, 2015, 07:28:03 PM »
I was a Captain on Towboats for 35 years.
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Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
« Reply #750 on: March 23, 2015, 05:09:01 PM »
For me I just used my real name. I thought of using a username but I just love beekeeping so I used my name.
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Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
« Reply #751 on: March 25, 2015, 09:25:24 AM »
Well, my first name is Stan. That's what most people call me except my wife. I prefer that no one else calls me Pumpkin Head. This was my first attempt at wintering over bees here in northeast Ohio. My equipment held up great but my bees all died. I learned from that mistake. I had left feeders inside the hive thinking that on warm days the bees would move it down to the frames where they were. It created more moisture in the hive than the ventilation could handle and probably froze and created an air conditioner effect. On top of that, it was a record cold winter here and we didn't have any warm days, no January thaw either.
  I joined the Portage county beekeepers assoc. in Nov and ordered 2 packages of bees. One package absconded about a month later. I got 2 nucs in June and continued donating swarms to the neighborhood the rest of the summer. I consider myself a woodworker and so decided to build all the equipment except the frames. It's hard to build and paint them in your spare time before the bees needed them and I also was wrong about how full they have to be before you need to add a box to keep them from going into swarm mode. I work 12 hours a day at my job but only 3 or 4 days a week normally. That gives me 3 or 4 days a week off when I don't have to cover vacation. When it rains the 3 days I'm off it creates a situation where I can't get in the hives for 10 days at a time. I have more equipment built now and a retired beekeeper donated me some equipment. Better luck this year. I'm not ready to give up yet.
  You do all the research you can, read books, go to beginners classes, go to meetings, watch youtube videos and still when you open a hive it's overwhelming trying to remember what to look for, what are you seeing, and what to do about it.
  I have 3 packages coming from California late April and 2 more coming from North Carolina the 1st of May. I guess I should go back to the shop and start cleaning and painting.  I would also like to say that any advice anyone has for a novice would bee appreciated. Thanks Stan Losh, The Pair of Hearts, Mogadore Ohio 44260

 

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