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Title: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: buzzbee on December 27, 2014, 11:04:45 am
Plans are in the works for another great weekend at Buds on April 11th and 12th at Buds place in Macon Mississippi. It has always been a great weekend with experienced beekeepers and novices alike joining in on handson experience of shaking swarms, doing splits, learning the process of doing cutouts, not to mention just a good chance to meet some great people.
 Now mind ya, this is typical swarm season for Buds area, but nature can always throw a wrench in somewhere. She has been very kind bee wise for the most part in events past.
 I will try to keep this updated as nmore info becomes available, and I'm sure JP will chime in here too!
 
Here is the lowdown on directions to Buds if you set out on this fun packed weekend:

Here is directions to Buds from different points in the Southern region:
Maps to Buds
Memphis to Buds:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?doflg=ptm&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=111878682379003883521.0004830bfd987c766d776&ll=34.09056,-89.22&spn=2.556569,5.817261&t=h&z=8 (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?doflg=ptm&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=111878682379003883521.0004830bfd987c766d776&ll=34.09056,-89.22&spn=2.556569,5.817261&t=h&z=8)
Atlanta To Buds
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?doflg=ptm&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=111878682379003883521.0004830bc6322da6f0fc3&ll=33.390173,-86.390991&spn=2.577476,5.817261&t=h&z=8 (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?doflg=ptm&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=111878682379003883521.0004830bc6322da6f0fc3&ll=33.390173,-86.390991&spn=2.577476,5.817261&t=h&z=8)
New Orleans to Buds:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?doflg=ptm&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=111878682379003883521.0004830bee8a570f70fb7&t=h&z=7 (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?doflg=ptm&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=111878682379003883521.0004830bee8a570f70fb7&t=h&z=7)

And this is where you should be when you arrive:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?doflg=ptm&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=111878682379003883521.0004830bc6322da6f0fc3&t=h&ll=33.00748,-88.378235&spn=0,359.994319&z=18&layer=c&cbll=33.007134,-88.378804&panoid=xFgjjPDvYlYLhS-2Q8UM5w&cbp=12,25.06,,0,6.44 (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?doflg=ptm&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=111878682379003883521.0004830bc6322da6f0fc3&t=h&ll=33.00748,-88.378235&spn=0,359.994319&z=18&layer=c&cbll=33.007134,-88.378804&panoid=xFgjjPDvYlYLhS-2Q8UM5w&cbp=12,25.06,,0,6.44)


Type this into Google maps and it will give you the location of the gathering:
33.007539,-88.379036
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: OldMech on December 27, 2014, 01:01:37 pm
Permissions to attend?
   Nearby Lodging for the weekend.
   What to bring? Food, Alcohol permitted? Chairs etc..
  Thanks!
      Scott
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: kathyp on December 27, 2014, 01:36:50 pm
http://www.hotelplanner.com/Hotels/165329/Reservations-Oak-Tree-Inn-Macon-12710-Highway-45-39341#HotelName (http://www.hotelplanner.com/Hotels/165329/Reservations-Oak-Tree-Inn-Macon-12710-Highway-45-39341#HotelName)

pretty  much the only game in town, although there was something right in town that someone used last year.  maybe they will post.

make reservations early and often.  not a joke   :-D  last years some of us found that our reservations had gone missing and we were fortunate to have confirmed before we left.  the first year I stayed there, they were putting people up from a tornado and rooms were all booked.  if i had not had my reservation, I would have been sharing a bed with someone.   :evil:

Not a bad place.  clean both times I have stayed.  Breakfast is iffy, but there is coffee at least.  Not far from Buds house. 
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: bud1 on December 28, 2014, 06:37:57 am
scott; we welcome all who come, and what ever you want to bring. shucks we even had the bee master give a demo on shooting a swarm outa a tree last yr
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: sawdstmakr on December 28, 2014, 09:29:32 pm
scott; we welcome all who come, and what ever you want to bring. shucks we even had the bee master give a demo on shooting a swarm outa a tree last yr

Bud,
I thought that was you that did that a few years ago.  :-D
Jim
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: buzzbee on December 29, 2014, 07:54:01 pm
Yeah, he did  Jim.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9YgPE8L3c0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9YgPE8L3c0)
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: sawdstmakr on December 29, 2014, 09:40:22 pm
Yeah, he did  Jim.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9YgPE8L3c0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9YgPE8L3c0)
Yeah, that is the one I was thinking of.  Thanks

Jim
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: bud1 on December 30, 2014, 09:15:25 am
jim he really knocked one outa a pine tree; 2 shots and both hits, tilted it down on first shot and put it on the ground the second
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: OldMech on December 30, 2014, 10:21:55 am

