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Hello to all fellow beekeepers. I'm new to the forum and have been out of BKing for a long while. I last kept bees in 1986 when one had to learn everything-bee from books and friends. Thank goodness for the internet & information age; that's no longer the case.
 

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Re: Hello from the NC coats

Welcome twin.I'm with you on internet vs books and don't forget youtube.
 

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Welcome aboard twinclw: :hi:
Internet and youtube work great, and joining a friendly forum works wonders too :mrgreen:
There have been a few changes since you last had bees but there are plenty of folks here that have kept bees an awful long time. Questions are usually answered in a timely fashion here as well, it's helped me out of a jamb or two.
 

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a big HOWDY from Texas :hi:

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I last kept bees in 1986

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prior to my current tour of duty with the girls, 1986 was about the time I killed off my last set of bees and stacked some old equipment. That departure was more about the arrival of africanized bees to this area than anything else.

some basic things haven't changed. there does seem to be a lot more choice in how one wants to keep bees. learning about the introduced pathogens and pest to the honeybees since 1986 is the real challenge... or at least has been for me. personally I enjoy a challenge.
 

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I would like to add my welcome to all the others.

You have found a very friendly and knowledgeable place to hang out.

Don't forget to check out the mini-chat.
 

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welcome twinclw, it's a nice crowd here.
lot's of good beekeepers to answer questions you may have. :wave:
 

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Thank you all! Yes, the forum seems quite the neighborhood to live in. I became familiar with the forum reading and commenting on my daughter's posts. (bwwertz) She convinced me to keep again after 25 years away from HRH and the girls. (We each have a single hive.)

Thank goodness for the forum, she peppered me with questions I had forgotten - or didn't know - the answers to. I read some posts from PerryBee, Iddee, gunsmith, riverrat, et. al., and am quite sure each of them has forgotten more than I ever knew.

Once again, thank you all. I'm looking forward to it.
 

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Welcome! Sorry for the delayed welcome. I have been in Jamaica teaching queen rearing and general beekeeping.
 
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