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Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: beemaster on June 02, 2004, 06:54:36 am
I was just looking at who was online with me at 4:30am est and it hit me that some member names are pretty obious, but others are interesting cryptic or just carry-overs from preferred chatroom names (I imagine) but I'm curious - why do you have the name you have here in the forums?

I've used Beemaster in one form or another for many years in chatrooms (the only one I really hung (hanged) out in was Yahoo Computer Lobby One - where I was beemasterdotcom since Beemaster was already taken.

I sheepishly tell you my first ever chat name (Beth knows this) it was Throbber (short for HEART THROB - I swear - lol) and that didn't last long, I had a young fellow "Borrow" that name and I got spammed a ton of email, etc.. So Throbber didn't last long.

So any way.... Just curious, why do you call yourself what you do here :)
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Lechwe on June 02, 2004, 12:01:41 pm
Good topic, I always wonder about how people came up with thier names. I use the same name for all my forms I frequent. Lechwe is an African antelope that is very unique and just plain interesting to me. Have always been fond of them. Not many people seem to know what it is and that adds a little to the allure.
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: BigRog on June 02, 2004, 08:18:22 pm
Do I really have to expliain BigRog?

Ok for the Dallas Cowboy fans out there I guess I will

I'm 6"4" tall
My name is Roger
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Blackbird on June 03, 2004, 01:39:47 am
Blackbird is a name a always use when I can. Sometimes I have to use a number with it when some one else has balckbird already.
I also used to make hand bound books and sold them. My name for the books was Blackbird books.
Any way it all comes from a poem which is my favorite poem ever.
Give it a little read. Trust me, it is good even if you're not that much into poetry. You might just feel inspired. I hope.  :D

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

By Wallace Stevens

I
Among twenty snowy mountains,
The only moving thing
Was the eye of the blackbird.

II
I was of three minds,
Like a tree
In which there are three blackbirds.

III
The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the pantomime.

IV
A man and a woman
Are one
A man and a woman and a blackbird
Are one.

V
I do not know which to prefer,
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of  innuendoes,
The blackbird whistling
Or just after.

VI
Icicles filled the long window
With barbaric glass
The shadow of the blackbird
Crossed it, to and fro.
The mood
Traced in the shadow
An indecipherable cause.

VII
O thin men of Haddam,
Why do you imagine golden birds?
Do you not see how the blackbird
Walks around the feet
Of the women about you?

IX
When the blackbird flew out of sight,
It marked the edge
Of one of many circles.

X
At the sight of blackbirds
Flying in a green light
Even the bawds of euphony
Would cry out sharply.

XI
He rode over Connecticut
In a glass coach.
Once, a fear pierced him,
In that he mistook
The shadow of his equipage
For blackbirds.

XII
The river is moving
The blackbird must be flying.

XIII
It was evening all afternoon.
It was snowing
And it was going to snow.
The blackbird sat
In the cedar-limbs.
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: BigRog on June 03, 2004, 02:12:25 am
Wow

Only thre ways to look at BigRog
Tall
Fat
Tall and fat
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: me262 on June 03, 2004, 07:34:52 am
Well, in my case, I'm a combat aircraft lover.
So I decided to choose the designation of the first operational combat jet of mankind history as an ID, because I consider it a beautifull and amazing aircraft.
The Messerschmitt Me-262 was an important stepstone in aircraft development, and besides the fact that it was one of the aircraft of the evil Nazi, it remains as a great aeronautical engineering achievement.
And don't flame me on this. I do not defend or believe in the ideas of Nazism, but the german engineers of that time sure made some fabulous aircraft.

Cheers
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Blackbird on June 03, 2004, 10:57:44 pm
Me262,
Love your avatar :)

Stacie
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: me262 on June 06, 2004, 04:06:59 am
Quote from: Blackbird
Me262,
Love your avatar :)

Stacie


That's Thornton, the polar bear, in the Sherman's Lagoon strip.

 :P  :P  :P
Title: silly name
Post by: beefree on June 12, 2004, 02:05:48 pm
i picked "beefree" as my name here as part of an ongoing bout of silliness between my husband and me.  we started out throwing around ideas for labels for honey jars, and it turned into a poke at some of the mindless "all things in nature must be good, and all things manmade must be bad" preaching we get from various members of our extended family.  (They are mad at me for giving up being a strict vegetarian for 10+ years in favor of flyfishing and hunting elk, deer, pheasant, chukar, and squirrel (hey, i make a mean squirrel paprikash).   Anyway, we thought up a label for BeeFree Honey...this honey was made by happy organic free range honeybees...cage free, hormone free, antibiotic free...etc etc
then we're going to give the family gift baskets with the honey in them for Christmas.  We'll be running a private pool to see how many of them get the joke, and how many congratulate us for our kindness to animals.  (I really do garden organically, they just don't see the consistency in my organic veggie garden, and fishing/hunting for the main course.
beefree
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: BigRog on June 12, 2004, 02:13:47 pm
Squirrel Paprikash

Sounds good to me
Why don't you post it at John's Cooking Site?
Here's a handy link to make it easy
http://www.beemaster.com/cookbook/

Bet you find some good recipies there as well
I posted a great Venison stew recipe that would work well with ELK!
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: BigRog on June 12, 2004, 02:14:13 pm
Yes I am a nudge
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Beth Kirkley on June 12, 2004, 04:08:17 pm
Hey, not a problem Roger. It's good to advertise the other forums. :)

Beth
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Robo on June 12, 2004, 10:51:59 pm
Mine is quite simple.  My first name is Rob, and my last name starts with O.

Unless I get in early,  Robo is usually taken.  When that happens, I go by sprntrcr (it is short for sprintracer, back in the days when 8 characters were the max), since I raced sprintcars.
(http://www.bushkillfarms.com/gallery2/d/68-2/scan0001.jpg)
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Beth Kirkley on June 13, 2004, 01:18:21 am
I doubt anyone's having a problem figuring out why I picked my "nic". LOL If you are  :?  ...... then somethin' funny about that. :)

I should have gone with something original, but just couldn't think of anything. My usual nicknames are Christian oriented - Faithful Heart, Faithrts, srvntofGod, and some others I can't remember. But those just didn't seem fiting in a bee forum. I don't mean inappropriate, just out of place.

Oh well..... maybe one day I'll just shock ya' all and come in with a new face.

Beth
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Queen Bee on June 14, 2004, 12:11:20 am
Well, Mine is easy -Dh calls me QueenBee-- I am the Queen Bee around here... Deborah is my given name and it means "Curious Bee" or Bee and I love  the bees...
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: eivindm on June 15, 2004, 07:34:03 am
Mine like, robo's, is an abbreviation of my two names.  My first name is Eivind and my last name is Mork.  

And yeah, I know about that american TV series about the alien named Mork :-) My uncle used to be a professor in the US for many years, and allways made the students giggle when he told them his last name.

eivindm
Title: naa-nu, naa-nu
Post by: beefree on June 16, 2004, 09:19:44 pm
okay, THAT dates me, i'm sure...
beefree
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: celtic on June 26, 2004, 07:43:51 pm
I choose mine because I am a member of the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) and I like the Celtic culture. No im not a pagen.

http://www.sca.org/
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: saltheart on July 08, 2004, 10:08:09 am
I have a few monikers scattered across a fairly wide spectrum of the internet, all of which have one thing in common...they're all character names from favorite books read over the past 4 decades or so (counting only that time I can remember knowing how to read...)

'Saltheart' is a character name from the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, a fictional series I've read a few times, but not for 15 years or so. The character was a seafaring giant, longing to find a long lost homeland. For some reason, I came to detest the main character of the series, but felt an odd fellowship with this fellow. So, for no other particular reason, his name is my moniker here and there, along with others that I've actually had to start writing down...so as to remember them...for I have, and always have had, a serious case of CRS.

LOL...
Title: What's in a name.
Post by: leominsterbeeman on July 13, 2004, 05:09:37 pm
This  screename is my most recent identy around beekeepers.   Leominster Bee Man,  It's kind of wordy but it does roll off the toung when you know how to pronounce my  town's name.... Lemon Stir.      I also go by KeaneMachine since Keane is my last name.  

It's a rainiy afternoon and i'm working from home now and bored out of my wits end and wanted to kill some time.
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Bee Rancher on October 14, 2004, 11:20:49 pm
Bee Rancher I think is obvious, since I am from TX.  The prob is trying to rope em when they get out of the area. Ha Ha.

Lechwe..  That animal is on the African 37 trophy list I believe.  I just got back off Safari in S.Africa.  What a trip.  Sorry...Began to ramble.  Just thought it was a cool name.

Hank
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Post by: 1frozenhillbilly on December 20, 2004, 04:19:22 am
I came from the mountains of colorado to alaska in 1978 from high desert to fall in alaska and have been trying to warmup ever since:)
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Horns Pure Honey on December 20, 2004, 06:08:49 pm
I am just using the name on my honey labels. I like it, I used it. bye :D
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Post by: TwT on December 21, 2004, 03:17:01 am
I just use my intials.
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Post by: Sigurdsdottir on March 24, 2005, 02:34:33 pm
What can I say, I am very proud of my Norwegian heritage!  :wink:

~Jess
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: bornholm on March 24, 2005, 03:43:24 pm
my name is just the place I live. A beautiful island in Denmark. The far far east. Under the cost of Sweden. The island is not big - there only lives 44.000 persons, but I think it is the most beautiful spot in Denmark. Or - Denmark is a very beautiful little land. Bornholm is a summer paradis and there is a lot of turists here every summer - even from the States. A lot of ships visit us every summer. You should try it. So long
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: SignQueen on March 26, 2005, 01:15:01 am
I am a signmaker and a female. I had a small sign business in Myrtle Beach for a while, then moved back to Ohio where I grew up (what was I thinking?) SignQueen is my copyrighted logo. I was IseQuen online for years but then I got married (again). :roll:
Nothing exciting.
Title: Member Name
Post by: mws on March 29, 2005, 10:26:26 pm
Like others, I just used my initials; quick, easy, hard to forget.  I've got CRS disease, ya know.  Can't remember ........  "stuff".
Title: Beecharmer
Post by: Beecharmer on March 31, 2005, 03:23:48 pm
My name comes from the movie Fried Green Tomatoes.
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: TVaughan on April 04, 2005, 12:01:49 pm
My name is Tim, and my last name is Vaughan  :lol:

Quote
And don't flame me on this. I do not defend or believe in the ideas of Nazism, but the german engineers of that time sure made some fabulous aircraft.


I also love that plane. Field Marshal Milch was head of it's development, and since he was half Jewish it's safe to say he didn't go overboard on the nazi racial theories.
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Post by: BeeHopper on April 05, 2005, 10:30:14 pm
Mine ?
Remember the TV Series Kung-Fu, remember Grasshopper ?
BeeHopper is based on the same principle, Grasshopper learns life's lessons from the kung-fu monks, with me it's the BEES !
The little guy on your left is the Jersey Devil, NJs famous folklore.Found him right here on this forum. :D
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Post by: thegolfpsycho on April 05, 2005, 10:52:00 pm
ummmm.. I don't know... just another mystery of life I guess
baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahah
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: beemaster on April 05, 2005, 11:39:51 pm
Interesting fact about the Jersey Devil (I'm at the very top of the Pinelands here) but the fact is my Mother and father were BOTH the 13th and last child in their Family - I remember hearing somewhere in the folk-lore that the 13th child of the 13th child bore the mark of the Jersey Devil. I do have his little Batman like birthmark on my left wrist hidden by my watch  :twisted:

True story!
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Post by: latebee on April 05, 2005, 11:59:31 pm
I have a mid sized maple syrup operation and I have always produced syrup later than my nieghboring producers. They started calling my sugarbush"latewoods".This is the name I use online. When I joined this forum,latebee was a carryover of latewood.
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: BeeHopper on April 06, 2005, 07:10:52 pm
Quote from: beemaster
Interesting fact about the Jersey Devil (I'm at the very top of the Pinelands here) but the fact is my Mother and father were BOTH the 13th and last child in their Family - I remember hearing somewhere in the folk-lore that the 13th child of the 13th child bore the mark of the Jersey Devil. I do have his little Batman like birthmark on my left wrist hidden by my watch  :twisted:

True story!


 :shock:  :D
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Kris^ on April 06, 2005, 09:15:57 pm
Just a short version of my first name.  Plus a little "caret" because someone else would already have my nick whenever I used to chat on IRC.

-- Kris^
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Wombat on April 08, 2005, 08:20:48 pm
Easy. I'm the wombat.
peace
the wombat.
Title: Newbie in Texas
Post by: crw13755 on April 09, 2005, 09:59:48 pm
After some of my family passing here at the house everything kinda slowed down here and my Grandmother (G i call her) asked if I would move back here to Texas from LA so I did she is 84 and still works and there is not alot to do here for jobs sake and I have always lived in the cities Memphis Tenn then Texas to California so not alot of experience in the whole secluded country life living but been here for 3 yrs now it has grown on me but at times I get bored I live 4 hrs from everywhere so going somewhere to visit is a trip for me LOL.
When I first got here noone here uses their address so none are poste everyone goes to the Post office in town POP. 230 but unfortunatly I recieve packages that require delivery to the house where everyone here pretty much has delivered to the post office or to the closest town to get things they need so I had to research on our address seems city hall nor the post office kept up with this vital info but hey it is a small town so I found out I live on County Road W house # 13755 so I use it as my e-mail address as well to remember it cause noone else here does LOL and it is easy to give to someone online order or the constant family or friend asking "whats your address?"  just saying it is my e-mail address.
 :roll:  :roll:  LOL I work for an Internet company from home so that I can take care of the house and all at first I could not find work so I started baking for people, Then I picked up sewing quilts for families that had people in the nursing homes I G works at soon after I was given some chickens that a lady had let lose in another town and no one wanted them (Jack of all trades & wayward home for orphan animals) so now I raise chickens as well and sell the eggs and meat, After that I started helping people with things and taking in homeless animals (LIke a cartoon bunch here now ) but it comes and goes pretty steady now and then I learned about the Honey and beekeeping hey who am I to try something new it isnt like I need one more chore to keep buzzzzyyy LOL so I have been reading and found this site as well and still alot to learn so I now have 2 hives to start and the things to start but the processing aspect I need to get and my bees will be here on the 17th of this month (and the messed up part is I am afraid of bees but living here I have over come heights as I will soon learn to overcome bees as to).
Well I better stop for now going to read some and I am sure your tired of the Bio I have just wrote LOL. Oh also I PS I guess I raise fruits and veggies and beed rottwielers as well where shocked alot of people that everything here co exsist without killing eachother   :lol: [/img]
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Post by: Beth Kirkley on April 10, 2005, 12:17:39 am
LOL

You write like one of my friends talks. Sorta here and there and everywhere. :) You also sound like you have alittle of a life like mine - stray animals, love the critters, do a little crafting - what ever to keep busy and enjoy life. Do you ever take care of wild animals? - baby birds, squirrels, opposom?

You'll do fine with getting over the fear of bees. They'll fasinate you too much probably.

Welcome aboard.

Beth
Title: I get that
Post by: crw13755 on April 10, 2005, 09:59:45 am
I so get that alot that I write like I talk all over the place guess that is why I was did well in LA for promotions and PR I could talk to 8 different people with diff. conversations and keep up with them all LOL everyone says I have the gift of gab LOL my teachers told me later they were sorry for holding me back asking me to Shut up all those years in class LOL.

I am sure I will enjoy the bees as well I have tilled up parts of my yard for flowers and vines for them.  :wink:  But as for other wild animals no not yet bu I do plant way in the very back deer food plants for them to eat I actually like sitting in the A.M. drinking my coffee and watching them eat esp. in the light fog at times kinda cool.
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Post by: Beth Kirkley on April 11, 2005, 12:48:31 am
Watching the deer does sound nice. I was just asking about the wild animal thing because it's what I get to do every year - take care of baby wild animals. The last ones were 5 squirrels. That was a blast. They came to me with their eyes still closed, and I raised them on a bottle. At about 7 months old I released them in the wild.

Beth
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Post by: bqueenMT on April 11, 2005, 07:57:43 pm
Well, I didn't realize there was already a Queen Bee in the forum! I signed up right when I got to the website without browsing and didn't see Queen Bee was up there.

Actually, I thought I would just play on words and put the "b" first - then it looks like "bee queen" as well as "queen MT" - or altogether the queen bee of Montana.

The other motivation was seeing Queen Latifah on the Oprah show and gaining a whole new respect for her and her ability to call herself the Queen while only in high school, build an amazing music and acting career whild being a strong, self confident, intelligent and talented woman.  :!:
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Post by: firetool on April 12, 2005, 12:49:08 am
Firetool was my nicname in the fire acadimy. They started calling me this becouse nobody could drag a 4 inches charged hose like I could.

Lechwe I to know the antelope that you speeck of. If I ever get over to africa it is one of the anaimals that i would like to take. It is a very pretty aniamal.

Celtic,
 do you do the reinactments to, the fighting. The SCA was at our movie theature at the release of a knights tale. I got to now some of them and they started teaching me some of the fighting. I could not stick with it though. It was to expensive for me. But it was fun getting bet up and getting to bet them of to( if they let me)

Brian
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Post by: AdmiralD on April 18, 2005, 01:47:18 pm
Well, after reading some of the histories of the nics here, I don't know if I can do justice as to why my name is the way it is....

AdmiralD is a leftover nicname from a friend of mine in college. I have used variants of it on the internet. You can see admiral, or admiral_d or Admiral or Admiral_D in various forums...

As for beekeeping, it is a hobby that I have been fasincated with for a long time. I have other hobbies that I would like to get into, like scuba diving...I am into gardening and camera. I have a digital so, I might get curious enough to take some pictures and display them on the net...

By trade, I am a respiratory Therapist. If you know what that is, chances are that you have COPD. If you don't know what COPD is, count yourself lucky and smart. You have never started smoking cigarettes/cigars/pipes and please, don't ever start.  If you do know what that is, then you have probably a respiratory therapist in your family of aquaintances. If you don't, you should.  And here I am...:)
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Post by: Greybird on April 20, 2005, 07:22:50 pm
greetings from northeast Connecticut.  I am so glad I found this website.  I have a whole pile of equipment that I wasn't sure how to use.  The eastern CT Beekeepers Association held a seminar at the uNIVERSITY OF CT and I met some really great people.  But you can't call them at 2:00 in the morning when you think of a question.

We have many pets including parrots.  Grey bird is in honor of our African Grey parrot.

thanks for all the info.  I am starting one hive this year ad the bees are cooming TOMORROW!  I'm so excited.  my husband and I are taking the day off - silly huh
 :lol:
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Post by: Horns Pure Honey on April 21, 2005, 06:49:23 pm
I dont think that is silly, My mom said I could take of a day of school just to go pic up some new equipment, lol, bye :D
Title: Frog Pond
Post by: FrogPond on May 22, 2005, 07:32:31 pm
Well, Frog Pond is the name of my farm, so FrogPond seems to make sense as a nickname. You can see more about the farm at the web site... http://www.FPAcres.com
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: JP on May 23, 2005, 12:10:29 am
You never know what some yoyos are up to,
so I keep things somewhat on the down lo,
however, JP are the initials of my first & middle names,
and some people, a few, also call me JP.
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Post by: Michael Bush on August 24, 2005, 04:37:23 pm
My mom gave me mine.  :)
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Post by: Joseph Clemens on August 24, 2005, 06:40:37 pm
Likewise.
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: qa33010 on August 25, 2005, 02:15:07 am
My last job I was a Quality Assurance Supervisor/Trainer with an airline call center.  Making sure folks that called were taken care of right by my folks.  I enjoyed helping them with their customer service, especially how to handle problems, bereavements, irrates and their own nerves.  This was really put to the test in 2001.  The number was my employee #.  My first job after medical retirement from the USAF.  I almost went with two of my life long names, lopear or daddywags.
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Post by: Apis629 on October 15, 2005, 06:30:02 pm
I think my nick-name can go under "obvious" but, I'll tell you anyway.  Everyone knows that Apis is the genus of honeybees but, the 629 is just for my b-day(6/29=June 29).
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Post by: swingbyte on December 16, 2005, 10:52:25 am
I chose swingbyte because I swing dance ( that american 1940s stuff) and work as an electronics/software engineer
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Post by: Tyrone on January 09, 2006, 01:59:09 am
I was an air traffic controller for 28 years.  Controllers initials were used to end landline conversations so that the callers could be identified on the tapes if there was an accident/incident.  My initials were TT which I would sometimes shorten to just T.  Once when I was asked what the T stood for I blurted out Tyrone.  It stuck.  Not too many know me by that now as it has been many years since I did any atc work and I use tzoom on some sites.  So that's my story........T
Title: helllo all
Post by: johnnybeesgoode on January 21, 2006, 12:48:46 pm
Chuck Berry was on the radio just then so 'Johnnybeesgoode' it is. I'm not sure if the forum is right to ask but I will.
I have been considering some bees and recently discovered I have a neighbor less than 1/4 mile away whom has hives out already... Will we wind up in Bee-Wars?  Will there bee any conflict beewise if I put a hive oer two back in my hollow? Umm? I'm in a national forest with 500 acres on the backside of my property,,,,,plenty of room for a few more bees I think.
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Post by: Michael Bush on January 21, 2006, 01:48:08 pm
>I have been considering some bees and recently discovered I have a neighbor less than 1/4 mile away whom has hives out already... Will we wind up in Bee-Wars?

How many hives?  Two or three?  Ten or fiftenn?  If the two of you together have less than 25 then I don't think anyone will notice any difference in production.  Over that and you might depending on the available forage, rainfall etc.

If he's got severa hundred, you may as well put your bee somewhere else.

> Will there bee any conflict beewise if I put a hive oer two back in my hollow? Umm? I'm in a national forest with 500 acres on the backside of my property,,,,,plenty of room for a few more bees I think.

All bees forage for two miles extensively and occasionally more. So the 8,000 acres around you are going to be the pasture for your bees, and his.  That's why 25 hives seem to do fine most places.
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Post by: Flower of Eden on January 23, 2006, 03:48:14 pm
I was given my name by a friend in an online book club several years ago and I have kept it.
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: reinbeau on January 23, 2006, 07:45:45 pm
My user name is the same in most forums I'm on (PDA, GPS, Pilates, guns, gardens).  It's a combination of my married name and my maiden name.
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: redhot man on April 25, 2006, 01:47:56 pm
i grow hot peppers, nuff said.
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Post by: Hi-Tech on April 30, 2006, 01:32:37 am
I own and work at a computer / networking / consulting company. Since I also live way out in the country, I sometimes get called the "High Tech Redneck".....        Hi-Tech
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Post by: Summerbee on May 01, 2006, 02:54:48 pm
I usually use my name in my usernames,- you can't tell it's a name, since it's a word too. All of my stuff has 'summer' in it somewhere. Hee hee.
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Denise on May 01, 2006, 03:19:21 pm
I got lucky on this forum that my first name hadn't been taken. What a deal. On most other forums I use Office Goddess. Kind of self-explanitory. I work as an office manager. I am the Goddess of the office.
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Post by: tillie on May 01, 2006, 11:33:23 pm
I use "tillie" because my last name is Tillman and my friends in college thought it was funny to call me tillie.  Nobody calls me that anymore, but I often use it on forum postings....or some variation of it.

Hope the majority of my posts won't be as boring as this explanation I've just given! 8)
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Post by: Summerbee on May 02, 2006, 12:08:44 pm
Quote from: Denise
I got lucky on this forum that my first name hadn't been taken. What a deal. On most other forums I use Office Goddess. Kind of self-explanitory. I work as an office manager. I am the Goddess of the office.


  I have a friend who raises goats; she has a hat that saya 'farm goddess'.  I love it!
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Post by: beemaster on May 02, 2006, 02:06:03 pm
I was just reading through this post, seeing the different avatars people use - as well as the other forum avatars. I think it is interesting which ones people choose, whether from my limited libraries or from elsewhere - the connection that avatars and posts make is unique - after reading a few dozen messages from everyone, we really get to know some intimate things, the stuff that makes us all so individual.
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Post by: Understudy on May 02, 2006, 05:30:42 pm
Understudy.

Because of my theater background, also the Understudy is always having to learn new things.

Sincerely,
Brendhan
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Post by: BEE C on May 05, 2006, 06:09:32 pm
Well, BEE C is what I use because I live in the province of British Columbia, Canada.  Proudly a westerner.  Secondly my first two hives have CARNIOLAN queens, and I will probably keep carniolans as they are supposed to winter better than italian queens up here.  I also am taking a queen breeding course and want to develop my own stock rather than import queens from Australia...I have read somewhere that mixing races of honeybees makes for wonky genetics, ie. more agressive tendencies and less hygienic behavior.
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Zoot on May 21, 2006, 01:18:28 am
I get asked about this name a lot. The full proper name is Zoot Rollo. It originated in the carefree atmosphere of my college experience ('71 - '75). Need I say more?

More recently I ressurected it during a brief career as an online gaming designer/playtester. It's just stayed with me ever since.

Cheers, Jim Evans
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Post by: Doorman on May 22, 2006, 12:34:25 am
I install doors and hardware on commercial construction projects. I go on lots and lots of jobs for short periods of time. So quite a few people know me by sight but never really get to know my name.  When they go looking for me to get a key or something they just ask around for the doorman, because nobody knows who Greg is ( thats me by the way).
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Post by: Michael Bush on May 22, 2006, 08:03:16 am
>Zoot: The full proper name is Zoot Rollo. It originated in the carefree atmosphere of my college experience ('71 - '75). Need I say more?

You must really be old if they were wearing Zoot suits when you went to college. ;)
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Post by: Zoot on May 22, 2006, 12:01:58 pm
Nah, we were just infatuated with the term.  It has a sort of manic energy to it (yes, I know..very un beekeeper-ish) that appealed to the young, rebel mentality of the time. And anyway, it was really subordinate to Rollo. As in Roll -o. One who rolls as it were...
Title: Member name-kenyakate
Post by: kenyakate2001 on May 25, 2006, 09:52:19 pm
I chose kenyakate because I was in the Peace Corps in Kenya for 2 years, stayed on another 10 years (got married, had two kids), and returned(w/ my parents assistance) to the US in 1996. My son is named for his Kenyan grandfather (He keeps bees). In the Kimbeere language (the local tribal language), "bee" is "Njuki" so that is my son's name. In Kenya, you can be named after an occupation or an animal or if your mother saw a snake while she was pregnant, you may be named "njoka" or snake. The hives in Kenya were hollowed out tree trunks hoisted into large trees. Honey is a special treat so when offered some, you must accept or run the risk of insulting your host (they don't strain it so you have to spit out dead bees or swallow them!). In Kenya, beekeeping is strictly a man's job. I think I digressed....though someone might be interested!
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Post by: nepenthes on May 30, 2006, 08:03:03 pm
I grow carnivorous plants. Nepenthes just happens to be a genus of carnivorous plants. Tropical Pitcher plants more commonly known as monkey cups to. They get the biggest and are my favorite. Just dont have enough room for them.

Sadly though I wont be getting any Bee's until I get older, not enough time or money to invest!

Wasnt the Zoot suit sported by Many young rebelious Teenagers in The 40's-50's in the states in the south west in disobediance to the textile and other rashons?

Cheers
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Post by: Understudy on May 30, 2006, 08:13:18 pm
Warning Beemaster, Nepenthes, is a refugee from http://www.terraforums.com. Another carnivorous plant freak who would probably like nothing more than to feed bees to his Neps. ;)

Of course I have no idea how I am aware of that, none at all.

Do you have a Maxima Trunchata you would trade for some hive boxes?

;)

Welcome aboard. :)

Sincerely,
Brendhan
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Post by: nepenthes on May 30, 2006, 09:36:03 pm
:shock:

I wish! I havent been growing for long and have a bunch of common CP's Basicaly every thing except for Pings. and some of the more uncommon like Heli's and Ceph's.

LOL I would love to feed bees to the Sarr's and watch them struggle!!  :twisted:

Noooo I wouldnt do that, im just kidding But Ill be devouring the boards when ever I can to get information on keeping bee's Ive got a grasp on  how to care for them. But theirs still so much to learn!

They are definetaly harder than ants! and CP's Combined!

Oh yea, Im some what into social insects hence bee's! I have a few Camponotus queens (carpenter ant queens) Incubating!

Cheers
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Post by: melipona on May 31, 2006, 08:41:52 am
I chose my user name, Melipona, because it is the genera into which native American honeybees are classified.  I am an Indian, and I care about Native causes, including conservation of species and preservation of Native traditions.

Hence, my name :)
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Post by: Zoot on May 31, 2006, 10:49:11 am
American Indian or east Indian? I used to know a Nez Perce Beekeeper who was something of a legend back in Idaho.