   After that exhibition of shooting prowess I will leave the guns home!
       I thank you for the Link Kathy, and HOPE to see all of you there!
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: pdmattox on January 28, 2015, 06:59:16 pm
I would like to shout out to everyone and encourage anyone that has not made the trip to buds before, try and make it to the event this year. Lots of fun and many friendships are made there. Mark me and my family down as coming. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone.
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: richter1978 on February 06, 2015, 11:21:25 pm
I am really hoping to make it this year!  I was curious about the potential to pitch a tent, dry ground and all that?  I might opt for the hotel, but if camping is available. 
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: bud1 on February 07, 2015, 08:43:03 am
richter, several tents pop up every yr
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: richter1978 on February 07, 2015, 11:39:45 pm
Good to here!  Thank you, sir!
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: kathyp on February 08, 2015, 12:10:45 am
Who's coming? Or going....
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: kathyp on February 08, 2015, 11:01:44 am
Don't try to book that hotel in Macon online.  Call.  They often show full when they are not
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: Michael Bush on February 09, 2015, 10:58:10 am
I'd love to go but I'll be in Wausau, Wisconsin those days.
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: sawdstmakr on February 11, 2015, 05:29:29 pm
Is anyone from Jacksonville FL driving to Bud7?
Looking to share a ride.
Jim
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: kathyp on February 11, 2015, 08:50:34 pm
i'm still kicking around coming.  has anyone had luck reaching that Oak Tree Inn in Macon?  I keep finding them listed as closed, but have not called them directly yet.
also, someone got a room elsewhere?  where was that?

all these decisions....... :cheesy:
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: sc-bee on February 11, 2015, 08:57:08 pm
Is that bud I see standing in the front yard on that google image.... naw screen aint big enough to get that big head in it  :shocked: :happy:
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: sawdstmakr on February 11, 2015, 09:03:58 pm
Kathy,
I tried several times to make reservations at this hotel. Both sites that I used would find this location but when I set the dates it would always offer other hotels further away. Like you, I never did try calling them.
Jim
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: Nate on February 23, 2015, 02:52:27 pm
I'll be there this year.  Can't wait.
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: kathyp on February 23, 2015, 08:24:49 pm
Quote
I tried several times to make reservations at this hotel.

looks like they have gone under.  Columbus, MS is not to far.  1/2 an hour or so.  looks like there are several choices there.
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: bud1 on February 24, 2015, 09:36:03 am
kathy, its still open and they have anotther little one north on main street
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: kathyp on February 24, 2015, 11:35:35 am
Thanks. You must need to call them directly. No other online source goes through.
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: sawdstmakr on February 24, 2015, 12:23:43 pm
Well, It is official. I am coming and I will be bringing another new beekeeper, has no bees yet.
That is if it is OK with you Bud to set up a tent and stay on the property.
Need to find my tent and all of the equipment. I have not used it since my son got too big to carry and he is 37.
I'm excited.   :grin:
Jim
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: bud1 on February 24, 2015, 07:46:37 pm
be plum tickled to meet you try talking to scott and he just mite ride with you
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: sawdstmakr on February 24, 2015, 09:37:38 pm
Thanks Bud.
Do you have Scott's number?  Do you know if he is coming?
Jim
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: bud1 on February 25, 2015, 05:42:11 pm
jim sent you a pm
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: sawdstmakr on February 25, 2015, 09:56:07 pm
I got it Bud. Called and left a message.
Thanks
Jim
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: richter1978 on February 26, 2015, 08:08:50 am
Jim, glad to see you found someone to team up with!

Bud1, we (wife and I) are planning the trip and I wanted to know if kids are welcome, I'd be bringing 3 of 'em?  I feel like I've seen kids in the JP Bud vids.  Very excited to meet you all this Spring!  Thanks -Andy
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: bud1 on February 26, 2015, 09:11:19 am
kids specially catered too
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: Maggiesdad on February 26, 2015, 09:37:03 am
lol put 'em in a moonbounce with a package of bees...  :wink:
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: ziffabeek on February 26, 2015, 05:16:47 pm
Hey all! 

Just poking my head in from a VERY crazy couple of years at work and home, to let you know that I won't be able to make Bud 7.  :cry:  I have a business trip that runs over those dates that I booked just the week before the dates were announced.  I'm crushed.  I was so counting on getting my 'buzz' on at Bud's.

