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Title: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on September 26, 2017, 04:19:02 pm
The date is set for the BeeMaster Beefest 2018. It will bee from Friday, March 23 through to Sunday March 25, 2018 at my farm in Baker County FL.
The address is 23523 County Road 125 N, Sanderson, Florida, 32087-3019.
I have lots of space for campers and tents. I have a one acre pond so bring your fishing poles.
Please let me know on this thread if you are coming and how many in your group.
I will get the names/numbers for the local hotel/motel.
Closest large airport is Jacksonville International Air, 60 miles.  There is also the Lake City Gateway Airport, 29 miles, if you can get flights from your location. It is closer to the farm but it is a small airport.

Hope to see you all.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Fishing-Nut on September 26, 2017, 04:40:53 pm
What part of Florida are you in? The wife and I might make the trip if we can get free....it's always questionable for us.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Fishing-Nut on September 26, 2017, 04:42:22 pm
I guess what I mean to say is are you north FL? Even though Florida touches Georgia, it's a heck of a drive from the top of Ga, to the bottom of FL.  :wink:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: gww on September 26, 2017, 05:00:06 pm
Saw
I won't be there but hope some one has a camera that is and wish you the best ot times.
Cheers
gww
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on September 26, 2017, 05:05:14 pm
5hr. 15 min. down 75.  About the same for me if I come from West Palm Beach.  Getting free is always the problem.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on September 26, 2017, 06:58:33 pm
I guess what I mean to say is are you north FL? Even though Florida touches Georgia, it's a heck of a drive from the top of Ga, to the bottom of FL.  :wink:
Fish,
I am only 4 miles from Georgia. If you look at the Florida Georgia boarders on the east side you will see where Georgia dips down into Florida. I am half way down in Florida on the west side of Georgia. Your best bet will probably be to come down I-75.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on September 26, 2017, 07:37:00 pm
Don't laugh, but Jim is next to the Atlantic Ocean and I am East of him....... and north.   :cheesy:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on September 26, 2017, 08:02:39 pm
Wally,
Do yo think you will be able to cow to Beefest.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on September 26, 2017, 08:33:53 pm
Jim, I don't know how to cow.....................

I never make plans that far ahead.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: tycrnp on September 26, 2017, 10:00:24 pm
Did I miss BeeMaster Beefest 2017?   :sad:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on September 27, 2017, 12:34:23 am
No, 2018 will bee the first Beefest. 
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Michael Bush on September 27, 2017, 09:25:48 am
I'm shopping for airline tickets now...
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: jvalentour on September 27, 2017, 11:06:54 am
I'd like to drop in, will let you know closer to the event.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Michael Bush on September 27, 2017, 11:17:05 am
I have my tickets.  Hope to see some of you there.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sc-bee on September 27, 2017, 01:11:13 pm
So is this taking the place of Budfest as a Beemaster event, since Bud is in La now? About 5.5 hrs for me...

I want bud to have a fishfest....
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on September 27, 2017, 02:32:57 pm
SC,
Does that (5.5 hours for me) mean you are coming?  :smile:
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Jim 134 on September 28, 2017, 12:03:43 am
I wonder why this is not under gatherings  ??
https://beemaster.com/forum/index.php?board=146.0

       BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :smile:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on September 28, 2017, 08:21:14 am
It wouldn't hurt to keep it here for a while for the exposure.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on September 28, 2017, 08:50:39 am
I asked Rob to move it to Gatherings and to make it a stickie.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sc-bee on September 28, 2017, 12:09:20 pm
SC,
Does that (5.5 hours for me) mean you are coming?  :smile:
Jim

Actually Jim this is the first I have heard of this gathering.. I pop in and out of here bust mostly admin on the Beemaster FB site. May I suggest you start a potential those attending list just for fun... it is always good to see who may be interested.

What are the plans for the event? And yes I very well may make the 5.5 drive from SC and maybe fishing nut would like to share the ride....I suppose it is an open forum invite event  :wink:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018 for all BeeMaster members.
Post by: sawdstmakr on September 28, 2017, 12:45:24 pm
SC,
Yes, this invite is to all BeeMaster members and I will probably have a few local area beekeepers.
I can probably get a few people to speak on Saturday if that would be good. I thought we would do a few hands on splits. I may be able to set up a removal but I'm not sure we will have that much time. I'm looking for ideas.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sc-bee on September 28, 2017, 01:17:00 pm
It is mostly about just meeting each other.... things grew after bud 1. But yes they usually had a removal which was just something to do I guess. Usually lead by JP and I think Shawee's or Yappy. The bees in buds area are real swarmy and we were there in April the height of the season. He ran swarm traps like fishing a trot line so there were always plenty swarms and one year they cut a swarm out of a swarm trap. Bud did not put frames in swarm traps. And there was usually some grafting.. and some hive entries just to say we did. The first year we made a night entry with red lights to I guess prove the bees did not react to red light vs white light (Buckley led that)
And did I say we ATE and ATE and ATE some more.

