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Offline Bob Wilson

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2022, 11:20:12 pm »
Jim. I will be there alone. Glenna can't make it. I will be bringing the camper on Thursday evening in time for the pit fire, like in 2019.

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2022, 11:54:38 pm »
Sounds good Bob. How big is your trailer? I prepped several areas. I have a tent section in the trees and  a large area for pop up, RVs and travel trailers.

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2022, 08:22:24 am »
16 or 18 for pull behind. Borrowed from son-in-law.

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2022, 08:30:54 pm »
Also I think It will just be Marley and I. with the camper Wife has another engagement.

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2022, 10:12:05 am »
I shared the flier to the CCBA Facebook group.  Maybe they'll be more inclined to RSVP via phone than on Beemaster.
-Matthew Pence/Stitch

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2022, 11:00:21 pm »
Thanks. Judy keeps asking me how many people are coming and as of right now we really don?t know.
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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2022, 10:28:41 am »

BeeFest 2022
Here is the schedule for BeeFest.
On arrival, fill in registration form and name tags.

Friday morning: March 18
8:00 Breakfast.
9:00 Make up queen starter boxes.
10:00 Make up Swarm traps.
11:00 Queen Grafting, taught by Michael Bush.
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Double screen splits, taught by Bill Murray.
Kids crafts. Fishing, bring your fishing gear.
3:00 Place swarm traps (dentist office and Tonya?s) and bee hive removal
from a boat.
6:00 Dinner and social hour.
8:00 Campfire, S?mores, Singing, Bring your musical instruments.


Saturday morning: March 19
8:00 AM, Breakfast.
9:00 Inspect hives and make Nucs.  Weather permitting.
11:00 Oxalic acid demo by John Boeckstiegel.
12:00 Lunch.
1:00 Lesson on Apitherapy by Karen Wassamer.
2:00 Smoker contest and how to build a five hour smoker and proper smoker technique to calm your hives by Jim Altmiller. If you are flying, I have 7 extra smokers here. Let me know.
3:00 Plasticell dipping.
         Candle making.
6:00 Dinner and social hour.
8:00 Campfire, S?mores, Singing, Bring your musical instruments.


Sunday morning: March 20
8:00 Breakfast.
9:00 Inspect queen cells in starter hives, move queen to new Nucs.
10:00 Dousing demonstration and how to use it for beekeeping (Zoom) by Tom Soltirioy.
11:00 TBD
12:30 Final Lunch.

I?m sure this schedule will change a bit but this is the initial plan.

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2022, 11:51:00 am »
Love it!

Shall we form a full 80's hair metal rock band?  Possibly play some tributes to Sting?  Maybe we could just focus on the BeeGees. 

Seriously, I'll share the schedule with CCBA...encourage more interest if possible.
-Matthew Pence/Stitch

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2022, 01:33:46 pm »
Matt,
Just the BeeGees. 🤗
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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2022, 01:10:54 pm »
Hi, Jim. My wife and I are members of the Nassau County Beekeepers Association and the Jax Bees group. We've been beekeeping for two years now. John B told us about BeeFest and we'd love to come to it on Saturday. Randall & Virginia

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2022, 01:54:06 pm »
RSVPing for Friday morning sessions.  Me+1.

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2022, 06:18:53 pm »
Just an updated RSVP, I'm planning to arrive about lunch time Friday. I'll have 7yo and 9yo girls w me. We'd like to pitch a tent.

Looking forward to seeing y'all. 

Edit: we plan to leave Sunday after lunch if that's cool. 

And let me know if I can bring anything, I have a couple hives I could transport; I have a couple big turkeys in the freezer.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2022, 06:50:19 pm by yes2matt »
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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2022, 04:03:50 pm »
For those that make mead, please bring a bottle and we will do a little taste testing.
Bill Murray will bring several flavors. I have some that I made this past summer. It?s not fully aged but it getting pretty good.
Jim Altmiller

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2022, 05:30:24 pm »
For those that make mead, please bring a bottle and we will do a little taste testing.
Bill Murray will bring several flavors. I have some that I made this past summer. It?s not fully aged but it getting pretty good.
Jim Altmiller

Will do.  I have some I made, put into secondary ferment, and forgot about for over a year.  Bottled it up awhile back and it's been sitting since.
-Matthew Pence/Stitch

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2022, 01:19:47 am »
For all of you who are fortunate enough to make it to Beefest, I am wishing you all a great time of fun, friends, and fellowship! Along with great bee experiences that Beemaster2 and company have worked so hard in providing for your pleasure.

PS Please post pictures!!  :grin:

Thanks,

Phillip
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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2022, 08:06:12 pm »
Group photo from Friday, March 18, 2022.

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2022, 08:08:19 pm »
Our copy of "Beekeeping Naturally: A Simple Recipe", signed by Michael Bush.

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2022, 08:10:48 pm »
Our first time trying to graft a queen cell. If that's not the correct terminology (please excuse me). This is the first day I ever heard about this technique for making queens.

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2022, 08:11:44 pm »
My first time seeing and holding a bee larva

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2022, 08:13:32 pm »
photos of the Altmiller Farm Queen Bee, and a cool turkey named King.