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i just wanted to say hi & i am glad i found this forum.

i have not been around any bee hives in 25+ years.my Grandfather used to keep bees and he used to let me tag along.i have been thinking about getting some bees for a few years and i finally quit "procrastinating" about it and i now have packages ordered.

i do think 'Pa would have told me i was crazy if i told him i plan to use all mediums :lol:

T.J.
 

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Welcome TJ :hi:
Glad you joined us :thumbsup:
 

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welcome aboard TJ
 

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Welcome TJ, I am just started this year myself with a package of bees this April. You will find a lot of good stuff about bees here, I have so for and my feeling I will proably kill them before it is over with.

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a big Howdy from Texas. set down and set a spell and let's talk.

as one gets a bit older the wisdom in ALL those mediums becomes more and more apparent.
 

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Welcome TJ
Personally, I think your 'Pa would be proud you are carrying on with bees no matter how you choose to do it. Congratulations on taking the plunge. :thumbsup:
You will not find a friendlier place to "set a spell" like tec says, read and ask, and contribute when you can. :mrgreen:
 

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It looks like you got stung when you were young and only now are starting to swell.
Well that's great news.
Welcome to the forum.
 

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thanks for the warm welcome. :thumbsup: i appreciate it.

i know i have alot to learn but,i look forward to this new adventure.

thanks again,
T.J.
 

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TJ, I've been in bees for 35 plus years. I'll repeat what you said. "I have a lot to learn". So don't get in a hurry to learn it all, cause you won't. :D

PS. Welcome. I hope you like it here.
 

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Welcome aboard from a neighbor, well sort of. I live in Lawrence county and started beekeeping last April. Like you following the example of my grandfather. This site has been a lot of help to me and will be to you also.
 

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again, thanks to everyone for the welcome.i appreciate it. i do have to agree with the previous posts - this is a great forum. with some of the "characters" here this place is starting to feel like home :rotfl:

also i wanted to add - last night i found my Grandfathers 1945 edition of the ABC and XYZ of Bee culture book.i have been looking for it for months.

thanks again,
T.J.
 

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My copy is the 34th edition (1972). I wonder how many times I've gone through it--and still learn new things from it (age takes its toll on memory and requires a bit of assistance). :thumbsup:
 

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oddly enough ef and I appear to be reading from the same edition of abc/xyz <prior to the internet the best reference a new beekeeper could possible pocess...imnsho.

I don't know why but some of the older abc/xyz with their very dated style of writing has some appeal to folks like myself.
 
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