Me personally but not necessarily a hands on... I would like to hear some lip balm recipes... creamed honey (maybe cinnamon and pecan) and hear about trapping pollen and preparation of pollen for sale to the public. Maybe someone that will be in attendance have these items in their repertoire.

Oh on the hands on area, I am all thumbs... I know nothing of wood cutting simple joints and simple nuc building etc. I know that is your expertise. I would love to learn a simple joint and how to cut it without a dado blade. Learning a simple method to do this on a cheap table saw or with a circular saw would make the whole 5hr drive (I re goggled just 5hrs) worth my while along with meeting folks. I also would like to return to SC with all my fingers and thumbs :wink:

So there are a few ideas just to throw around and I will certainly bring my ultralight if I come...
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Fishing-Nut on September 28, 2017, 02:06:57 pm
I can't say for sure that the wife and I will be there, but I can say for sure that we'll try. She works a crazy schedule at 911 and it's also night shift. But if the stars align we'll be there for sure. We used to hunt in Madison Florida for hogs, how far are you from there? That's just south of Valdosta Ga. The ride isn't to bad at all. SC I appreciate the invite for a ride, if you have room for a duffle bag or 2 and a fishing rod maybe we'll take you up on it and split gas cost or something. I'm close to Hartwell Ga. Lots of SC folks know where that is.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sc-bee on September 28, 2017, 02:46:19 pm
I'm close to Hartwell Ga. Lots of SC folks know where that is.

Absolutely Gods country on the SC side.... not much on the Ga side  :wink: Need I say more :shocked: :wink:

(http://i63.tinypic.com/23t38g7.jpg)

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Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: texanbelchers on September 28, 2017, 02:50:48 pm
...I am all thumbs... return to SC with all my fingers and thumbs

I'm confused, but I'm also an Aggie...  :)
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: gww on September 28, 2017, 03:25:06 pm
SC
Not trying to take the thread off too far but which ultralite do you fly?
Cheers
gww
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Fishing-Nut on September 28, 2017, 03:49:29 pm
I thought he was talking about an ultralight rod and reel. I won't be riding to Florida with him in an ultra light aircraft. Y'all don't let SC fool ya. He told me in a private message that he's a big Georgia bulldogs fan.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sc-bee on September 28, 2017, 05:43:07 pm
Y'all don't let SC fool ya. He told me in a private message that he's a big Georgia bulldogs fan.

 :tongue:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sc-bee on September 28, 2017, 05:51:00 pm
SC
Not trying to take the thread off too far but which ultralite do you fly?
Cheers
gww

I have flown both quatum's and Shimano's both with Lightning Sticks  :tongue: FN I used to fly them a lot in the Chatooga around Wallhala or on the East fork. Then I got lazy and started flying on the reservation. Been wanting to go to Moccasin... but actually spinners or live.... no flying  :wink:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: gww on September 28, 2017, 06:11:33 pm
I don't mind words having more then one meaning.  If we had words that only had one meaning there would just be more words out there that I would not be able to spell. :oops:
Cheers
gww
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on September 28, 2017, 06:14:15 pm
Is an ultra-light rod a special fishing pole made to fish ultra light planes out of the air?

It's going to be a long ride til March, Jim.    :angry:   :cheesy:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sc-bee on September 28, 2017, 06:19:11 pm
...I am all thumbs... return to SC with all my fingers and thumbs

I'm confused, but I'm also an Aggie...  :)

I believe sawduster is a wood working pro and I am all fingers "fingers and thumbs with woodwork" In other words no skills and I would like to return home with them all  :shocked:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: gww on September 28, 2017, 06:38:56 pm
Iddee
Quote
Is an ultra-light rod a special fishing pole made to fish ultra light planes out of the air?

Wow, That would have worked great in world war 1.  Do you have personal experiance of if they had them back then?  Old man :wink:

Wrote with respect.
gww
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on September 28, 2017, 09:09:39 pm
Naw, Me, Orrville,and Wilbur were already retired by then....
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: texanbelchers on September 28, 2017, 09:58:01 pm
SC, I understand you position.   I was commenting that you were going with thumbs and returning with fingers..

But, as sidetracked as this thread is, Saw may need to start another thread for Beefest.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sc-bee on September 29, 2017, 12:11:05 am
SC, I understand you position.   I was commenting that you were going with thumbs and returning with fingers..

But, as sidetracked as this thread is, Saw may need to start another thread for Beefest.

