Took my first class...and it was first class

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by Nenno from Ork, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Nenno from Ork

    Nenno from Ork New Member

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    Had my first beginners beekeeping class at Candlestick park in San Francisco last Sunday.

    My first chance to don the suit and hold frames of honey and bees.

    You may all have done this a thousand times before but to me it was an amazing experience.
    Thousands of little insects busy like, well, bees. No blood thirsty swarm, just a buch of chill little ladies going about their business.

    Our instructor gave a great beginners class and is setting up to run some more advanced classes. I will have to check those out.

    Now I just need to find somebody local who could use a little slave labor so i can get some experience before attempting my own hives.
     
  2. bamabww

    bamabww Active Member

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    A word of warning; beekeeping gets in your blood and billfold :grin:. Good luck.
     

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    Papakeith New Member

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    Truer words. . . :D
     
  4. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Forum member Chatlieb is in S.F. Maybe you could send him a PM and see if he would like some company while playing in the boxes.
     
  5. Nenno from Ork

    Nenno from Ork New Member

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    That sounds like a good idea. Thanks!
     
  6. Nenno from Ork

    Nenno from Ork New Member

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    Chatlieb may no longer be active. I could not send them a PM. :sad:
     
  7. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    I sent him a link to this thread. Maybe he will reply. He was on here the 17th of July. He is still active quite often.
     
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    blueblood New Member

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    Sounds like a great class...it appears to be an never ending process of learning, which for me is the allure, and if I haven't said hello before, nice to see you here, I like the forum handle you chose...
     
  9. CharlieB

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    I'm here! Thanks Iddee for the PM. I just got back from Guatemala last night on a two week excursion. Neeno, I have more folks than I can handle right now for mentoring but if you'd like to come to one of our meetings you are sure to find someone. We meet the second Wednesday night of the month. www.sfbee.org for more info. Hope to see you there.
     
  10. tecumseh

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    a snip..
    You may all have done this a thousand times before but to me it was an amazing experience.
    Thousands of little insects busy like, well, bees. No blood thirsty swarm, just a buch of chill little ladies going about their business.

    tecumseh:
    to paraphrase a fairly young fellow during my own live bee demo at our own bee school this spring..... with frame of bees in hand and a large grin on his fact that just made you know he was throughly enjoying himself he said.... 'so scary, but so cool'.