I still have my bees and so far so good this winter, though I have 2 hives i'm crossing fingers and toes for.  I am hoping that life is going to settle down for me in 2015 and I can come back to the community(ies) that I've had to neglect.  I miss you guys!

That said, I'll lend my voice of encouragement to anyone considering going.  It is a magical, and I mean MAGICAL, weekend that you will not soon forget.  There's just something about Bud and Clyde's hospitality and the generosity of the old-timers ( :wink:) that you end up sharing much much more than just bee knowledge.  For me, it borders on spiritual.

I swear, if the plane tickets hadn't already been purchased, I would cancel my trip and be darned! lol.  But there is always Bud8.  And who knows, maybe I can convince Hippiebee to make an unscheduled visit. :)

love you all and miss you.  Have a blast and send me a picture of all of you waggle dancing!!!

much love,

liz/ziffa
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: richter1978 on February 26, 2015, 05:56:14 pm
kids specially catered too

Alright! Looks like there will be 5 more representing NE FL!  Can't wait.
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: bud1 on February 27, 2015, 01:58:24 pm
dang zip we gona miss you dol, but we wil take the hippy if you cant possibly get outa it; now who you calling old.  i was born on feb 29. you old anteek
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: kathyp on February 27, 2015, 02:50:29 pm
LOL he and I can be alone together if I make it.
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: ziffabeek on March 02, 2015, 11:49:39 am
Kathy,  I'm not really sure how to respond to that . . . .  :tongue:
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: kathyp on March 02, 2015, 12:13:29 pm
Lol
It was meant in the most benign way. I think I am old enough to be his mother.
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: deknow on March 02, 2015, 12:22:14 pm
The 12th is my birthday, and I'm planning on driving to AZ around that time....I might just make it  :cool:
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: OldMech on March 02, 2015, 06:27:11 pm
Lol
It was meant in the most benign way. I think I am old enough to be his mother.

   No worries, My wife often thinks she has to be my mother too!!   :cheesy:
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: pdmattox on March 03, 2015, 08:33:47 pm
The 12th is my birthday, and I'm planning on driving to AZ around that time....I might just make it  :cool:

Mine is on the 9th. It will be great to see you again bud.
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: Joe D on March 03, 2015, 10:57:15 pm
If something doesn't come up I will be there one or both days.  For the ones that haven't been there before, its really something, the people that have already know that.  Everyone is always welcomed.  Can't wait.   I am glad  I don't have near as far to go as most of you all, I am only about 75 miles south of Meridian.
Maybe the weather will be great for everyone.



Joe
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 03, 2015, 11:43:58 pm
When Are most of you going to be there?
Because it is a 10 hour drive, I was planning on driving to Bud7 on Friday and leaving on Monday.
Bud, is that OK?
Jim
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: pdmattox on March 04, 2015, 05:01:49 am
Some of us migrate there as early as Wed / thurs. I am hoping to arrive Thursday.
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: bud1 on March 04, 2015, 09:18:18 am
zipp i think kathy just a cougar; but sho looking farward to seeing her
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: bud1 on March 04, 2015, 09:23:52 am
jim  you pop in and it will be someone aroun or there shortly, the boys call it the work camp and being as lazy as i am can always figure out something to keep them busy
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: kathyp on March 04, 2015, 10:37:59 am
Lol.  Bud what do you know of cougars
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 04, 2015, 12:05:34 pm
jim  you pop in and it will be someone aroun or there shortly, the boys call it the work camp and being as lazy as i am can always figure out something to keep them busy
Thanks Bud. Really looking forward to Bud7.
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: beemaster on March 04, 2015, 04:45:03 pm
Looks like quite a few new faces coming to Bud7 - the work camp leaders will love that! I've always enjoyed meeting people and hanging out often at Bud's house: with all the experts off with full- day projects and tons of hands-on stuff for those who have seen it but never done it, you will have a great experience seening how the finer points of beekeeping are done.

I don't think you'll find a finer weekend in your calendar year - the social events alone are worth coming for, and I hope Chef Bernie comes again, that man can whip up enough food for an army of hungry beekeeps, but also we have specialty pots of awesome food us Northerners never get to have.

Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: bud1 on March 04, 2015, 11:33:19 pm
clyde told me kathy  and mr john show hope you can get yo days rite
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: kathyp on March 05, 2015, 12:19:36 am
working on it.   :wink:
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: AcmeBees on March 05, 2015, 04:34:24 pm
I've been threatening to come down for three years now. Long drive from Pa. Old lady is on board.
If I come I'll likely have to bring my dog. Is this a dog friendly kind of event?
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: bud1 on March 05, 2015, 10:54:53 pm
long as you arent planning on bringing yo dog in my house



Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: AcmeBees on March 06, 2015, 09:49:05 am
Forget the dog in the house, you might not want me in the house. I'm paper trained, but sometimes have accidents. LOL
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: lamikin on March 07, 2015, 11:26:59 pm
i am a new to this ,  and i hope to learn quite a bit
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 09, 2015, 06:28:03 am
What can we bring to help out? Paper products, food for cooking, drinks?
I'm not a cook but I do plan on helping out for what ever is needed.
How about a sign up list so that we are not all bringing the same thing.
Jim
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: bud1 on March 09, 2015, 11:02:51 am
shucks jim, i dont know, i am retarded; done turned it over to my adopted children-- jp shawee baily dallas mike and mike, yapyap who are suposedly responsible fo all, like answering youalls post;  so come, have some fun,  everything appreciated.  as for cooling i keep reminding burnie o the dates; but dout you go hungry
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: pdmattox on March 10, 2015, 05:26:09 am
Jim, anything you bring will be appreciated for sure. Drinks are always a good choice. Sometimes our adventures lead us far away from buds house, so bring a cooler. We usually go out to eat on one night, Bud usually makes homemade sweet rolls for breakfasts, and some volunteer their cooking skills for one big meal. Any other time you're probably on your on. Keep in mind though you're around a lot of people that like to eat, so like Bud said, you will not go hungry. The time is getting closer and I cant wait to see everyone.
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 10, 2015, 08:00:05 pm
Thanks PD,
I will bring drinks.
Jim
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: iddee on March 10, 2015, 10:44:38 pm
Hey, Jim. I took drinks. Two quarts of Smoky Mountain spring water.  :cool:

MMMMMMMMMM, GOOOOOD
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 10, 2015, 11:26:14 pm
How about some apple jack? I will see what I can do.
Jim
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: beemaster on March 11, 2015, 11:30:54 am
Here's one thing I do with Applejack - I made this recipe at work 4 years ago.

PORK CHOPS with APPLEJACK and GNOCCHI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKAn2rs6tKc
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: JP on March 11, 2015, 07:04:46 pm
Getting to be that time folks!
Bud7 is just around the corner! Always fun to see new & familiar faces!
Jim & everyone else for that matter, we pretty much have dinners covered & Saturday lunch, everybody usually brings their favorite type of breakfast sausage & Bud usually makes his world famous sweet rolls but as Beemaster would say in his best "Yankee redneck voice" ain't nobody, no how gonna put Mr. Bud to work, he wanna make his world famous breakfast rolls or to die for bread, he gonna do it, but no one gonna request it, no sir!

It Bud7 & Bud is the guest of honor so to speak, he dere to enjoy & relax, you got a question, you ask JP, Schawee, Bailey or Dallas, they gonna direct you just fine.

Show up with you & yourself, your loved ones too & bring your favorite snacks & keep them with you, maybe some sodas or water, somefin to drink case you get thirsty there out in that field but don't you worry bout going thirsty though when you get back to Bud's they'll be ice chests full of sodas & waters

How'd I do Boss man? 😜


...JP
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: JP on March 11, 2015, 07:18:19 pm
John, really enjoyed that pork chop video btw
New show, "Cooking With Beemaster?"

I think so 👍


...JP
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: GSF on March 11, 2015, 11:21:17 pm
lamikin, make sure you tell them you're needing some hands on experience. Someone should show you the ropes. I learned bee keeping from this forum board and Bud's place. I got the hands on at Buds.

My wife and I loved that area. Not much traffic, things go sorta slow and we are starved for that lifestyle. It seemed to have left us a couple of decades ago. We were planning to go, but things seem to be getting in the way right now. We may still be able to make it.
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: nadine_9454 on March 12, 2015, 06:02:02 pm
Really excited to bee there this spring. Hope the weather's good.

Nadine
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: JPBEEGETTER on April 02, 2015, 05:40:22 pm
Sorry Guys, I won't be able to make it this year. Dr. says I have a leaking heart valve and can't stand the trip. I will be thinking of all and hope you have a real blast, like last year. I really enjoyed it, Bud was perfect host, JP did an out standing job with the cut out, Shawee did a really good job with the Alligator sauce picante.  Enjoyed meeting everyone and hope maybe next year.. Have fun and think of me..   JPBEEGETTER  Joel Paul...
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: bud1 on April 02, 2015, 08:38:02 pm
beegeter/ i got some fixa flat
garry i gona shore miss youall  especialy those mffins
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: GSF on April 05, 2015, 06:57:35 am
begetter, we'll be praying for ya. It was nice meeting you last year.