 :cheesy:
 
Start a new thread....maybe just a positively plan to attend thread but...keep this one going so you will know when you get there the samrt a's you are dealing with....
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on September 29, 2017, 12:35:23 am
It is mostly about just meeting each other.... things grew after bud 1. But yes they usually had a removal which was just something to do I guess. Usually lead by JP and I think Shawee's or Yappy. The bees in buds area are real swarmy and we were there in April the height of the season. He ran swarm traps like fishing a trot line so there were always plenty swarms and one year they cut a swarm out of a swarm trap. Bud did not put frames in swarm traps. And there was usually some grafting.. and some hive entries just to say we did. The first year we made a night entry with red lights to I guess prove the bees did not react to red light vs white light (Buckley led that)
And did I say we ATE and ATE and ATE some more.

Me personally but not necessarily a hands on... I would like to hear some lip balm recipes... creamed honey (maybe cinnamon and pecan) and hear about trapping pollen and preparation of pollen for sale to the public. Maybe someone that will be in attendance have these items in their repertoire.

Oh on the hands on area, I am all thumbs... I know nothing of wood cutting simple joints and simple nuc building etc. I know that is your expertise. I would love to learn a simple joint and how to cut it without a dado blade. Learning a simple method to do this on a cheap table saw or with a circular saw would make the whole 5hr drive (I re goggled just 5hrs) worth my while along with meeting folks. I also would like to return to SC with all my fingers and thumbs :wink:

So there are a few ideas just to throw around and I will certainly bring my ultralight if I come...
SC,
Thanks for the ideas. I bought my wife a lip balm kit. Maybe by then we will be able to do a demo.
We also make candles but we just used up the last of our wax for an upcoming farm swap.
By Ultralite it take it you are referring to a camper. At first I was thinking you meant a
Small air craft.
I have cleared an area on the farm that will one day be a runway for an Ultralite.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on September 29, 2017, 12:42:50 am
SC, I understand you position.   I was commenting that you were going with thumbs and returning with fingers..

But, as sidetracked as this thread is, Saw may need to start another thread for Beefest.

Start a new thread....maybe just a positively plan to attend thread but...keep this one going so you will know when you get there the samrt a's you are dealing with....

:cheesy:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sc-bee on September 29, 2017, 01:58:16 am

By Ultralite it take it you are referring to a camper. At first I was thinking you meant a
Small air craft.
I have cleared an area on the farm that will one day be a runway for an Ultralite.
Jim

You guys are killing me.... the ultralight is for the pond  :shocked: :wink:

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Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on September 29, 2017, 08:09:05 am
Jim, I think you should start building an out house for the poop slingers.  I think it is going to get pretty deep around the camp fire.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on September 29, 2017, 10:30:30 am
Brian,
Got it covered, 42 acres of trees that they can use and 4 bathrooms.  :smile:
Have to keep it spread out to keep it from getting too deep.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Fishing-Nut on September 29, 2017, 11:44:04 am
Sc-bee is a pilot.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on September 29, 2017, 02:01:16 pm
Have to keep it spread out to keep it from getting too deep.
LMAO
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on September 29, 2017, 03:19:24 pm
 All us rednecks wear hip boots.    :tongue:   :grin:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Jim 134 on October 01, 2017, 04:14:18 pm
All us rednecks wear hip boots.    :tongue:   :grin:


     Just in case You would like to know the history of This phrase   rednecks .


http://wvpublic.org/post/do-you-know-where-word-redneck-comes-mine-wars-museum-opens-revives-lost-labor-history#stream/0


          BEE  HAPPY  Jim  134  :smile:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: little john on October 03, 2017, 07:10:26 am
Sounds like this has the makings of a really great event.  Hope somebody will be taking a video camera along to catch the highlights, for those who can't make it.
LJ
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Fishing-Nut on October 03, 2017, 10:39:27 pm
LJ ........so your saying you can't make it?????   What's the problem?
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on October 03, 2017, 10:52:13 pm
Get on over here, LJ. I'll even supply you a tent. :smile:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on October 06, 2017, 12:00:04 am
Today I set up a Trapout that we set on one of the days of Beefest. It is in a tree and the owners son agreed to let the bees remain in a tree until spring.

Another thing we can do along the lines of the second amendment is target shoot. I have a 100 yard range set up with a shooting table. One thing, from experience with past parties, the only shooting done will be as a group at the designated target. We can also move in as close as we want as long as we are using the designated back stop.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Joe D on October 07, 2017, 01:13:24 am
Howdy all, I have just been getting on every now and then.  Iddee my CO back when I was in the service was Orville Jr.  and Sc my ultra lite looks a little like your maybe slightly larger, but it is closer which might make up the difference.  Mine is a Penn 9500. 
Jim if it were I can, I will try.

Joe D
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on October 07, 2017, 01:42:48 pm
Howdy all, I have just been getting on every now and then.  Iddee my CO back when I was in the service was Orville Jr.  and Sc my ultra lite looks a little like your maybe slightly larger, but it is closer which might make up the difference.  Mine is a Penn 9500. 
Jim if it were I can, I will try.