As for the Zoot suit: it certainly became the attire de jour for the rebellious youth of the late 40's and 50's but the origin of the notoriety of the zoot suit no doubt stemmed from the "zoot suit riots" in LA in '41 (?).
I'm too tired this morning to search and attach any links but there should be a bunch in google (or you could even go to the library). It was a big to-do concerning hundreds of young mexicans and chicanos (the zoot suiters) and hundreds of american sailors and army personel who went into LA to supress a "mexican crime wave".
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Post by: melipona on May 31, 2006, 11:27:44 am
American Indian.  Tsalagi, to be exact.  I am biracial; my father was Indian and my mom is white (although there are some rumors of Indian ancestry in her family also.)
Title: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Doorman on May 31, 2006, 01:20:35 pm
O-si-yo
melipona
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Post by: randydrivesabus on May 31, 2006, 01:34:41 pm
this is my aim name chosen for an obvious reason. people who know me say i should have more than one name (such as randydoestaxreturns since i am also a CPA or randykeepsbees).
i do a lot of different things(consider that the only thing i do that remotely resembles a full time job is driving a school bus) so that would just get confusing.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: buzzbeejr on February 25, 2007, 07:47:51 pm
i chose mine because my dad is buzzbee and i am his son. So i thought oh I am his son so i can be a jr.
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Post by: kensfarm on February 26, 2007, 05:58:10 pm
Mine's easy..  just the first part of my email address! 
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Post by: Kirk-o on February 26, 2007, 06:44:56 pm
someone gave me my name
kirko
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Post by: kathyp on February 26, 2007, 06:55:30 pm
i needed a name other than my blog name, and one that i could remember.  seemed like this would be a good time to use my real name....and most likely, i'll remember it :-)

i have to admit that using my real name, and seeing it pop up on the computer, is a little unsettling at first!
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Post by: pondman on February 26, 2007, 09:15:30 pm
I was given pondman for doing a watergarden for a person that could remember my first name which is james...The lady that I did the waterwater for tells everyone just call the pondman. I build watergardens on the side other then my other job. Also do swarm removals also.
Have a great day
James
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Post by: Mici on February 27, 2007, 11:18:44 am
when i was little, i couldn't pronounce my name (Matic) so, when i wanted to do something or...well something i was saying like "Mici wants to"...or something, my Brother (Gregor) was Agi :-D. so when it was time to get a nickname on internet/computer i didn't wanna be another "superman" or any other stupid nickname...went for Mici, although Mici is a female name, it's not used around here much but i know it is in austria and poland..it's really become rear around here, but present enough that come TRY (just try, never succed) making fun of my nick
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Post by: Romahawk on February 27, 2007, 12:25:20 pm
And all this time I thought it was because you liked Mice.....

One Mouse or two Mici's .......................  :evil:
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Post by: Mici on February 27, 2007, 04:05:03 pm
hehe, actually it's pronounced, i think it would be Mitsi
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Post by: wouldee on February 27, 2007, 05:01:39 pm
Quote
HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Umm...I just kinda woke up with the idea one morning!!!!
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Post by: mabuzzbee on February 27, 2007, 07:55:37 pm
My husband, buzzbee and my son, buzzbeejr were already members so I guess they kind of picked my name
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Post by: Kev on February 27, 2007, 08:10:09 pm
I'm in the boring group of folks. Mom gave me a full name that my friends shortened.

Kev
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Post by: Sport on March 02, 2007, 06:35:26 pm
I got my name because it's my real name.  I haven't met anyone else with the first name Sport, but there has to be another one out there.  I always explain how I got the name as "being born in the sixties."
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Post by: hummingberd on March 03, 2007, 10:51:04 am
hummingbird is on of many nicknames given to me by family and friends because it describes me.  Petite, nimble (used to be a competitive gymnast), complex and I LOVE sugar!  I'm always buzzing around the house doing a million projects at once, and I eat almost as much as I weight each day! haha.  I spelled it with an "e" because the traditional spelling is usually taken.  Hummingbirds are fascinating creatures, almost as fascinating as bees.

I might change my avatar, but for now I'll keep this one.  It's a mirror image of the face I give my husband when I he has the computer and I want to use it to post on bee forums! 

"pleeeeeease, I won't be long, I promise"

 :-D
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Post by: MrILoveTheAnts on March 03, 2007, 04:51:41 pm
My name is MrILoveTheAnts because that's the name I use almost everywhere. Along with bee keeping I also keep colonies of ants. Sure they don't produce honey but at least they don't sting... mostly.
I'm also on another forum about ants on EzBoard (which might be Yuku now or something since they got bought out).
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Post by: reinbeau on March 04, 2007, 03:10:49 pm
My name is MrILoveTheAnts because that's the name I use almost everywhere. Along with bee keeping I also keep colonies of ants. Sure they don't produce honey but at least they don't sting... mostly.
I'm also on another forum about ants on EzBoard (which might be Yuku now or something since they got bought out).
WE have another member who loves ants, 'nepenthes'.  I don't know if he's posting right now, there was just a fire in his house and I think he lost all of his pets.  :(
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Post by: buzzbeejr on March 04, 2007, 04:04:53 pm
reinbeau he is still posting.
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Post by: nepenthes on March 05, 2007, 12:25:16 am
Yep im still here just not posting much, dont have much input or much to here, im quite content lurking.  :-D
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Southern Drone on March 05, 2007, 12:38:11 pm
I was apprehensive about this name for it could be scrutinized to describe me as a Big, Lazy, Sofa Lounging Redneck from the hills of Tennessee eating nothing but junk food and drinking poisonous beverages.
Only part of that describes me;
  I own two love seats instead of a sofa.
And my drink is either Water,Coffee,Milk or Tea.  ;)
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Post by: DoubleB on March 09, 2007, 12:00:01 pm
My initials are BB. I starting out with two hives (double). And, thought it fitting. :-D
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Post by: carol ann on March 19, 2007, 12:23:48 am
i chose the name my parents gave me, poor souls.Perhaps my poor creativity. 8-)
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Post by: Joseph Clemens on March 19, 2007, 02:15:26 am
My full name is, William Joseph Clemens. As a child I was called "Billy Joe". As I grew, some called me the same, some called me "Bill", some, "Beegh", some "BJ". The most common one used was, "Bill". Once I learned what "Bills" were, I started to develop a dislike for that diminutive. There were also more than 7 in my immediate family whose first names were also, William. I like my middle name best, and began using it more, now the only one who calls me by "Bill", is my former spouse.  :evil:
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Post by: ZuniBee on March 19, 2007, 03:13:49 pm
Mine is pretty easy to tell...I live in Zuni, VA so when thinking of a name for our operation my boring self came up with Zuni Bee Farms then my son said ZuniBee....it caught on.
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Post by: dealhound on March 20, 2007, 02:37:04 am
I have been on the internet since 1998, and except for a couple of very early exceptions, I am dealhound nearly everywhere I frequent.  I chose dealhound for the fairly obvious reason that I love to hunt down a great deal.  The internet is a great tool for that, whether in looking for the deal on the internet, or researching product information. 

Tim
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Post by: beeginner on March 21, 2007, 01:51:32 am
well I dont know what im doing with bees sence i dont have them yet im working on getting a bunch of  hives with out the bees so I was looking in some of my mags and I saw the beeginner kits so thats how I got mine.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Mister Tim on March 21, 2007, 04:39:17 pm
Well... most of my former clientelle were Hispanic, and I was always respectfully called "Meestar Teem," for "Mister Tim." Wherever I was, it seemed, almost invariably someone would come up to me or point me out as such, and it pretty much made the name stick to one degree or another.

Besides... "Mr. T" was already taken.  :-D
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Post by: beekeeperookie on March 22, 2007, 10:03:00 am
Well i made up beekeeperookie for this forum, since this is my first year with bees.  On other forums I am hellhound130 or just hellhound.  I got that name from the army that was our plt. name, and 130 was my call sign on the radio as an MP
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Post by: TigerLily on April 02, 2007, 12:48:38 pm
Well, my mom gave me the nickname tigerlily because she likes the flower, and because I'm a tiger on the soccer field and a lily off of it...lol. My parents often remark that I always look like a tiger stalking it's prey when I play...wow, I rhymed!
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Post by: brit.thebee on April 11, 2007, 05:03:36 pm
I got the name 'brit.thebee' because my name is brit and clearly I'm a bee.  I mean just look at my picture.
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Post by: Dane Bramage on April 11, 2007, 05:41:53 pm
I hit my head.
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Post by: buzzbeejr on April 11, 2007, 05:49:35 pm
good one dane.
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Post by: beehive lane on April 15, 2007, 04:44:45 am
I must say, Blackbird has it down, me... my name is my address... yeah pretty boring. There it is.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Michael Bush on April 15, 2007, 11:00:32 am
>I got the name 'brit.thebee' because my name is brit and clearly I'm a bee.  I mean just look at my picture.

I preferred you as a human...
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Post by: brit.thebee on April 15, 2007, 12:14:28 pm
I'll be a human in Nebraska...is Greenwood near Loomis, NE?  We're (www.theginnsisters.com (http://www.theginnsisters.com)) playing in Loomis at a House Concert Series on April 27.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: AllanJ on April 15, 2007, 12:45:31 pm
I got the name 'brit.thebee' because my name is brit and clearly I'm a bee.  I mean just look at my picture.

When I first saw your username, I thought you were a Brit (British)  :)
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Understudy on April 15, 2007, 01:25:44 pm
I got the name 'brit.thebee' because my name is brit and clearly I'm a bee.  I mean just look at my picture.

When I first saw your username, I thought you were a Brit (British)  :)

No, you gotta think Brit like Britney Spears, only with underwear.

Sincerley,
Brendhan
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Post by: AllanJ on April 15, 2007, 02:29:51 pm
No, you gotta think Brit like Britney Spears, only with underwear.

Oh great, spoil the fantasy why don't you!!  :)
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: shakerbeeman on April 15, 2007, 09:33:26 pm
My pal uses this name to refer to anyone that thinks they are important. I get a kick out of it and have used it in a forum I am a member of. I has been good to me and hopefully the luck will carry over into beekeeping.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Michael Bush on April 15, 2007, 09:49:20 pm
>is Greenwood near Loomis, NE?

About 3 hours from here.  :)

If you're ever in Lincoln or Omaha, I'm a short drive from either.
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Post by: organicgrl37 on April 15, 2007, 10:16:12 pm
for several years I worked on certified organic farms, then as a produce manager I tried to support local organic farmers by buying their yummy foodies. Now as a mommy I shop and buy organic when ever I can. Organic is good, I am a girl, and I am 37...soon to be 38. So there you have it. :roll:
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Post by: buzzbee on April 16, 2007, 09:42:15 pm
Great to see your post organic girl.Any prospects for bees in your future yet?
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Post by: organicgrl37 on April 19, 2007, 03:57:23 pm
no- probably not for awhile yet, my dad's health is pretty poor, we are providing home hospice care for him. That and my job and son take up most of my time. I have been reading and hearing all kinds of sad bee loss stories. I really wonder if it is just one of nature's cycles or the fault of man kind. I tend to think it is the later. Anyhoo, it is good to be back, I missed ya all.
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Post by: Cindi on April 20, 2007, 01:28:16 am
Organicgrl37.  It is good to have you back, I, for one, and I am sure others, have missed you too, you used to post quite often, with interesting conversation.  Best of a beautiful day, good health.  Cindi
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Post by: reinbeau on April 20, 2007, 07:50:19 am
no- probably not for awhile yet, my dad's health is pretty poor, we are providing home hospice care for him. That and my job and son take up most of my time. I have been reading and hearing all kinds of sad bee loss stories. I really wonder if it is just one of nature's cycles or the fault of man kind. I tend to think it is the later. Anyhoo, it is good to be back, I missed ya all.
I'm sorry to hear your dad is doing poorly.  Dads are so important, I miss mine terribly.  We had hospice come in when his care became too much for my mother, they were wonderful.  I hope he is resting comfortably.
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Post by: organicgrl37 on April 20, 2007, 09:43:16 pm
Hey thanks everyone for your kind words and wonderful support. Alzheimer's is an awful disease and it is hard to see my dad this way. This forum had been my respite and I truly missed it during these last months. I did find a local bee-keeper, just up the road a mile or 2. I haven't had a chance to officailly meet him but I can spy his operation from the road on my way to the gracery store. I hope to stop by someday soon and make a local bee buddy. Maybe he will let me help out. I really miss working around the ladies. Until then it is good to keep up with you all. Happy chatting!!!!!
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Post by: sandhya on April 24, 2007, 11:02:46 pm
its my dance name...but actually I had it, before I took it as a dance name moniker.. :roll:
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Post by: Cindi on April 25, 2007, 09:22:25 am
Sandy, what a beautiful avitar.  Best of a beautiful day, good health to all.  Cindi
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Post by: johnnybigfish on May 11, 2007, 12:05:26 am
I got my name, "Johnnybigfish" pinned on me in 1995 when I landed a State Record Striped Bass..The guys with me just started referring to me as "Bigfish" then on to "Johnnybigfish". I kind of liked it as I sell fishing lures. So, "Whenever I go out, the people always shout"...Well I bet you know the rest of the story !
your friend,
John "JohnnyBigfish" Michonski
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Post by: buzzbeejr on May 11, 2007, 05:52:17 pm
never caught a fish b4 myself only rocks :-D great to have u aboard.
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Post by: bennettoidjr on June 30, 2007, 02:09:51 pm
I am Bennettoid's son and I liked the name bennettoid and I am and we have the same name so I made up Bennettoidjr
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: bbqbee on July 20, 2007, 11:13:27 pm
Short and Sweet... I own a BBQ Restaraunt and it seemed to fit. Also I help a local commercial beek (3,400 Hives) and they call me BBQ because there is another guy working there with the same name (Bill)
If anyone can hook up with a commercial outfit DO IT. I have learned more in 2 months - 1 day a week - than I learned in the 10 years I have kept bees. They always need help!!!
Bill
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Post by: TapStoneBees on August 12, 2007, 10:46:53 pm
For me it was simple,
I live in the Historic Tapstone Inn, Greenville Township, NY.  So since I began having bees, I thought I would give them and I the namesake of the property. 

Some things are just that simple!!
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Post by: Dr/B on September 10, 2007, 06:45:05 pm
Nice topic.


I'm Dr. Steven Overby............Dr. / B :mrgreen:
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Post by: Jason1324 on September 12, 2007, 03:49:43 pm

My name is Jason.  13 and 24 are the jersey numbers of two of my favorite sports athletes from when I was younger: Dan Marino and Tom Gugliotta.
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Post by: trapperbob on October 24, 2007, 06:21:20 pm
Well, when I'm not beekeeping,hunting or fishing I trap for beaver and mink these two critters can try your patience as much as a bee can and I spend as much money if not a little more on trapping equipment as I do bee equipment.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: shawnwright on October 30, 2007, 01:56:35 pm
Getting too old to try to remember anything else  :roll:
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Post by: Shawn on October 30, 2007, 02:49:17 pm
Just my first name.
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Post by: Hopeful on November 02, 2007, 08:28:25 am
Mine is the name of a character from John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress".  :)
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Post by: Hayesbo on December 20, 2007, 09:08:34 am
Mine is an old Navy boot camp nickname that stuck.

My last name is Hayes. I was yelling at some fellow recruits explaining that they had better "get it right" or else... Rambo wasn't squat compared to Hayesbo. :evil: Go figure, it stayed with me through 6 years in the Navy. I keep it now in case an old Navy buddy might see it and say something like "hey, I used to know a 'Hayesbo'".  Ya never know.

Beemaster, Thanks for setting this forum up, I have learned so much here. Hopefully, I will actually be able to apply that knowledge with success. I started out last spring with 4 hives, hopefully next year I can grow to 8 and keep that many for a while.

Thanks all for your help and information,  Steve
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Post by: Cindi on December 20, 2007, 10:52:02 am
Steve, have you been officially welcomed to the forum by the "welcoming committee" yet?  That is "title" , hee, hee,  ;) :) that has stuck in my mind and when I see a new member posting now, I want to welcome them.  So, welcome.  Glad you found our forum.  I see in your avitar that you are "hopelessly lost", hope you aren't really, hee, hee.  Why don't you put in your location so we know where you are, tell us a little more about yourself too to that we can get to know you better.

You will find this forum a great place to spend some good, clean, quality time.  We have advanced beekeepers and many new beekeepers, everyone has something important to say, no matter how big (like I can be with lengthy posts, see, this one is already lengthy) they are or how small the posts are, they are all listened to.  So welcome.  Have a great and wonderful day, Cindi
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Post by: Debee on December 31, 2007, 01:06:03 pm
My name is Debra and I changed the spelling of my nickname to Debee. My name means bee-seeking one so I decided to embrace it wholeheartedly and shift a few letters. I don't know where to go for this information so forgive me if I'm in the wrong spot-I'm looking for and English speaking Italian beekeeper in the Cascia/Umbrian area of Italy. Any ideas?
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Post by: Cindi on January 01, 2008, 10:33:36 am
Debra, welcome to our forum.  I hope that you can find someone who can help you to find that English speaking Italian in your neck of the woods.  But do spend some time here, you may get some very valuable information here to help you out.  Have a wonderful day, Cindi
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Post by: Sir Stungalot on January 03, 2008, 05:26:16 pm
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha....I 'tink da' name speaks for its self.  Besides, Sir Stungalot sounds much better than Sir Muchostupido which might, perhaps, be a better fit.
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Post by: buzzbee on January 03, 2008, 08:20:30 pm
 :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by: Clegs on January 03, 2008, 11:10:59 pm
Clegs.......

My name has quite a story too... We were at an x-box overnighter for church and so I created an account on one of the guy's x-boxes. The first thing that came to mind was C-Legs... for that's what my friends dad called me when we bolled. So that was what I used for my user name Clegs. I did forget to add the dash (I thought it was C-Legs not Sea Legs) and capitalize the L. After a few hours of playing someone looked on the top of the list and saw in the number one spot... Clegs.
They yelled, "Who's Clegs?" Soon everyone was wondering who Clegs was, even me.
When I had just finished asking that same question, "Who's Clegs," someone sharing the same screen as me said, "You're Clegs."
I looked and sure enough I was Clegs. I would of told them that I was supposed to be C-Legs, but I liked Clegs better.
After that every time I played a game I was Clegs, and soon every time I created an account I was Clegs. Now if I can't get Clegs I usually don't create an account there.
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Post by: PerryBee on January 13, 2008, 09:41:05 am
First names Perry, last name starts with a B .
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Post by: asprince on January 13, 2008, 10:30:47 am
My last name is Prince. My first and middle names begin with a and s.

Steve   
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Post by: riverose on February 02, 2008, 02:31:27 pm
It's my penname for writing comics.
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Post by: ApisNovus on February 02, 2008, 08:21:37 pm
ApisNovus = Apis Novus (A New Bee, gr. lat)
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Post by: poka-bee on February 04, 2008, 11:24:08 pm
I love Eddie Izzards rambling about "original sin" of which poking a badger with a spoon would apply.  I poke & bother almost everything I come into contact with so not much of a stretch to think I'll be poking bees too!  I do realize they will "poke" back when I rifle through their lodgings..I would be angry if someone took the roof off my house & ripped out the pantry too!
It's fun to see how people got their names & see a little window into lives in other places!  The adventure begins!
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Post by: octoquatic on February 07, 2008, 11:26:33 am
mine was inspiered by my pet octo(as seen in avatar)
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Post by: metzelplex on February 08, 2008, 01:36:10 am
    I got mine from reading superman comics as a kid
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Post by: babathemba on February 09, 2008, 11:29:48 am
Babathemba is my African name.  It means Trusted Father in SeSotho.
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Post by: suprstakr on February 25, 2008, 05:24:41 pm
This name comes from wishfull thinking . Hope I can stack supers---so----high !!!
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Post by: BeeGirl on February 25, 2008, 05:49:08 pm
My given name literally means "a bee".  I really didn't like my name much until I found out how awesome bees are and now I'm really proud to be named after them.  I use BeeGirl everywhere and when an alpha/numeric combo is required for a screen name, I add two digits to the end for the year of my birth.

GO BEES!

 8-)
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Post by: swimmingjim on February 26, 2008, 12:17:46 pm
I think some User names are quite interesting. The people I have met after I have know them by their user name, usually fit the description of their user name. I could make a list but it would not serve any purpose here. :)
My name (swimmingjim) was born from an activity, White water Paddling, that I have been passionate about for the past 12 or 13 years. When paddling whitewater if you are unable to keep the canoe upright or remain in the boat due to lack or skill or any other reason, we involved in the sport will say that the paddler has taken a swim.
I started whitewater paddling at the age of 52 which is very late in life to do such a thing that requires good balance and flexibility, as those of us at this age know is not the time of our lives that we are at our physical prime...LOL  At the beginning for the first few years I was known as swimmingjim due to the fact that I was probably a record holder for the amout of swimming done by a beginner...thus the user name of swimmingjim was adopted...... :-D 
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Post by: GarlyDog on March 03, 2008, 12:25:41 pm
My real name is Gary.     I got a piece of junk mail with my first name mispelled as Garl.    One of my co-workers thought it was funny because my last name is difficult to spell, but was spelled correctly on the junk mail.    She added the "y" and "Garly" was born.      

My wife added the "Dog" part since one of my passions is training working dogs.
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Post by: PDCambs on March 06, 2008, 12:23:12 pm
PDCambs is a mix of my initials P.D. and the county I come from in the UK Cambridgeshire. It is also my Ebay ID so no bidding against me... please   ;)


Peter
Cambridge UK
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Post by: johnnybigfish on March 06, 2008, 07:10:29 pm
Hey PD!,

Do you know where Bibury is?
Its a little town that looks like it came out of one of those paintings where there are little cottages with glowing lite coming out the windows.
 I used to be a subject of Great Britain until I was about 6 or 7.
I was born near Cirencester. My sis was born in Lakenheath, 5 years earlier.
your friend,
john



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Post by: DayValleyDahlias on March 06, 2008, 07:20:53 pm
John,

I thought I could hear an accent in your writing.....hhhhmmm :-D

Cheerio
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Post by: CTbeeman on March 07, 2008, 10:25:46 pm
I found this site thru a beesource blog. 8-) Im statring beekeeping this spring with 2 nucs of carni's. I am a city beekeeper in Connecticut, hence CTbeeman(city beeman) :-D
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Post by: DayValleyDahlias on March 07, 2008, 11:09:57 pm
AAAHHH CT very clever!  Welcome.
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Post by: _Brenda_ on March 08, 2008, 06:10:05 pm
My sign in is 9acres, for our 9 acres of mini farm.  :)
I just changed user name to Double Bee because my name is Brenda and hubby is Bart, so double bees, and we're getting started with bees. :-D
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Post by: poka-bee on March 08, 2008, 10:40:27 pm
OOh, that's good! :)
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Post by: Beekissed on March 09, 2008, 10:52:32 pm
 Well, had to come up with a label for my honey, beeswax lip balm and thought of lips and bees and ....ta-da!  Beekissed.  Also, it sounded kinda sweet....like me!  ;)
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Post by: hellbenthoneybee on March 13, 2008, 07:16:02 pm
Hi, Just joined.  My user name is always the same and just seems to be fitting.  I saw your vidio on installing bees.  I'm interested in learning more about bees and possably starting a hive.  I believe honey and bees are truely one of natures greatest gifts.  I'm a honey fan.
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Post by: brit.thebee on March 14, 2008, 05:11:36 pm
Welcome!
You sound just like I did until I finally got my bees last year.  I love it...so much fun!  Good luck.  This forum is fantastic and so helpful.
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Post by: johnnybigfish on March 16, 2008, 01:33:58 am
Hi HbonHb!
Welcome to the forums!
 This IS a fun place to come to! And theres tons of answers to questions you havent even asked yet!
 I hope your first question is about where you can get bees now. :)
Getting your new bees is kinda like when you go see your Dr.....The lady asks you for your 20 or 30 dollars copay first,....Then,...You cant leave even if you've been waiting a long time, because you've paid and you're locked in, so to speak...Getting the bees is kinda like your copay..Once you get your bees, you're TRAPPED!(just kidding...I should've said "Hooked").
 As for honey...When YOUR bees give you honey, it special..Not just anybody gets this gift! I bet when you taste your honey for the first time, you'll KNOW its the best honey you ever tasted!..You'll know what its like to be "Winnie the Poo"!
 I was slopping it down the other day,(right out of the squeeze bottle) and Mannnnn, was it GOOOOD!!!..Then my wife started yacking at me cuzza all the honey which had missed my mouth and was landing on my beard, then catching wind, and swirling honey strings all over my shirt and down to the dogs!(I meant to say floor but the dogs were between me and the floor)...It was a "Heavenly experience"!

Read stuff at Michael Bush website when you can...its free and easy to understand.

It might sound goofy but I believe that God picks certain people to take care of bees...I think HE likes to pick old people or really WISE people...They have more patience!
good luck, and please keep coming back here!
your friend,
john
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Post by: Cindi on March 16, 2008, 10:18:43 am
John, you bad!!  No wonder Janelle was screaming at you, don't suck on the squeeze honey jar, bad boy, you sound just like a naughty kid!!!  Best of this beautiful and wonderful day, Cindi
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Post by: JP on March 16, 2008, 10:37:25 am
Ok, gotta say it. You might be hellbent but you look like you're heaven sent! Ok, I will get flack, but that's alright, hey, the guys on the forum put me up to this! Johnny was one of them, I'm sure, must have been his sign off, "...good luck, and please keep coming back here!"

Welcome to beemaster and the world of beekeeping. Hellbent, we also have voice chat and text chat if you want to try that, its fun.
http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=5880.0

Welcome, and yes, you come here as often as you like. I am not flirting, you guys shut up, well, maybe a little, but I'm married, so, come on give me a break. Anyway, welcome!

...JP

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Post by: reinbeau on March 16, 2008, 07:18:09 pm
Hello, hellbenthoneybees, where abouts are you located in MA?  We're on the South Shore.  Have you found a local bee club to belong to?  There are many, [rul=http://www.beesource.com/suppliers/association/ma.htm]here's a listing[/url], hope it's helpful!

And JP, of course you can be on a diet, but still look at the menu!  :evil:
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Post by: johnnybigfish on March 16, 2008, 09:19:08 pm
heh heh heh,....
Yeh, Anne,..tell JP what its all about!..Didja see how he put the blame on me?...LOL!!!..All I did was be "Cordial"!
 Golly JP...I hardly even noticed what she looked like!
 Ok,...I better get out of this thread before "Peeping Eyes" get nosy!
your friend,
john
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Post by: JP on March 16, 2008, 11:19:20 pm
heh heh heh,....
Yeh, Anne,..tell JP what its all about!..Didja see how he put the blame on me?...LOL!!!..All I did was be "Cordial"!
 Golly JP...I hardly even noticed what she looked like!
 Ok,...I better get out of this thread before "Peeping Eyes" get nosy!
your friend,
john

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight! You didn't look, ok, didn't even notice, uh huh. You are soooo busted Johnny, we both are! Hey Dallas, help me out here!  ;) :-D :-*

...JP
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Post by: Cindi on March 16, 2008, 11:44:43 pm
Oh, you guys are brats!!!!  Leave that poor new girl alone!!!  Have a beautiful and wonderful day, Cindi
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Post by: JP on March 16, 2008, 11:51:43 pm
Oh, you guys are brats!!!!  Leave that poor new girl alone!!!  Have a beautiful and wonderful day, Cindi

Hubba, hubba!  :-* :-* :-* :-D

...JP
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Post by: johnnybigfish on March 17, 2008, 12:03:31 am
Has anybody got in trouble in here before?
 Well, I figger if we do...Wait a minute,....I dont know what i figger!
 Uh oh,...I think.... we've become......THE "NAUGHTY BOYS"!
 The "Naughty Boys of Beemaster forums!"

Man, you guys,....How are we gonna redeem ourselves? :evil:
your friend,
john

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Post by: JP on March 17, 2008, 12:15:08 am
Has anybody got in trouble in here before?
 Well, I figger if we do...Wait a minute,....I dont know what i figger!
 Uh oh,...I think.... we've become......THE "NAUGHTY BOYS"!
 The "Naughty Boys of Beemaster forums!"

Man, you guys,....How are we gonna redeem ourselves? :evil:
your friend,
john

Redeem ourselves? Ha! Just keep on misbehaving John, its all good!

...JP

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Post by: Cindi on March 17, 2008, 12:36:35 am
JP and John, now if we all didn't know that it was just you guys up to your bratty ol' antics, well then.....have a beautiful and grandly great day, Cindi
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Post by: hellbenthoneybee on March 20, 2008, 03:45:16 pm
Oh my gosh,  I blush....
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Post by: hellbenthoneybee on March 20, 2008, 04:14:36 pm
Hello, hellbenthoneybees, where abouts are you located in MA?  We're on the South Shore.  Have you found a local bee club to belong to?  There are many, [rul=http://www.beesource.com/suppliers/association/ma.htm]here's a listing[/url], hope it's helpful!

And JP, of course you can be on a diet, but still look at the menu!  :evil:
Where on the south shore are you? I live in Plymouth......    Boys can be so fresh.....
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Post by: reinbeau on March 20, 2008, 05:52:26 pm
Hello, hellbenthoneybees, where abouts are you located in MA?  We're on the South Shore.  Have you found a local bee club to belong to?  There are many, [rul=http://www.beesource.com/suppliers/association/ma.htm]here's a listing[/url], hope it's helpful!

And JP, of course you can be on a diet, but still look at the menu!  :evil:
Where on the south shore are you? I live in Plymouth......    Boys can be so fresh.....

