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Title: Beemaster FACEBOOK Group
Post by: NWIN Beekeeper on March 13, 2009, 11:15:46 am
There is a new Group on FACEBOOK for the Beemaster's International Forum.
If you have a FACEBOOK account, be sure to look it up and add it to your groups.

We would like to show the world outside this forum how large and devoted a group the Beemaster forums are.
Hopes are that other like minded beekeeper will be awakened to this forum and join.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/55633188198/
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Post by: millermann1972 on March 13, 2009, 01:17:23 pm
joined it. thanks
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Post by: buzzbee on March 13, 2009, 07:26:28 pm
i Joined! :)
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Post by: vermmy35 on March 30, 2009, 07:18:50 pm
Ok I joined
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Post by: Robo on March 30, 2009, 07:25:11 pm
Kenny,

Love the avatar,  you should use it here :-P
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Post by: reeegs22 on March 31, 2009, 11:28:00 am
I joined. 
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Post by: kathyp on March 31, 2009, 12:05:45 pm
i joined.  we need to get some pics and stuff up.  i'll work on that when i have time, but have to go get my studded tires off the car before i get busted.
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Post by: dpence on March 31, 2009, 12:43:53 pm
I joined.  Need to update my pictures as well.

David
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Post by: eri on March 31, 2009, 12:49:31 pm
I joined.

But the website address for BeeMaster is incorrect  :(

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Post by: RinconBeeGal on April 10, 2009, 06:40:15 pm
I joined.
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Post by: suprstakr on April 12, 2009, 12:35:35 am
Me there too
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Post by: tshnc01 on April 14, 2009, 05:58:34 pm
Just joined...Only 22 people so far.
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Post by: kathyp on April 14, 2009, 06:55:31 pm
i put up a couple of pics.  we need more!
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Post by: 1reb on April 16, 2009, 10:23:53 pm
I just joined
Johnny
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Post by: mypestguy on April 22, 2009, 02:14:21 pm
I joined too, plenty of room for allof you to join too! Hope to meet many of you there.
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Post by: Matthew on April 26, 2009, 10:22:10 pm
Joined and uploaded a few cool pics I had found.
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Post by: lenape13 on April 27, 2009, 06:52:04 am
I joined this morning...  8-)
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Post by: kathyp on May 01, 2009, 08:57:13 pm
just checked.  the group is still kind of skinny and could use more pictures!!!!!!  as many people as we have on this site, we should have a huge facebook group.
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Post by: gotasplinter on May 10, 2009, 10:21:08 pm
I joined
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Post by: LOFPB on May 14, 2009, 12:40:12 am
Heading there to join now.
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Post by: GaryMinckler on May 26, 2009, 07:32:29 pm
I'm in!!  A link to the group would be nice.  My only access seems to be a link from a comment that I had joined. Gonna look more now.
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Post by: G3farms on May 26, 2009, 09:06:31 pm
OK I'm in, now what???

G3
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Post by: maker on May 29, 2009, 02:31:56 am
me too
Title: Re: Beemaster FACEBOOK Group
Post by: beemaster on June 13, 2009, 07:12:12 pm
This may sound strange, but I am not a member, won't do Facebook, Myspace or any of those Social Networks sites. I did twitter, reluctantly to try following the updates on a radio station I listen to, but that got old fast and I don't twit any more.

So this has some issues, like the web address and contact info it points toward is my EMAIL ADDRESS who ever is admining it now, I hope you change that to reflect the forum or beemaster.com - I don't want the billion face bookians emailing me, I have NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS FACEBOOK PAGE, please take my email info off the page!

I do appriciate members (looks like 68 right now) using a site like that, but I don't get these sites and never will. What happens there that doesn't happen somewhere in the forum here?

That last part is the info is out dated, almost 1000 members off and there is over 170 thousand posts here now NOT 68,000 like it says there. I hope the admin keeps up with the numbers or generically says THOUSAND of members and massive post count (or whatever) it is easy to outdate a page like this and it just doesn't seem right - if you start it, then see it through, don't abandon it.