Joe D
Sounds good Joe. Looking forward to meet you.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on October 11, 2017, 11:10:19 pm
For those that want to stay in a hotel during Beefest 2018, there are 3 motels in Macclenney Florida. They are all about 20 miles away.
They are:
Motel 6
Econo lodge
Travelodge
The closest is the Travelodge.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on January 18, 2018, 01:42:31 pm
Hi Jim, got my tickets to Myrtle Beach awhile ago.  Just now giving you a heads up that my brother and I will be motoring down to the beefest in the road coach.  I hope to be there Friday or Friday night.  Will certainly take part in Saturday and Sunday's activities.  Looking forward to meeting you.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on January 18, 2018, 02:36:34 pm
Well, darn. There goes the neighborhood.   :cheesy:

I guess I just made up my mind. If I'm physically able, I will be there, just to meet my nemesis and catch a bigger fish then him.   :cool:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on January 19, 2018, 03:20:04 pm
Yea, glad you will make. We will have to have a bass dinner one night.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on January 19, 2018, 05:35:10 pm
I will be there, just to meet my nemesis and catch a bigger fish then him.   :cool:
I hope you do come.  Maybe a big fish will pull you in the lake and cool you off.  Seriously though if there is going to be fishing involved where can I get a two day license? 
Did someone say bass dinner?  Yumm!
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on January 19, 2018, 07:17:43 pm
Walmart sells license, but I don't think you need one on Jim's private pond on his farm. He can correct me if I'm wrong. Since I'm driving down, I'll load an extra rod or two for you.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on January 19, 2018, 08:18:46 pm
No license needed in my pond. 🤗
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on January 20, 2018, 10:27:04 am
Really?  How nice.  What works best, lures or live bait?
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on January 20, 2018, 10:36:45 am
Really?  How nice.  What works best, lures or live bait?
Brian,
I'm not a good fisherman. I have had several fishermen friends come over and catch the bass on worms and small fish lures. I used to catch a shellcracker and then catch the larger bass. Problem was only the shellcracker was hooked and the bass would release it at the dock. I just enjoyed the fight.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on January 20, 2018, 10:40:39 am
Really?  How nice.  What works best, lures or live bait?
Brian,
I'm not a good fisherman.

He, he, neither am I.  Doesn't mean I don like it.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: yes2matt on January 20, 2018, 07:43:40 pm
I would like to come down from Charlotte. But I have only my old Suburban. So it is a very expensive trip. Could I catch a ride? Or offer as many as 8 rides and get some gas help? I suppose I could come down either 77 or 151 or 95 thru SC.

Wally could you make it to Clt?

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Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on January 20, 2018, 07:58:58 pm
Matt, I have room for you. Can you get to Beez Needz? If not, we can make other arrangements.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: yes2matt on January 22, 2018, 06:04:17 am
Matt, I have room for you. Can you get to Beez Needz? If not, we can make other arrangements.
I think that might work. Tho I thought you didn't make plans so far in advance. :) Maybe there are a few more NC-SC folks want to carpool? MikeyNC ?

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Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on January 22, 2018, 08:02:54 am
I normally don't, but a few PM's and I had to commit "tentatively"  if my health holds. I wouldn't want to get too many involved, as I am able to travel like that about 50% of the time. My health is closing me in a little more each month.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: yes2matt on January 22, 2018, 12:34:51 pm
I normally don't, but a few PM's and I had to commit "tentatively"  if my health holds. I wouldn't want to get too many involved, as I am able to travel like that about 50% of the time. My health is closing me in a little more each month.
I don't mind doing the driving. The Suburban is comfortable, only she has a drinking problem, so it's best if there are more people chipping in. :)

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Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on January 22, 2018, 01:31:02 pm
I have an Isuzu Rodeo. I will be buying the gas. All you need is half the motel and your food eaten off the farm. Maybe all the motel if Keith or Rob goes with me, and not the other.If only one of them goes, I will have to split the room with him. If both or neither go, we can split the room.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Geoff on January 22, 2018, 07:27:17 pm



    If you go Wally dont forget the yellow plastic bucket for your party trick ! !
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on January 22, 2018, 08:18:58 pm
Party tricks?  What is he up to?
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Dallasbeek on January 22, 2018, 08:33:41 pm
He makes things disappear.  Look out, Ace!
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on January 22, 2018, 11:09:53 pm
Only if you come, Geoff.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: flsteeler55 on January 23, 2018, 12:03:33 am
From the NCBKC meeting tonite. Where do you register? I do want to come to this event,  Sharon in Hilliard
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on January 23, 2018, 08:23:03 am
Sharon,
You just did register by saying you are coming on this thread.
This will help me estimate how many people are coming and also how many people are camping here at the farm.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: yes2matt on January 24, 2018, 05:51:37 pm
@Jim,

How kid-friendly is Beefest and your farm?

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Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on January 24, 2018, 08:42:40 pm
Matt,
Very kid friendly. My 2 granddaughters will probably be there.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Robo on February 06, 2018, 02:20:35 pm
Jim,

I planning on making the festivities.  I currently have one other beekeeper coming along and found out yesterday there might be a third.

