My Bit to Raising Awareness: A Thank You to Beekeepers

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by jboehm, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. jboehm

    jboehm New Member

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    Hi,

    My local newspaper is holding a contest and giving away family packs of tickets to our county fair. *To enter we were asked our 3 favorite things to do, with our family, at the fair. *My number one favorite thing to do with the family was "Hang out with the beekeeper at sunset." *I didn't pre-plan this, with this post in mind. *It really is our favorite thing to do.

    At sunset, we are all a little tired from a long full day and the beekeepers building is a quiet place on the west side of the fair grounds. *Its amazing to watch the bees huddle towards the setting sun. *The beekeeper is always really nice and answers our kids questions. *Its a great place and time to be.

    So, here is were you can help. *If you appreciate the shout out and the sentiment. *Please follow this link, use the FIND feature and search for 'beekeeper' and give me your vote. {UPDATE: Someone actually copied my responses. Very odd, mine is the first 'beekeeper' in the list next to my name, which is Jon.-- Thanks}

    http://www2.columbian.com/faircontest/
    Ends 7/31

    Thank you, thank you!!!
    From me and the family
     
  2. barry42001

    barry42001 New Member

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  3. jboehm

    jboehm New Member

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    Thank you, thanks you!!! I appreciate the community's support
     
  4. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Got'er done.
     
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    I brought it up to 290! Your smokin' hot!
     
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  8. Murrell

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    I made it #305

    Have a Great Day at the Fair !!
     
  9. jboehm

    jboehm New Member

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    You, good people, are awesome. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
     
  10. tecumseh

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    a bit tardy in reporting... I think I got number 289 or so.
     
  11. gunsmith

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    Done. I'm 373. Hope you win and have a great time. While you're "hanging out with the beekeeper at sunset"-ask him how you can get started as a beekeeper. It's fun and rewarding.
     
  12. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Now you're 387. It's in your pocket.
    Have a great time at the fair and while you're there,tell the beekeeper that the men/women of the craft stick together. :yahoo:
     
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  14. jboehm

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    UPDATE: Thank you all so very very much. I made a big jump overnight and I have beekeepers to thank for it!!! For my part I want to run in a clean and fun contest. Please make sure every vote is legal. I contacted the newspaper earlier in the week when things looked a bit wonky. They said "We have safeguards in place now. If someone's cheating, we'll know, and we'll be able to disqualify them."

    Thank you beekeepers for doing all you do!!!
     
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    Mine made it 633, I think you're gonna landslide this one with no problem :lol:
     
  16. jboehm

    jboehm New Member

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is basically a shameless bump. 1 hr to go before the contests closes at midnight pacific time and I'm just 50 points behind. If there are any more beekeepingforums votes out there willing to participate I'd appreciate a swarm. :) (bee joke, this is fun) Legal votes only please. I don't want to get disqualified.
     
  17. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    I can't believe it--how could anyone get more than you? :beg:
     
  18. jboehm

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    This may raise your spirits. (see attached) No word from newspaper yet. I sent them a happy thank you note this morning with the screen shot @12:11AM that showed a dead tie, also asking if I got STACY HARRIS 77 plagiarism votes :) Its odd that the website is still accepting votes. Not sure whats going on yet. Will let you all know when I hear. I have a feeling they are scratching their heads too. This has been a blast, thank you all!!!!
     

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  19. Murrell

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    Win or Lose I have one thing to say;

    I am impressed by the manners you have shown on the bee boards.

    Murrell
     
  20. tecumseh

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    ain't that kind of like kissin' you cousin... not that I would ever do such a thing.