Yes, they can, but it's all in good fun.  We're in Hanson, this will be our third year of beekeeping.  We belong to the Plymouth County Beekeeper's Association (http://plymouthcountybeekeepers.net/default.aspx), it meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 267 High Street in Hanson in the Plymouth County Extension Service building.  Come on by and join us!
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Post by: hellbenthoneybee on March 20, 2008, 05:59:07 pm
Hello, hellbenthoneybees, where abouts are you located in MA?  We're on the South Shore.  Have you found a local bee club to belong to?  There are many, [rul=http://www.beesource.com/suppliers/association/ma.htm]here's a listing[/url], hope it's helpful!

And JP, of course you can be on a diet, but still look at the menu!  :evil:
Where on the south shore are you? I live in Plymouth......    Boys can be so fresh.....

Yes, they can, but it's all in good fun.  We're in Hanson, this will be our third year of beekeeping.  We belong to the Plymouth County Beekeeper's Association (http://plymouthcountybeekeepers.net/default.aspx), it meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 267 High Street in Hanson in the Plymouth County Extension Service building.  Come on by and join us!
Sweet thanks! 
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Post by: JP on March 20, 2008, 11:57:06 pm
Hello, hellbenthoneybees, where abouts are you located in MA?  We're on the South Shore.  Have you found a local bee club to belong to?  There are many, [rul=http://www.beesource.com/suppliers/association/ma.htm]here's a listing[/url], hope it's helpful!

And JP, of course you can be on a diet, but still look at the menu!  :evil:
Where on the south shore are you? I live in Plymouth......    Boys can be so fresh.....

Yes, they can, but it's all in good fun.  We're in Hanson, this will be our third year of beekeeping.  We belong to the Plymouth County Beekeeper's Association (http://plymouthcountybeekeepers.net/default.aspx), it meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 267 High Street in Hanson in the Plymouth County Extension Service building.  Come on by and join us!

Ok, where is that meeting exactly? I may need a map. Hey Johhny, you going?  :evil: :-* ;) :-D
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Post by: bud1 on March 21, 2008, 12:05:24 am
Mam these boys on ventro done looked at yo picture and we cant talk cause they trying to figure out if you married. Please tell them .
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Post by: johnnybigfish on March 21, 2008, 01:02:46 am
Yo JP!
 I'll go if you go!.Ya think we can get back by supper??
 It took me 4 days to drive up there and four more to drive back down!
 I'm with ya though, Buddy! 8-)

your friend,
john
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Post by: reinbeau on March 21, 2008, 08:03:20 am
Come on up, you guys, if you do you can listen to my talk on gardening for bees!  :)
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Post by: johnnybigfish on March 21, 2008, 09:17:17 am
Hey Anne!
 I wish I was going but I really cant. I'd like to just see you speak about anything!...At the end,(Well, aside from politics and the space program...and raising teenagers) I would like to shake your hand and tell you what a pleasure it has been!
 Dont forget to take some pictures!!

Ok,....gotta go....I got up early on my vacation day to go to church..I havent been since Christmas...I feel I need to give up one hour to go to mass as its "Good Friday". My wife thinks its a good idea too...I dont know why.....I've never mentioned it, but janelles an atheist..She wasnt when we got married though. Sometimes I kind feel responsible from the example i set in our first few years of marriage. But, As you've heard before, Its a "Personal Choice".
 And i still love her anyway :) Her telling me this was hard at first but theres a reason for this..(God only knows what it is though!) :-D

your friend,
john
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Post by: JP on March 21, 2008, 11:35:11 am
Hey Anne!
 I wish I was going but I really cant. I'd like to just see you speak about anything!...At the end,(Well, aside from politics and the space program...and raising teenagers) I would like to shake your hand and tell you what a pleasure it has been!
 Dont forget to take some pictures!!

Ok,....gotta go....I got up early on my vacation day to go to church..I havent been since Christmas...I feel I need to give up one hour to go to mass as its "Good Friday". My wife thinks its a good idea too...I dont know why.....I've never mentioned it, but janelles an atheist..She wasnt when we got married though. Sometimes I kind feel responsible from the example i set in our first few years of marriage. But, As you've heard before, Its a "Personal Choice".
 And i still love her anyway :) Her telling me this was hard at first but theres a reason for this..(God only knows what it is though!) :-D

your friend,
john

Hey John, hurry back, so we can get on the road after supper. No beer here for this dude, I like to take it all in, a la natural, besides, you can't remember as much when you're medicated and the cops well, they got a law against drinkin' and drivin', which I don't do. We can talk about bees to we are blue in the face, hey maybe we'll get a 911 swarm call along the way! We can be, two wild 'n craaazy guys! On to the foxes!!! Ann and Helbent(since I don't know your real name) ya'll better be ready! Hey, just don't tell the wives ok, we'd be in deep doo doo, and all our stuff would be curb side by the time we got back, correction, before we got back!

JP  :evil: :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: poka-bee on March 21, 2008, 11:40:25 am
Your right JP..Wives tend to frown upon such things!! :-x
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Post by: reinbeau on March 21, 2008, 01:54:14 pm
Well, now, you'll both be able to meet The Big Guy, my better half  :evil:  Bentonhoneybees may have her own protection!  :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by: bassman1977 on March 22, 2008, 03:02:33 am
I used to play the electric bass until a few years ago and I also played the upright double bass in high school.  Most think it is bass fishing.  I like bass fishing but mostly I fish trout.  The 1977 is the year I was born.  I use bassman1977 for a lot of member names/screen names.  Say hi if you ever see this name anywhere else.  It just might be me.  :-)
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Post by: hellbenthoneybee on March 22, 2008, 03:37:15 pm
Yeah, Sorry guys, It is Mrs. Hellbenthoneybee....   But thanks for letting me know that Mammas still got it after all these years!!!
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Post by: JP on March 22, 2008, 03:42:16 pm
Yeah, Sorry guys, It is Mrs. Hellbenthoneybee....   But thanks for letting me know that Mammas still got it after all these years!!!

Man, I feel like you baited us right on in! Hook, line, and sinker!!! Mamma? Momma Mia, is more like it! Welcome to the forums Momma Hellbent. Something about those two words together, just scares me a little, a lurtle bit, lil bit.  ;) :-* :-D


...JP
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Post by: hellbenthoneybee on March 22, 2008, 03:50:37 pm
Yeah, Sorry guys, It is Mrs. Hellbenthoneybee....   But thanks for letting me know that Mammas still got it after all these years!!!

Man, I feel like you baited us right on in! Hook, line, and sinker!!! Mamma? Momma Mia, is more like it! Welcome to the forums Momma Hellbent. Something about those two words together, just scares me a little, a lurtle bit, lil bit.  ;) :-* :-D


...JP
Come now, a girls gotta have fun too...   I just came in to learn about bees, but this forums been the best thing for my ego in a long time!!! ;)
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Post by: JP on March 22, 2008, 05:42:39 pm
Yeah, Sorry guys, It is Mrs. Hellbenthoneybee....   But thanks for letting me know that Mammas still got it after all these years!!!

Man, I feel like you baited us right on in! Hook, line, and sinker!!! Mamma? Momma Mia, is more like it! Welcome to the forums Momma Hellbent. Something about those two words together, just scares me a little, a lurtle bit, lil bit.  ;) :-* :-D


...JP
Come now, a girls gotta have fun too...   I just came in to learn about bees, but this forums been the best thing for my ego in a long time!!! ;)

Mrs. Hellbent, we don't seem to have any trouble boosting your ego, anytime. ;)


...JP
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Post by: snuffy on March 24, 2008, 02:35:21 am
Hi
   1st post.

   I am a "newbee" starting with my packages April 23 if all goes right.My nick is from a long time ago.In my youth I was a contact nuke tech in the power stations.During a break in the refueling outages,I few home and bought  a mountain top on the coast of Oregon in Rose lodge Ore{which I sorely miss I lived there ten wonderful years} When I returned to the crew,with pictures ,they all thought it looked like a place where snuffy smith, moonshiner,would live....as my real name is smith....it stuck.As most nicknames that are bestowed are not wanted...it stuck.Anyone who worked the refueling crews during the post-TMI modifications during the 80'and early 90'knew me at the nuke power stations as Snuffy.As it was a small world some would probably still remember me only by that handle.
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Post by: Cindi on March 29, 2008, 10:28:11 am
Oh this forum makes me laugh, we are all such a funnnnneeeeee crew.  And JP and John are bad boys!!!!!  And brats to boot that one!!  Have a great and beautiful day, just had to make some comments, hee, hee. Cindi
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Post by: burke_co_farmer1776 on March 30, 2008, 05:31:06 pm
well mine come from being from north carolina and being a living historian with a keen intersest in the history of beekeeping in North America in the 17th and 18th century.
Chuck smith
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Cindi on March 31, 2008, 10:19:33 am
Chuck you have chimed in our forum, welcome, if you are going to stick around, (which I hope that you do), tell us a little bit more of yourself, when you have time.  You obviously have studied bees, have you not got the urge to get into some beekeeping yet, hee, hee?  I am sure one day, you too will fall under their spell, and want to keep bees.  They are fascinating, wonderful little critters to share our lives with.  If you think of anything really cool to tell us about your studies, do so, we love to hear stuff about the bees, and I bet you could tell a story or two, welcome to our forum.  Have a most beautiful and wonderful day, groovin' on our lives.  Cindi
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Miss Pepper on April 06, 2008, 06:35:24 pm
My name is actually the name of a girl in one of my favorite book series.

I'm a country girl at heart.  I love animals and am not crazy for the city, I like the open air.  I like western books, movies, you name it.  I'm into cowboy hats, boots, and my favorite animals include horses (and bees, of course).  About 2 or 3 years ago I was volunteering in my church library for a while, so I read quite a few books during that time.  I read a great Christian western book series (my favorite), and liked it so much that ever since then all my usernames have been Miss Pepper, one of the main characters in the series.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: JP on April 06, 2008, 08:10:55 pm
My name is actually the name of a girl in one of my favorite book series.

I'm a country girl at heart.  I love animals and am not crazy for the city, I like the open air.  I like western books, movies, you name it.  I'm into cowboy hats, boots, and my favorite animals include horses (and bees, of course).  About 2 or 3 years ago I was volunteering in my church library for a while, so I read quite a few books during that time.  I read a great Christian western book series (my favorite), and liked it so much that ever since then all my usernames have been Miss Pepper, one of the main characters in the series.

Miss Pepper, you had us all fooled into thinking you were a fast talkin' city type. Hey, I'm a country boy at heart as well, but was born in the city. Well, way back when, we actually still had a little country but urban sprawling took care of that.

I use to play in my grandma's woods out back, some of the most beautiful woods I've ever roamed, with black topsoil that you could grow anything in. My dad and I shoveled enough of it to make many gardens, I should know. And we would chase rabbits and squirrels, etc... Now about the only thing you can chase around here are stray cats that get in ya garbage!!!

As a kid, my favorite show was H.R. Puffin Stuff, anyone remember this show, about a boy and his magic flute? Would you know I found the series on dvd at a Cracker Barrel, and snatched it up like Bud on a biscuit!!! My wife just doesn't get it, you had to be there kinda thing.

Anyway, good to see you here Miss Pepper and thanks for sharing your story.


...JP
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: superhoney on April 11, 2008, 05:19:42 pm
It was easy, and I was lucky:
My sweetie has always called me superhoney   :-*
And it fits really well on a beekeeping site I thought

I was totally amazed that it was available too! It was just meant to bee.  <----look look my first bee riff!

tah-dah!
Superhoney
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: JP on April 12, 2008, 12:55:11 am
It was easy, and I was lucky:
My sweetie has always called me superhoney   :-*
And it fits really well on a beekeeping site I thought

I was totally amazed that it was available too! It was just meant to bee.  <----look look my first bee riff!

tah-dah!
Superhoney


Well, you must be one "super honey", superhoney. Welcome Ms sweet thang!  :) ;)


...JP
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: annette on April 12, 2008, 01:30:50 am
JP,

 "Ms Superhoney" is a male!!!!

Oops!!
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: JP on April 12, 2008, 01:52:05 am
JP,

 "Ms Superhoney" is a male!!!!

Oops!!

Well then, that does put a different spin on things doesn't it! :shock: :oops: :-D

Ok, welcome " superhoney" Dude!


...JP
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: MustbeeNuts on April 12, 2008, 09:54:58 am
Mine was pretty straight forward, when I mentioned to my buds that I was going to start to keep bees, although they thought it was interesting, the usual first responsse was you must be nuts, meaning of course that bees sting. And similiar responses, so when I found this site that is what I used. This is will be another  line of animals I have kept. I  raise white siamese fighting fish and exhibit them at shows. They don't sting or bite. :)
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Cindi on April 12, 2008, 02:14:13 pm
JP, you better watch out, you might get teased, hee, hee, wonder by who?  Best of this beautiful day, Cindi
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: superhoney on April 12, 2008, 06:10:01 pm
Yesiree I'm indeed a drone, see? <turns around> No stinger!   :lol:

Superhoney was more like:
Who do you call when there's something stuck in the toilet?
Superhoney!
Who do you call when you need something heavy moved from here to there?
Superhoney!
Who do you call to get the dead skunk out from under the house?
Err well you get the picture.

Thanks for the greets!

see ya!
Superhoney!

Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: THETOOLMAN on April 23, 2008, 06:19:23 pm
I used to run one of those TOOL TRUCKS & sell tools to mechanics. GREAT JOB- retired - now I run a kennel..   might change my handle to pooch guy, or dog face?  ;)
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: tileguy on April 30, 2008, 04:30:15 pm
My name has been tileguy for years...... been doing tile for 25 of them years..... sooooo, tileguy it is....
T.G.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: johnnybigfish on May 01, 2008, 12:01:01 am
Hey TG!
 Do you still have knees?? 25 years of doing tile is a long time!
 I did it for awhile too, but that was when i was young...All I wanted was a paycheck and didnt want to work that hard. I can do a job if I have to but thats very rare,,,,I fouind out that when people learned that I had done tilework they always wanted me to do a job for them!
Its like that with bees too!...Once people learn you are doing bees you'll start getting calls for swarms to be caught!
 My dad went into the tile business(selling) and lasted 4 years....I suppose he did ok as when he quit he didnt owe anybody anything!
 He never charged freight....He never was outpriced by any of the other distributors...All profits went back into stock. It goes to show you that good business isnt necessarily good business.
well, thats all.....
your friend,
john
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Big John on May 03, 2008, 02:39:57 pm
Mine is a old family name, my name is John and I am 6'3" and 280lb Big John is just what everybody calls me.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: NHKelly99 on May 04, 2008, 04:04:45 am
I moved from Florida to New Hampshire, hence the NH. (Have recently moved to Maine) Kelly is my name, 99 is Wayne Gretzky's number.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: lovelyembalmer on May 07, 2008, 01:01:06 pm
 :)Hi, I choose lovely embalmer because that is what I do for a living.
my husband and I have bees as a hobby, although with 10 hives it is really work.
I logged on with you so i could ask questions and maybe between everyone, we could figure out how to keep the bees from going away.
My husband just called and asked me if I had heard what the bees were doing every where but our yard.  Answer:  making honey!!!
we have hives that want to swarm and keep swarming until the queens are gone.
Help!!
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: MollySuesHoney on May 07, 2008, 03:36:26 pm
Mine is easy.  When I started back in bees after a few years of marriage (still happily so) we were trying to come up with a name to label bottles with.  My wife's name is Molly Sue.  So, I'm Molly Sue's Honey.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Brother Buzz on May 09, 2008, 07:25:31 pm
My wife started calling me BROTHER BUZZ (from an OLD kids program) when I started beekeeping in March this year. ;)
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: bakerboy on May 14, 2008, 05:47:01 pm
It's a bit dull. I am a baker, and use this handle when I can, where I can.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: JP on May 16, 2008, 07:00:12 am
It's a bit dull. I am a baker, and use this handle when I can, where I can.

Ever heard of country boy bakery??


...JP
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: dembidj on May 22, 2008, 12:04:39 pm
What a great topic! 

When I was younger I was accused of thinking I was the queen bee- flying as fast and far as I could and seeing if any drones could catch me.  It wasn't ego- I just love life!  And, boy am I glad the drones in the bee kingdom are better than the ones chasing me!  I married after I was 40. 

I have a burning desire to become a bee keeper and am beginning to collect the tools of the trade.  I'm very thankful and excited to have found this forum.

But, as far as How I chose my member name:  I like to have one online name for everywhere.  I had been using the initials of my given name and my last name for over five years.  My husband finally told me he wasn't comfortable with our last name being "out there" and asked me to choose another name.  I was agonizing over what to choose and my sister-in-law said at one job she had they took the first five letters from your last name and paired them with the initials of your given name so I chose that- DJ, short for Donna Jo, Dembi, short for Dembinski- but would change it in a heart beat for a really cool moniker if anyone has any suggestions! 
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: SmokeEater2 on May 27, 2008, 12:56:04 pm
Well, I'm a firefighter by trade and several years ago I met a Boston firefighter who at one point said (in a fantastic Boston accent) "so you're a Smoke Eater too huh"? My wife thought it was a hilarious nickname for some reason and it stuck and I just shortened it to SmokeEater2.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: cherami on May 27, 2008, 01:38:52 pm
My name Cherami is the name of our farm in France normally it is Cher-ami in French it translates to my friend, but in fact it came from a 1st world war American pigeon who had the job to take messages to different parts of the western Front etc. Whilst on it's last mission the Germans did their best to kill it, after being wounded it got to it's destination and was responsible for saving many lives. It now resides in a museum in the USA.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Keith13 on May 27, 2008, 02:46:24 pm
Must be a pretty old pigeon what's that a ninty year old bird? ;)
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: ericthebee on May 30, 2008, 03:01:55 am
If it's not obvious "Eric the half a bee" is a' monty python 'skit from the 70's (Dateing me a bit here) all my bees are called eric, except Ian and Bruce. My cat's name is eric, except neville what is actually a dog. At 50 the answer to life is 42 and 'Monty python's film 'the holy Grail' was the theme for our joint 50'th. and sums up the seriousness bent that life has taken at this grand age.   
oi



Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Sid at Rebecca Creek on May 31, 2008, 10:17:13 pm
Name is Sid, and I live on Rebecca Creek Ranch thus Sid at Rebecca Creek
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: cherami on June 01, 2008, 01:15:18 pm
Must be a pretty old pigeon what's that a ninty year old bird? ;)

On October 3, 1918, Charles Whittlesey and more than 500 men were trapped in a small depression on the side of the hill behind enemy lines without food and ammunition. They were also beginning to receive friendly fire from allied troops who did not know their location. Surrounded by the Germans, many were killed and wounded in the first day and by the second day, only a little more than 200 men were still alive. Whittlesey dispatched messages by pigeon. The pigeon carrying the first message ("Many wounded. We cannot evacuate.") was shot down. A second bird was sent with the message, "Men are suffering. Can support be sent?" That pigeon also was shot down. Only one homing pigeon was left: 'Cher Ami'. He was dispatched with a note in a canister on his left leg,

    We are along the road parallel to 276.4. Our own artillery is dropping a barrage directly on us. For heaven's sake, stop it!

As Cher Ami tried to fly back home, the Germans saw him rising out of the brush and opened fire and for several minutes, bullets zipped through the air all around him. The men of the Lost Battalion saw Cher Ami shot down, but he was soon airborne again. He managed to arrive back at his loft at division headquarters 25 miles to the rear in just 25 minutes, helping to save the lives of the 194 survivors. In this last mission, Cher Ami had delivered the message despite having been shot through the breast, blinded in one eye, covered in blood, and with a leg hanging only by a tendon.

Cher Ami had become the hero of the 77th Infantry Division, so army medics worked long and hard to save his life. They were unable to save his leg, so they carved a small wooden one for him. When he recovered enough to travel, the little one-legged hero was put on a boat to the United States, with General John J. Pershing personally seeing Cher Ami off as he departed France.

[edit] Awards

Upon return to America, Cher Ami became the mascot of the Department of Service. The pigeon was awarded the Croix de Guerre Medal with a palm Oak Leaf Cluster for his heroic service in delivering 12 important messages in Verdun. He died at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, on June 13, 1919 from the wounds he received in battle and was later inducted into the Racing Pigeon Hall of Fame in 1931. He also received a gold medal from the Organized Bodies of American Racing Pigeon Fanciers in recognition of his extraordinary service during World War I.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: JoelinGA on June 01, 2008, 08:32:07 pm
I was so tempted to use my old gamer handle that I've used since the release of EQ (EverQuest). Even on non related gaming boards, just for the simple use of not having to remember many names. Then I realized that I haven't even played that game in a long time or have had to use the handle so I just went with the easy least creative thing heh.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: striperon on June 01, 2008, 10:00:26 pm
Stripers are my primary target fish.  I am Ron.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: johnnybigfish on June 01, 2008, 10:47:22 pm
Hey Ron!
 Welcome to the forums!
 You and I can probably carry on a conversation!
 I fish White Bass here at lake Arrowhead. I caught the last Striper there was in Lake Arrowhead in '95. He turned out to be the lake record!.There hadnt been a Striper caught in Arrowhead since about '85, and there hasnt been one caught since mine. Its sad though as the Stripers were stocked here but the local bass guys raised cane and ended the stockings. Mine was estimated to be 12 years old. Also, even the big ones from lake Texoma and Possum Kingdom are only about 5 to 8 lbs nowadays. If you get one over 10 youre extremely lucky. Theres something here called "Golden Algae" which kills of Stripers and Whites. You can still catch 40 pounders down on the border at lake Amistad though but thats a 10 hour drive.
yep,....Bees and fishin'...Fishin' and bees!. Clik on my blog at the bottom of my post and theres some of my fishing pics and other goofy stuff :-D
 At any rate,...Welcome to the forums! This is a great place to talk bees!(and all kinds of other cool stuff!) You'll have  all the navigation here figured out in no time!
By the way, are you new to bees or just new to this place?
your friend,
john
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Cindi on June 02, 2008, 10:50:17 am
John, oh that story made me cry......such beauty....such sadness and happiness....beautiful and most wonderful day, love our life.  Cindi
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: johnnybigfish on June 02, 2008, 08:08:04 pm
Cindi,.....
have you been into the valiums again? 8-)

heh heh....
your friend,
john
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: JP on June 03, 2008, 07:00:04 am
Cindi,.....
have you been into the valiums again? 8-)

heh heh....
your friend,
john

She just digs and digs and digs... ;)         

If that don't work she's got her own hog now.


...JP
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Cindi on June 03, 2008, 10:33:09 am
John and JP,  :shock: ;) :) :) :)  Cindi
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: eri on June 03, 2008, 04:02:41 pm
Long, long ago in an Internet far, far away, my job included seeking out interesting Internet applications, including virtual communities.

My very first foray into a real-time multi-user 'place' -- for which I had to choose a nickname -- seemed very real and somewhat eerie. I wanted my nick to be simple, neutral in perception of personality and gender, thus 'eri' instead of eerie :-) I've used it as much as possible (which now is almost impossible). Kinda neat to have it back again on the forums here.

  -- eri (aka Jane)
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Cindi on June 04, 2008, 09:18:36 am
Jane, hey, nice, for a moment I thought you were going to tell a fair tale, of a long, long time ago, hee, hee.  Have that most beautiful and awesomely wonderful day, lovin', livin', this great life of ours.  Cindi
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: K-R-Farms on June 09, 2008, 01:14:03 pm
My brother-in-law has about 100 acres of field and woods.
He stares at it asking me "What should we do?"
Well, ok....
Last year we built some chicken coops.  We now have close to 100 laying hens.
Then we built a good size lean-to.  We now have 3 black angus cows.
An 880 sq ft vegetable garden.

So, this year, we decided to do something different.

A few of our kids came home from school all "a-buzz" with concern and interest in the honey-bee.
So from Jan to April, we spent time researching and developing an "Apiary" segment to K-R "Farms".
We now have two hives, 0 stings, and kids drooling over the thought of honey comb.
---
Just as a side note, we both have regular 9-5 jobs, children ranging from 4-17, and wives that are unbelievably patient.
The latter being of most importance.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Cindi on June 12, 2008, 10:32:29 am
K-R-Farms, wow, how cool is that!!!  YOu are indeed working the land, and working yourselves too, that is a lot of work doing the full time job thing and running a farm, my hat off to you!!!  Have that most beautiful and wonderful day, Cindi
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: homer on June 15, 2008, 01:11:03 am
What can I say, I just love Homer Simpson!  Simple as that!
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: eri on June 15, 2008, 08:53:11 pm
Homer, just say, "D'Oh." I say welcome ;)
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: gaucho10 on June 17, 2008, 07:34:33 am
I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the gauchos (cowboys) are from Argenitna's Pampas.  I have been using "GAUCHO" since I first signed up on the interned waaaaaaaaay back then, when the internet was just begining to be created.  One day, while changing internet providers, I attempted to go back to my original on-screen name but someone else already took it.  So ever since then I had to go with "GAUCHO10"....for-ever-and-ever.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Irwin on June 19, 2008, 10:30:58 am
I used Irwin because it was my great great granddad's name.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Ensata on June 20, 2008, 07:12:28 pm
Ensata??

I find it interesting that I have never at anytime had a problem with someone else using the name Ensata ...  it is always available.

Even on the multi-million on-line virtual reality community "Second Life" I am the only Ensata.

Is it a masculine or feminine name?

I won't tell.

Ensata though, as many avid flower gardeners would know is the name for the Japanese Iris ... a beautiful cousin to the bearded iris,  but grown in wetter and more acidic soils.   

Ensata, as a flower name, is of course nice for a bee forum...  although I have no idea if its nectar or pollen benefits the bees at all.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Sand Creek Dairy on June 23, 2008, 03:55:27 am
We raise dairy goats..Nubians to be exact..milk them for of course milk, we make some cheeses and our main product is goats milk soaps..We live on Sand Creek Rd. soooo.....hence the name Sand Creek Dairy
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: golddust-twins on June 23, 2008, 07:22:04 pm
I use to have an antique store in Gold Beach and the name was.....you guessed it Gold Dust Twins.  I actually collect Gold Dust Twins soap memorabilia.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: hankdog1 on June 25, 2008, 12:19:42 am
Well hankdog is a nickname of course since my last name is Hankins pretty self explainitory there.  For the number one it's the first user name i used in yahoo and i had to add the number.  I like to keep the same user name on stuff makes it alot easier to remember when your logging on.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: countrycruisers on June 27, 2008, 11:43:46 pm
Good Question.  Well, about five years ago my wife and I were trying to come up with a e-mail address we could both have and use together.  Since we are truckers and we run coast to coast most of the time somehow we came up with countrycruisers.  I have to admit though its kind of a pain because its such a long word to type.  Now we just use it for most everything because its easy to remember.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: annette on June 27, 2008, 11:56:58 pm
I use to have an antique store in Gold Beach and the name was.....you guessed it Gold Dust Twins.  I actually collect Gold Dust Twins soap memorabilia.

Is that avatar the soap???
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: johnnybigfish on June 28, 2008, 07:39:01 pm
 My sis has that picture (avatar) on her wall in her bathroom...She collects them :)

your friend,
john
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: potionlady on June 29, 2008, 11:10:32 am
I have used potionlady for several years.  I make herbal soaps and lotions and such and my kids gave me the nickname several years ago because I would "create potions" and they were my test subjects.  We have had lots of fun with it.  It has just stuck with me.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: CVBees on July 03, 2008, 08:30:57 am
This is my first post on this forum and I made up this name purely for beekeepimg purposes.  I will be starting my first hive next Spring in Carroll Valley, PA where I live so CVBees seemed appropriate.  I am hoping to learn lots before next spring when I get my first package and install.  Glad to find a place like this I have learned and shared more than I thought possible in the one other forum I post to. I also am an avid pumpkin carver.. 8)

Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: SgtMaj on July 03, 2008, 09:08:08 am
I think my avatar makes it somewhat obvious... my wife and I had a blast watching the sergeant major fish down in marathon, FL a few years back.  Combine that with my USMC experience and I thought SgtMaj was appropriate (though I never achieved that rank in the USMC).
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: SawmillNc on July 04, 2008, 06:00:04 pm
I run sawmill on our family farm in Iron Station NC.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: ericthebee on July 21, 2008, 04:06:39 am
 :fishhit: I guess Monty Python isn't very big in the USA .Curious , check it out on the interntet. They take life as seriously as I think you should and have an wonderfull song about Eric the half a bee. All my bees are named eric, excepting for Bruce, ian and errol.  Makes life so much easier when training them, also our friends are so impressed that we know exactly which one just stung them!.  Remember the rules... No fun
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: beekybuzzard on July 22, 2008, 05:04:12 pm
Beaky Buzzard is my all time favorite cartoon character. That kind of ages me right there don't it? They only made 4 cartoons with this character and I would sit with my grandfather and we would die laughing at Beaky and his favorite Foghorn Leghorn. He died about 12 years ago so I use this and every time I see that avatar or get a chance to see one of the old toons that we watched together it just keeps him here with me. Then I just changed the Beaky to beeky and here we are. In the words of Beaky uhhhhhh  yup.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: indypartridge on July 23, 2008, 07:08:14 am
:fishhit: I guess Monty Python isn't very big in the USA .
There are plenty of Python fans here!