Rob....
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: yes2matt on February 20, 2018, 06:12:43 am
@Jim, a registration update an a couple more general questions:

I have three kiddos coming along, they're fully equipped and bee trained and well behaved. We would like to tent it if that is still ok.

What kind of fish are in your pond?

Should we plan to eat independently or chip in for a common meal there or eat "off campus" somewhere?

Any nuc swapping or other "trading circle" activity going on?
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on February 20, 2018, 08:18:31 am
Matt,
Bring your children by all means. All I ask is that the parents be responsible for them. We have a zip line, a swing, lots of friendly animals including 3 baby cows and 42 acres to roam.
We will be group cooking/eating. Please bring food to share.
 I will be providing short ribs for one meal. We will probably eat at a local restaurant for at least one dinner meal and maybe a lunch or 2 if we are out doing a removal. I just receive a call for a open air hive removal in Jacksonville that I plan on checking out, when I get back home, for us to do during Beefest.
There are shellcrackers, sunny's bass and one 2 foot catfish in the pond. I plan on having a bass/shellcracker meal as long as we have at least one good fisherman.  :cheesy:

If you have anything to swap, bring it. I could see if ny local bee suppliers are interested in bringing their wares if any one would like to see and buy equipment and bees.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on February 20, 2018, 08:56:59 am
Matt,
I forgot to add, you can use a tent, camper, travel trailer or RV. I do have one tent ⛺️ that someone can use. We also have 3 motels that are 30 minutes away.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on February 25, 2018, 12:29:16 am
I received a text while I was still in PA that the open air hive removal turned out to be a MBH.


A Mobile Bee Hive. In other words it was a swarm. I wish it really was an open air hive. Maybe we will get lucky and I will get a call for a real open air hive.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Robo on February 25, 2018, 08:39:30 am
Shucks.....  I'm  amazed at the beauty of open air colonies.

MBH - thats a new one on me  :tongue:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: yes2matt on February 25, 2018, 01:32:01 pm
Matt,
I forgot to add, you can use a tent, camper, travel trailer or RV. I do have one tent ️ that someone can use. We also have 3 motels that are 30 minutes away.
Jim
Ok

My boy used the index to figure out a "shellcracker" is a redear sunfish, then read the whole entry... look out!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180225/be96890bd5ee0c7886ab6688aa3c371a.jpg)

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Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on February 25, 2018, 02:34:16 pm
Good thing I have a lot of them and they are good breeders.  :cheesy:
Kids love them because they are easy to catch with bread.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Rainyriver on March 03, 2018, 11:16:48 am
Hi, I am Denise, I am new to this group and would love to come to your event. I would like to tent camp, are there entry and camping fees? 
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 03, 2018, 02:12:43 pm
Denise,
No fees, all camping is here on my farm. Just pick your location and set up your tent. How many will you have in your group?
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 06, 2018, 08:03:25 pm
Directions to the farm.
From I-10, east or west, use exit 333, the Glen St Mary exit, County Road 125 N. Head north towards Glen St Mary. Go 14.5 miles north, the last 5 miles you will be in the Osceola National Forest. When you see that the trees are thinning in the distance start slowing down. There will be a dirt road, OC Horne Rd, on the right with just 25 feet of asphalt at the entrance, DO NOT TURN THERE. My drive way is about 50 feet past OC Horne Rd. There will be a BeeFest 2018 sign at the entrance and there is a sign with a cow that says Annabelle?s Wish. Follow the signs to the first gate on the right and then around the pond to the house.
The address is:
23523 County Road 125 N
Sanderson, FL, 32087-3019.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 06, 2018, 10:05:13 pm
This is a satellite photo of the farm:
 
https://photos.app.goo.gl/by0ptDljND5n1gHf2
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 06, 2018, 10:09:14 pm
Look for this sign on County Road 125 bear I-10 and at my driveway.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/3pmL4NlQQQRAaeP03
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 06, 2018, 10:19:00 pm
For those that are camping at Beefest. You will not need to bring any firewood. I have a 4x12? trailer full of cut firewood and we will will be having a bonfire each night and there is lots more in my forest if we need it.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Robo on March 07, 2018, 09:24:45 pm
Jim,

