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We have moved from Tampa to Alachua County Florida. Moderators, please update my profile. Beekeepers, we will have an open house soon. There are wild turkeys, deer, and a whole bunch of critters that weren't in the city. The cottonmouths have got to go according to the wife. There were bears in Tampa so I am sure they are in the Santa Fe River forest. My property backs up to a tract that will never be developed. You can't see or hear a neighbor, except when they introduced themselves.
 

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I hope it's as good as it sounds. Just move the cottonmouths out and move a few kingsnakes in. Even they have a right to life.

To change location, click on "settings" in upper right corner. Then click on "profile". Change location to what you want it to read.
 

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Moving isn't fun. I hope it went with minimum difficulties. Enjoy your new location. :drinks:
 

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Sounds like a right kind of property:thumbsup: Permanent beekeeping educational center? :wink: Enjoy.
 

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Gary,
If the deer present a problem up there just let me know,I'll be happy to reserve a spot in my freezer for them.

Sorry to see you leave USF Botanical Gardens as master bee keeper,Sherri and I really enjoyed your teachings there,thanks very much for taking the time to teach us and others the art of beekeeping.
Hope everything goes well for you up at UF.



Go Gators!!!

 

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I am used to moving from 20 years in the Marine Corps. There are few states or countries I have not lived in for at least a few months. Would you believe I actually had a black snake join me in the truck. I look in the mirror and there is this thing crawling up the bed rail on the highway.
Cracker, we will have to make sure my wife is not home during deer season. She had the neighbors remove the two deer stands on our property. There are some great game trails across the back.
 

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The USF hives will be the last thing I bring up. The wife says no more dogs but she wants alpacas or something after I get it re-fenced. There are some breaks and the front is not fenced.
 

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well you have now moved from one of my original home grounds to another.

I hope you come to enjoy Alachua County as much as I did. There is some beautiful country (wild and otherwise) around Gainesville.

Are you now associated with the ROTC program at U of F?
 

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Good luck with your move. A couple more 100 miles and you'd joined me in Alabama.
 

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No time for ROTC. I had plenty of fun for 2 1/2 years at Parris Island.
I interviewed for the open Florida Apiary Inspection positions. I have plenty to do with this farm that has been neglected for several years.
 

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Good luck in your new home. :smile:

I must have missed the Molesworth negative.

Alachua's gain is the UK's loss. :sad:
 

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We would have really enjoyed the UK. I interviewed for 3 positions in the Florida Apiary Inspection division. FDACS DPI, Apiary is in Gainesville, FL. Jerry Hayes old job was one of them.
 

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Who said I ever was a Bucs fan? There might be a reason they had to replace the entire coaching staff. They were losers.
I was born and raised in Orlando. The Panthers team folded years ago.
 

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Where do they hide in "civiliized" territory?
 

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The bears hide on Main Street! If you have read the threads on fences, barbed wire fences, concertina wire, electric fences, guard towers, etc. You know bears will go over, under, through, and around everything. Jerry Latner, and 18 other beekeepers are registered in the county. There are several pallets of bees just West of 121 on 235, no fence, no lights, no guards, and still there.
 
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