That's just a few reasons I don't Facebook, I don't think the average page is keep current and better old news that no news isn't always realistic.
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Post by: Irwin on June 15, 2009, 12:36:10 pm
Who started it :?
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Post by: Natalie on June 15, 2009, 05:14:56 pm
I am guessing its the first guy who posted in this thread but even that is just a guess, he may just be the one that posted about it. Still though he does kind of make it sound like its him.
Title: Re: Beemaster FACEBOOK Group
Post by: Hethen57 on June 15, 2009, 06:56:42 pm
I'm on there as well.  The way I see it, the only reason to do it is if you are already on FB and you just want to see the personal side of fellow beeks who you know from this site and because it lets your other non-beek friends know that you are into this hobby.  I always like it when people ask me about my bees...I'm pretty sure my wife and kids are sick of hearing about them :roll:...haha
-Mike
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Post by: beegrlAK on June 24, 2009, 02:38:56 am
I'm in.
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Post by: Damonh on June 24, 2009, 10:23:41 am
I joined this morning.
Title: Re: Beemaster FACEBOOK Group
Post by: Live-Bee-Removal on July 17, 2009, 07:59:58 pm
I understand the reluctance of some to avoid the "social networks" they all tend to be a bit 'trendy' and 'teenie'.  I do FaceBook, Tweet, and MySpace but it's merely my bowing to the Giant Spider of the Web...Google.  It helps to be on their good side....so the major social networks are a good way to do that without completely selling out.

Anyhow.  Hello all...I'll find ya on Facebook, though I agree with the Master that this forum is a much better venue to speak bee with one another....FaceBook and the likes of it do have value.


Cheers,
Mac
Title: Re: Beemaster FACEBOOK Group
Post by: kathyp on October 03, 2009, 02:36:55 pm
our facebook page needs to pick up a bit.  pictures, posts, etc. 

come on guys.  facebook won't bite! 
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Post by: Bee Whisper82 on October 22, 2009, 03:56:59 am
Joined    ;) thanks
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Post by: okiebeeman on November 01, 2009, 11:09:56 pm
I am joining now...
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Post by: solitarybee on January 10, 2010, 06:51:36 pm
I joined it - I work on the web and the various magazines that I work for use it to drive traffic to their main sites... so hopefully even if Beemaster is reticent, it'll drive like-minded people here to really get into proper discussions about bees.
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Post by: danno on January 11, 2010, 09:09:20 am
I'm in!!!
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Post by: thebalvenie on January 14, 2010, 02:43:12 pm
i just joined!!!! :) 

but i still think the forum is the best way to go


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Post by: Rand542 on May 21, 2010, 11:57:51 pm
I joined the facebook group but I like the forum much more.
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Post by: Superdog on May 22, 2010, 09:03:09 am
I just joined
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Post by: SamgeeGamwise on May 23, 2010, 12:26:58 pm
Awesome!  I will be joining right now! 
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Post by: primofarm on May 23, 2010, 04:50:35 pm
will join...here i come!!!!! :)
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Post by: winginit on July 20, 2010, 08:44:39 pm
Just joined. No idea why but what the heck.
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Post by: meade kampe on July 20, 2010, 10:31:09 pm
So glad Beemasters are on FB now!  Thanks! X:X
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Post by: beesuccess on July 26, 2010, 12:01:03 am
I want to join to your group.. thanks for sharing us..

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Post by: kathyp on July 26, 2010, 12:18:02 am
where are you from beesuccess?  you can add that into your profile for more local info. 
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Post by: jmblakeney on February 10, 2011, 01:37:42 am
Joined Up
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Post by: ktmwoodsrider on February 10, 2011, 11:20:15 am
Joined it, Thanks.
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Post by: freshbulletbill on March 08, 2011, 09:50:05 am
joined 2. thanks.
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Post by: naeray1986 on April 24, 2011, 11:25:17 pm
Account activated fine.  Never had bees, but want to use in 4-H.  Will add your facebook page to our farm page favorites morningwoodfarm) on facebook.
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Post by: BeeV on May 01, 2011, 05:02:46 pm
I don't FB much but I joined. Thanks!
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Post by: Curtammy on May 01, 2011, 05:15:57 pm
Joined.  Thanks !
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Post by: BeeStalker on May 11, 2011, 12:34:15 pm
I think I joined
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Post by: showme714 on May 11, 2011, 02:56:35 pm
There's a note there that says Facebook is going to archive the group if the admin doesn't update to the new format. So Admin please update or the group will disappear. Thanks.
Title: Re: Beemaster FACEBOOK Group
Post by: beemaster on May 11, 2011, 04:52:12 pm
The whole Beemaster Page was started by Dallas (PDMattox) and Brendhan (Understudy) I had nothing to do with it and I'm going to try getting touch with either to get the admin/pass from them and make it a bit more official.

It was a nice thought, but I think that it has been abandoned by them, so I need to 1) get hold of it or 2) start a new page (Lord I hate Facebook) but if that's what the membership wants, I always try to accommodate.

I do want to thank all of you who HAVE joined, it is a nice gesture, but I think it needs to be kept up better, unlike the forum "Build it and they will come and stay" I think the Facebook page falls into that realm of a restaurant who's menu hasn't changed in 30 years.
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Post by: ordka on May 17, 2011, 11:45:58 pm
I joined!
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Post by: dkhughes on June 15, 2011, 12:11:43 pm
I will join. :)
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Post by: Bee Brothers Apiary on June 30, 2011, 04:11:37 pm
joined..thanks
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Post by: beerich1 on July 18, 2011, 07:03:47 am
Just joined. Have a look at 'my pictures' for bee pics and videos. YouTube screen name 01nosmoking for some more. Thanks.
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Post by: dawnerbee on September 25, 2011, 03:29:21 pm
i joined , thanks
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Post by: maria85 on October 11, 2011, 02:00:54 pm
fantastical widget. thank you so much.
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Post by: Tinker Belle on October 19, 2011, 07:53:07 pm
Like checking my hive morning, evening and whenever I get home, I can now check the forum whenever I'm on Facebook!
Title: Re: Beemaster FACEBOOK Group
Post by: randalcarr on August 07, 2012, 06:56:24 pm
I joined the Facebook group.  Each of my bees want their own Facebook page, but I told them that's a lot of work for just a six week account.
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Post by: CaptMorganism on September 26, 2012, 10:02:07 am
Requested to join.
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Post by: buzzbee on September 28, 2012, 06:58:47 pm
Requested to join.

And I see Rob has granted your request!! :) Welcome.
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Post by: CaptMorganism on September 30, 2012, 05:10:58 pm
Thanks, getting acclimated and reading a few books.
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Post by: PCasey on October 05, 2012, 04:16:27 pm
Joined, Thanks :-D
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Post by: James M. Wagner on February 26, 2013, 12:45:25 pm
I think I joined that some time ago. -js
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Post by: tkmanoj on March 14, 2013, 10:46:09 am
I joined the facebook group. Thanks for approving it!..
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Post by: BeeKDavis on April 19, 2013, 10:43:00 pm
Joined the Facebook group thanks
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Post by: kathyp on April 19, 2013, 10:45:00 pm
we need to bump this once in a while.  i think people don't know about it.
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Post by: buzzbee on April 20, 2013, 08:38:35 am
I think people are finding the facebook before the forum. I still prefer the forum,but thats just me. I try to follow both.
Title: Re: Beemaster FACEBOOK Group
Post by: beemaster on May 19, 2013, 05:37:19 pm
We're getting very close to one thousand Facebook members - shouldn't be long before we hit that milestone.

It's easy to get 1000 friends (matter of fact I'd say it's harder to keep below a hundred than above 1000 Facebook friends) but 1000 members is a very nice achievement on FB.

I think the best part of FB is how well it integrates with so many apps. People find it much easier to post image, videos and text on FB because they have so many other apps that post on various service at once.

I still find FB to be a confusing mess, and you need to go out of your way to be stealth there. I keep my friends to people I actually know, because a friend of a friends friend is not my friend in the real world, nor should it be on FB. Just my opinion.

The convenience of signing in to other apps or services out-grew its usefulness to me. It got to where I was posting stuff elsewhere and because I was lazy and didn't want to fill out an email address and username, I'd connect using FB and before I knew it, I was dialed in to many other platforms, such as twitter, Klip, Instagram and so many more. The lesson, take the time to create an account, not just expedite signing up using FB unless you don't mind that everything you do is blasted over a hundred different services.