Australia! Australia! Australia! We love you! Amen.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Pond Creek Farm on July 26, 2008, 06:47:49 pm
Pond Creek is a little creek that runs through our little farm here in the Ozarks.  The creek is our favorite part of our place -except a few weeks ago when it flooded and carried three of my hives away. :-x
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: johnnybigfish on July 26, 2008, 09:48:12 pm
Pond creek, Thats AWESOME!!
 I mention sometimes that I live in a creek bottom, where its hotter and colder than all around here(I mean, in town)
Its name is.......drum roll................................"Pond Creek! :-D

cool huh?
Its dry most the time though, but in the early '70s I understand that it used to run. Came from a spring up the ways some.

your friend,
john
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Pond Creek Farm on July 26, 2008, 10:40:32 pm
I spoke with the conservation department about the creek and they said it gets its name for running in some places (i.e in ponds) and being dry in others except for wet weather.  We are lucky in that the creek runs 12 months of the year across our whole farm.  The recent floods, however, really changed the creek's flow patterns by depositing river rock in differnect areas.  Where it was deeper (3 feet) it is now shallow shoals.  The creek is a wonderful ecosystem to watch.  It is full of crawdads, small fish, herrons, wood ducks, and frogs.  I spend no small amount of time sitting on a stump and listening to the rapids roll by. 

It is cool that your place is a pond creek too.  I hope you love it as much as we love our place.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: johnnybigfish on July 27, 2008, 05:19:41 pm
Yeh, we like it...Its only running when it rains hard, then in a couple day, its stopped then dries up. If the guy who has the land its on( other side of my fence) would sell it to me, I'd get a dozer to clean out the years of dead timber that clog it up, dig an area a little bigger on the creek to hold water, and have a pond on it to fill up when it rains. I think, if I went deep enough, it would get ground water and hold water year round.
But,....The guys is probably not gonna sell for a long time...If he does' I'll probably be to old by then to be able to manage it Like I could now.

your friend,
john
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: charlescfry on July 28, 2008, 07:53:06 pm
Well, my name is Charles Fry. My middle initial is C. so I chose the name "charlescfry" for this forum. Obviously I am not in the Witness Protection Program! ha ha.
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Post by: johnnybigfish on July 28, 2008, 08:47:53 pm
Well Charles, That Aint no lie about you not being in the witness protection program. I bet, after seeing your avatar, I would recognize you in Walmart!
 hey, speaking of not being known,,,Google your user name...I did :shock:( I mean, I googled my name, not yours :))
 Theres me, all over the place, with a bunch of my posts from here !
Its just amazing how, once you've been on a computer, people can find out about you!
 At any rate, Welcome to the forums! I hope you enjoy this place the same as we all do!( I'm pretty sure you will!)
your friend,
john
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Post by: bmjudd on July 31, 2008, 10:44:13 pm
Thank you for the forum.  I am a 3 year novice at beekeeping.  Had honey the first year, but lost the bees to winter.  I did not know what i was doing.  Started again and failed.  Started again and had one hive make it.

I chose my name because it is my name - Bmjudd = Brett Judd.  Easy to remember.  I need that.
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Post by: SgtMaj on August 07, 2008, 06:10:17 am
Well, my name is Charles Fry. My middle initial is C. so I chose the name "charlescfry" for this forum. Obviously I am not in the Witness Protection Program! ha ha.

Or concerned about identity theft aparantly...  ;)
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Post by: Keith13 on August 07, 2008, 03:44:46 pm
Well, my name is Charles Fry. My middle initial is C. so I chose the name "charlescfry" for this forum. Obviously I am not in the Witness Protection Program! ha ha.

Or concerned about identity theft aparantly...  ;)

Sgtmaj that was funny :-D and unfortunatly true :'(

Keith
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Post by: SgtMaj on August 07, 2008, 03:50:48 pm
Or concerned about identity theft aparantly...  ;)

Sgtmaj that was funny :-D and unfortunatly true :'(

Keith

Who are you talking to?  My name is Charles C. Fry now...  :-D  Just kidding of course.
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Post by: ldivyashinn on August 07, 2008, 11:21:50 pm
It's my name.  Hi folks I'm new and I'm not sure how to navigate this web site.  I'm a new beekeeper April 19th to be exact.  I thought I was told that normally new packaged bees don't swarm the first year.  Well, I believe both my hives swarmed today.  I've got more to ask but I'll see if I get any replies to this post.  Thanks for any help.  PS I managed to "catch" the bees and get them out of the rain.
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Post by: pdmattox on August 07, 2008, 11:40:10 pm
It's my name.  Hi folks I'm new and I'm not sure how to navigate this web site.  I'm a new beekeeper April 19th to be exact.  I thought I was told that normally new packaged bees don't swarm the first year.  Well, I believe both my hives swarmed today.  I've got more to ask but I'll see if I get any replies to this post.  Thanks for any help.  PS I managed to "catch" the bees and get them out of the rain.

Well welcome to the forum and bring on the questions.
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Post by: NasalSponge on August 31, 2008, 04:22:13 pm
In an attempt to find a name that I did not have to alter (add numbers or extra letters to) for joining fourms etc., I ran across this add in a newspaper for nasal sponges. Well it has worked perfectly.....never had to alter it!
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Post by: 1reb on September 05, 2008, 01:22:18 am
1reb  when I was young man, Hank William Jr had a song out   Tired Of Being Johnny B. Goode from the album Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound. The song fit me so I was Johnny Reb :evil: . But when I try to register Johnny Reb it alway taken  :-x.  So I became 1reb :evil: and the name stick with me.
Johnny
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Post by: reeegs22 on September 05, 2008, 10:22:35 am
 :mrgreen: Reeegs = my nickname in high school and 22 was my basketball #
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Post by: ronbo on September 08, 2008, 09:28:07 pm
Well my name is part first-name, part last name, and when I was young, I liked Rambo moves...
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Post by: fabtinman on September 11, 2008, 02:00:58 pm
My name is new.It used to be fabtaxman now it is fabtinman. fab is for the first three letters of my name, fabtinman is because I had both knees replaced last year and they need warming up to work sometimes. So my wife named me tinman from the wizard of OZ.
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Post by: magnet-man on September 15, 2008, 01:25:32 am
I used to sell neodymium magnets on ebay eight years ago and used the name magnet-man. I just kept on using it because it was unique.
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Post by: bluequeenb on September 15, 2008, 02:12:14 pm
our honey biz is called bluebird honey and of course I am the queen b !! LOL.
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Post by: ltcmats on September 16, 2008, 06:44:44 pm
My member name is a combination of the first initials of my 3 boys and part of my family name...nothing too unusual I guess.
Greetings from outside Boston.  Looking forward to sharing information regarding bee keeping. 
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Post by: BEES4U on September 24, 2008, 10:02:34 am

I wanted it to be simple and straight forward. It explains what I do. I sell high quality mated queens.
I do contract sales of mated queens.

All queens are contracted by making a nonrefundable deposit as it takes 30 days to develop a queen.
I will not pull queens from one order to sell one or a few to the last minute buyer as that is not ethical!

Regards,
BEES4U
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Post by: DennisD on September 25, 2008, 03:27:08 pm
Oh, wow. Mine was a nightmare to come up with. I spent countless hours obsessing over it while sweating out a headache that seemed to be ever present right behind my left eye, and out of the ashes came the ultimate member name, [drumroll] My first name and first initial of my last name! [/drumroll] I know, I know, I'm brilliant [bowing] Thank you! Thank you! [/bowing] And VOILA! There ya have it!  ;)
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Post by: Melilem on October 04, 2008, 12:15:55 am
everything else was taken :D
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Post by: laceymike on October 09, 2008, 02:42:18 pm
My rationale is too easy.  My town is "Lacey, WA" and my name is Mike.  Thus laceymike!
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Post by: Irwin on October 09, 2008, 09:00:37 pm
Good to see ya here :-D
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Post by: winenutguy on October 09, 2008, 10:30:29 pm
I spent 25 years in the wine business here in WA.  Still a big part of my life.  Winenutguy
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Post by: buzzbee on October 10, 2008, 09:55:36 pm
Winenut guy,
Maybe we could get a few tips for us home fermenters!!
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Post by: BjornBee on October 22, 2008, 06:15:02 pm
BjornBee was just simple as the company we own is called Bjorn Apiaries. The Bjorn part is from my wife's family, which they are all danes. Bjorn meaning bear, which I though fit in with the concept of honey, bees, bears.....you get the picture. Some have come to call me Mr. Bjorn, as if i'm THAT old, but my name is really just Mike.

I used this name on another site and just wanted to let people know who they are dealing with over here. Not sure if that's good or bad.   :roll:

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Post by: buzzbee on October 23, 2008, 08:45:19 pm
It'll be fine I'm sure. Hello Mike,by the way.I am near Williamsport,PA
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Post by: JP on October 27, 2008, 12:38:17 am
I used to sell neodymium magnets on ebay eight years ago and used the name magnet-man. I just kept on using it because it was unique.

Hey everyone this is Bill, I believe, from Honeymoon apiaries. We have talked about the ultrabreeze suits they make, similiar to Golden bees, but I see he now has a jacket which we all may want to check out, myself included.

Welcome to the site Bill, will be in touch.


...JP
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Post by: Flyman on October 27, 2008, 05:05:26 pm
Flymanis pretty easy although some think it is about flying airplanes.  My second passion is Fly Fishing therefore Flyman.
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Post by: Farmer Annie on November 04, 2008, 07:38:31 pm
Because it is how I see myself.  Goal is just farming.  Bees, crops, horses, chickens.

Signed up for this forum when I first received my bees.  Have not yet learned how to post, but need some guidance.
I live in Flagstaff, AZ and at 7000 feet can have cold winters.  All summer bees were happy and easy to get along with.  Now they attack at first disturbance.  Have one deep super with a shallow on top.  Last checked 9 frames were full of capped honey in the shallow super.  Thought this was good as 4 inches of hail totally wiped out sunflower crop and everything else. 

Will get to 14 degrees tomorrnow night.  How do I attach the insulation?  Duct tape?  In the past cold nights cover back of hive loosely with a cement blanket.  OK?
Bought a pail top feeder.  Were do I put this?  On top of the honey super or brood super?

Many thanks!
Farmer Annie
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Post by: 1reb on November 04, 2008, 10:49:29 pm
welcome the the group Annie
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Post by: StarsandBars on November 22, 2008, 01:27:07 pm
It is what we hope to name our ranch when we get moved to TX.
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Post by: qabloona on December 03, 2008, 09:07:25 am
Qabloona was a no-brainer . Inuiit/Eskimo for fat hairy white guy. When I lived on Hudson Bay I was that guy  :)
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Post by: JP on December 03, 2008, 09:32:54 am
Qabloona was a no-brainer . Inuiit/Eskimo for fat hairy white guy. When I lived on Hudson Bay I was that guy  :)


Welcome aboard, your avatar reminds me of the first time I ever played golf, the temps were in the low 20's F and windy, windy. My uncle and I of course were the only ones on the course that day. When you would look up at the flag to hit the ball, then down, your eyes would quell up and you would have to do it over and again, it was funny, plus all the ponds were iced over so the ball would bounce, then roll across to the other side of the pond.

I belive my score was about 332 that day.


...JP
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Post by: fermentedhiker on December 05, 2008, 03:53:53 pm
Fairly obvious I would guess.  Hiking/backpacking is one of my favorite pastimes and Winemaking is the other. A few years ago I was struggling to come up with an email ID that wasn't taken and it seemed not only bizarre enough to not be taken and fairly appropriate to my personality.

This was my first year with the bees.  Typical beginner setup(he mutters regrettfully) 2 deeps(10 frame) for brood.  I opted for a screened bottom board and a slatted rack.  They are Carniolan/Italian crosses that look pretty much like Italians but act like Carniolans.  A rough start to be sure.  It never stopped raining all summer long.  So no honey for me, but the girls look to be set for the winter.  I'll be converting to mediums and foundationless setups over the next couple of seasons.  We'll see how it goes.
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Post by: David LaFerney on January 01, 2009, 12:53:06 pm
My Mom chose it for me.  When I first started using the net (20 years ago) like everyone else I used a screen name, but then I would start using a new site and my name would be taken. 

Soon I had more screen names than I could keep up with - when I go to the store for more than 2 things I have to make a list or I forget what I'm there for. 

So a couple of years ago I just decided not to say anything that I wouldn't want my Mom to read and started just being me.
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Post by: Melilem on January 09, 2009, 02:18:41 pm
Awesome, David :) Welcome to the forum.
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Post by: charmd2 on January 10, 2009, 02:23:28 pm
charmd2  my name is charla  where you get the char

middle name starts with an M

maiden last name started with a D

so it was Char-m-d and the 2 because most sites require numbers of some sort or another. 

That and my mom always says I'm charmed. 
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Post by: NashBeek on January 13, 2009, 08:29:03 pm
I live in Nash County in Middlesex, NC 27557
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Post by: anewbee on January 18, 2009, 11:15:34 am
I chose this name as I am totally new to beekeeping, in fact, I do not yet have any bees, I ordered my equipment on line yesterday.
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Post by: iddee on January 18, 2009, 11:57:31 am
NashBeek and anewbee are both so new, they haven't even learned where they live, according to their profile. They will be even more lost when their questions are answered for another locale, and they kill their bees. Just a hint in the profile can guide the answers to your area.
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Post by: jdpro5010 on January 20, 2009, 11:48:51 am
My other hobby is tractor pulling.  I help work on a John Deere 5010 Pro Stock pulling tractor.   My real name is Phil.  Glad to meet every one. :-D
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Post by: jmc71913 on January 27, 2009, 03:33:11 pm
It is the name I use in a woodworking chat room and to log onto my work computer so not to confuse me with another name I used it here.
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Post by: hollybees on February 01, 2009, 03:05:51 pm

Simple............I "try" to be "Good"!!

I'm just not very good at it... :-D

So it's a reminder to myself to "be good" and now that I'm beekeeping.
I try2beegood at that too...  :lol:

Paul

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Post by: carolina bee on February 02, 2009, 03:28:17 pm
OK, this is my first post- I picked "Carolina bee" for the region in which I reside. I'm fairly new to bee keeping ( 5 years), so I know that I still have a lot to learn to become a better bee keeper. A friend told me of this site and it is awesome !! I've really enjoyed the video's that fellow bee keepers have sent in for various situation. They are very informative. Have a great day !!!
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Post by: BULLSEYE BILL on February 03, 2009, 12:49:47 am
I own a gun store and indoor shooting range.  For years I have answered the phone, "Bullseye!, Bill speaking,"  It wasn't long before the customers would call me Bullseye Bill.  I used to be called Chaindrive back when I was building custom choppers in the 70's and 80's, but that seems like a previous life now.

I have been using Bullseye Bill on another bee site since 2003, old habits are hard to overcome.
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Post by: bigbike4 on February 09, 2009, 12:02:14 am
Well, I ride a "Big bike" (motorcycle) and so I got the handle "bigbike", but my email server already had that name taken, so they added a "4" behind it and whalla-bigbike4 was born.
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Post by: mdbee on February 09, 2009, 12:40:11 pm
Hi,
This is all new to me, aim a new bee and i live in western Md and i like to hunt.
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Post by: Island bee on February 10, 2009, 09:07:10 am
Well, I am keeping bees on an island in Maine, so it seemed kinda natural.
And have been in and out of beekeeping for 25 years, as life has happened...
Had some hives about 6-8 years ago now and they did not hang around...
So this is my summer to start again.

Wondering if anyone else has a trouble because of the dampness of the ocean?
And I have at least a hundred issues to change and learn from...
Glad to be here.
I just love my bees.  But then so does one of my goats, who has decided the stings are worth the wonderful honey
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Post by: Cindi on February 10, 2009, 11:46:23 am
Island Bee, introduce yourself deeper in the Greetings/tell us about yourself part, we love to hear about new members, Cindi
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Post by: erak on February 10, 2009, 12:42:17 pm
I used to live in Eagle River, Alaska.  Hence the name E r ak.
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Post by: oregonjohn on February 20, 2009, 12:24:18 am
Hi everyone,
My name is John and I live in Salem, OR and just embarked on my new hobby of beekeeping.  Ordered my bees and built my hives.  Working on my frames now.  Will keep you posted. :)
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Post by: bls1972 on February 21, 2009, 03:04:00 pm
The initials of my high school Boston Latin School and the year I graduated 1972 = bls1972
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Post by: MissBee_Haven on February 23, 2009, 04:04:13 pm
I love reading all these! So interesting....

I had lara which is my first name and used to be my area code. I'm definitely going top keep bees, my brother was a bee charmer when I was younger. You could walk right up to him and he would say he had a bee in his pocket and prove it by showing you. The bees just flew away and he was never stung, I tried over and over and got an allergic reaction for my troubles. LOL. I am still enamored with them. I'd really like to make a space in my life for bees, a "Bee Haven," hence the name ;)

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Post by: annette on February 23, 2009, 04:16:23 pm
I used to live in Eagle River, Alaska.  Hence the name E r ak.

erak

Tell me more about your beekeeping history. I am interested in knowing more.
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Post by: annette on February 23, 2009, 04:17:06 pm
I love reading all these! So interesting....

I had lara which is my first name and used to be my area code. I'm definitely going top keep bees, my brother was a bee charmer when I was younger. You could walk right up to him and he would say he had a bee in his pocket and prove it by showing you. The bees just flew away and he was never stung, I tried over and over and got an allergic reaction for my troubles. LOL. I am still enamored with them. I'd really like to make a space in my life for bees, a "Bee Haven," hence the name ;)



Are you the same women named Lara who posted before??
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Post by: MissBee_Haven on February 23, 2009, 05:32:24 pm
I love reading all these! So interesting....

I had lara which is my first name and used to be my area code. I'm definitely going top keep bees, my brother was a bee charmer when I was younger. You could walk right up to him and he would say he had a bee in his pocket and prove it by showing you. The bees just flew away and he was never stung, I tried over and over and got an allergic reaction for my troubles. LOL. I am still enamored with them. I'd really like to make a space in my life for bees, a "Bee Haven," hence the name ;)



Are you the same women named Lara who posted before??

Yes, I apologize for being so confusing!  :-P
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Post by: annette on February 23, 2009, 05:55:17 pm
No problem Lara, Happy you answered  me.

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Post by: Cindi on February 23, 2009, 11:20:16 pm
I love reading all these! So interesting....

I had lara which is my first name and used to be my area code. I'm definitely going top keep bees, my brother was a bee charmer when I was younger. You could walk right up to him and he would say he had a bee in his pocket and prove it by showing you. The bees just flew away and he was never stung, I tried over and over and got an allergic reaction for my troubles. LOL. I am still enamored with them. I'd really like to make a space in my life for bees, a "Bee Haven," hence the name ;)
Are you the same women named Lara who posted before??

Annette, sometimes I am so curious about things I can barely stand it.  When you asked this member if she was the same Lara that posted before, were you talking about her posting very recently, or has Lara been around for a long time or something, but just hasn't posted very often or recently.  I need to know, you know me, and yep, yep, curiosity never got this cat.  Beautiful day in our groovey lives.  Cindi
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Post by: annette on February 24, 2009, 12:34:13 am
She just introduced herself a few days ago on another post under the name of "Lara".
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Post by: bullybrink on February 26, 2009, 10:18:34 am
bullybrink is a name I pretty much use everywhere on the internet. I have English Bull Terriers that are often referred to as bullies and my first bully's name is Brinkley (we call her Brink for short sometimes) so put them together and you get bullybrink.
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Post by: Cindi on February 26, 2009, 12:18:15 pm
Bullybrink, ooooh ya!!!  Thanks, that is a great description, and now we know who you are, cool...hee, hee, smiling.  Have that wonderful and most awesomely great day, attract and keep great health. Cindi
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Post by: bitterbierce on March 02, 2009, 08:43:04 am
Hi,
greetings from Spain.
I chose mine because of Ambrose Bierce, the american writer, journalist  and storyteller. Coincidentally it is also my user name in gmail.
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Post by: cundald on March 02, 2009, 04:02:47 pm
Hi! everyone,

My User name was created by taking the first 6 characters of your last name and the initial of first name, making it ‘cundald’.  I really can't take credit for its, I’m in the teaching profession and the school system assigns all the teacher user account this way.  Anyway, it's unique, so I use it for other sign-on and haven't had any problems.   

cundald
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Post by: RooDoc89 on March 08, 2009, 03:49:47 pm
Not very original-- Nickname plus degree (DVM) and date of graduation.  I like my honey label better-- "Home Stretch" because my grehounds are on it and I give proceeds to adoptions of retired racers.
Just now my girls are loading up on the dust from the cracked corn and other feeds in the peacock coop.
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Post by: johnnybigfish on March 09, 2009, 10:04:12 pm
Roodoc!!
Welcome to the forums!!
And lots of bee stuff here too!! :-D
But....tell me about the peacocks some more! Ive always wanted some even tho ppl warn me not to get them!  What do i need to keep them in? I live in the country, with 7 dogs (Yes, it was six last time I mentioned them), and I dont think I can let them be free roaming or the hawks, owls, and coyotes and bobcats will get them...Can you post a pic of your pen? so i will know how to start out or if I even should?
your friend,
john
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Post by: JP on March 10, 2009, 12:07:50 am
Hey Jbf, I know you will need a pretty big enclosure cause they love to roam alot! And man, are they noisy!


...JP
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Post by: poka-bee on March 10, 2009, 02:29:56 pm
You do need a large area W/a cover cause they can fly really well! Dogs like to "play" with them!  They are only noisy in the breeding season when the males look pretty. The males will preen & strut at anything shiny when they see their reflection. In the fall they lose their beautiful tails & keep quiet from embarrassment!  J
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Post by: Sundance on March 15, 2009, 03:26:59 pm
It's my "real" name.  My mom was a Robert Redford fan.    :)
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Post by: lenape13 on March 16, 2009, 01:14:16 pm
I am Lenape and 13 is a sacred number to us.
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Post by: SlickMick on March 27, 2009, 05:07:07 am
My name is Mick and I am slick  :-D

Therefore I am SLICKMICK  :shock:
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Post by: wacime on March 27, 2009, 02:38:18 pm
My initials are WAC. I added the i one day when I noticed that my first son used WAC II.  Later, I added the me because I am from Louisiana where we add tings like dat.
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Post by: 1reb on March 27, 2009, 08:17:39 pm
Welcome to the group Wacime
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Post by: Cockatoo on March 29, 2009, 06:11:03 pm
My wife take in unwanted parrots and find them homes.
Most of the didn't leave.
And I think the cockatoo is the cleverest of all the parrots and most certainly the most social.
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Post by: annette on March 29, 2009, 11:35:51 pm
My wife take in unwanted parrots and find them homes.
Most of the didn't leave.
And I think the cockatoo is the cleverest of all the parrots and most certainly the most social.

Love your videos. They look so adorable and fun
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Post by: beeslinger on March 30, 2009, 10:56:03 am
 Because of my job in the Coast Guard it was "gunslinger" and now I play with bees instead of guns. beeslinger seemed to come natural after that and they rhime with my last name....... 8-)
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Post by: Cheryl on March 31, 2009, 01:49:38 am
My name is... my name! lol. I was lucky, it wasn't taken!
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Post by: annette on March 31, 2009, 03:43:13 am
Hi Cheryl from another women beekeeper here in lovely Placerville California. Tell us a bit about your beekeeping background. Are you new at this??? I am still rather new having done this for 3 years now. So much to learn along the way, and the forum is a great way to get all the help you need.

Take care and stay in touch
Annette
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Post by: KD4MOJ on April 01, 2009, 10:50:49 am
My amateur radio callsign..... not taken on any forums except by me!

...DOUG
Mojo
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Post by: DixieBee on April 05, 2009, 09:05:33 pm
Was born in Alabama, "The Heart of Dixie" . Wound up growing up in Broward county near Ft. Lauderdale. Health stopped my night dives with the sharks as Dixie diver. Started beek two months ago doing swarm captures. Almost as big adrenaline rush!!
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Post by: Bee Happy on April 05, 2009, 11:13:20 pm
 The Dalai Lama once told a group of students that the secret of life is to: "be happy and make others happy."
       I've always liked and respected bees since I was 7 - I was happy just seeing them visit my garden (but always believed that I would one day take up beekeeping)
      - when my garden failed last year because no bees were visiting I knew it was time to get going and keep bees.
I love sitting by the hive and seeing the pollen come in or just what they do at the entrance. so I'm 'bee' happy.
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Post by: 1reb on April 09, 2009, 08:21:02 am
Welcome to the group Bee Happy!
I hope your garden never fail again
Johnny
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Post by: Bee Happy on April 09, 2009, 10:30:35 pm
thanks, reb, I'm plowing through mountains of knowledge on here. I'm sure this will be my favorite site for a long time to come.
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Post by: 1reb on April 10, 2009, 12:06:15 am
Bee Happy
this is my favorite site.
Johnny
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Post by: patook on April 10, 2009, 04:04:09 pm
Mine is Russian for rooster. I raise chickens and bees, both as a hobby which means i pay more for eggs and honey then if I went to the store.
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Post by: 1reb on April 10, 2009, 04:08:35 pm
welcome Patook
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Post by: frankgessner on April 12, 2009, 08:22:23 am
That's easy.  It's my name.
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Post by: buzzbee on April 12, 2009, 08:29:41 am
Welcome Frank!
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Post by: 1reb on April 12, 2009, 05:31:56 pm
Hello and Welcome Frank

Johnny
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Post by: artsie26 on April 17, 2009, 11:10:11 am
   Hi.......mine is because I'm a bit artistic, and the 26 is for the day of the month I was born on. I love to draw, paint, work with clay..etc.  lately I've been into painting on stepping stones, and closer to Christmas I make ornaments out of clay. I love to "help" my kids with school projects. My older 2 won't let me help any more. They tell me I take over the whole project....I don't understand...I'm just trying to get an "A" on my ...I mean their project. They still ask for Ideas, I'm just not aloud to help. But I don't mind...besides the little 2 have projects that are more fun. I have to help while I can...I know it's only a matter of time before they won't let me help either. I should have been an elementary school art teacher, Oh well, maybe in my next life.  ;)
   I love this site!!!! I have to say I was cracking up at some of the posts in this topic. It is truly interesting.
       Have a GREAT day everyone !!
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Post by: beegenerous on May 03, 2009, 02:56:24 pm
Well seeing the bees are so generous to us all I thought it was a fitting name :)

Dana ( a guy ) from North Carolina

Glad to be here; just getting back into it after a 10 year break; looking foward to all the fun again; new pests to deal with; but those little girls need our help as they do so much for us...
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Post by: G3farms on May 05, 2009, 07:22:17 am
Mine is G3 since I am the third generation of George's. Plus it makes for a good brand. I raise registered charolais cattle and just hatched My first chicks aweek ago. Been playing with bees for a long time on and off.

G3
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Post by: annette on May 05, 2009, 03:23:29 pm
Well seeing the bees are so generous to us all I thought it was a fitting name :)

Dana ( a guy ) from North Carolina

Glad to be here; just getting back into it after a 10 year break; looking foward to all the fun again; new pests to deal with; but those little girls need our help as they do so much for us...

Dana I really love that name "beegenerous" and I wanted you to know that we are aware you are a guy. See it shows next to your gender to the left. Just mentioning this because I noticed you posted this in another post making sure we are aware you are male. 

Glad to meet you here. I am a "women" (how did you guess) beekeeping for 3 years now and loving it all.  Have learned lots here on the forum and it is quite addicting.  Take care and have fun.

Annette from sunny Placerville California.
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Post by: beegenerous on May 07, 2009, 10:18:12 am
LOL Annette;

I realized that we had sex symbols after the second post :)  Thanks for the humor

I get called Ms. so much I thought I would head it off at the pass :)

Very nice to be here...

Dana
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Post by: wdgsr on May 09, 2009, 09:19:31 am
Initials easy for an old man to remember. If I can just think of whose initials they are!
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Post by: duneman on May 10, 2009, 05:40:53 pm
My name-- duneman comes from the fact that I own the biggest sanddune stabilization company in the Great Lakes. I sell or install over 1million plugs in a year.
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Post by: 1reb on May 10, 2009, 08:41:46 pm
welcome duneman

Johnny
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Post by: 1reb on May 10, 2009, 08:45:29 pm
Hello and Welcome wdgsr

Johnny
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Post by: LOFPB on May 14, 2009, 12:36:30 am
Ours (girlfriend and I) stands for Line Of Fire PaintBall, our first business (for the last 15 years). Hopefully our newest hobby (beekeeping)  will also turn into a small business.
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Post by: maker on May 29, 2009, 02:36:11 am
I chose "maker" since i make things. I'm a machinist by trade. I make things primarily out of metal. Wood is simply easier to manipulate. I also make good dirt for plants to grow in.
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Post by: Schoon on May 30, 2009, 10:19:15 pm
My name Schoon is short for my last name Schoonhoven.
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Post by: treebee on June 05, 2009, 12:08:55 am
I used the name treebee in my bee forums beecause,I cut and top trees with my buckettruck as a side business and people would ask to save the bees in trees they wanted removed and no one was keeping in our county.So I got to studying about removing and keeping bees. I took a class at the local college and just this week with the help of a new bee friend I hived My first swarm :) John Hargrave N.W.Missouri
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Post by: 1reb on June 05, 2009, 12:19:41 am
Hello and Welcome John

Johnny
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Post by: 1reb on June 05, 2009, 12:23:26 am
Hello and Welcome Maker 
I am a millwright  with  a little machinist skill
Johnny
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Post by: 1reb on June 05, 2009, 12:25:06 am
Hello and Welcome Schoon

Johnny
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Post by: Ernest T. Bass on June 05, 2009, 12:37:30 am
I chose Ernest so people will respect me. I might be a bit mean, but I make up for it by being real healthy!


