Greetings From The Frozen North

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Michael Palmer, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Michael Palmer

    Michael Palmer New Member

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    Thought I'd drop in and check out the site. Lots of familiar names here.

    I founded French Hill Apiaries in 1974. I'm located in northwest Vermont, and have apiaries on both sides...VT and NY..of the northern Champlain valley. This valley is a special place. Wonderful honey flows, and great nutrition for raising nucs and queens. This winter, my 34 apiaries contain 760 production colonies, 450 nucleus colonies wintering in double nuc boxes, and 250 mating nucs.

    I'm a firm believer in beekeeping education. As past president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, I helped change the group from a good ole boy bunch talking about the most gruesome way to kill bears and skunks...with maybe 30 attendees at a meeting...to an educational association with a workshop series, mentor program, a statewide network of local clubs, and now a queen rearing program. We outgrew our forever winter meeting location last January with some 130 attending. I hope to be of some help here.

    Beekeeping success is spelled education.
    Mike
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Glad to see you here. One more "familiar" name to add to the list. Welcome, and thanks for coming.
     

  3. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    Hello Mike.

    Nice to see you on this forum. I look forward to great discussions.
     
  4. Mama Beek

    Mama Beek New Member

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    Hi there! Great to have you here. I really look forward to reading your posts and learning all I can. My kids and I have only had bees for the last few seasons and still have MUCH to learn.
     
  5. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    snip..
    Beekeeping success is spelled education.

    tecumseh:
    and all men to that...

    look forward to readin' your post...
     
  6. sqkcrk

    sqkcrk New Member

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    Welcome aboard Mike. I trust you will find this a welcoming site.
     
  7. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    Welcome to the forum. I think you'll enjoy your stay.

    Walt
     
  8. Michael Palmer

    Michael Palmer New Member

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    You and I both, Mama. So much to learn...so little time!
     
  9. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    It would help if you guys would quit forgetting what you previously learned..... :lol: Old beekeepers of course always have more to learn....they forget from day to day..... :roll:
     
  10. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Hello Michael and welcome to the forum, glad to have you aboard!! It is great to have another beek with you experience here.

    G3
     
  11. XLB

    XLB New Member

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    welcome to the board! I truly look forward to reading your posts and learning from ya. :wave: