50 Years

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  1. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    It just came to my mind that almost exactly 50 years ago I received my first two small packages of bees from Walter Kelley.

    I had spent the prior winter months reading everything I could get my hand on about bees and assembling my first boxes and frames.

    I have gone a far piece down the road with 'the girls' since then...
    :Dancing: :Dancing: :Dancing:
     
  2. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    A good road for you, I hope!
    It is interesting to think about the changes in 50 years. In your opinion, is is better or worse? Or a bit of both?
     

  3. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Congratulations tec., We've talked about it before, that you might have helped fill my order from Sears & Roebuck co. when i ordered my first two packages of Midnight bees in 1964 (don't remember the month) We have seen many changes in beekeeping from those days to now :shock: . It was fun and simple before the 1990's, but as usual man has made it a challenge. :roll: Jack
     
  4. Zulu

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    Wow I bet that has been a journey.

    Congrats an a very big milestone
     
  5. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    I too would like to offer my congratulations on 50 years well spent, and to thank you as well for sharing much of the information you have obtained during that time with those of us with less experience. It makes our lives easier when people share! :drinks:
     
  6. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    What Perry said. :p
     
  7. riverrat

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    congrats tec. on 50 years of putting up with the girls. We more especially enjoy and welcome you sharing your years of knowlege here on the forum
     
  8. crackerbee

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    Wow!!!!!!! :eek: 50 years....no wonder you have such a vast knowledge of beekeeping...congrats Tec...and thanks for times you've helped me out. :mrgreen:
     
  9. rast

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    WOW!!! You got your first bees when you were only 5 years old!
    Congrats Tec :thumbsup: .
     
  10. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    5 years old?? Heck, he was 55 when he got his first. He celebrated his second 00 year 11 years ago. :eek: :eek:

    Congrats, old man, I hope you keep them another 50.
     
  11. G3farms

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    Good going tec and congratulations on the 50 year mile mark. A vast amount of knowledge gained and glad you are willing to share it with others. :thumbsup:
     
  12. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    thanks for everyone positive response.

    Now who is responsible for sending out the 'gold watches'???? :roll:

    Hobie writes:
    In your opinion, is is better or worse? Or a bit of both?

    tecumseh:
    I have come to believe that in regards to the bees there is no better or worse but you simply learn to accept the good with the bad. There is no win-win.... everything positive has it's own negative aspect and everything negative has it's own positive effect.

    and to somewhat answer Rast question... I began rearing bees at the age of 11 on the western boundary of the Washington Plantation (<to which I have some fairly vague genetic roots).
     
  13. rast

    rast New Member

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    Charles is. :D
     
  14. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    :rolling: :rolling:
     
  15. bamabww

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    Congrats. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
     
  16. riverrat

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    ole charles is to handing out gold watches as my kids are to work they seem to disapear about the time it is needed.
     
  17. crackerbee

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    Here's your watch Tec :rolling:
     
  18. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    It's probably better than the one he has. :mrgreen: How did you get tec's pitcher in there. :lol: Jack
     
  19. Mama Beek

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    what an awesome milestone Tec! Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us :thumbsup:
     
  20. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    looks like a honey stealin' bear??? so perhaps there is some resemblance.