If you don't know, don't ask. :)
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Post by: 1reb on June 05, 2009, 07:39:43 am
Welcome to the forum, Ernest T. Bass

Johnny
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Post by: wisconsin_cur on June 05, 2009, 09:50:20 am
It is a way to pay homage to my background and my current home... in many ways it describes who I am.

A cur is a dog, generally from the mid-south who is, technically, a mutt but still carefully bred for positive characteristics.  They are used to hunt squirels and raccoon, to work as a guard dog, and to be good with children.  They are bred to be good all around dogs.  Needless to say, you want to know your breeder if you go out to buy one.

While I come from the mid-south, while I am more a jack of many trades than a specialist in one and sometimes speak a little too slow, I currently live in wisconsin and love it here.  Winters beside the fire, cooler summers and the people up here are pretty good to.

The avatar is not a cur, however.  Perhaps I will get a good picture of one of mine (they look very different) in the near future and replace it.
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Post by: annette on June 05, 2009, 12:12:48 pm
Wisconsin

You sound like a very interesting person.  Welcome to the forum
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Post by: 1reb on June 05, 2009, 07:35:15 pm
welcome to the forum wisconsin_cur
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Post by: deverdude on June 17, 2009, 09:36:34 pm
I use my son's baby name. He is a splendid young man now, and it serves to remind me of many things. 
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Post by: Bee Happy on June 17, 2009, 11:21:46 pm
welcome dever.
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Post by: annette on June 18, 2009, 12:31:34 am
I use my son's baby name. He is a splendid young man now, and it serves to remind me of many things. 

Well deverdude, I live in Placerville  North of Sacramento. Been keeping bees now going into the 4th year.  Welcome to the forum.
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Post by: the kid on June 23, 2009, 12:38:00 am
my brother always called me  "" the kid ""
he was killed in 68
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Post by: Cindi on June 23, 2009, 01:10:48 pm
The Kid, oh so sorry to hear of your Brother, a sad day for sure.  Have a wonderful and awesome day, health.  Cindi
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Post by: 1reb on June 23, 2009, 02:30:33 pm
Welcome to Beemaster "the kid"


Johnny
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Post by: Pwrbait on June 23, 2009, 10:15:55 pm
I've been Pwrbait since the days of BBC's and UNIX chat, well before the big WWW.  I'd fish in a bucket if I thought I had a chance at catching anything
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Post by: 1reb on June 24, 2009, 10:04:02 am
Welcome to Beemaster Pwrbait
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Post by: Wynoochee_newbee_guy on July 16, 2009, 02:54:14 am
my name its easy I live in wynoochee Valley just south of the old logging camp of grisdale it was the last one in the lowwer 48. and I will aways be a new bee because i can learn something new all the time.
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Post by: gardeningfireman on July 16, 2009, 10:30:24 pm
I just use my email name. I chose it because I love plants and gardening, and I am a caree firefighter. Hence; Gardeningfireman!
Alan
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Post by: 1reb on July 17, 2009, 09:37:45 pm
Welcome to  Beemaster
Wynoochee_
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Post by: 1reb on July 17, 2009, 09:40:56 pm
Hello and Welcome Gardeningfireman

Johnny
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Post by: applebwoi on July 20, 2009, 02:04:12 am
When I was younger, my little brother called me boy a lot but he pronounced it like bwoi. Later I began growing apples as a hobby and I became "applebwoi". Easy, eh?
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Post by: 1reb on July 21, 2009, 12:24:11 am
Welcome to Beemaster, Applebwoi

Johnny
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Post by: BruinnieBear on July 31, 2009, 10:35:45 am
The Bruinnie part combines our two names, (Bru)ce & M(innie), and reflects both our fascinations with Ursus.  I know this might be disconcerting to those who have been bothered by bear intrusions into their yards, but we live far enough south in Wisconsin to see them as a source of wonder, rather than a pest.

We chose the "puzzled gorilla" avatar for, both, our lack of knowlege in keeping bees and the lack of a bear pic in the default choices.  If I can figure out how to get my own pic up without a personal website, it will probably be of Jerry Bears (long term taste in music).

What do you do if you see bears in the woods?   Play DEAD!
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Post by: wisconsin_cur on July 31, 2009, 03:16:08 pm
First of all welcome!

Regarding bears, however, I think they have resulted in more frustration with the DNR among beekeepers up here than anything else.  Wolves among some livestock farmers being a close second.
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Post by: BruinnieBear on August 01, 2009, 01:59:45 pm
Yup!  I guess you could substitute "bear" for "dragon" in your tagline and have it make a lot of sense.  For us, it's really not part of the calculation. :roll:  Now, skunks, on the other hand, that's a different story ... both for our bees, and our Sheltie "curs".  How riduculous would a fencer look mounted 4 inches off the ground?

BB
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Post by: maconhoney on August 24, 2009, 07:56:13 pm
maconhoney here --Hi! My wife and I are brand new to this site and are new back into beekeeping after being out for 20+ years. We have started again with 2 hives and are looking forward to learning and relearning a lot of things. As far as our name --we are both from Macon, GA and now live about 10 miles from the city near Juliette, GA (Home of the movie -Fried Green Tomatoes!). Just thought it was a neat play on words. Any advise regarding beekeeping is welcome! We need some supplies (medium supers; frames, wax, etc). Who has the best deal? Thanks! Danny & Brenda
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Post by: hardwood on August 24, 2009, 08:19:17 pm
My biker Bros gave me the nickname years ago. I'm a building contractor (I know, everyone automatically hates me now) but I specialize in fine custom woodwork and am always going on about "this hardwood, or that hardwood" so the moniker kinda stuck. The cool thing is that I whip out dove-tailed boxes in no time!
Peace be yours,
Scott
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Post by: melliphile on August 26, 2009, 08:45:03 pm
Well hardwood, I would never hate someone for being a contractor, and as long as you're a beekeeper, you can't bee all bad. 
    My screen name comes from latin. "Melli" is honey. And "phile" is a lover of.  Therefore, melliphile= lover of honey.
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Post by: Sparky on August 31, 2009, 09:38:05 pm
Sparky, because I am an Electrician and if you have ever worked on a construction site and the people you work around never call you by your name they will call all wire nuts SPARKY.
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Post by: Somerford on September 23, 2009, 06:00:11 am
Someford - easy really. I live in the smaller of two villages, Great Somerford and Little Somerford and it is easy for me to remember. It also sounds good (well to me anyway!)

I have plenty of other nicknames but as these came from my University days I feel I should self edit and not type them here ! I always think if your mother wouldn't mind reading it, then it's ok for all.

If you've ever met my mother you'll know what I mean....(and I'm married with 2 very small boys too!)

S
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Post by: BeeZee on November 01, 2009, 12:32:21 am
Just wanted something short & (sweet?) - Z is my second initial, and Bee is..   well... obvious

BZ
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Post by: okiebeeman on November 01, 2009, 11:08:47 pm
I am from Oklahoma. I am a beekeeper. Hence okiebeeman.  :)
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Post by: Hemlock on November 10, 2009, 09:17:53 pm
The first house we had was located on an oxbow island in the middle of Big Clear Creek in Greenbriar county, WV.  The island was 3 acres of 200 year old Hemlock trees 120 feet tall or so.  During the nightly bonfire the Wife would read aloud from Robert Service (http://www.robertwservice.com/).  The name Hemlock always takes me back.
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Post by: Cindi on November 10, 2009, 10:17:11 pm
Hemlock, I love "the Cremation of Sam McGee".  My Brother has for years recited this entire poem many times at family get togethers, I love it, this man wrote some very beautiful stuff.  Have that great,most awesome day, life, health.  Cindi
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Post by: SlickMick on November 10, 2009, 10:36:09 pm
Being an Aussie I had never heard of Robert Service, instead being brought up on Banjo Patterson, Henry Lawson and the likes.

I am glad to have been educated at least by this forum in the reading of "the Cremation of Sam McGee".  Wonderful stuff!

Mick
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Post by: Hemlock on November 10, 2009, 11:33:14 pm
@ cindi,
I'm glad to hear praises to him.  Few people know who he was.  His verse is masterful and his content intense.  I would think you have big woods in your area that are reminiscent of some of his works.Your brother sounds like a hoot! 

@ SlickMick,
I'll look into Banjo Patterson & Henry Lawson but you should look into Service's 'The Law of the Yukon (http://litterature.historique.net/service/law.html)'.  from the book 'The Spell of the Yukon'.  A great read.
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Post by: Cindi on November 11, 2009, 12:36:40 am
Hemlock, oh yes, my Brother is a hoot and a holler for sure!!!  He always recites amazingly long things that he has memorized, he amazes me to this day, he is one year and 25 days my junior, smiling. My mother was a very busy woman in those days.  Although he is Scorpio, I be Libra.  Have these most beautiful days, to love and live, with health.  Cindi
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Post by: Hethen57 on November 23, 2009, 06:04:43 pm
It's a combination between a fraternity nickname and my pledge class number.  Not "Heathen" in the sense of un religious person, but more related to the fact that I was kind of a rebel and rode a motorcycle everywhere in college.  Also, I was in the 57th pledge class of my fraternity.
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Post by: bigbearomaha on November 24, 2009, 09:20:49 am
I am bigbearomaha.

I am not small, (6'4", 400 lbs, size 16 ring) I have been called and characterized as a bear since I was a kid ( yes,  I do have a lot of hair)and  I am in Omaha, NE  That pretty much sums it up.

Big Bear
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Post by: sqkcrk on December 12, 2009, 09:07:11 pm
sqkcrk is Squeak Creek w/ all of the vowels removed. Squeak Creek runs through my farm.
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Post by: Astrocycler on December 27, 2009, 02:55:10 pm
Astrocycler

I am an amateur astronomer and like to ride my bicycle on long rides.

Hmmmm, could astrocycler bike to Andromeda?  That would be a long ride!
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Post by: thebeesarmer on January 10, 2010, 09:05:01 pm
The Bee Sarmer was an easy pick for me.  My oldest son (now 15) loved the Little People farm set when he was young.  The person that took care of the animals and crops was the "sarmer".  We corrected his "mistake" and told him it was a FFFFarmer.  He said, "I know.  I just like sarmer better."

When I took an interest in bees, and started joining forums, I became The Bee Sarmer to honor the boy he was and the man he is becoming.
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Post by: nucsnchooks on January 10, 2010, 11:04:28 pm
I have a chicken addiction, and it seems I plan to start a new one!  :-D
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Post by: Cindi on January 19, 2010, 12:50:42 am
The Bee Sarmer was an easy pick for me.  My oldest son (now 15) loved the Little People farm set when he was young.  The person that took care of the animals and crops was the "sarmer".  We corrected his "mistake" and told him it was a FFFFarmer.  He said, "I know.  I just like sarmer better."

When I took an interest in bees, and started joining forums, I became The Bee Sarmer to honor the boy he was and the man he is becoming.

TheBeeSarmer.  Well rock my socks!!!  That is just too coooooool.   :) :) 8-) :lol:  Little children and the way they sometimes say words is just the sweetest thing on earth.  That young man that you are honoring by using this word, "sarmer" is grrrrreat, and he will one day become a great man.  I am glad that you told us about this here, because I really did not know what the "sarmer" word meant and did not want to ask you, in case it was a typo and you became offended, now I totally understand, and it is a most wonderful tribute to your great Son....have that most wonderfully great and beautiful day, with health.  Cindi
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Post by: DavesBees on January 30, 2010, 10:31:12 pm
First I was beefool just because it was available.  Then I got the domain name davesbees.  Since I got the domain I changed my name in the forum to davesbees.
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Post by: lookoutwest on February 11, 2010, 08:21:11 pm
At one time we lived in a small community by the name of Lookout.  We combined Lookout with our last name and came up with Lookoutwest as an email address.  This was about 10ys ago.
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Post by: Dracono on February 19, 2010, 12:16:51 am
I have had been given this name by a group of people along time ago and it has had been realy sentamental to me and so I have had kept it dear to me and I use the name as a signature for every thing I do.
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Post by: growgreen on March 06, 2010, 02:39:12 pm
I needed a screen name on an organic gardening site I was joining, and I wanted to fit in. I didn't think "Dursban Diva" or "Sassy Sevin" would be appropriate choices. So I'm just using the same nom de plume here to keep things simple.
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Post by: bee-nuts on March 07, 2010, 03:25:30 am
I am nuts and I could not remember how to spell be, whoops.
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Post by: T Beek on March 15, 2010, 12:01:38 pm
Greetings Beeks-we chose our name from our own first names T/L (tender/loving?)= tom and lonna,  How many of these beek forums are there?  As tech-NO-peasents we on ly discovered them about three months ago.  We'll have to take some time to get oriented.  Anyhow, we're glad to be a small part of such a grand plan assisting our bees w/ as little assistance as seems reasonable.  Gonna go look around.

T/L
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Post by: Pillpeddler on March 18, 2010, 11:50:57 pm
On most forums that I belong to I go by this handle, Pillpeddler.  It does draw some unwanted attention particularly on Xbox Live...   I'm a licensed pharmacist by trade.  Amazingly only 1 person has connected the dots on the name and it almost keep me from being allowed on a forum one time...  Pillpeddler... Eastern Ky...  maybe I should have thought it out more...  Nah, out of character to think.   ;-)
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Post by: Lady_Michelle on April 09, 2010, 08:16:53 pm
How did i go about choosing the name I did...
straight facts: My name is michelle... i'm also a real titled lady... specifically a titled scottish lady... i have 1 scotts line... heh.. a few people have seen the paperwork that i got for it.. so the full title is lady michelle of dunans castle of scottland..
 so the name fits me... hehe
michelle.
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Post by: isabellabee on April 13, 2010, 03:37:16 pm
i chose this name because we always call our daughter this. I'm a new keeper for the most part..please tell me the learning curve is steep for other people than myself :) i've made a few mistakes....and wonder if God is trying to tell me something!!!!
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Post by: 2ndCharter on April 14, 2010, 11:16:06 am
I am a direct descendant of investors in the 2nd Charter of Virginia in 1609. These men ended up coming to Jamestown and moving to the Eastern Shore of Virginia before the first indian massacre of 1622. Eleven generations later, my family still lives on the Shore. I started a company several years ago under the name 2nd Charter Investments to cover all my extra-professional endeavors. The name is an homage to those ancestors that were also entrepreneurs and dreamed big.
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Post by: annette on April 15, 2010, 12:10:20 am
i chose this name because we always call our daughter this. I'm a new keeper for the most part..please tell me the learning curve is steep for other people than myself :) i've made a few mistakes....and wonder if God is trying to tell me something!!!!

I love that name by the way!!  Don't worry about your mistakes, but make sure you learn from them so you don't do them again.  God is telling you to be patient and forgiving with yourself.  Believe me when I say, I made so many blunders over the years and I have learned and learned. Keep asking here on the forum when you have any doubts about what you are doing.
Good Luck
Annette
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Post by: nucsnchooks on April 22, 2010, 08:20:17 pm
I am a direct descendant of investors in the 2nd Charter of Virginia in 1609. These men ended up coming to Jamestown and moving to the Eastern Shore of Virginia before the first indian massacre of 1622. Eleven generations later, my family still lives on the Shore. I started a company several years ago under the name 2nd Charter Investments to cover all my extra-professional endeavors. The name is an homage to those ancestors that were also entrepreneurs and dreamed big.

Hello Steve, I'm in Caroline County.
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Post by: Pink Cow on April 23, 2010, 02:56:56 pm
Mine was easy. We've since replaced the old white boxes and are two deep cow now.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4513968322_8d6fe461d1.jpg)
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Post by: Scadsobees on April 23, 2010, 03:37:36 pm
On most forums that I belong to I go by this handle, Pillpeddler.  It does draw some unwanted attention particularly on Xbox Live...   I'm a licensed pharmacist by trade.  Amazingly only 1 person has connected the dots on the name and it almost keep me from being allowed on a forum one time...  Pillpeddler... Eastern Ky...  maybe I should have thought it out more...  Nah, out of character to think.   ;-)
Naw...I put the dots togather real quick-like.  I didn't figure anybody is moronic enough to advertise illegal and live-destroying activity, so that left the only legal pill peddling occupation.  And anybody cool enough to like bees wouldn't be a illegal drug-dealer.

There were a few little nagging doubts, though.....  ;)
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Post by: bee-nuts on May 03, 2010, 02:24:46 pm
Mine was easy. We've since replaced the old white boxes and are two deep cow now.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4513968322_8d6fe461d1.jpg)

You should put a tale right above that entrance in the middle box.
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Post by: Xperiment on May 12, 2010, 09:52:21 am


I dunno, I just thought I'd try it out,

Yours,
Xperiment

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Post by: Superdog on May 19, 2010, 03:42:13 pm
It was the name of my Irish Wolf Hound, that I used to have.  Best dog ever!!
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Post by: Thymaridas on May 20, 2010, 02:47:48 pm
I chose Thymaridas because he is a Greek Mathematician who invented a way to solve simultaneous linear equations. He lives about 400 B.C.

I use the same name on many other internet sites.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Rand542 on May 22, 2010, 12:09:48 am
I've used my username on other sites. Rand is the main character who is one of my favorites of the Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan.

I've read the books a few times now and new ones are being written by another author who writes similar books since he passed away recently.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: meade kampe on May 22, 2010, 01:39:26 am
My member name is my honey business name.  We all know what meade is, but "kampe" is camp, reminiscent of the old "sugar camps" in New England that produced maple sugar.  Only my "camp sugar" will be honey!
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Post by: SamgeeGamwise on May 23, 2010, 12:29:35 pm
Well mine may be fairly obvious but there is a little more to it than the Lord of the Rings reference.  Samwise Gamgee reminds me a lot of myself - A little clutzy and a little playful.  I didn't want to rip off the name but I love the way it rolls of the tongue so I just transposed a few things and viola!
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Post by: Beakeep on May 24, 2010, 04:06:42 pm
My daughter's name is Beatrice.  I've been keeping her for quit a while.  I'm just starting with bees.
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Post by: ghdfans2010 on June 01, 2010, 11:41:45 pm
It's a good question!
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Post by: thebalvenie on June 02, 2010, 05:22:00 pm
(http://www.sun2surf.com/images/sun2surf/articles/33405/22a2-The%20Balvenie%20Range%202.jpg)
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Post by: Bee Artist 13 on June 20, 2010, 02:14:06 am
I'm a beekeeper after work...and sometimes during the winter (while the bees and I pray for an early Spring) I'm an artist...I like to draw bees and beautiful women...Oh...and 13 is my lucky number...=) If anyone wants a new Face Book friend who knows about bees...feel free to let me know... I have pics of my art on my profile...
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Post by: comebye on June 21, 2010, 02:50:45 pm
Comebye is a sheep herding comand for border collies. I selected it because I love border collies and sheep herding. I also tried selling a few things on e bay. ( come buy ) it is my name on e bay also.
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Post by: Ray_AL on June 24, 2010, 09:19:58 am
Trying to keep user name as simple as possible.  Name and location = Ray_Al (Alabama)   Glad to be here and hope to pick up useful information to raise bees.   
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Post by: G Bees on July 10, 2010, 12:23:02 am
HI everyone.  New to this sight started as anew beek this year and have two small hives so far.  ;)  Chose my name from Gerald for G and my bees   :-D
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Post by: kayacanoe on July 30, 2010, 07:30:27 pm
I have many hobbies, but kayaking and canoeing are my favorite.  Bees come in a very close second.
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Post by: dragonmaster765 on August 10, 2010, 12:56:04 pm
Picked my name because #1: I like dragons
                                  #2: First username on GameFAQs (others like mine were already in use)
                                  #3: if I keep the same name, it's not too hard to remember all of them :-D
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Post by: CapnChkn on August 14, 2010, 03:44:30 am
Years ago, when I thought I would be a writer for comedy, I invented a character called "Captain Chicken."  In the 80's, when you won a video game, the machine would ask, "What is your name? (8 characters maximum)"  So I abbreviated my character to CapnChkn (Note the Caps.).  Later when I was asked what user name I wanted when I logged into the ISP, it included the caption, "(8 characters maximum)."

I'm always Captain Chicken, or more precisely CapnChkn.  In the resulting 15 years I've been surprised to see a stuffed chicken with my characters name in San Antonio TX, and a Capt. Chicken in Hawaii.
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Post by: hoverround on August 16, 2010, 04:28:27 am
I would someday like to be a beemaster but for now im just hovering round :shock:
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Post by: philinacoma on October 05, 2010, 10:22:24 am
I had a lecturer in uni who is said to have made the comment that "Some flashes of brilliance but most of the time he is so laid back I think he's comatose".

 8-)
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Post by: winginit on October 05, 2010, 11:16:54 am
Phil, I was wondering where your name came from! Great post.

As for me, while working in corporate America I realized that most executives are wingin' it but pretending otherwise. I'm was no exception, so I decided to stop pretending. The world is changing so fast, I am curious and eager to learn, but I also rely on intuition, not a small amount of luck, and sometimes a wing and a prayer.
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Post by: Ibeehappy on November 15, 2010, 09:39:21 pm
I chose my name IBEEHAPPY because I'm happy to be a new beekeeper. I'm happy when I don't get stung and I'm happy for honey for my own brood!  LOL  Actually I am very excited to be a beekeeper and I wanted to do something to save the bees.  The more I have learned about them the less fear I have and the more excited I get.  Everyone in the beekeeping community has been so wonderful and helpful.  Its very cool!
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Post by: vmmartin on November 15, 2010, 10:27:18 pm
Pretty plain I guess. V for Vickie, my wife of over 21 yrs that has always supported me. Even in keeping bees. I asked her if she would video my first hive inspection. Her reply "You bet! I want to get it on video if they get after you. Ha. I digress. M for Mike and then Martin is our last name. Really like reading these.
JP, I remember HR Puffin Stuff. Looking back it seems like somebody was on a bad acid trip. The talking trees freaked me out.
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Post by: JP on November 16, 2010, 12:05:46 am
Still love HR Puffin Stuff! Its a childhood memory thing.  :-D


...JP
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Post by: AllenF on November 16, 2010, 10:48:19 pm
Childhood memory thing?  The stupid song is now in my head.   I am probably going to have nightmares now.
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Post by: Cindi on November 18, 2010, 11:35:00 am
Okay, Okay, HR Puffin Stuff, what the ding dong is that?  When I first heard it I thought it was like a puffer or something, now it sounds like it is a song one cannot get out of their head, tell me about HR Puffin Stuff, you know my need to know, smiling.  Beautiful days, of love, health and lots of peace, Cindi
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Post by: Hemlock on November 18, 2010, 02:40:53 pm
Cindi,

Check out this link for (HR Pufnstuf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.R._Pufnstuf))
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Post by: buzzbee on November 18, 2010, 08:05:55 pm
a you tube of HR Pufinstuff:
HR Pufnstuf Intro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cshdzAtBW4M#)
  i must be old,I remember this show,LOL
 And Cindi,it will definitely get stuck in your head!
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Post by: Hemlock on November 18, 2010, 10:25:12 pm
I just played the video.  Halfway through i noticed my Wife singing along verbatim.  She didn't miss a word.  Oy!

Thanks for that tidbit of the past.  Now can someone post a video from Lidsville?
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Post by: Cindi on November 19, 2010, 10:09:44 am
Smiling, but nope, never heard of, nor seen this, and I know I am older than you Buzzbee  :-P .  It certainly WON'T get stuck in my head, couldn't stand it  :shock: .  Have a most wonderful day, health, peace and love, Cindi
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Post by: Eric-WD on November 20, 2010, 10:33:52 pm
The WD is for worm drowner,(if you fly fish you will understand)  Eric is my given name, I use it on fly fishing boards and it is easy for me to not forget.

Eric
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Post by: mac on December 08, 2010, 09:13:42 am
My mom did :-D
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Post by: Sourwood57 on December 13, 2010, 12:53:17 am
I am new in Bee Keeping. In Western North Carolina Sourwood Honey is almost Gold.
Since I have Bees on the brain (I have been told) Sourwood 57 keep coming to mind.
So I type it in and now I am sourwood57 (57 is my birth year).
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Post by: RuffTuffCreampuff on January 01, 2011, 12:34:00 am
Because of my job...I teach...hence the "RuffTuff".  But at home, I'm a pushover...therefore "Creampuff".  My wife and kids have always known about this and use it to great effect.
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Post by: Ladyleo191 on January 01, 2011, 10:21:00 am
Good morning!
I chose my user ID because I am a female, the LEO part is my occupation and the 191 was my former Call number at work. I use this ID on almost every site I'm on.
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Post by: beebreeder on January 02, 2011, 02:37:17 pm
Hi  All
Its just my main iterest within the world of honeybees
kev
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Post by: Papi on January 02, 2011, 09:46:16 pm
 Papi is the name that my youngest daughter used to call me and to have her be part of all this it became part of my company name.
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Post by: nighthawk on January 03, 2011, 05:27:22 pm
Greetings and Happy New Year, all!

I chose my member name for two reasons....I'm more than likely to be up in the wee hours of the morning and I'm a bit of a birder.  Nighthawks/nighthjars are among my favorite birds which are mysteriously becoming increasingly rare in my area - New York City.

 :-D
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Post by: stripstrike on January 03, 2011, 10:15:37 pm
Like eric the worm drowner, my screen name relates to flyfishing.  A stripstrike is a technique used to set the hook by stripping the line back instead of lifting the fly rod.
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Post by: Zulu on January 03, 2011, 11:44:28 pm
Pretty Easy

I came to the USA 11 years ago and the company I work for had a meet and greet, as I was coming from South Africa they were expecting a large Black guy... so I became ZULU

I am of English and Dutch origins  :)

Also when you look for names A is easy to find , so is Z

I am a Homebrewer and my Brewery Name is Zenzele, which means DIY in Zulu.

Need to find something for the bees now....
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Post by: Krausbeez on January 04, 2011, 10:00:55 pm
Krausbeez is a spin-off of an old video game handle I used in college, which was a play on my real name.
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Post by: Bubcas Bees on January 05, 2011, 09:16:30 pm
Ok, Hello, it's simple, Bubca is Grandma in Polish, i'm Polish, my grandkids call me Bubca, so I figured Bubca's Bees made sense. I'm a newbee, but my honey, (lenape13) is an old drone. 
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Post by: vmmartin on January 05, 2011, 11:47:05 pm
Chescht.  Not sure if I spelled that right. I have a good friend that is Polish and he taught me that. Welcome to to forum.
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Post by: Daz the Drone on January 08, 2011, 01:36:40 am

Guess it's just natural.     The Mrs says I 'drone' on a bit.




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Post by: bgoods on January 09, 2011, 12:42:24 am
Easy enough answer ... I removed the first 2 letters oh my Sir Name and the result is bgood to which I added an s to make it plural.
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Post by: ycitybz2011 on January 10, 2011, 01:19:30 pm
I chose my chat name from just being a buckeye and thought buckeyebees sounded pretty good.
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Post by: Russ p on January 10, 2011, 11:33:11 pm
I was just looking at who was online with me at 4:30am est and it hit me that some member names are pretty obious, but others are interesting cryptic or just carry-overs from preferred chatroom names (I imagine) but I'm curious - why do you have the name you have here in the forums?

I've used Beemaster in one form or another for many years in chatrooms (the only one I really hung (hanged) out in was Yahoo Computer Lobby One - where I was beemasterdotcom since Beemaster was already taken.

I sheepishly tell you my first ever chat name (Beth knows this) it was Throbber (short for HEART THROB - I swear - lol) and that didn't last long, I had a young fellow "Borrow" that name and I got spammed a ton of email, etc.. So Throbber didn't last long.

So any way.... Just curious, why do you call yourself what you do here :)
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Post by: beeblessed on January 11, 2011, 08:42:22 pm
I was just looking at who was online with me at 4:30am est and it hit me that some member names are pretty obious, but others are interesting cryptic or just carry-overs from preferred chatroom names (I imagine) but I'm curious - why do you have the name you have here in the forums?

I've used Beemaster in one form or another for many years in chatrooms (the only one I really hung (hanged) out in was Yahoo Computer Lobby One - where I was beemasterdotcom since Beemaster was already taken.

I sheepishly tell you my first ever chat name (Beth knows this) it was Throbber (short for HEART THROB - I swear - lol) and that didn't last long, I had a young fellow "Borrow" that name and I got spammed a ton of email, etc.. So Throbber didn't last long.