Me and my buddy Tom are all set for Beefest and will be driving down from NY.   Tom is a master dowser and will be bringing a bunch of dowsing rods to teach anyone who is interested learning dowsing and how to use it in beekeeping.   Looking forward to a great event, let's hope the weather is on our side  :cool:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 07, 2018, 09:30:24 pm
That is great Rob. I am looking forward to learn how to douse. We usually don?t have long rainy days here. My new barn has a 60? by 36 foot area we can use for gathering in if we do have rain.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 07, 2018, 09:37:45 pm
For those that are coming, I have a friend who will be coming that sells nucs and one deep hives. If anyone is interested, he can bring them to BeeFest. I need to know ahead of time so he knows how many to bring. He does not treat. Bees are in Orlando. PM me for more info.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on March 12, 2018, 05:37:01 pm
Hi Jim.  Do you have any kind of program set up?  Like what you plan on doing what day.  Maybe you just plan on winging it which is OK.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on March 12, 2018, 06:07:20 pm
I think he has a large tar kettle and a few bags of feathers ready for any New Yorkers that may show up.   :wink: :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on March 12, 2018, 09:09:54 pm
Yeah, but what time should I come?  I feel pretty safe Wally, you got to catch me. :wink:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 13, 2018, 12:10:29 am
Brian,
I?m still work on the agenda and the meals. I have several traps set, hoping to have them for cut outs and hive installation.  I have one hive that I separated into 3 hives that I plan to split.
I plan to do some demo?s on candle making, lighting a smoker, and what ever anyone would like to see.
I plan on doing some short and long range shooting.
My wife has some projects she is working on for kids.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 13, 2018, 10:48:23 am
We have setup the meals we are providing:
Friday
Breakfast: Pancakes and sausage
Lunch: Chicken Salad on Hawaiian rolls, chips
Dinner: Fish dinner, Fresh Kale soup

Saturday
Breakfast: Sausage, potatoe and egg Casserole
Lunch: Hot dogs, hamburgers and beans
Dinner: Spagetti and meatballs, Salad and bread

Sunday
Breakfast: French toast casserole
Lunch: Chili and cornbread
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: yes2matt on March 13, 2018, 06:09:16 pm
We have setup the meals we are providing:
Friday
Breakfast: Pancakes and sausage
Lunch: Chicken Salad on Hawaiian rolls, chips
Dinner: Fish dinner, Fresh Kale soup

Saturday
Breakfast: Sausage, potatoe and egg Casserole
Lunch: Hot dogs, hamburgers and beans
Dinner: Spagetti and meatballs, Salad and bread

Sunday
Breakfast: French toast casserole
Lunch: Chili and cornbread
I'm gluten free.  I will bring:
> GF pancakes (almond or buckwheat )
> GF dinner rolls and hot dog buns (Aldi or homemade potato)
> GF bread for French toast (rice)

If you want me to bring some extra for you, PM me

Edit.
> GF spaghetti noodles. Maybe some cornbread too.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 13, 2018, 09:33:01 pm
We have setup the meals we are providing:
Friday
Breakfast: Pancakes and sausage
Lunch: Chicken Salad on Hawaiian rolls, chips
Dinner: Fish dinner, Fresh Kale soup

Saturday
Breakfast: Sausage, potatoe and egg Casserole
Lunch: Hot dogs, hamburgers and beans
Dinner: Spagetti and meatballs, Salad and bread

Sunday
Breakfast: French toast casserole
Lunch: Chili and cornbread
I'm gluten free.  I will bring:
> GF pancakes (almond or buckwheat )
> GF dinner rolls and hot dog buns (Aldi or homemade potato)
> GF bread for French toast (rice)

If you want me to bring some extra for you, PM me

Edit.
> GF spaghetti noodles. Maybe some cornbread too.
That will work.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: JP on March 15, 2018, 08:33:11 am
Jim, looks like y'all are going to have a fantastic gathering & I do wish we were able to attend but it won't work out this year for us.

Looking forward to seeing pics & video footage of the gathering.

Y'all have a great time!

...JP
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 16, 2018, 02:35:27 am
Sorry to hear that JP. I was really hoping you could attend.
I talked to Scott Hardwood, he and Peggy are trying to work it into their schedule. If they come I am hoping they can make some great videos.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 18, 2018, 07:51:14 am
Looks like the weather is going to bee great for BeeFest 2018. 0 percent chance of rain.  Should bee great for the campers, lows only of 47, 49 and 52.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: tycrnp on March 18, 2018, 03:59:19 pm
Count me and my +1 in.  I'm not much for camping, so I am checking out the motels.  So do you have something planned for Sunday, or do you expect that is when most people will be departing?
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 18, 2018, 06:51:48 pm
That sounds great TY. I have been talking to several people that are coming and I intend to do the bulk of the events on Saturday with a few things on Friday afternoon and Sunday morning. I suspect a lot of people will be driving Friday morning and Sunday afternoon.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 18, 2018, 06:55:49 pm
I just talked to Scott Hardwood. He and Peggy will be coming. Hopefully he will be able to get some great videos. For those that are new to BeeMaster, Scott and Peggy produced a lot of bee removals and they also did a great Bee Lining Video.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on March 18, 2018, 07:32:22 pm
And on a scale of one to ten as good people, they rank eleven. I can't wait to see them again.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 21, 2018, 12:45:34 pm
I have been trying to work out a schedule for BeeFest.
Here is what I have so far but we will have to bee flexible.
I have an add in a local newspaper for free swarm removals so that may affect it.
I was planning on splitting all 3 hives on Saturday but the bottom hive swarmed yesterday and I can hear queens piping, so we will have to at least take that one apart on Friday morning and get the queens out of it. They should still bee in there.

1:00 PM, Lunch at farm. Register and Name Tags.
Friday after lunch we will go to Bobsim?s place to split his 2 or maybe 3 hives and cut them into Langstroth frames.
Crafts for kids

6:30 PM, Dinner at farm.
Friday night: Bonfire, S?Mores

Saturday morning:
8:30 AM, Breakfast.
We will inspect and split the 3 hives near my barn.
Scavenger hunt for kids.
1:00 PM, lunch.
Inspect and split the Flow Hive.
Dousing training and practical application.
Face painting and kids crafts.
6:30 PM, Dinner
Saturday night: Bonfire, S?Mores

Sunday morning
8:30 Breakfast.
Smoker contest followed by Smoker training. Bring your smoker if you want to participate. If you are flying, I have 2 extra smokers here. Let me know.
Candle making.
Crafts for kids.
1:00 PM Lunch
I?m sure this schedule will change a bit but this is the initial plan.
I also have 4 honey supers that I would like to extract.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 21, 2018, 07:29:33 pm
For those coming by auto, please bring chairs, I have several but not enough for everyone. Also please bring drinks for you group.
Thanks ,
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Robo on March 21, 2018, 10:43:02 pm
On our way :-)


Drove through the storm today and made it to Kenly NC for the night.  If all goes well we will be there tomorrow afternoon.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wWg11m0eay4IU3jI2
https://photos.app.goo.gl/LOZYvHzvMyawqAAK2
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 22, 2018, 01:10:13 am
Bee careful driving in that snow. See you tomorrow.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Robo on March 22, 2018, 07:59:39 am
Sounds great.  Toms got a bunch of dowsing rods and pendulums and is looking forward to it.   What, no bee beard demonstration? :cool:



I have been trying to work out a schedule for BeeFest.
Here is what I have so far but we will have to bee flexible.
I have an add in a local newspaper for free swarm removals so that may affect it.
I was planning on splitting all 3 hives on Saturday but the bottom hive swarmed yesterday and I can hear queens piping, so we will have to at least take that one apart on Friday morning and get the queens out of it. They should still bee in there.

1:00 PM, Lunch at farm. Register and Name Tags.
Friday after lunch we will go to Bobsim?s place to split his 2 or maybe 3 hives and cut them into Langstroth frames.
Crafts for kids

6:30 PM, Dinner at farm.
Friday night: Bonfire, S?Mores

Saturday morning:
8:30 AM, Breakfast.
We will inspect and split the 3 hives near my barn.
Scavenger hunt for kids.
1:00 PM, lunch.
Inspect and split the Flow Hive.
Dousing training and practical application.
Face painting and kids crafts.
6:30 PM, Dinner
Saturday night: Bonfire, S?Mores

Sunday morning
8:30 Breakfast.
Smoker contest followed by Smoker training. Bring your smoker if you want to participate. If you are flying, I have 2 extra smokers here. Let me know.
Candle making.
Crafts for kids.
1:00 PM Lunch
I?m sure this schedule will change a bit but this is the initial plan.
I also have 4 honey supers that I would like to extract.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on March 22, 2018, 08:08:23 am
Jim's going to let you do the beard, but he's planning on using yellow jackets rather than honeybees.   :shocked:   :cheesy:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 22, 2018, 08:26:56 am
Rob,
It?s your lucky day. I have yet to see YJ here at the farm. Yea.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on March 22, 2018, 08:28:01 am
Why you wanna spoil my fun, Jim?   :cool:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on March 22, 2018, 11:59:21 am
There will be 3 of us. Will give you a call when we get in the area.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 22, 2018, 01:31:49 pm
OK Wally. Thanks.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 25, 2018, 12:11:21 am
This afternoon Tom did a great presentation to dousing and its benifits. It was really interesting. Then he pulled out a bag of dousing rods and let us try to do it. It was amazing how strong the rods crossed when we crossed over the fields. I watched Tom set up the area for marking out the area. He just walked the area and waved his hand in the air with no dousing rods and then put sticks or pine cones on the ground to mark the fields. Then during the presentation he use the rods to show what happened as he crossed those lines. When I used them, i was so amazed at how strong the rods were that I looked up so that I could not see the markings on the ground and did it again and they were always right on the mark when they crossed.
Thank you Tom.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: MikeyN.C. on March 25, 2018, 12:02:40 pm
Jim, hated missing beefest,  stuck at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville N.C. working. But know y'all had a great time. Maybe next year.
Looking forward to pics. and videos.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: tycrnp on March 25, 2018, 08:48:47 pm
Had an AWESOME time at Beefest 2018!  I'm going to try and post a few pics....let's see if it works.   :wink:

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Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: tycrnp on March 25, 2018, 08:56:06 pm
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Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sc-bee on March 25, 2018, 09:56:12 pm
They say a picture is worth a thousand words... but what is it worth with no words  :wink:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 25, 2018, 10:10:55 pm
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Sc,
In the picture on post 121, I was inspecting my Flow Hive and splitting out one brood box to make a new hive.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: tycrnp on March 25, 2018, 10:25:33 pm
Here is the Flow Hive.....sometimes the picture is better than just the words.  (I was just pleased I was able to upload pics).  LOL!!!