Lastly, you forget quickly if you use AD-BLOCK PLUS what content you would see without the blocking tool. Just for the heck of it, turn off Ad-Block some time and see the bombardment of crap you'd get if you didn't use it. Scary stuff.
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Post by: BAH on May 19, 2013, 06:28:31 pm
Request sent  :bee:
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Post by: don2 on June 07, 2013, 10:44:16 pm
Joined a couple weeks ago. Having as much fun over there as here. I am back and forth, like a ratchet. :roll: :) d2
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Post by: sassysueaz on August 16, 2013, 05:04:23 pm
Glad to add another beekeeping site to my Facebook account.
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Post by: TNBeeLady on August 28, 2013, 09:20:54 am
I am a member of the Beemaster Facebook Group & love it!
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Post by: beemaster on August 29, 2013, 04:35:46 pm
Amazing to see over 1300 members now - 300 since late may alone. Keep on truckin' folks, I know that for smart phone users it is often much easier to upload and communicate with Facebook and our group is amazingly active there.

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Post by: rob brinkerhoff on September 10, 2013, 09:46:43 am
I just joined.
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Post by: Brother Dave on November 04, 2013, 09:34:18 pm
Joined..
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Post by: OldMech on November 04, 2013, 11:05:08 pm
I'd join.. but Facebook decided I wasnt a real person...  they requested a copy of my drivers license and my SS# among other things to prove I am a real person........ Uhhh.. NO!!!  Not going to happen...
   When my son was over in Afganistan they blocked me about six times trying to message him...  Youd think when one of our family members was over fighting for US that they would be MORE considerate.. Instead, i was treated like a terrorist.. so... no more facebook for this old guy...
Title: Re: Beemaster FACEBOOK Group
Post by: buzzbee on November 06, 2013, 08:05:02 pm
You sure you went to the right site OldMech? I have never  heard of those requests before on a facebook account. Sounds like you were getting a redirect.
Title: Re: Beemaster FACEBOOK Group
Post by: OldMech on November 08, 2013, 12:10:58 am
Yeah...  Try to log in ai get redirected to the site telling me what I have to do.. I have emailed them half to death trying to get back on and NEVER once received a reply...   I like facebook, it allows me to stay in touch with friends and family.. but its NOT worth the hassle I went through, or being ignored.  I tried to just start a new account..  started friending my family etc.. I got three of them friend'd, then it BLOCKED me again.. at that point I was all done. My wife has never had a problem, none of the other people I know have ever had an issue.. so i dont know what I did to make them angry or why they will not respond to my mails.. I finally just figured my strong stance on gun control got Big O's attention and he didnt want me spouting FACTS that could be proven so he had them block me permanently..     LOL
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Post by: buzzbee on November 08, 2013, 06:52:10 pm
Dang agitator, Ol Mech!!! :)
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Post by: OldMech on November 08, 2013, 07:04:00 pm
heheh     :evil:
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Post by: bbbthingmaker on December 04, 2013, 08:48:46 am
I joined.
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Post by: BigGroveApiaries on March 18, 2014, 11:28:13 pm
i'm joining now too
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Post by: rgrbecvar on August 06, 2014, 11:29:07 am
I joined the facebook group too. Thanks!
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Post by: Nelligen on June 04, 2015, 11:21:40 pm
G'day  A newbie here from Australia - I just joined and made it 180 likes
Title: Re: Beemaster FACEBOOK Group
Post by: Westtexasdustdevil on October 20, 2015, 01:32:43 pm
Tried the link and it said unavailable?
Title: Re: Beemaster FACEBOOK Group
Post by: Robo on October 20, 2015, 02:16:57 pm
Tried the link and it said unavailable?

Link has been updated.   Try this -> https://www.facebook.com/groups/55633188198/
Title: Re: Beemaster FACEBOOK Group
Post by: mtnb on November 03, 2015, 10:23:49 am
Hello! :) I must have missed this in the past. I joined. I like it here though. :)
Title: Re: Beemaster FACEBOOK Group
Post by: EQCM2B on August 25, 2019, 10:34:48 pm
Joined!