So any way.... Just curious, why do you call yourself what you do here :)
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Post by: beeblessed on January 11, 2011, 08:51:45 pm
I am the Chaplain for the local HOG chapter (Harley Owners Group) and I always sign off using the phrase "Be Blessed."  I want to use this site in the future that I have more questions than bees - I have three hives.
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Post by: RuffTuffCreampuff on January 18, 2011, 11:14:43 pm
It's known that I present a grizzled and gruff first image.  Beyond that, my family and friends know I'm a total pushover.
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Post by: chillardbee on January 22, 2011, 09:57:55 am
Well, early in the 2000's when everything was getting advanced in chat rooms and forums I had some online names. I can't even recall what those names were. I wasn't to suavey with computers nor spent much time on them.

  The name or "handle" as I like to call it, that I use today came from a nickname I acquired while working at a yacht custructing company. one og the good friends I made there started calling me chilli willi that went to chillard willard. around that time was when I joined the beesource forums so for the longest time I was 'chillard willard' on that site. As a matter of fact, I was about a week ago that I contacted them to change my name and they did so now I am known as chillardbee on that site too. chillardbee came as an amalgamation between that nick name 'chillard willard' and the one thing that defines my life 'bees' with an end result 'chillardbee'.

  I've been wanting to have it so that any forum or site that I belong to, I would be known as chillardbee. So, other sites I do belong to where I am also known as chillardbee is:

beesource
youtube
astronomyforum
stargazerslounge
XBOX live
This is a gamer site where we can play online. My handle or 'gamertag' as it is called is also chillardbee. So, if anyone has an XBOX, You'll can add me.

So thats my story and I'm sticking to it.
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Post by: ejcen on January 22, 2011, 12:32:51 pm
Its my work initals....
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Post by: Picobrew on January 22, 2011, 06:25:08 pm
'Picobrew' is a reference to my other passtime, homebrewing.  It is the logical regression of brewery, through microbrewery and way down to some guy making beer in his kitchen.

Dave
(Boy, you do have to like a forum with spell check.)
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Post by: Guy on January 27, 2011, 01:24:31 am
Good topic, I always wonder about how people came up with thier names. I use the same name for all my forms I frequent. Lechwe is an African antelope that is very unique and just plain interesting to me. Have always been fond of them. Not many people seem to know what it is and that adds a little to the allure.
Just my first name. Easy to remember:)
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Post by: wd on January 27, 2011, 01:40:41 am
signed up on the forum as waggle dance, toned it down to wd
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Post by: JRH on January 27, 2011, 09:29:07 am
My member name is my initials.
JRH
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Post by: mikebeekeeping on January 29, 2011, 12:19:56 pm
Interesting question, I've never been asked that before.

Well my name is too common and probably taken by others, so I just add beekeeping behind, which is why I'm here too  :roll:
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: gramcracker on February 05, 2011, 12:57:24 pm
My granddaughter calls me gram.  Her favorite snack was cheese and crackers.  When she started talking she would say "gram...cracker". 
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Post by: Countryboy on February 06, 2011, 12:04:54 am
My first ISP was ECR, which stood for Electronic Country Road.  I was raised out in the country so I have used Countryboy as a screenname for chatrooms and forums ever since.
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Post by: Mrsaurora on February 06, 2011, 05:34:53 pm
I also started out in the Yahoo chat rooms before they were Yahoo. The Geocities chartrooms (wow am I dating myself). My chat name there was Aurora Borealis, shortened to AuroraB and then to MrsAurora. I try to use some version of this now just for my sake so I can remember who I am. Looking forward to many questions that need to be asked and hopefully answered as we are starting our first hive this spring. :-D
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Post by: Kan-ok bees on February 11, 2011, 04:49:42 pm
I live on theKansas Oklohoma state line
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Post by: kalispellkathy on February 12, 2011, 02:15:55 pm
At my age I need one I can remember!  :-D
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Post by: Humanbeeing on February 15, 2011, 07:00:06 am
Because I am a human, that happens to be playing with bees right now, as humans have done forever. I am a human, beeing. Well, of course it's a strech, but all the other good names were taken, and I'm just not too creative when it comes to making stuff up. For instance, I once tried to write a book. The opening line, I thought, was great, "Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins." Then I realized that it had already been used. See, I just can't come up with anything. I'll tell you though, I wish I had thought of this one:

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair."

I think the only reason Dickens thought of it before me, is because he was born way before me. Maybe everything has already been thought of. Yea, that's probably it. So, actually, I'm really proud of myself for thinking up Humanbeeing before anyone else did.
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Post by: Forge Pond Farm on February 19, 2011, 11:49:38 pm
We held held a family contest and vote today as we took the long awaited first step in establishing our homestead farm.  Forge Pond Farm was the winner,  long story for a laterpost.  We have registered with this site, Dave's garden and Backyardchickens.com, today seeking to benefit from the experience, positive and negative, of others. 
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Post by: BeeFriended on February 21, 2011, 07:32:03 pm
Bees have liked me for a very long time now.  I can readily walk up to them, capture them in my hands, and relocate them.  They will land on me and walk on my arms.  Be are buddies.  ;)
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Post by: radford on February 28, 2011, 10:25:46 pm
I was on the USS A.W.Radfod DD-968. 1976 - 1980. Out of Norfolk VA. Really enjoyed my time in but was glad to go home.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: vmmartin on March 01, 2011, 09:43:05 am
Thanks for your service and welcome to the forum.
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Post by: wouldliketobee on March 02, 2011, 12:31:05 pm
I always wanted to raise bees since I was about 5 years old ,about 10 I broke out in hives after ahoneybee stung me and a doctor said I was allergic to honey bees so I didn't think I would ever be able to be a beekeeper, whenever some one would see I showed an interest in bees they would ask if I was a beekeeper , and my response was " No but I would like to be." After several years I decided I wanted to try it so I got an allergy test done , that showed  I had a reaction to honeybee venom, Doctor said not to raise bees , I did any way, I'm nomally not much of a risk taker but this is something I've always wanted to do, so far in two years I've been stung twice with very little reaction. 
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: NeilTheCop on March 07, 2011, 02:02:34 am
Because NeilTheDetective, didn't sound right :-D
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Post by: VolunteerK9 on March 07, 2011, 02:45:53 pm
Hey Hardwood...look where NeiltheCop's from.

Bring on the aliens!!!!

Welcome Neil. I'm a LEO too.
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Post by: vmmartin on March 07, 2011, 07:14:29 pm
K9 I thought the same thing. Wonder what "breed" of bee he has.
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Post by: hardwood on March 07, 2011, 07:32:16 pm
Gotta break out the aluminum foil hats again!

Scott
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Post by: freshbulletbill on March 08, 2011, 09:54:10 am
my wife and son :-D told me.
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Post by: VolunteerK9 on March 08, 2011, 09:59:47 am
K9 I thought the same thing. Wonder what "breed" of bee he has.

Something in the 'grey' line with great big ole eyes
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Post by: corbenrice on March 09, 2011, 01:32:30 pm
Hi here is my initial post so I don’t get deleted  ;)

Its my name.
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Post by: buzzbee on March 09, 2011, 07:37:51 pm
Welcome corbenrice!!
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Post by: phil c on March 09, 2011, 08:16:04 pm
Well Phil C its just my name, although on a few of the Jeep and racing forums I am known as NUFDUM it came from racing Mud Drags and Bogs for about 18 years. It was the name of my Jeep in all of its various incarnations.
Cheers!
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Post by: NeilTheCop on March 11, 2011, 08:54:04 am
Hey Hardwood...look where NeiltheCop's from.

Bring on the aliens!!!!

Welcome Neil. I'm a LEO too.

What Department?
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: VolunteerK9 on March 11, 2011, 10:05:04 am
Hey Hardwood...look where NeiltheCop's from.

Bring on the aliens!!!!

Welcome Neil. I'm a LEO too.

What Department?

Cleveland Police Department, Cleveland TN
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: standman on March 14, 2011, 08:42:50 pm
My name was a gift from my kids. My name is Stan, and everyone calls me "Stan The Man". That would not work for a handle, so the kids suggested I shorten it and write is the way we southerners tend to say it. Would have been more clear if I had spelled it stan-duh-man. Probably a more accurate reflection of how much I know about bees too. :)
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Post by: VolunteerK9 on March 15, 2011, 03:12:09 pm
And yet another one from the Volunteer State.  8-)
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Post by: manitu on March 22, 2011, 06:29:56 pm
  Merhaba ben Türkiyeden yaşlı bir arıcı babayım. year=66
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Post by: Wits End on March 22, 2011, 08:15:30 pm
Speaking of "Wits End"! It is the name of our Blueberry and Bee farm we call home. It's at the end of a dead end gravel road 17 miles from town and when we get home in the evenings we are usually at our "Wits End".
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Post by: James M. Wagner on March 23, 2011, 12:56:12 pm
Dixie Books was the name of a bookstore I owned. That was the time when I started getting online and I've used it as my online name ever since. I've been trying to come up with a name for the bee "biz" but Dixie Bees is pretty much out (don't want to step on Don's toes - never step on a FatBeeMan's toes, I say - "Dixie Bees" is likely too close to "Dixe Bee Supply" for comfort). I'm still taking nominations for a new moniker. BTW, I am in Upper-East Tennessee (in the tri-cities) and also in central Alabama (in Shelby County). I currently spend about a week and a half to two weeks per month in TN and the remainder in Alabama. -James Wagner
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Post by: beek on April 04, 2011, 10:35:01 pm
I'm a total noob, but I heard at my beekeeping class that beekeepers were often called "Beeks"

So, I tried the name, "Beek"

I'm surprised it was available.

Beek  ;)
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Post by: Shanevrr on April 05, 2011, 08:46:13 am
my name is shane, vrr is my business,...valley restaurant repair
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Post by: Honeygirl on April 08, 2011, 04:13:17 pm
It's what my Grama calls me.  :)
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Post by: misskimmie on April 11, 2011, 08:29:12 pm
My husband called me Miss Kimmie back when we were dating. I use this name on many forums.
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Post by: CrazyMick on April 12, 2011, 07:56:06 pm
Well, my name is Mick and someone else already has "Mick" as a screen name here... so, I added "Crazy" to it... because I am.
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Post by: Mshel on April 22, 2011, 08:48:37 pm
Mine is a combo of my name.
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Post by: rail on April 25, 2011, 09:00:22 am
I enjoy "Nitromethane"! Front engine "rail".

Charles

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Post by: arcadiaherb on May 01, 2011, 02:14:14 pm
Hi,
Arcadia is my farm name. Happy Birthday to the May Day babies:   
Birthdays: drbryanj (52), charmd2 (32), broke-t (49), KenD (49), paps5 (56), fletcherrobi1025 (27)
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Post by: Larry Bees on May 24, 2011, 11:49:54 pm
My name is Larry and I have bees.
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Post by: annette on May 25, 2011, 12:41:42 am
Hi,
Arcadia is my farm name. Happy Birthday to the May Day babies:   
Birthdays: drbryanj (52), charmd2 (32), broke-t (49), KenD (49), paps5 (56), fletcherrobi1025 (27)

Would like to see your farm. Do you have a website??
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Post by: HomebrewerBrian on May 28, 2011, 08:50:16 am
Easy...I'm a homebrewer. I love craft beer and creating my own.
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Post by: buzzbee on May 28, 2011, 09:55:52 am
I do a little kit brewing myself. I've done a couple partial mashs,someday all grain!!
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Post by: Danarchy on May 30, 2011, 12:04:33 am
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Post by: fairview1867 on May 30, 2011, 08:18:51 am
Just purchased and moved into this home.  Originally a very large "wealthy" farm called Fairview Farms. Built in 1867.
Only 2 acres left but it is just enough.
Keith

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Post by: GoatLady on May 31, 2011, 07:14:36 pm
I raise Nubian goats and someone on another forum called me Goat Lady once and I liked it!
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Post by: annette on May 31, 2011, 07:45:50 pm
I raise Nubian goats and someone on another forum called me Goat Lady once and I liked it!

Hi Goat Lady

Put your location in so we know where you are from. Welcome to the forum. How long have you been beekeeping??  You will get lots of help on this forum and should have better luck with your beekeeping hobby this time around.
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Post by: beemidwife on June 01, 2011, 08:04:04 pm
I am a professional midwife. I have a small homebirth practice in Georgia. Being of this mindset I liked the way bees are all about serving the mother.

My name is Beth, so Bmidwife is a possible choice for me. But beemidwife was more appealing. I do not believe that they need me in any way or that I have a hand in the birthing of bees.

Beth :bee:
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Post by: AllenF on June 01, 2011, 08:12:04 pm
So where at in Georgia besides Hopelessly Lost are you located.   Nice to see Georgia people around.
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Post by: beemidwife on June 01, 2011, 10:03:19 pm
So where at in Georgia besides Hopelessly Lost are you located.   Nice to see Georgia people around.

LOL I just saw that Hopelessly Lost and was compelled to go add that info. I am in Waleska. The other side of Cartersville from you, on the way to Canton.
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Post by: sticbow on June 09, 2011, 12:07:13 am
My love for archery with longbows and recurve bows, also known as stick bows!!!
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Post by: John Pfaff on June 09, 2011, 09:27:30 am
It's my name. Also the first half of my e-mail address.
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Post by: Danger Brown on June 10, 2011, 05:20:44 pm
Danger is my middle name baby! Haydn Danger Brown.
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Post by: CeeGeeBee on June 26, 2011, 04:10:43 pm
Mine is from my initials: CGB. Not very original, but I always have brain freezes when trying to come up with usernames :-P
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Post by: Bee Brothers Apiary on June 30, 2011, 11:31:22 am
Company Name. We've since Incorporated.
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Post by: scrapiron on July 05, 2011, 04:50:10 pm
CB radio handle given to me by my Dad..... 35 years ago.
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Post by: HAPPYCLASPER on July 09, 2011, 10:47:37 am
Well nick names are given not picked so I was tagged with HAPPYCLASPER long ago so I'm stuck with it
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Post by: yankee on July 13, 2011, 09:32:35 pm
Being from Maine , Yankee
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Post by: iddee on July 13, 2011, 09:40:51 pm
Dang, Danger, dat's an unusual name. 'bout as bad as my friend Basher. :D  Yep, that's his real name.
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Post by: Danger Brown on July 14, 2011, 12:13:27 am
Hi iddee! Yeah, Basher is a good one. There is a family near me that named their kids Remington and Ruger. I've always thought that was pretty cool.
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Post by: The Bees Ankles on July 16, 2011, 02:34:40 pm
I always liked the expression The Bees Knees but I'm not quite that advanced yet.
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Post by: Ohio Newbee on July 16, 2011, 05:31:14 pm
I chose Ohio Newbee because I'm not very creative, and I'm in Ohio.
When I have more experience, I may be a not-so-Newbee, or even a Not-a-Newbee

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Post by: BlueBee on July 16, 2011, 05:39:40 pm
Tressel Bee?
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Post by: Beregondo on August 02, 2011, 10:13:24 am
"Beregondo" is a character from "The Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha" by Cervantes.

When Don Quixote lowers his lance to charge the windmill, he imagines himself to be attacking the giant, Beregondo.

A reminder to self, that when one thinks he is becoming great, the giant may exist only in imagination...
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Post by: czman11 on August 16, 2011, 09:38:07 pm
In my case is combination of my nationality, before I was naturalized in the USA, and my gender. "CZ" - Czech Republic,  "MAN" - gender. "11" is a number I always liked. So it is "czman11".
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Post by: Rock331 on August 16, 2011, 10:25:31 pm
I am a police officer and on the SWAT team. My name on the team is Rock and my police radio number is 331 so ROCK331 sounded good.
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Post by: Ric on September 05, 2011, 01:22:18 am
My member name is pretty obvious.  :-D
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Post by: LazyHillbilly on September 12, 2011, 04:39:09 pm
Having been born (by the grace of God) in the hills of SE Tennessee, and am just about to retire and take it easy, it was pretty easy for me to come up with my username.

Even though my grandfather had bees when I was a youngster, I'm new to beekeeping and want to pick up the hobby now.

Currently I live in SW Florida but will hopefully soon be heading back to the mountains..................

LazyHillbilly
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Post by: dawnerbee on September 25, 2011, 03:21:42 pm
My whole  family has called me Dawner Babe all my life, so when i  was asked by my significant other to join this web forum ect, i thought,what sets me apart, and gives it some meaning in  Bee Eze,lol, hence DawnerBee.
We live  on a Dairy Farm in Central Wisconsin and  are heading into the cold  dark months, so i thought  i'd join now to make the winter more interesting by learning  more from all of you about  our bees.
thanks and hello!

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Post by: divemaster1963 on September 27, 2011, 12:38:10 am
long time ago was a scuba instructor. gave up the costly part and kept the master level. plus my age. Besides I delve into anything for the experience and the knowledge it brings.
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Post by: ioiosotwig on October 04, 2011, 11:16:33 am
I Owe I Owe So Off To Work I Go

That says it all... <grin>
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Post by: Larry Bees on October 04, 2011, 05:56:18 pm
We could all use that name!   :lau: :lau: :lau:
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Post by: loumaro on October 04, 2011, 09:15:08 pm
It's easy My first name Is Louis My wifes name is mary our last name is Olson
I used the first 3 letters from first names and first lettter of last name. LOUMARO
Louie
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Post by: Michael Bush on October 05, 2011, 05:14:42 am
>I always liked the expression The Bees Knees but I'm not quite that advanced yet.

It's always better to have the bees on your ankles than your knees... you know what happens after they get past there...
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Post by: newbeekeeper68 on October 09, 2011, 04:18:58 pm
Well, my name kind of speaks for itself. I started beekeeping when I had a large swarm of bees landed in my front yard. Ironically, I had purchased my beginners beekeepers kit the week before. Lucky for me I had made contact with a beekeeper last fall at our local county fair and gave him a call. He laughed at my store and offered his help with collecting the swarm. It took us 3 hours to collect the swarm and placed them in a deep super, which they barely fit.
Since that time, I have split that hive into 4 other hives! These are a great bunch of "free bee". I'm having a great time beekeeping. Also, I was born in 1968, thus the last part of my name.   
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Post by: Haddon on October 10, 2011, 04:14:57 pm
Its just the my last name

but on beemasters  note I will tell you my very first name I used at 18 years old

citcelsydosem

which is (me so dyslectic) spelled backward no one ever got it and took me like four minutes to enter it in yahoo

Seeing that I am dyslectic
I think I kept it like 3 months before I gave it up
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Post by: Myark on October 11, 2011, 10:59:56 pm
Hello!
Great thread. I'm always interested in people's online names.
Back in '96 when I first signed up for email, I had two turkeys, two dogs, two cats, two ducks, and two chickens.  :yippiechick: :yippiechick: :bee: :bee: At that time, I lived in a 10 x 55 trailer that looked like the rendition of Noah's ark in the documentary. So, I had "my ark." So far only one other has had that name, someone in the Netherlands. So if you come across MyArk anywhere in cyber land, it is me,so say howdy.
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Post by: Russman on October 16, 2011, 01:24:01 pm
Hello everybody and you, Well my name was very simple and I bet you can guess how I derived it .Well I am surprised no one has scoopped it yet .So have a nice day.
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Post by: bayouboy on October 30, 2011, 01:12:21 pm
Hi all
My name really has nuthing to do with beekeeping,but is more about where I'm from,we have a saying down here,You can take the boy out of the bayou , But you can't take the bayou out of the boy,hence Bayouboy.Bayou country is a unique place,real deep rooted culture,a lot of people still live off of the land,I am a shrimper(summer) duck guide(winter) and a new beekeeper Ya'll come down have some gumbo. :-D   
Mike
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Post by: Harpo on October 31, 2011, 07:53:03 am
Hi all,

well I've actually doubled up on it as I use it for my poultry forum too...

It's the name of my son's black langshan rooster   :)

Well off my real name of Daina plus I'm a 5'10 blonde  :lol:
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Post by: Salamagundy on November 13, 2011, 04:53:42 pm
Hello from UK.  Some good stories about user names! In the eighties I played in a folk rock band in Hong Kong. My preferred name for the band was 'Salamagundy' (after a Victorian vegetable dish) but I was outvoted and we became 'Frogs in Ginger' (after a popular and delicious dish in the Hong Kong dai pai dongs.) Guess I'm a bad loser.... ;)
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Post by: Brolroy on November 23, 2011, 11:21:22 pm
Not many Black folks in America keepin' Bees nowadys; so, I slip the Bro (Brother) in front of Lroy (short for, Leroy, with that added country-ness for the Rednecks)... Lookin' forward to learnin' and adding to this forum as a new beekeeper -- and, as a mature adult.
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Post by: SkepWrangler on December 19, 2011, 06:31:04 pm
When I registered, I was looking for something to reflect the rural Southern Arizona where I was raised and now, again, reside. Those who "run cattle" here (some folks might call it "ranching", but around here, that could mean a variety of things, aside from cattle) often refer to a really good cow hand (some folks call them "cowboys" but around here, that isn't a very definitive term) as either a "wrangler" or a "vaquero."  As in "Jimmy's a hekuva wrangler," meaning "I have a lot of respect for Jimmy's horsemanship and knowledge of the cattle business." 
As for the Skep, it wasn't just happenstance.  I've been building my own Langstroth boxes (commercially procured as well as self-built) since 1968.  I've designed a lot of configurations the bees have hated and a few pieces they love.  I haven't tried a woven skep, but I like the concept of beekeeping being an ancient art. 
So I became the SkepWrangler because I want to practice the noble art of beekeeping in a highly proficient manner.
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Post by: PalmerLakeColo on December 23, 2011, 01:30:51 pm
Hello, i'm new to beemaster. I chose the name which is obvious to everyone, my local. I know I'll find this forum beneficial and will start beekeeping in the Spring. I appeciate those who participated in the Wildlife Pro Networkseries on "beekeeping". Hope to make new friends here. Merry Christmas everyone!
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Post by: Bud on December 28, 2011, 06:48:51 pm
Easy, peasy. That is what I have been called for over 60 years.  8-)
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Post by: skydiver on January 02, 2012, 07:18:34 pm
  My member name is carry over from my last hobby, skydiving. I was in the sport for 18 years. Had earned several ratings, static line jump master, static line instructor, and tandem instructor jump master. I have 1100 plus jumps including 3 BASE jumps off the New River Gorge bridge in WV.
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Post by: tbeenie on January 04, 2012, 03:35:01 am
The t is for my name Tina and beenie has been a nickname I was given by my brother in law.
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Post by: Blkpwr on January 10, 2012, 03:06:23 pm
Carryover from several mustang (car) forums
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Post by: Bee Busters on January 10, 2012, 11:28:36 pm
If there's something stange, in your neighborhood.  Who ya gonna call?  Bee Busters!

The first cutout that I did; a friend and I made a Bee Vac.  We accidentally killed more bees than we saved.  There were busted bees all in the vacuum container we had constructed.  It was certianly a trial and error learning exercise.
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Post by: cajnbeeman on January 16, 2012, 10:29:59 am
Im a beekeeper, NEW beekeeper, in south Louisiana. Cajun country.
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Post by: minyamoo on January 19, 2012, 01:50:20 pm
When I was 6 years old I loved Bruce Lee and superman. I was a hyper only child, left alone a lot.
I took my white socks pulled them up as far as possible over my white "long johns" and my white long john long sleve shirt.
I took a colored towel and tucked it in my shirt like a cape. I took wash cloths and put them by my little bicepts like big muscles. Then the coup de gras: a few washcloths for an over sized cod peice.
Then I would run around the house, jumping off the stairs, back of couches, over tables, and screaming MINYA MINYA MOOOOOOOO!

I talked my reluctant cousin Mike into "announcing" me to our parents "ladies and gentalmen minya moo

 It has been my online name since 1998.
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Post by: OMGLeatherworks on January 20, 2012, 10:42:07 pm
I've recently started working with leather, making various items, and the reaction I get most often when someone new sees one of my items is: Oh My G.d! That is cool!

I wanted to give people an email address if they wanted to contact me specifically about a craft item that I could put on a business card and OMGleatherworks is what my wife came up with and I liked it.

I'm not trying to be commercial here, just telling the story.

JD
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Post by: buck man on January 21, 2012, 10:59:14 pm
Well along with only eating natural and raw honey, I also only eat natural meat. Wild fish or venison. Didn't want to be halibut man so buck man was the name that stuck. Raised all my kids on venison fish and honey. :-D
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Post by: rlsiv on January 24, 2012, 05:57:18 pm
It isn't very creative... my username consists of my initials:
Ralph L Samples IV    :-D
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Post by: Thebeebender on January 26, 2012, 04:06:32 pm
I saw a movie called the last air bender and when I had to choose a username here it seemed to fit
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Post by: bee_charmer on February 05, 2012, 08:57:00 am
I play LOTRO with my husband when we get a chance and I chose Beecharmer as my name on their.
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Post by: hunter1 on February 11, 2012, 07:31:03 pm
My handle is simple I hunt. Includes for swarms,  anything useful.
Glad to bee here
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Post by: snowdog on February 19, 2012, 05:13:57 am
According to chinese horoscopes I'm born on the day of the black dog. Black is the colour of water. Where i live (south Lapland, Sweden) the water is frozen right now, but sparkling like diamonds in the sun.
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Post by: laurabat on February 22, 2012, 10:26:05 pm
So far as I am concerned, I just used a shorter version of my full name ;)
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Post by: Hippie-Beekeeper on February 25, 2012, 03:16:41 pm
Well let's see I am a 53 year old Ex-army gear head welder an my army buds would call me hippie (how did they know) an yes i am a hippie I have love for all life I guess that's what a hippie is. =^..^=

that's my handle Hippie-BeeKeeper check out my greeting from Brawley Ca

Peace be with you and your family

Hippie-Beekeeper  :mrgreen:
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Post by: HoneyBee123 on March 03, 2012, 05:56:48 am

It sounded sweet and I wanted it to rhyme  :roll:
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Post by: S.M.N.Bee on March 03, 2012, 10:19:23 am
location
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Post by: strobee on March 21, 2012, 11:06:45 am
Hello everyone, Strobi-1 is my nickname at work, so when I got into beekeeping last year I figured that StrobBee Honey would be what I put on the label if I ever get lucky enough to collect any honey from my bees.  Looking forward to chatting with you guys!

-Andreas
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Post by: beyondthesidewalks on March 21, 2012, 12:06:21 pm
Back in the early 1990s we used to get a magazine called Countryside and Small Stock Journal.  The editor of the magazine coined the phrase/description "beyondthesidewalks - offthegrid".  For years my wife and I planned and dreamed of living off the grid and beyond the sidewalks.  I used to use "beyondthesidewalksoffthegrid" as a handle.  It's kind of long and bulky but it worked.  For 7 years we did live off the grid but finally gave in and hooked up, using the grid as our backup generator.  Off the grid is no longer accurate but beyondthesidewalks still fits just fine.
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Post by: delightfuld on March 23, 2012, 12:34:13 am
Delightfuld it is partly my last name and part of my company.
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Post by: SerenityApiaries on March 23, 2012, 03:03:24 am
Serenity Apiaries is going to be my eventual business name once I get it up and running. Serenity simply because I have found that working with my bees can be such a calming activity and to sit and watch them fly about is sincerely serene that the name fit and stuck. Plus my wife liked the movie and TV show, Serenity and Firefly.

Khalen
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Post by: johngoes on March 29, 2012, 05:59:52 pm
I enjoy playing the ancient oriental game "Go" and "Go" is the first two letters of my last name. While running an anagram program with my name I found "john goes" (along with other words) and realized it fits. I am on the go all the time, I play go, and it's related to my last name. I've been fortunate (or blessed) that it's not taken in most places.
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Post by: jlbthecook on March 31, 2012, 05:57:51 pm
I guess you could figure out what I do for a living... Sometimes I get called Chef, but that's usually the nicest thing..  Anyway my wife and I have a pretty extensive garden area, and have been complaining about the lack of honey bees in our area, so now we're going to do something about that.  I'm waiting on my first 2 nucs to arrive at the end of April.  Frames, boxes, bottoms, tops are all made.  Tomorrow I'll work on getting my hive stand set up in the yard near the blackberries.. 
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Post by: samsungpizza on April 02, 2012, 12:50:38 am
I was looking for a name to use and the brand name of my computer monitor was in front of my face...and I toss pizza for a living.  :-D
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Post by: kd7kxw on April 10, 2012, 02:54:40 am
It's my Amature radio call sign.
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Post by: Papaw on April 18, 2012, 05:01:39 pm
I have 8 grandchildren.  I figured they will, sometime, be asked who's Honey they have. They will say it's "Papaw's" Honey.  So, that's why I have the name Papaw.  Plus, I took three of them to see the latest Winnie the Pooh movie. While watching the movie and seeing the Pooh Bear eat his "Hunny", I decided to call my Honey brand "Papaw's Hunny".  I am growing my honey farm from 3 hives to 8 hives this year and intend to grow it bigger.  it will be called Papaw's Hunny Farm.
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Post by: Seanmhair on April 28, 2012, 02:52:51 am
Seanmhair (pronounced something like Sean-whar) is Gaelic for grandmother, seems to fit me, I reckon!
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Post by: Ebeth1812 on April 28, 2012, 06:15:27 pm
I chose Ebeth bc my first name and 1812 bc it's a good number.  Dull I know.
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Post by: lonewolf308 on May 03, 2012, 01:53:37 am
Been in police work since 2000. On my last job coworkers started calling me lone wolf due to my ability to enjoy my own company sometimes as well as others. My unit number at the time was #308 so you get lonewolf308. I'm not a loner by no means I love people and my friends, but I have no problem being alone or relying on myself if I have to.
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Post by: Ubi Mel on May 03, 2012, 01:25:43 pm
Hi everybody...

