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Offline manfmlox

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« on: July 26, 2017, 08:58:02 am »
Hello, I'm Daryl, and thanks for allowing me to join the forum!

This year I "re-entered" the world of beekeeping. As a teenager, starting when I was 12 and living in the country, I had upwards of 25 hives at any one time but, since a career in the Navy and living in suburbia, I've never had the time or the space. Our city (Chesapeake, VA.) recently lifted the city ordinance of "no bees" so I jumped at the chance to get started again.

Man, have things changed!!! I used to build simple wooden hives with natural wax frames, grab a swarm, and set it up on some cinder blocks in the field and let the bees do their thing...basically make me honey. 40 years ago I would have said "what the heck is a verroa mite?". Beekeeping has definitely gone high-tech compared to what I used do and the equipment I had. Basically, I just had an old rusty screwdriver as a hive tool and a big porcelain pot I used to melt the wax and separate the honey.

Anyway, it's great to be back and I've got allot to learn/re-learn. I've got two hives going now and plan to add a few more next season. Looking forward to picking the brains of some of you masters as well as some of my fellow backyard enthusiasts.

Offline sawdstmakr

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Re: New member
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 09:51:07 am »
Welcome to Beemaster.
Thank you for your service.
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Re: New member
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2017, 09:59:14 pm »
Welcome  :happy: