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MEMBER BULLETIN BOARD => GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF => Topic started by: pegasusblack on June 07, 2021, 01:40:48 am

Title: New member from Ohio
Post by: pegasusblack on June 07, 2021, 01:40:48 am
Hi there. I'm a new member from Ohio.  Just got my bees 3 days ago.

I currently have a Warre hive set on 4 acres of rather populated clover and grass.  The areas surrounding me consist of thousands of acres of farmland and a few relatively distanced residential homes.  I have tons of trees,  bushes, and flowers around my property as well.  The hive is about 30 feet from a ditch that usually has a foot or more of water in it.  I hope they like it here and stick around a while. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210607/76e4818ad1856e643a313892cb660e20.jpg)
Title: Re: New member from Ohio
Post by: AustinB on June 07, 2021, 10:47:53 am
Welcome!
Title: Re: New member from Ohio
Post by: cao on June 07, 2021, 11:15:35 am
welcome  :happy:
Title: Re: New member from Ohio
Post by: The15thMember on June 07, 2021, 12:14:27 pm
Welcome, Pegasus!  :happy:  Not many of us here have Warres, but I think they are very interesting, and we'll certainly try to help you out or answer any and all questions you may have. 
Title: Re: New member from Ohio
Post by: Ben Framed on June 07, 2021, 12:17:45 pm
Yes welcome to beekeeping and welcome to beemaster!
Title: Re: New member from Ohio
Post by: CoolBees on June 07, 2021, 01:09:58 pm
That's a beautiful hive! Welcome to beemaster. ... and congratulations on figuring out how to post a picture here - not always easy for new members  :cool:
Title: Re: New member from Ohio
Post by: The15thMember on June 07, 2021, 04:57:01 pm
That's a beautiful hive! Welcome to beemaster. ... and congratulations on figuring out how to post a picture here - not always easy for new members  :cool:
Actually, Alan, when you first join you have to request moderators post a picture for you, as an anti-spam measure, so that trial is still to come.  :cheesy:
Title: Re: New member from Ohio
Post by: CoolBees on June 07, 2021, 05:21:38 pm
That's a beautiful hive! Welcome to beemaster. ... and congratulations on figuring out how to post a picture here - not always easy for new members  :cool:
Actually, Alan, when you first join you have to request moderators post a picture for you, as an anti-spam measure, so that trial is still to come.  :cheesy:

Hahahaha! I'd forgotten that one 15th! Thanks for reminding me. I was very impressed! grin: :grin: :grin:

Anyways Pegasus, I'm still impressed with your Warren Hive. (Grin). Beemaster is a great place. Welcome.
Title: Re: New member from Ohio
Post by: Bob Wilson on June 07, 2021, 10:01:32 pm
Greetings from Georgia. I also will be interested to see how your warre hive goes. Glad to have you here.
Title: Re: New member from Ohio
Post by: Ben Framed on June 07, 2021, 10:20:23 pm
That's a beautiful hive! Welcome to beemaster. ... and congratulations on figuring out how to post a picture here - not always easy for new members  :cool:
Actually, Alan, when you first join you have to request moderators post a picture for you, as an anti-spam measure, so that trial is still to come.  :cheesy:

Hahahaha! I'd forgotten that one 15th! Thanks for reminding me. I was very impressed! grin: :grin: :grin:

Anyways Pegasus, I'm still impressed with your Warren Hive. (Grin). Beemaster is a great place. Welcome.

Alan is doing better than me! I use to post pictures but I apparently did something wrong and have got the resize setting off. I can no longer do it lol. I have talked to our good friend The15Member asking for advice. Even she could not help me... Not her fault but my lack of savy with computers... :oops: embarrassing but true, I am confessing one of my weakness! Computers!!! lol  :shocked: :cheesy:
Title: Re: New member from Ohio
Post by: BeeMaster2 on June 08, 2021, 11:51:35 pm
Pegasus,
Welcome to Beemaster.
Jim Altmiller
Title: Re: New member from Ohio
Post by: pegasusblack on August 06, 2021, 12:12:43 pm
Hopefully this helps- but this is how I generally post photos in forums.  A lot of the rules are strict as far as image sizes and formats go-so I throw whatever I need to an Imgur and link to the album.

You get full-size photos and the forum page loads much faster for everyone.  Also, the forum hosting doesn't have to foot the resource requirements to store them all.

https://imgur.com/upload

Its easy-no need for a log-in, either.

Upload to an album (drag and drop).
Click "Share" to get the link.
Dump link in post.
See photo.

[ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

If that's against the forum rules, please reconsider.




I also use a free program call IrfanView.
https://www.irfanview.com/

Resizing to hit file size constraints is easy
You can open a picture, choose "Save As", adjust the constraints in the popup and save.
Voila.





Title: Re: New member from Ohio
Post by: pegasusblack on August 06, 2021, 12:25:53 pm
That's a beautiful hive! Welcome to beemaster. ... and congratulations on figuring out how to post a picture here - not always easy for new members  :cool:

Thanks!   My father-in-law made it for me!  He gave me two hives in total!  Its very nice quality and very natural.   I can't wait to grow my apiary.     
Title: Re: New member from Ohio
Post by: Ben Framed on August 06, 2021, 12:27:52 pm
Thanks pegausblack for your input concerning posting photos. I have been a moderator here for only a short time. I am still in the learning process. If this against the rules, one of the other moderators or administrators will let us know. Thank you for posting this. Again Welcome to beemaster..  I hope you are enjoying, and will continue to enjoy this forum..

Sincerely,

Phillip
Title: Re: New member from Ohio
Post by: pegasusblack on August 06, 2021, 12:55:48 pm
My father-in-law says that in all the years keeping tons and tons of hives for his huge blueberry farm, he found the Warre top-bar to be easiest and most natural for the bees.

I definitely understand the benefits of either configuration. That said, I highly respect his input and started with his recommendation.

I plan to make a few Langstroth hives and even try a horizontal hive when the price of wood stops being crazy-and make my own decision. There are definitely a lot more accommodating and standardized solutions for the Langstroth hives available and that's a huge sway so far.