I just joined, and this is my first post.  I chose my name from a Latin quote about bees, "Ubi Mel, Ibi Apes," which translates to, "Where there's honey, there are bees."

I installed two packages of bees on May 1st (Worker Bees of the World, Unite! Ha ha)  I've spent the past 48 hours or so being pretty hard on myself, as to everything I think I'm probably doing wrong.

Looking forward to sharing and learning from you all.  I've got a million questions, but I don't think this is the right thread for them...I'm going to go search for that board now, and I'll probably write volumes!!!
Thanks in advance for putting up with me!

-Mel  :)

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Post by: kf6pfk on May 12, 2012, 01:11:12 pm
I'm also an old ham radio operator.  That's my name in the ham world.  Whenever I sign up to a new site I never have to worry about it already being used. :)
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Post by: TarHeelBlue on May 12, 2012, 08:55:33 pm
Pretty easy to guess if you luv basketball.   :-D
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Post by: softailrider on May 18, 2012, 06:00:15 pm
05 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail

I have 3 hives a year old and just added 2 more last month.
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Post by: Chip on May 21, 2012, 07:40:32 pm
Hi,
  I wasn't feeling that creative so I used my nickname.  I'm glad to have found the forum - full of great information.  It's good to bee here.    Many thanks.
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Post by: yellowgate on May 22, 2012, 09:31:46 am
Yellowgate is the name of my farm, yellowgate farm.  My grandfather started it years ago, and he painted all the gates yellow (hence the name).  He has since passed so I can only surmise that either he liked the color yellow or it was on sale the day he went to the store to by paint.
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Post by: ovcharka on May 22, 2012, 04:55:29 pm
Hello! first day in this forum, i look forward to learn from you all about bees and honey! My name is Aldo and i´m in Portugal.
the name "Ovcharka" means Shepherd. I love Russian dogs, i myself have a Black Russian Terrier but i also love Central Asian Shepherd, Caucasian Shepherd and South Russian Shepherd.
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Post by: Brian on May 23, 2012, 03:12:45 pm
My parents chose it, actually.
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Post by: saperica on May 23, 2012, 03:59:58 pm
combination of my name and last name
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Post by: pawallinsr on May 28, 2012, 09:52:06 pm
My parents also chose it, Peter Axel Wallin, the Sr. because there is a Jr. and a 3rd. been around a few years.
From upstate NY Berkshire foot hills, have a place on VA's Eastern Shore. Had a couple of hives years ago, lost
them to the winter weather one year, got busy with life but kept the equipment. Loaded it into the truck May 16 2012
and drove to VA.  Unloaded hive boxes Thursday Swarm arrived Friday afternoon. Old dirty hives not ready 30 year old
box of musty foundation cleaned and put together 10 frames,  put in box, put Bees in box, moved box to Back yard.
Doing fine, but next time, I would like a little more lead time.
Peter
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Post by: tben on June 03, 2012, 03:05:40 pm
Years ago I was a part of a group of friends with 2 Bens in it. At 6'7" I was naturally "Tall-Ben." tben was a simple transition when I got my first email address in the 90's.
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Post by: heus on June 08, 2012, 10:26:20 am
Heus is my name on my maple syrup websites: mapletrader, sugarbush.info, and mapplechatter.com. It means absolutely nothing.
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Post by: NC Queen Bee on June 15, 2012, 11:27:01 am
Well, long before I became a beekeeper, my husband called me "The Queen Bee".. Queen Bee was my user name when I joined yrs ago.. It wasn't available so, I added NC (North Carolina) in front of it...It worked!
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Post by: Sour Kraut on June 27, 2012, 09:48:58 pm
Well, when you are a Grumpy Old Man, German Version.........
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Post by: Ozarks Honey Company on June 30, 2012, 04:29:58 am
Mine happens to be the name of our company.  It took us some serious thought to come up with something unique that describes our honey.  Since we live in the Ozarks and have hives here, we thought, why not "Ozarks Honey" so then Ozarks Honey Company was born.

Looking forward to get to know everyone.  :)
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Post by: Nico on June 30, 2012, 09:07:13 pm
Mine is an abbreviation of my surmane Nicol, been handed down through the family for years.
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Post by: gunner1162 on July 09, 2012, 10:52:21 pm
Using my Title from the Navy.  :) :)
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Post by: vmmartin on July 10, 2012, 10:45:48 pm
Using my Title from the Navy.  :) :)

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
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Post by: Larry S on July 11, 2012, 06:54:59 pm
My mom called me that and I have been using it ever since  :-D

Larry S.
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Post by: petert on July 12, 2012, 07:49:55 am
Just an old chatroom name.
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Post by: Diogenes on July 12, 2012, 01:11:58 pm
Because it's a classic.

 8-)


<wonders if anyone will get it>
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Sour Kraut on July 22, 2012, 07:42:00 pm
I'm old, sometimes grumpy, and of German descent and that's the story

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Post by: randalcarr on August 08, 2012, 07:04:16 pm
I found it on my birth certificate.  pffffttt...

To: Sour Kraut (above)
Ich liebe Sauerkraut, aber mein Liebling ist Spaetzle.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Wing It on August 19, 2012, 09:54:57 am
Wing It because 1) That's what the girls do from dawn to dusk and 2) That's what I do with life in general, beekeeping in particular.
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Post by: hivemaster on August 28, 2012, 09:11:15 am
I just started beekeeping this spring, so Im a newbee! Hivemaster is more of a joke, at least for now. Maybe one day...There is lots to learn, but thats what I like about it, its very interesting.
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Post by: BeautifulBees on September 02, 2012, 11:02:00 am
BeautifulBees was a simple choice. Standing over a hive checking the health of the colony and collection of honey I remember saying to myself, "Beautiful, just beautiful."  And the bees just have done the rest.
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Post by: JPBEEGETTER on September 03, 2012, 07:19:03 pm
My initials  JPP,  and I get bees  do trap-outs cut-outs swarm retrievals and the like.  Am 77 years young have 8 hives and 1 top bar . keeps me busy. Normally I give the bees that I don't need to friends.   Make all my woodenware, give that to them too to get them started in the art of beekeeping.. Belong to the best Bee club in USA, Forsyth County Beekeepers, and NC Beekeepers Assoc...   I wanted to be JPthebeeman but was already taken...HAHA. He is in a different generation  47  and me 77.. Go get 'em JP..
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Post by: Roy Coates on September 06, 2012, 09:51:09 pm
my mom and dad gave it to me :-D
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Post by: AgedMead on September 10, 2012, 10:01:08 pm
Hi, I'm AgedMead. Mead is wine made from honey. It GREATLY improves with age. I sure hope I do, too. I don't drink alcohol - I'm allergic - but I do make mead with my honey. My first efforts were accidental, and were given many compliments by discerning wine lovers. I get a better financial return per pound produced by making honey into mead, and it is fantastic trading ware, and makes excellent gifts. My other reason for choosing this name is so it is not the same as it is on my other website / chat / posting places, except World of Beekeeping.

Blackbird - Nice poem. Do you like Robert W. Service? William Shakespeare? Shel Silverstein? Edgar Poe? Walt Whitman? Dr. Eric Mussen? Weird Al Yankovic? Others? Robert Service is probably my favorite poet.
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Post by: Jpmrmw on September 12, 2012, 11:43:37 pm
We have a saying in our family, "John (husband) is perfect, Matt (son) is always right, but I'm the Mama and I always win. So in honor of my wonderfully supportive family I chose Jpmrmw.
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Post by: paindragon1 on September 20, 2012, 12:40:30 pm
I've had this name (minus the 1) since the internet was created.  The one got added at some point and has just never bothered leaving.
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Post by: bbrowncods on October 04, 2012, 04:46:34 am
It was my first email.  And well, it is just easier to have one for everything.   I know it is frowned upon but remembering a slew of names, and which passwords go with what names is just crazy.

Anyway, BBrown is my first initial and last name.  "COD" is an acronym of the type of plane that I flew in the Navy, and the "s" is plural.  Works for me!
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Post by: DryCreekGeezer on November 10, 2012, 09:46:23 pm
I live on Dry Creek Road next to Dry Creek and I'm getting old.
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Post by: Tupelogirl on November 24, 2012, 03:22:32 pm
I selected Tupelogirl as I live  near a Tupelo swamp, love tupelo honey and and by weird chance, live on a road named Tupelo Dr! Seems fitting, doesn't it? I am very close to the area they filmed Yulee's Gold, a movie involving beekeeping in northern Florida, where I live.
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Post by: BlueBee on November 25, 2012, 01:17:07 am
Heck, and always I figured you were from Elvis’s hometown: Tupelo, Mississippi.
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Post by: S.Rummings on November 30, 2012, 12:03:05 am
I tried to get Beemaster but that one was already taken.  :roll:  I guess I wasn't feeling very creative when I signed up.

There is also part of me that having your real name in this type of forum lends some credibility, especially since I am new and unknown in this community. I would like to meet some people here and make some friends. I think sharing my real name is a good start.

-- Scott
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Post by: BlueBee on November 30, 2012, 01:17:48 am
I tried to get Beemaster but that one was already taken.  :roll:  
Now that is funny   :lau:
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Poly Hive on November 30, 2012, 01:29:18 pm
I have kept my bees in Poly Hives for many years, over 20 in fact.

PH
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Post by: Honey Gold on December 03, 2012, 03:36:48 am
My is the name of one of my horses  :oops:  When I bought her, her name was already Honey, I have decided to make her show name Honey Gold. Now I have taken up beekeeping the name works well for this part of my world too :)

On horse forums I use the name of my other horse Lena so thought it was only fair Honey got a look in on this one lol.
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Post by: Toga on December 06, 2012, 07:05:19 pm
My username is the same on 99% of forums and is my real life nic-name and was first used by one of my early aquaculture mentors. We were collecting brood stock for his fish farm and were targeting some rare perch, grunters and fresh water sawfish in the Northern Territory. For every target fish collected, I managed to collect a Jardini Saratoga. My friend shouted out Togajoe and the nic has stuck for 30 years.
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Post by: Bcharmer13 on December 28, 2012, 11:40:15 am
Well when I started beekeeping over 10 years ago people were amazed that I kept bees. It reminded me of the movie Fried Green Tomatoes when Ruth stated calling Idgie a bee charmer. That and the number 13 represents coming full circle, like a wedding band :)

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Post by: Starry-eyed Beek on January 09, 2013, 02:38:19 pm
Starry-eyed is what my husband says I am when I'm watching m :)y bees! Lol
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Post by: Phil on January 10, 2013, 03:17:06 pm
Mom, I had no say in it.
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Post by: Tarheelbilly on January 10, 2013, 10:05:12 pm
Charis is from North Carolina and graduated from UNC. Ben is from West Virginia and is a proud hillbilly. She's just country enough to have agreed for the name of our apiary.
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Post by: BlueBee on January 11, 2013, 03:10:58 am
Sounds like a good combination there Tarheelbilly.

Now how about the real mystery?  What pray tell is a "Tarheel" in the first place!
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Post by: undertherock on January 25, 2013, 06:47:03 pm
WELL, we live in the colorado Rockies 30 miles one way to town, on 40 acres with are chickens.dogs kids and all the wild life you can stand. Elk, bears,mountain lions,bighorn sheep ,wild turkeys,mule deer the list goes on and on.But my husband and I always tease our kids that we live under a rock because we are so sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the real world,and they always reply "but we like it this way" yep, life is good!!!!
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Post by: twin1 on January 26, 2013, 05:51:48 pm
I,m an Identical Twin and was the first born.  Started bee Keeping with my Grandfather in law.  Loved it ever since.  Trying to get back into keeping bee's.  I've been more or less a "bee haver" than keeper the last few years. 
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Post by: Just5398 on January 30, 2013, 07:14:54 pm
My username is tried and true, "Just" because my second son was going to be named Justin and "5398" because that was my due date.  Neither of which stuck!  lol He was named Colin and he was born 3 weeks early.
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Post by: LoveMeSomeBees on January 31, 2013, 01:58:12 am
Since I really do love me some bees......LOL It  was the best I  could come up with at the moment
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Post by: SteveW316 on February 05, 2013, 05:51:02 pm
Well,

My name is Stephen Wright, and I'm a follower of Jesus so John3:16 is important to me. Not going to bash anyone with a bible ...Honest!!

There we have it....SteveW316!!
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Post by: Golden on February 06, 2013, 02:37:37 pm
I just used something that I have been called all my life.
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Post by: capt44 on February 13, 2013, 12:26:51 am
I was a Captain on Towboats for 35 years and that was my number 44, so Capt44
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Post by: PLAN-B on February 13, 2013, 11:44:25 am
PLAN-B----- Because i once had a brilliant (or at least i thought so) idea to open a Bar and name it Plan B Bar and Grill... Slogan: when all else fails go to PLAN-B ....  :-D   Well that never happened and i figured selling a little honey very well coulb be my plan b.... and it sounds good as far as bee forums are concearned...lol
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Post by: Gambit on February 14, 2013, 11:43:07 pm
Favorite Xmen charecter.
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Post by: skarrob on February 16, 2013, 12:46:35 pm
Skarrob is a name the computer suggested one time. So i decided to use it. Stuck with me for over ten years.
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Post by: rclink on February 17, 2013, 02:04:46 am
Well Rclink is just a shortn'd way to write my name, the funny thing is I fly RC aircraft and everyone thinks it RC-link....  :-D
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Post by: patriotgirlie on February 17, 2013, 11:26:35 am
I love my country (the way it SHOULD be, anyways) and it makes me proud to live here...
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Post by: tinadaisy on February 20, 2013, 02:34:56 pm
When I was a child, my parents gave me a Snoopy stuffed animal. I immediately named it "Snoopy Daisy", although I don't remember why.  After that my parents started calling me Tina Daisy as a term of endearment.  It always makes me smile when I think of that.
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Post by: James M. Wagner on February 26, 2013, 09:10:52 pm
Dixie Books was the name of my bookstore in Alabama. Soon after going into the book business I got on the internet and dixiebooks was the natural name to use for email and my URL (www.dixiebooks.com (http://www.dixiebooks.com), which no longer exists).

I really do need to change it.

-js
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Post by: oldpirate on March 03, 2013, 05:18:33 am
just an alteration to an old nickname.
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Post by: Georgia Boy on March 06, 2013, 01:11:35 am
As some of you have figured out I started out as Seag2425. Seag was the name of one of our cats.  He had sea green eyes so we shorten it to Seag, pronounced Sea then g. But he has passed away and that made me sad. The 2425, well that was an old street address of no importance.

Bees on the other hand make me happy so I needed something better. Then it hit me.

I am from the great state of Georgia and I am male.  :)

So GeorgiaBoy came to mind.

The first for my state and the second on how the bees make me feel young again even though I am now over 50.

Now you know.

David
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Post by: Twooldgoatshoney on March 06, 2013, 01:58:00 am
Chose mine based on my hobby new business name :) My Nieghbor saw my gear from when I use to Hve a small bee yard and inquired so we went in on this one and we consider eachother the two goats :) So many honey bears - just tryin to be different :)
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Post by: Dan38 on March 07, 2013, 08:56:23 pm
Hi, all. No mystery to my screen name because it's my name "Dan" and my age at time of signing on to Beemaster... Dan38. Out
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Post by: BooDaa on March 10, 2013, 02:39:39 pm
Nickname given by a close friend 30 plus years ago.
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Post by: sweats62 on March 21, 2013, 06:09:03 am
I've been using Sweats62 since the lave 90's when I needed a call-sign for an on-line jet fighter simulator game.  I was sitting at the computer and while looking down I noticed I was about to fly a simulated combat mission in sweat pants.  There's the "Sweats" part.  The "62" came in when I tried using the call-sign for some other applications where the moniker "Sweats" had already been used.  I attached my year of birth and there you have it.
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Post by: T and A Farms on March 24, 2013, 01:13:01 pm
T & A Farms is Therese and Adam Farms in Los Angeles.  We are local beekeepers and custom urban garden installers!
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Post by: Lectro88 on April 04, 2013, 09:44:25 pm
My name is key to my profession.
I started in the electrical trade in 1988
so Lectro88 kinda fits.
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Post by: Farmrgirl on April 05, 2013, 02:09:34 pm
Farmergirl wasn't available... ;)
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Post by: Opal on April 06, 2013, 04:43:55 pm
Opal is my real name. I was on the forums before but couldn't remember what my user name was so I decided to use my real name. I don't think I'll forget that! ;)
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Post by: MsBee on April 14, 2013, 02:11:01 am
 we keep bees,  live in Mississippi (MS) and I'm female... =MsBee!  :)
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Post by: Highlander on April 16, 2013, 01:21:14 pm
I have a lot of fun with history, military and family.  I belong to a Revolutionary War re enacting group representing the 42nd, the Royal Highland, Regiment of Foote (1776 re-created), I have a great deal of Scottish Highlands heritage (Campbell and MacDonald), and I live in the mountains.  So it is easy to remember.
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Post by: BeeKDavis on April 19, 2013, 09:35:36 pm
I changed an email address that I have had for years to BeeK instead of BK because I thought it was fitting.  I am new to this forum and checking out beekeeping.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: manwithgills on April 23, 2013, 05:01:41 pm
Manwithgills was my first dial up internet screen name. It was from my scuba diving days while in the Army. The name has stuck and I use it pretty much for any forum I join.
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Post by: TemeculaBeek on April 29, 2013, 05:27:26 pm
Got my name from town i'm in right now.
Temecula California

Although I have been known by several other names as well!

Ranxerox (or Ranx) First read the story in Heavy Metal Magazine back in the 70's(?) of 80's

Gona Kikbuty is another tag I have used for many years. Kind of a twist on a Cheech & Chong characters name.
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Post by: TheFroehleFamily on May 09, 2013, 08:35:37 pm
Its me, my husband and my in-law's that are starting with beekeeping and we are posting to this group as a family; so its pretty self explanatory ^_^.
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Post by: madcraftermom on May 23, 2013, 09:49:03 pm
Many years ago, back when I was accessing the Internet thru a Sega Saturn Netlink, I went by Echo or Echo72. Then I used various forms of my name and birth year (dee72, dee1972, etc). When I started a crafting blog for my knitting, crocheting and spinning I called it Diary of a Mad Crafter. I tried signing up for a knitting site using madcrafter, but it was taken. Since being a mom is something I love and cherish (8 kids), I settled on Madcraftermom and use that most everywhere now. :)
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Post by: alewyfe on May 26, 2013, 01:31:50 am
The Alewife was a woman who made beer in medieval time. The Alewyfe is a small fish that lives in Lake Michigan I believe.

I make beer and I consider myself to be a small fish in a big pond....therefore, Alewyfe seemed appropriate. I also liked the "olde englishy" style of the "f" in the spelling.  :)

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Post by: Better.to.Bee.than.not on May 26, 2013, 01:43:59 am
what no honey mead?

I just thought of it when I joined the forum, sounded profound enough....obviously from the To bee or not to beeline ... that is the question. My answer is to bee....
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Post by: GoChick on July 12, 2013, 11:11:48 am
Because I have chickens... ;-)
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Post by: woodey on July 19, 2013, 12:33:52 am
I like woodworking and a friend always called me woody. He had a nick name for everyone.
Woody was taken on the first forum I joined so I went with woodey.
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Post by: Red Dog on July 19, 2013, 02:08:03 pm
I have Redbone Coon Hounds (Red Dogs) here in NW Wisconsin.
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Post by: njfl on July 23, 2013, 06:43:32 pm
All of my initials.
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Post by: OldMech on August 05, 2013, 10:48:37 pm
well... because i was a Mechanic since I was 14 years old.. started working for a john deere dealership putting bicycles, lawn mowers, and snow mobiles together, and also worked for a gas station repairing tires back in 1978.. so it seemed appropriate.  ;)
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Post by: adkotahajesban on August 23, 2013, 10:52:42 pm
My name originated during my senior year of high school.  Trying to figure out a unique email account name that I could easily remember, but one that 's meaning would only be known to myself.  I always get crazy looks when asked for my e-mail address.  Each part has a meaning and at the time, they were some of the most important things to me.  They weren't assembled in order of most important to least, but in an order that could fairly easily flow when spoken.  Here is the break down: ad-kota-ha-jes-ban

ad - stands for adrenalin.  I raced atv's then and couldn't imagine (and still can't) living without that insane rush of adrenalin.
kota - stands for Dakota.  I had a black lab then that was my baby.
ha - stands for Halo.  My girlfriend, which is now my wife, and friends used to spend countless nights and hours playing Halo.  First person shooter for the original x-box.  We truly had an enormous amount of fun and countless memories from those nights/days spent playing.
jess - stands for Jessica.  We started dating my junior, her freshman, year of high school and have been together ever since.  We have been blessed with two boys.  One is almost 7 and our youngest is 3 months old.  Our journey, thus far, in life has been rough at times and smooth as glass other times.  Couldn't imagine being without her.
ban - stands for Banshee.  In 2003, my dream was to own a brand new Yamaha Banshee 350.  I got my first job working at Food Lion and bought my first atv.  Black and red plastic and that baby would absolutely fly. 

It is a peculiar name, but I use it for most online user names and the like.  It is never ever taken.  ;)
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Post by: bobanda on August 28, 2013, 12:48:28 am
Hi! Bobanda is my member name here and on GardenWeb because I grew up having SO many Amanda's in my classes and people always liked to sing that "Manda, Manda, Bobanda, Fe-Fi-Fo-Fanda" song!   :-D
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Post by: TNBeeLady on August 28, 2013, 10:54:56 pm
Well I'm not very original.  I'm in Tennessee and I'm a lady :lol:
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Post by: KaluYala_meg on September 10, 2013, 07:03:49 pm
Kalu Yala is the company I work for in Panama Central America and Meg is my nickname. I used Kalu Yala in hopes that once I get my hive(s) started others in the company that get involved will also use the forum to answer questions!

I'm excited to be a new member!
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Post by: willie on September 11, 2013, 11:08:32 pm
My last name is Williams. When I lived in Mexico, the locals called me Willie as they seemed to have a hard time saying Curtis. They invariably pronounced it 'Coors', like the beer. So here I am, me llamo Willie.
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Post by: Peckerwood on September 25, 2013, 09:27:31 pm
The community we live has a historic farm area named Peckerwood. Ever since I was young the area has been referred to by that name.
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Post by: td182b on September 28, 2013, 05:49:50 pm
Guess I have to make a post within 2 weeks of joining or I'll be tossed out, so here goes;
My username is the same as my email, when trying to think of an email I'd remember, I used the model # of an old Cat I had bought off my uncles. Then I started getting too much spam, so changed the ending 'a' to a 'b' and here I am.
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Post by: Muddyvalley on October 09, 2013, 02:33:15 pm
I live on 572 acres on Muddy Valley Road. Which it is in the winter.  :laugh:
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Post by: SapperSteel on October 20, 2013, 03:03:43 am
I spent the majority of my adult life as a sapper -- a combat engineer -- in the US Army.

Sapper Steel! was the motto of the last engineer battalion in which I served, the 2nd Engineer Battalion, divisional, mechanized, which used to be the engineer battalion organic to the 2ID (that should give you a hint about how old I am, since divisions no longer have an organic engineer battalion).

Thanks,

Sap
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: BeeGuyDon on October 21, 2013, 12:23:09 am
A member of our bee club calls himself Bob the Bee Man.  I settled for the Bee Guy.  I chose BeeGuyDon because while there aren't any others in my club that call themselves the bee guy, I figured in here there might be.  I don't really know enough yet to be "The Bee Guy" but I will someday and I didn't want it to be taken.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Royall on November 04, 2013, 05:47:32 pm
Hmmmmmm, Just because its my name??  :shock: Just not that creative to come up with anything more different LOL  :-D
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Variable on November 22, 2013, 07:13:44 pm
The current handle is use is Variable or Var1abl3 if Variable is not available. I started using it when I was learning a bit of php coding. $Variables are used a lot in php with sql for websites and I just thought it would be a good username. Then after I watched Clear and Present Danger with Harrison Ford and heard the guy using the same handle it just kinda stuck....
I guess it could mean just about anything......
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Brother Dave on November 22, 2013, 08:50:02 pm
my member name is the nickname my coworker gave me. I thought it was fun. Dave
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: willbe on November 24, 2013, 08:15:16 pm
Hi
I'm William (Bill) Babcock  will be I live in Minnesota, have had bees twice before,first while growing up in Central Nebraska and again here in Minnesota 30 years ago until a growing business needed more time. Lots has changed, much remains the same. Recently purchased an acreage by a state park and plan on trying top bar hives.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: critter on January 05, 2014, 08:54:45 pm
it is my frist name ,grant grandad name me and my dad ,his name is squirrel
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Post by: GACrossRider on January 11, 2014, 02:59:01 pm
Well, I figured that NewBee was already taken!! and hopefully this serves as my first post.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: BingalingBees on January 23, 2014, 01:10:52 pm
Hmmm... based on my hobby/business name which was created from my nickname in the fire department where I worked for 29 years. :^)
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: nosirrahkcaz on January 25, 2014, 02:11:08 pm
Its my stand by name, its just my name backwards. People usually just shorten it to nos
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: OregonFiddler on January 28, 2014, 11:03:13 am
I'm a member of the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association and yes, I do play a fiddle.
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Post by: Clem on January 28, 2014, 01:10:10 pm
Firesign Theater   
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Oviedobee on February 17, 2014, 07:47:03 pm
I'm a hobbiest beekeeper in Oviedo , Florida . There are only two cities in the world named Oviedo. Found this while searching about installing a nuc.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Dallasbeek on February 21, 2014, 08:15:47 pm
I'm a retired lawyer living in Dallas, Texas.  My wife and I are both Dallas County Master Gardeners and are in our second year of trying to keep bees.  We live in a very productive part of the city near a large park with lots of wildlife and wild flowers.  Our first year with bees we harvested 64 pounds of honey, then had to move that 10-frame hive because our neighbor notified us one day that men were coming the following day to rebuild a retaining wall 3 feet from the hive.  That hive, which actually belongs to a friend, remains in the country. 

I have since built an 8-frame Langstroth and am in the process of building a top bar hive.  Hobby beekeepers experimenting and learning.

I'm working on a presentation for the Master Gardeners speakers bureau and looking for great pictures to put in my Power Point show.  I've been gathering information for months and learn something new every day.

I would appreciate photos with permission to "publish" in my presentation, so if you have authority to give permission, feel free to send them to me.

Glad to find this blog.  Thanks, Beemaster.
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Post by: vasukinv on February 23, 2014, 02:02:53 pm
Nice question. I found this username to be as available on Yahoo! around 10 years ago and has been my username ever since.

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Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: beesNme on February 23, 2014, 11:40:31 pm
 well i came up with beesNme  because my interest in bees and, the fact i live in maine . i put alot of time thinking of it  i think 5 secs maybe  lol
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Astrid on February 27, 2014, 09:33:51 am

New to the forum and looking for loads of advice, please!
I chose my login name because it is one I am comfortable with   :)
I am looking to start keeping bees and wonder if there is anything I could use to attract a swarm in an edge of town area with loads of flowers on neighbouring gardens?
All advice is appreceiated.
Regards
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Post by: JP on February 27, 2014, 10:20:35 am
Astrid, a deep sized box is preferable & if it has frames that's even better but deep swarm traps can be heavy to hoist but perfect on a flat roof set up

Many use a trap that has volume but is light enough to hoist up say over a tree branch & just tie off the rope or string

Common attractants are lemon grass oil, Queen juice, made by placing dead queens in alcohol & a small piece of old comb or propolis

Liquid attractants can be placed on a cotton ball & placed inside of a vial of your choice with a small hole to allow some scent out

The more traps you put out the better your chances, obviously

Ask around & see if there is a bee tree anywhere near your area

That would be a great starting point for trap placements

Place one fairly close, another say a hundred yards out & yet another a few hundred yards out to cover your bases

Have fun!


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Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: josediaz on February 27, 2014, 01:13:34 pm
My username is My first name and my fav actor's name...
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: westy7 on March 13, 2014, 09:48:55 pm
Hi all, new to beekeeping only got our hive 1 week ago.  Veyr excited to part of the bee fraternity.

cheers for now from down under.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Beeswax Paintings on April 10, 2014, 07:22:11 pm
I create beeswax paintings. Also known as encaustics, it's an ancient technique invented by the Romans and Greeks centuries ago. I brand my art Artecera (arte-cera.com) which means "wax art" in Latin.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: WorkerB on April 12, 2014, 11:08:21 am
Hi all, new to beekeeping only got our hive 1 week ago.  Veyr excited to part of the bee fraternity.

cheers for now from down under.

