First... Thanks to PdMattox and Austin, I am really honored to take this opportunity to restart my beeyard knowing all the hard work and outstanding growth that Dallas (AKA PDMattox) and Austin have put into their beeyard. Hope I'm not giving this away but they are nearing their 1 year anniversary in beekeeping and they are already a flourishing new commercial entrepenership - BRAVO and KUDOS!
I'm really excited to receive their package, especially with young Austins OWN raised SUPER EGG MACHINE of a QUEEN - wow!!!! Just look at Austin in the photos above - there is a beekeeper, 9 years old and responcible for his own bees, that makes a lot of people proud to see, our hobby and the fate of honeybees may just be dependant on this next generation (generation "Y" I hear them called - young folk who NEVER knew the world without the Internet, Cell Phones, email and instant messaging) Austin sure is making his generation proud, tending to nature and making a difference!
I'll be video-capturing the whole install process - going to do the VERY BEST editing and narrating job I can and have it available for all to see. I know years from now, when Austin looks back, he'll remember this and when we meet over this Summer we'll have lots to talk about too :)TED
I'll be shipped out the other package Monday morning if all goes as planned - weather is good everywhere, so I don't see a problem, so Wednesday I should have NOT just ONE but TWO packages - man am I back in the saddle - I was kinda feeling like a Keebler Elf with out a cookie factory - lol. Now I'll have two hives to compare and grow. That is ALWAYS the best way to START or RESTART a yard. Thanks Ted for the lead :)
Again, Dallas and Austin - I'm proud to be the first recipient from the future bee supplier of Northern hemisphere: I don't doubt for a second you are both headed for greatness in the bee world. I don't know of anyone more passionate and hardworking in the beeyard, you are really accomplishing miracles without pushing the envelope beyond what your hives can sustain - that in itself shows great conscious efforts on your part - again BRAVO!
_______________ VENTRILO VOICE CHAT for you NEW MEMBERS _________________
I'm going to make a new appeal - we have had UNREAL growth in the forum these last few months, beekeeping is a hot topic these days and THIS MONTH alone we exceeded 112 new members, and new record posts and topics BUT we haven't had any NEW MEMBERS in Ventrilo Chat - ugh. Somehow I'm missing out on spreading the word and I'll be posting in the CALENDAR that is up coming week will be NEW MEMBER VOICE CHAT WEEK, a time when we can hopefully introduce new or seasoned members to this near magical way we communicate nightly around the globe seemlessly and easily with nothing more than a cheap mic and speakers or headsets. The technology is VOICE OVER IP - the same type of communication your cable or dsl service offers you in those cable, phone and internet deals EXCEPT of course it is free, it is easy to setup and it uses very little resources from your computer.
We average anywhere from 5 to 8 people online in voice chat every evening and often play great online multiplayer war and golf games while chatting away - you just install the easy software, adjust the mic and pic a key for push to talk and you are on the air live with members from the forum. Honestly, it is an extension of the forum that you are really missing out on - a feature that has brought great friendship to many members.
For those reading this who are new - a link on setting up our VOICE CHAT will follow. The many members who currently meet in voice chat nearly every evening "are far from just members" they are family. It is a warm, fun and friendly place to talk about bees, play online games and just chat with friends from around this wonderful planet in QUALITY AUDIO - I promise, you are seriously missing out on a wonderful way to expand your forum experience, your knowledge on beekeeping and learning in an instantaneous environment facts about places you only dream about.
The growth of the forum is awesome, there is no other way to put it. We are proud to offer it and keeping it safe and friendly for your entire family is our goal. Parents are always worried (and rightfully so) about where their kids are on the net: in our voice chat, they are supervised and communicate in a fun and friendly enviroment. It is really great to hear the kids of the forum in voice chat, both being kids and being young beekeepers - the interaction with young folks like Austin, Katelyn, Samantha and Josh gives us old fogies a real promise that we have a generation of smart and well spoken young folks that make all their parents proud. Hopefully, you too have kids who are in need of a safe place to interact with others their own age, why not give it a try for you and for them.
Best wishes all - To all you voice chatters, it makes for a wonderful day to spend time laughing, learning and playing games with you all :)
VENTRILO VOICE and TEXT CHAT - http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=5880.0