Bud, thanks for the mention. We are going to miss all our new friends. I'm still trying to work things out but it's real questionable and favoring to the bad. If we can make it we'll show up late Friday night. I sure did want to learn about grafting those apple trees from ya. If we do make it I'll try to sweet talk ms Diane (that don't work anymore - she sees right through it) to cooking up two batches. One for the gang and one for the host. We'll try to bring some of those ol yard eggs as well.

gary
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: GSF on April 10, 2015, 01:13:24 pm
Well we might have very well made it. HOWEVER, on the way to work Wednesday morning someone waited until I got right at them, then they made a left turn in front of me. Ain't the mind funny, for the 2 seconds prior to the collision, all I could think of is; "Man! this is gonna hurt!"

Totaled my car. I'm okay except for the loss. I had pretty much slowed down enough that I didn't get hurt. A little sore around the back of the neck. All day that day it felt like I had been in the gym all morning doing bench presses and pushups. Thank God no one's confined to a wheel chair or a casket.
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: beemaster on April 10, 2015, 04:59:10 pm
Wow Gary, glad you are okay. That was a really nice car, if it is the same one. That 2 or 3 seconds when the inevitable becomes the complete focus of what's about to happen feels in an eternity. I've had a few tree collisions in my life, one unconscious and one awake - I think I'll take the unconscious type every time, except Lord knows what you'll see when you wake up.

Really glad you are okay. In hindsite, I'm glad work isn't allowing vacation until we get at least one many, I've been out sick for 2 weeks and EVERY one of those 10 days was an overtime. I just got my BACK TO FULL DUTY note from the doctor an hour ago - I return for 4-12s on Tuesday. I hated missing 5 midnights - gravy shift, but I could NOT have worked one of them. Since this last knee surgery (2 weeks yesterday) I haven't walked except to the car to go to the emergency room and today to my primary care doctor. So, my knees and legs are weak, I need to get walking again - NO WAY ON EARTH even if I had bought air fare could I have made it to Buds, the airports would have exhausted me and it would have been a very trying week.

Keep well.

John
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: kathyp on April 10, 2015, 09:23:28 pm
:-(
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: buzzbee on April 10, 2015, 09:51:24 pm
Looking at some of the facebook photos of Bud7. Sure wish I was there. Glad your getting over the infection you picked up John. I hope you regain your strength quickly.
  I will be in for surgery on right hand and forearm on the 27th. Hope to get the mobilty and feeling back to normal, or at least more reliable.
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: sawdstmakr on April 12, 2015, 04:56:41 pm
Glad you are ok Gary.

Bud7 has been great big thanks to Bud for all he has done.
Jim
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: vmmartin on April 13, 2015, 01:19:21 am
Missed ya Gary.  Glad your ok.
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: Michael Bush on June 18, 2015, 01:58:04 pm
So is there a date for Bud 8 yet?  I was thinking of trying to reserve it...
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: JP on June 22, 2015, 02:07:16 am
Our annual Bud gatherings are the second weekend of April unless Easter falls on that weekend.

Would be an honor to have you Michael!

We were so busy in 2009 at the southeastern organic beekeeping conference that we never really had time to visit.

If you have any questions at all about the gathering I will be more than happy to fill you in.

Looking forward!

...JP
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: Michael Bush on June 22, 2015, 09:13:21 am
That would be Apr 9 & 10 2016 right?  I'm already booked to speak in West Virginia that weekend... :(
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: kathyp on June 22, 2015, 01:05:51 pm
Just a short drive away   :wink:
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: Michael Bush on June 22, 2015, 05:35:32 pm
I'll put it on the schedule for 2017...
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: Michael Bush on October 12, 2016, 12:27:53 pm
So are there any plans for a Bud 8?
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: GSF on October 13, 2016, 02:13:49 pm
I think they post stuff about it on JP the beeman's facebook page. I don't know for sure - I don't facebook, maybe one day.
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: sawdstmakr on October 14, 2016, 02:19:46 pm
I think they post stuff about it on JP the beeman's facebook page. I don't know for sure - I don't facebook, maybe one day.

Same here. If somebody frequents Facebook, please let us know what is going on?
Jim
Title: Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
Post by: buzzbee on October 14, 2016, 09:44:59 pm
I'm pretty sure Bud has hosted his last event. He will be moving to Louisiana at some point. I know he had a wonderful time the last seven years doing this but he has other passions he would like to pursue while he is still able to.    I don't know if JP or Schawee have any plans of continuing the tradition or not. If I hear I will keep you posted.