You don't by chance drive a Westfield ?


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Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Billy B on April 12, 2014, 12:18:22 pm
It's sort of my name.  I actually use my middle name, Brian, in real life (and sign my posts here accordingly).   However, my first name is "William".    Some years ago, test driving a new car, the salesman saw my name on  my driver's license (william brian) and insisted on calling me "Billy B".    My wife and kids thought it was the funniest thing ever ... and believe it or not ... I had never made the connection that my name really was "Billy B".    It's awful and funny and so I just own it.

Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: the_shed_man on April 27, 2014, 11:33:56 pm
G’day All,

I chose my Nom de Plume the_shed_man about 60 odd years ago* because I was then and am to this day a shed man in my heart of hearts...apart from all the other rôles I've done my best at during a rich and varied life.

Sometimes, when that name’s taken on other fora I want to join, I'm forced to be someone else...but it’s still me really!

Great site; I have warm feelings about joining up with fellow bee-keepers; I think to successfully work with bees we humans perforce must open up to much in nature that is good for us to be aware of, to understand and to feel.  And that the more numerous we are the better for Gaia overall. :)

I started my apicultural endeavours in the 1970’s and am still at it.

Cheers!

Rod
   TRIPLE A
   NATURAL
   HONEY©

*back at a time before the early internet requirement for the underscores in my name which are now carried forward in an anachronistic indication of how early an adopter of the new technology I was...
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: gatekeep on April 30, 2014, 12:05:14 pm
I'm the Gatekeeper at a old Dam...
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Chrisb69 on May 01, 2014, 11:32:48 am
Chris is my name and B is my initial to my last name.  Nothing fancy, just me ;)
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Borion2 on May 08, 2014, 11:36:26 pm
My forum name is one that I have used since I created my first email account.  It is a play on my first name using my first name initial "B" for Brian and using Orion--the hunter.  So it also can stand for B--hunter--2.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: BeesPleese on May 12, 2014, 12:03:39 am
I have a love for bees; a deep, parental passion for the younglings of my brood. A-anyway! Basically it is a desire for more interaction with bee-kind in the years to come.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: johnnie1uk on May 12, 2014, 04:51:29 pm
Its the username I used when I  first encountered the WWW around 20 years ago and ive stuck with it ever since. So the UK bit is just my place of Birth
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: K4AEE on May 15, 2014, 12:00:59 am
Real simple for me...It is my Amateur Radio call sign.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: DavidD on June 03, 2014, 01:49:26 pm
It's just my name  :roll:
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Post by: fossileyes on June 07, 2014, 04:02:28 pm
I hunt fossils on the beach and in the rivers (scuba), sharks teeth, whale inner ear bones, vertabre etc.

Just getting started with bees and found this site. Look forward to learning!

Thanks!!
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Thomassen on June 08, 2014, 12:53:51 pm
Mine is the way our last name was spelled in Norway before my grandfather came to the US. Thomassen became Thompson. I like Thomassen. :)
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: QueenBee on July 01, 2014, 10:39:10 am
Over the last 4 years I have spent a good 75% of my time dealing with various government employees and more accurately the ones who are our "experts" in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

I won't list all of the DUH? ARE YOU FRIGGIN' KIDDING ME? questions I have had to answer and will stick to the one in which my name came about.

I was told that the reason our application was being refused was the position required a Doctorate and in all of my advertisements and applications I had said that no education or experience necessary as we would be willing to train on the job.

This is what I found out that day:
1.  to treat bees one must have special hazardous training
2.  each and every bee was fed and treated one at a time
3.  queen rearing involves genetic splits
4.  the queen bee was the one that was created in a lab

Well, I did not know that.  I then said "Well you happen to be talking to the Queen Bee of all of Canada and you need to listen very carefully to what I have to say in order to hopefully educate you so that you may educate all those around you"

My application was finally approved.

I am in South West Manitoba and the name kinda stuck and it is now the name of my store and website.

Hi Everyone.


Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Packrat3wires on July 01, 2014, 09:30:34 pm
I have always been a Packrat so my family / friends nicknamed me Packrat as a child.   I also have a last name of pronounced wires and I am the 3rd.    Hence Packrat3wires.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Paul Pelly on July 03, 2014, 08:54:47 am
My mom and dad picked it. lol
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: hkeiner on July 16, 2014, 04:58:15 pm
Basically I use my first initial and last name.  That way I don't have to remember different names for different forums.  Thanks for allowing me to be part of this forum.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: kwyjibo on July 17, 2014, 11:08:11 pm
Mine is a word Bart made up during a season one episode of the Simpsons where the family is playing Scrabble. I use it on forums if no one has already taken it.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: RussianBlue on August 04, 2014, 05:51:07 pm
I have two Russian Blues and they are one of my most favorite things in life. Sometimes I pick a username related to Clydesdales, because I have two of those as well.


Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: automile-BAN on August 06, 2014, 10:54:26 pm
Dear Administrator,why my post can not be found?Is there anything wrong?waiting for your reply.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: iddee on August 06, 2014, 10:57:02 pm
Not the admin, but I can tell you any post advertising a business will always be removed. NO ADVERTIZING on Beemaster AT ALL.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: automile-BAN on August 06, 2014, 11:00:47 pm
ok,i got it
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Bee-Haven on August 11, 2014, 07:27:18 pm
I noticed a few others with the same story as mine. Me and my wife were looking for a good name for our future honey labels and my name was one of them that I liked. Haven is an area close to where I live and I also like the idea of a Bee "Haven." So yeah I chose it as my user name.

MF.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Snowhitsky on August 12, 2014, 06:04:29 pm
As a young army corporal on manoeuvers I was ordered to organize a patrol with my section of 8 men and place outposts around a defensive position. For a laugh, I gave myself the callsign Snowhite and the rest Dwarf1, Dwarf2 etc...Unfortunately, a high ranking officer popped into our headquarters for an inspection and listened in on the radio just as a number of dwarves and Snowhite started reporting back to HQ on the success of the patrol. He wasn't amused and shared his discontent with our Regimental Sergeant-Major who had a major sense of humour failure. It didn't get better as the information passed down the chain of command and I'm afraid to say the next few weeks were made rather uncomfortable for yours truly. One lasting consequence was that Snowhite became my nickname and during battlegroup training sessions where I controlled soviet forces it inevitably became Snowhitsky. As Snowhite is usually taken up by the time I join a forum, I've got into the habit of using my commie alias.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: GoldenDog on August 29, 2014, 02:07:41 pm
I have a beautiful Golden Retriever, and next to my wife, He's my best buddy! His name is Westen, and as soon as I figure out how add pictures to posts, I will let you see him!

GoldenDog
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: buzzbee on August 31, 2014, 09:00:07 am
You will need to get your post counts up a bit first, but if you wish until that point you can start a thread and forward your photos to
photos@beemaster.com
noting your usename and thread you would like it attached to. It won't be instant but usually doesn't take too long.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Quintin on September 04, 2014, 06:26:54 pm
I took the first 3 letters of my first name (qui), the first 2 letters of my middle name (la) and the first 2 letters of my last name (ho) and smashed them together!

qui la ho

And, it's never been taken by anyone but me.

However, this forum allowed me to put my real name in my profile. Do you guys even see quilaho anywhere on my posts?
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Waldo on September 07, 2014, 10:29:16 pm
This has been my nickname forever
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Post by: dikhou on September 10, 2014, 05:20:31 pm
dikhou is just an abbreviation of my first and second name - boring !!!.

I am a beginning beekeeper in UK. Keen to learn and also to use hive monitoring like hivetool. I made a top bar hive last winter and started a swarm in there in June. Unfortunately the swarm was tiny (about a couple of pints) and I believe the wasps got it after they had made a couple of small combs!  Maybe they just took off after rattling around in such a large space?

I have since got a couple of standard hives (BS Nationals) and have one very vigorous colony which I am feeding and treating for Varroa in the hope of getting them through the winter. Hop[e they get off to a flying start in March or April. At the moment they are very active bringing in stores which I am supplementing with syrup. The weather here on the east coast of England UK is very mild just now - an Indian summer already!

I'd be glad of advice on how to get registered on hivetool.org or .net to find out more about data logging.

All the best :)
dikhou

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Post by: hivepirate on September 12, 2014, 11:22:32 am
the area i live in has a long history of pirates, with even the local football team calling themselves the pirates.  i perform cutouts and removals, so i thought hivepirate would be a cute name that both reflects what i do and the area i do it in. 
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Hops Brewster on September 18, 2014, 10:57:19 pm
I grow hops for my homebrew. :cheer:
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Happy Hollow on September 30, 2014, 10:26:52 pm
In 1973, my parents moved from the Seattle WA area to Montana.  Kindergarten was optional there then.  My parents bought a log cabin church plus the minister's house for $25,000 and we moved and transformed the church into Happy Hollow Kindergarten.  In 2011, I bought a beautiful 3 acre place outside Washington DC. It is as if a helicopter put a house inside a park.  It's name...   Happy Hollow. 
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Sweet! on October 03, 2014, 12:06:48 pm
I was thinking Dude! but Sweet! seemed more intuitive. Like honey.  ;)
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: jbarry820 on October 03, 2014, 01:13:56 pm
I used my name from my old address.
Jim
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Apis mellifera ligustica on October 14, 2014, 01:58:19 pm
Hello everyone,
'm new to the forum, I write from Italy and I want to share with you the experiences of Varroa destructor.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: David Matlock on November 02, 2014, 07:22:47 pm
My mum picked it.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: thewhiterhino on November 02, 2014, 09:25:14 pm
l was in a sales organization about 20 years ago and the team was "The White Rhinos" and I've used it ever since... :-D
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: thewhiterhino on November 02, 2014, 09:26:05 pm
My mum picked it.

It took me a minute :lol:
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: willbe on November 29, 2014, 11:37:37 am
I'm willbe , Ive been willbefishin, willbeworkin, willbe lots of things now, just willbe,
Thanks
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: jayj200 on November 29, 2014, 06:20:15 pm
My mum picked it.
funny mine too
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Post by: Eric Bosworth on November 30, 2014, 07:00:23 pm
When I was in college there were a bunch of Erics. I however was the only Bos. I don't remember what was said or who said it but I jokingly said "that's Bos The Great to you..." Then I said I kinda like the sound of that. So that so that is where btg came from.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: trapper jack on December 08, 2014, 05:59:57 am
I named myself after my dog
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Post by: Richard M on December 10, 2014, 05:59:44 pm
My mother chose it.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: lomatia on December 23, 2014, 12:44:40 am
Mine comes from a hollyleafed Australian plant that grows in the forests nearby. The Lomatia genus is a member of the Proteaceae family which includes Banksia, Grevillea in Oz and Protea in South Africa. (Many, many members of this family throughout Australia)
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Pale on December 23, 2014, 04:50:16 am
The two sides of the Australian Intellect.

One names himself after a plant endemic to his area and the other uses the name of a beer endemic to his area  :cheer:
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Michael Bush on December 23, 2014, 10:51:17 am
>I named myself after my dog

Like Indiana Jones...
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Ret Sgt Robert Yates on January 06, 2015, 01:22:39 pm
Well I was born with the name and earned the "Ret,Sgt. part of it by serving in the US Army for 27 years. I have most always used my real name on any forum with very few exceptions for security reasons that I shall not get into.

Thank you , Best Regards 
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: F. J. Fulda on January 26, 2015, 05:24:42 pm
You guys just asked for and ID.  Didn't know it was supposed to be a "nick-name." so I just gave you my name.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: buzzbee on January 27, 2015, 07:57:59 am
Strictly user preference on using a nickname or your own name. :smile:
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Michael Bush on January 27, 2015, 08:12:58 am
> I just gave you my name.

Me too.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: TnJBees on January 27, 2015, 09:22:04 pm
TnJBees - Teanessa (me) n Joe (hubby), and obviously- Bees!
 :cool:
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: shif on January 30, 2015, 03:40:33 pm
Well when I was a teenage I worked in a state park and the park ranges thought I looked shiftless. So they nicknamed me shiftless. In the military it was shortened to shifty, then to shift, not finally it is just plain ole shif.  Soon I guess it will be what my wife is always saying to me. shhhhhhhhhhh!
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: sawdstmakr on January 31, 2015, 07:25:39 am
Well when I was a teenage I worked in a state park and the park ranges thought I looked shiftless. So they nicknamed me shiftless. In the military it was shortened to shifty, then to shift, not finally it is just plain ole shif.  Soon I guess it will be what my wife is always saying to me. shhhhhhhhhhh!
:grin:
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Maggiesdad on January 31, 2015, 10:19:15 pm
I've got four kids, one is more quiet and reticent than the other three. When I see my screenname, it reminds me I'm Maggie's Dad, too, and she's just as deserving of attention as the squeaky wheels.

Maggie got us started with chickens four years ago, since then we've raised pigs up for slaughter three years running, looks like '15 will be the Year of the Bees.
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Post by: Ravenwing on March 13, 2015, 12:34:52 am
My neighbor is a vet and one day asked me if I wanted an injured crow that someone had shot. Silly me I said "yes". This began a five year corvid care experience that I will never forget. Turned out he was a she. Healed with time and was courted by a male crow. One day she flew off with him.
Crows and Ravens are some of my favorite birds.

Ravenwing
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 13, 2015, 12:04:12 pm
My neighbor is a vet and one day asked me if I wanted an injured crow that someone had shot. Silly me I said "yes". This began a five year corvid care experience that I will never forget. Turned out he was a she. Healed with time and was courted by a male crow. One day she flew off with him.
Crows and Ravens are some of my favorite birds.

Ravenwing

I suspect your next handle will be Grandpa Crow. 😃
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: richh1224 on March 14, 2015, 10:03:04 am
First name Rich last initial H..... richh is usually taken so I arbitrarily chose 1224..... I stuck so now I use it for most everything,
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Post by: capt44 on March 14, 2015, 07:28:03 pm
I was a Captain on Towboats for 35 years.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Paul Reyes on March 23, 2015, 05:09:01 pm
For me I just used my real name. I thought of using a username but I just love beekeeping so I used my name.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: stanlosh on March 25, 2015, 09:25:24 am
Well, my first name is Stan. That's what most people call me except my wife. I prefer that no one else calls me Pumpkin Head. This was my first attempt at wintering over bees here in northeast Ohio. My equipment held up great but my bees all died. I learned from that mistake. I had left feeders inside the hive thinking that on warm days the bees would move it down to the frames where they were. It created more moisture in the hive than the ventilation could handle and probably froze and created an air conditioner effect. On top of that, it was a record cold winter here and we didn't have any warm days, no January thaw either.
  I joined the Portage county beekeepers assoc. in Nov and ordered 2 packages of bees. One package absconded about a month later. I got 2 nucs in June and continued donating swarms to the neighborhood the rest of the summer. I consider myself a woodworker and so decided to build all the equipment except the frames. It's hard to build and paint them in your spare time before the bees needed them and I also was wrong about how full they have to be before you need to add a box to keep them from going into swarm mode. I work 12 hours a day at my job but only 3 or 4 days a week normally. That gives me 3 or 4 days a week off when I don't have to cover vacation. When it rains the 3 days I'm off it creates a situation where I can't get in the hives for 10 days at a time. I have more equipment built now and a retired beekeeper donated me some equipment. Better luck this year. I'm not ready to give up yet.
  You do all the research you can, read books, go to beginners classes, go to meetings, watch youtube videos and still when you open a hive it's overwhelming trying to remember what to look for, what are you seeing, and what to do about it.
  I have 3 packages coming from California late April and 2 more coming from North Carolina the 1st of May. I guess I should go back to the shop and start cleaning and painting.  I would also like to say that any advice anyone has for a novice would bee appreciated. Thanks Stan Losh, The Pair of Hearts, Mogadore Ohio 44260
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Deep zzz on April 07, 2015, 10:57:23 am
I have always enjoyed nicknames that have hidden meaning....
I use Deep zzz today b/c that is what I do at work, I put people to sleep and wake them up also yet not too soon.
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Candiebears on April 15, 2015, 01:22:12 pm
It's the nickname my husband gave me 8 years ago:)
Title: Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
Post by: Michael Bush on April 15, 2015, 05:33:59 pm
>I use Deep zzz today b/c that is what I do at work

So you're an RT with an SDS?
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Post by: scooterbee on April 22, 2015, 02:58:06 pm
I ride a scooter to work.  My commute takes me across the front of my hive.  I love to see my girls flying by as I scooter past their home.
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Post by: Willhuntcm on April 27, 2015, 02:47:51 pm
I chose willhuntcm long ago because I like deer hunting and other types of hunting!!

I was just looking at who was online with me at 4:30am est and it hit me that some member names are pretty obious, but others are interesting cryptic or just carry-overs from preferred chatroom names (I imagine) but I'm curious - why do you have the name you have here in the forums?

I've used Beemaster in one form or another for many years in chatrooms (the only one I really hung (hanged) out in was Yahoo Computer Lobby One - where I was beemasterdotcom since Beemaster was already taken.

I sheepishly tell you my first ever chat name (Beth knows this) it was Throbber (short for HEART THROB - I swear - lol) and that didn't last long, I had a young fellow "Borrow" that name and I got spammed a ton of email, etc.. So Throbber didn't last long.

So any way.... Just curious, why do you call yourself what you do here :)
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Post by: Pam G on April 30, 2015, 09:18:29 pm
My Mom picked my name. Signed up before I thought that one through. :embarassed:  I might just ask for a name change from Bee Master.  I would go with Quilting Bee, since that says a lot more about who I am and what I do.
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Post by: Nelligen on June 04, 2015, 11:25:42 pm
Nelligen is a little town where I live on the South Coast of NSW in Australia - it has the best river about to ski on and it leads to the ocean where there is good fishing
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Post by: Honeycomb king on June 14, 2015, 07:32:31 am
Honeycomb or honey comb if you like it in 2 words, is our main production line. Being free of lots of the pest issues the rest of the world has and chemical free is our method of working our hives. It,s  such a beautiful natural product that it's a privilege to be able to supply it to the world.
honeycomb king is a name that one of our exporters gave me so there it is.
everyone has eaten honey but not all have tried honeycomb, so I love the response of first time tasters and sharing that experience with them.
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Post by: Mont0610 on June 29, 2015, 01:59:32 pm
Pretty boring I quess.  Just used the first four letters of our last name and numbers from our address. 

Mont0610
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Post by: Jjsweb on June 29, 2015, 09:44:57 pm
I grew up being called JJ.  When the started creating webpages I just put the two together.
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Post by: Hi-Tech on July 13, 2015, 10:46:29 am
I own and run an IT Support company that specializes in supporting computers, server and networks for medical practices. However, I am also  bit of a redneck so my friends like to pick at me by calling me a high tech redneck. Thus.. Hi-Tech
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Post by: CrazySHoneyBeeRanch on July 14, 2015, 05:29:07 pm
Our family ranch is the Crazy S Ranch. So obviously now that we raise bees, it seemed fitting. That and I am a bit on the Crazy side.
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Post by: Hillbilly Miller on July 17, 2015, 09:46:09 am
Hi my name is hillbilly miller, some friends gave me the nick name when I was in the Marines so I thought I would use it here.
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Post by: Beehive Builder on July 30, 2015, 10:42:02 pm
I am working on a site to try and help as much as i can.. so thats the name of my profile name!! Nice to meet you all.
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Post by: carmel Bee Lady on August 07, 2015, 01:21:20 pm
Guess it's just an obvious choice. I love in Carmel, Ca and have bees. (I may be the only bee keeper in Carmel by the Sea tho there are many in neighboring towns)
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Post by: annette on August 14, 2015, 02:49:14 pm
Hi Carmel Bee Lady

I love Carmel so much and make it a point to visit every summer.  There are so many flowers down there and I always wonder how the bees do with the changing weather.  Perhaps we can get together next time I come down to visit.

Would love to see your set up.

Take Care
Annette
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Post by: Revphule on September 13, 2015, 07:56:11 pm
Phule is a character from a series of Robert Asprin books I liked

Rev is another nickname since I can be kinda preachy about my opinions
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Post by: KeyLargoBees on September 17, 2015, 08:59:12 am
Its a Geographical thing.....livin in Key Largo and keeping bees.....not horribly original I know ;-)
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Post by: Westtexasdustdevil on October 20, 2015, 01:31:15 pm
Hi.
I was born and raised in West Texas. This is a very dry and hot area of Texas. The winds can reach 90+ MPH which causes sandstorms so bad you can not see.  This also causes what we call a dirt or dust devil. Looks a lot like a small tornado. So after getting turned down on user names I came up with WestTexasDustDevil.
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Post by: cajun-B on February 24, 2016, 07:48:35 pm
Hello everyone, Well I live in south central Louisiana and I am CAJUN!
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Post by: bluroo on February 28, 2016, 06:30:46 pm
Interesting question, as a new member and new to bee keeping bluroo identifies me as an Aussie.  It is also the name we have on our RV while touring.
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Post by: crmauch on March 02, 2016, 02:15:26 pm
Well, mine combines parts of my name and is usually available (an thus easy to remember)!
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Post by: CliveHive on March 30, 2016, 02:08:38 pm
I started with "Hive" and since "RickHive" didn't work any better than "HiveRick", and I know a pretty cool guy named "Clive"
CliveHive just seemed to work pretty well.  My avatar, one little primate, raging against the machine, is a reminder that nobody
takes us quite as seriously as we take ourselves - - - so don't get carried too away with my own BS - -   :happy:
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Post by: soarwitheagles on April 17, 2016, 11:58:18 pm
Read an article that says chickens stay in the safe confines of their coop scratching the ground for a meager existence.  Eagles on the other hand, when a storm approaches, spread out their wings and soar far about the storm.  They also obtain the best views.

I would like to live my life soaring with eagles rather than scratching the ground for worms with the chickens...

Hence....

Soarwitheagles
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Post by: sweet_nature on April 29, 2016, 08:04:45 pm
I am a first time beekeeper. sweet_nature comes from my love of God's creation and the honey!
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Post by: FUDGE on April 30, 2016, 10:00:56 am
Its my last name. 
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Post by: josiahgarber on May 13, 2016, 10:26:46 am
I used me real name, it was the easy option and it's nice to know who you're talking to sometimes. :-)
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Post by: Iwiegian on June 28, 2016, 12:18:05 am
hello all. New member here from Iowa. I am an Iowan or a play on words Iwiegian.  Its different and never have trouble registering it. 
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Post by: Fritz on June 28, 2016, 02:43:12 pm
Hey!  Just used my name. I tend to not get so confused this way!
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Post by: usngunner on July 02, 2016, 08:17:06 pm
Retired US Navy Gunners Mate.  I guess I lack imaginations.   :tongue:
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Post by: ashadedacre on August 08, 2016, 02:32:08 pm
well, we had a tent rental company for 20 years -A Shaded Affair-weddings, festivals, special events.
(man did we ever get odd calls once in a while though....lamp shades, window blinds and ahem  :cheesy: escort services!)  but it was a neat name we didn't want to lose, nor our website.

So when we had to close up shop and focused more on the farm (when not at regular day job now) changed a few letters for our lumber, maple syrup, honey, produce and poultry breeding to become A Shaded Acre.

In marketing, starting company names with numbers or "A" puts you at the front in advertising alpha lists.

sooo, not terribly inventive from forum standpoint, but it works.
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Post by: jabez on November 12, 2016, 10:11:23 pm
I like the story of Jabez in the bible who was not born into the best of situation but prayed to be kept from evil and to be blessed by God. Icannot think of a better way to live!
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Post by: FishermanAllen on November 17, 2016, 08:34:09 am
G'day all,

  I am from Darwin Australia & am so looking forward to using this Forum. I am a relatively new beekeeper & still have lots to learn.

I use the Name "FishermanAllen"as I am a fishing fanatic & always have been. In fact people have called me FishermanAllen for years as I am also a part time Fishing guide for tourists in the Top End of Australia. :wink:
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Post by: Riley33 on January 01, 2017, 02:08:28 am
Riley was the name of my first Lab.
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Post by: Apinor on January 29, 2017, 03:25:08 am
I am living in Norway, Api for bees and nor for Norway.

Best regards
Apinor
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Post by: markcase on February 19, 2017, 06:51:10 am
I joined the internet community about a year before AOL got started.  At that time, it asked for your name, I could not put a space so I entered MarkCase.  When AOL started, I had the same issue so I used MarkCase.  Now, I use MarkCase for any online identity.  Yea, not real original, but it shows how long I've been using the internet!
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Post by: Homeen11 on February 22, 2017, 03:22:03 pm
Hey guys, whenever i register at any web sites, i try to use my only user name for all of the web sites or i use my initials and some aditional numbers.
Its easy to remember your user and as well ppl may recognise and remember you, so thats my story.
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Post by: TheBroodLord on February 26, 2017, 05:30:00 am
Back in the early 2000's when I used to play video games my username was TheNoobLord.
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Post by: pa-farmhand on February 26, 2017, 06:22:01 pm
well i picked my name because i live in Pennsylvania and i am a farmer i farm with 2 of my brothers and my dad. So i know its not clever or witty but it works for me 
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Post by: Desert Jack on March 18, 2017, 11:13:27 am
My name is Jack and I live in the desert.
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Post by: godfinder on April 01, 2017, 06:26:20 pm
A long time ago, when I was a MUCH younger man in the military, I had a hard time recognizing danger. (some said I had a death wish) A young officer told me that if I didn't learn a little fear I would "find God the hard way".  "Godfinder stuck and became my radio call sign for a few years.
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Post by: TxKronik on April 01, 2017, 06:50:05 pm
I'm from Texas and I bow hunt with a model called kronik
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Post by: MediOkra.Life on April 10, 2017, 07:12:44 pm
My member name is just my blog name. Hubs and I moved from a fast paced coastal city to the slow paced country life. It's not mediocre, it's lovely, but we like to joke about the differences.  :cheesy:
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Post by: HickoryValleyHoney on April 24, 2017, 10:58:08 am
After I found the site, and decided to join I just made a name correlating to the location of my farm in Tennessee.  If you ever have the opportunity to visit Hickory Valley (Sparta) TN, you will find a piece of heaven on earth.  :happy:
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Post by: tycrnp on May 18, 2017, 12:16:32 am
My initials (TY) and my credentials (CRNP - Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner).  It is also part of my email address...easy to remember.
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Post by: mobe_45 on June 18, 2017, 05:41:16 pm
Mobe has been my nickname for over 30 years. Many places it has been taken, so I added the age I was when I first had to use more than just Mobe.  :cool:
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Post by: Dodahdiver on June 19, 2017, 12:37:38 am
Hi all this looked like a good spot to
write a "I'm not a bot post"
I'm a scuba diver / instructor in Wichita
Ks "doo dah "
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Post by: eltalia on June 23, 2017, 06:33:16 pm
"eltalia" is a form of "strine" on The Italian.
But I am not Italian, I am Australian, northern.aussie@Lat.18... there is a difference  :cool:
At it since the mid '60s today I focus on rescues and management for others, my apiry interest
switching to propagating our native species Trigona/Trigonella, interesting little buggers
indeed  :grin:

Cheers.

Bill
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Post by: Captain776 on June 25, 2017, 06:05:32 am
I am a licensed Captain.......hence Captain 776
Used to run Tugboats in the harbor and other vessels but my main job was in Oil n Gad
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Post by: Turtletop Steve on July 14, 2017, 10:44:33 pm
A friend of mine ask me to start a bee hive for his small farm and garden, he is a master Gardener. So I have just started to research bee keeping. His farm is call Turtletop. And my name is Steve.
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Post by: Sacred Venom on September 15, 2017, 05:15:29 pm
I call myself Sacred Venom in the reference to the sacred and medicinal venom in our friends that bring us all together here on this forum.
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Post by: eltalia on September 15, 2017, 10:23:38 pm
I call myself Sacred Venom in the reference to the sacred and medicinal venom in our friends that bring us all together here on this forum.

oH Dear... and almost truly subtropical BK'ing as well!
You will sure 'fit' here...heh :cool:

Mine (nym) is laid out here;
https://beemaster.com/forum/index.php?topic=804.msg439478#msg439478

G'day... an' welcome :-)


Bill
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Post by: Psparr on September 16, 2017, 10:46:01 am
First initial and last name. Use it for most everything I can. Only have room in my head for so much information. Just trying to save hard drive space.
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Post by: wild-one on September 18, 2017, 03:57:22 pm
My name comes from the fact that I have a wild hive.  I had an established, well supplied hive going into winter last year and they made it through and then died a few weeks into May :cry:.  I left empty boxes out on the hill to hopefully catch a swarm, but instead of popullating that, one decided to populate the boxes I have in my lower barn.  Go figure.  So now I have a wild hive that I am in the process of moving out of my barn up to the hill in the garden. 
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Post by: Flhtci01 on November 11, 2017, 11:51:18 pm
I just use my ride, a 2001 FLHTCI.  Otherwise known as a Harley Electra Glide Classic.
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Post by: Beepah on November 12, 2017, 10:07:05 am
Tried to come up with something bee-ish, slightly comical, and not already taken.  Was thinking "Beeper" but then decided to give a nod to my eastern Massachusetts upbringing, so it became "Beepah" ("Wicked Beepah" was too long...).