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Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: tycrnp on March 25, 2018, 10:34:17 pm
The kids really enjoyed the face painting.

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Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: tycrnp on March 25, 2018, 10:46:11 pm
We had the opportunity at Beefest to inspect a couple of hives to see if we could make a split.

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Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: gww on March 26, 2018, 12:18:15 am
ty
I too like the explinations with the picture but either way, thank you for taking the time to post them.  The wether looks beautiful.  I was hope somebody would post a few.
Cheers
gww
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on March 26, 2018, 05:33:05 am
Micheal Bush and fan club


Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on March 26, 2018, 05:38:34 am
Scott and Peggy  ""hardwood""


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Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: yes2matt on March 26, 2018, 12:57:06 pm
Micheal Bush and fan club
https://youtu.be/sd3upZ__NsI
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 26, 2018, 02:54:22 pm
Here is a video of me inspecting the flow hive and splitting out a super. It is narrated by my wife Judy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ertpCWYEKJk
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Jacobs on March 26, 2018, 06:26:24 pm
Great hosts, beekeepers, and activities.  Thanks for putting on this "Woodstock" for beekeeping!
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 26, 2018, 07:50:13 pm
Great hosts, beekeepers, and activities.  Thanks for putting on this "Woodstock" for beekeeping!
Thanks and you are welcome.
Jim and Judy
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 26, 2018, 08:16:21 pm
Here is a picture that was taken just as lunch started.
From left to right,
Yes2Matt, Iddee, his friend-Keith, Gordon-a local Beek friend, Lamikin, Tom-a friend of Robo who did the Dousing training.
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Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 26, 2018, 08:30:50 pm
From left to right:
Scott ?Hardwood? and his wife-hiding behind Scott, me, George-Acebird?s brother, Kent-a local Beek friend, and Iddee.
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Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 26, 2018, 08:39:45 pm
From left to right:
Jacob, Michael Bush, FLSteeler55.
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Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: gww on March 26, 2018, 09:00:15 pm
Saw
Thanks for the pictures.
Nice place you have also.
Cheers
gww
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: eltalia on March 26, 2018, 10:04:38 pm
Great hosts, beekeepers, and activities.  Thanks for putting on this "Woodstock" for beekeeping!
Thanks and you are welcome.
Jim and Judy
Add to that my thanks from across the Equator, yours an' the Missus work
in getting the history up is most appreciated at this desk.
Bloody nice lookin' bit of country you got there Jim... that don't happen
by itself neither, so... respects :-))

Bill
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 26, 2018, 11:21:44 pm
Saw
Thanks for the pictures.
Nice place you have also.
Cheers
gww
Thanks GW. Hopefully next year you can come.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 26, 2018, 11:31:11 pm
 
Great hosts, beekeepers, and activities.  Thanks for putting on this "Woodstock" for beekeeping!
Thanks and you are welcome.
Jim and Judy
Add to that my thanks from across the Equator, yours an' the Missus work
in getting the history up is most appreciated at this desk.
Bloody nice lookin' bit of country you got there Jim... that don't happen
by itself neither, so... respects :-))

Bill
:happy: Thanks Bill.
Any chance you would make the trip next year?
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: GSF on March 27, 2018, 08:09:45 am
Jim,

I just sent you a pm asking about the date. Been out of pocket for a while. I hate I missed this one. Next year for sure.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on March 27, 2018, 08:49:15 pm
From left to right:
Scott ?Hardwood? and his wife-hiding behind Scott, me, unknown, Kent-a local Beek friend, and Iddee.
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The unknown was my brother George.  I drug him down there.  He has no interest in bees but had a good time learning about bees.  He loved the mix of people and had a good time.
For me it was fabulous.  Jim and his wife put on a heck of a bee fest.  It is nice to meet the people you talk to on the forum from far a way.  Iddee didn't even make fun of me and was a pleasure to be around.  Sorry Wally I had to let it out.
It was great to meet Yes2Matt and his wonderful kids.  God it is such a pleasure seeing well behaved kids having fun.
I sure would like to see it double or triple in size next year.  Maybe we can take up a collection so Jim doesn't get clobbered with all the expense.
The one that gets the prize for being most involved is Jim's turkey.  He took part in everything and wasn't bashful about putting in his two cents.
Thanks for everything Jim and the misses.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 27, 2018, 09:43:28 pm
Thanks Brian, I corrected it.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: moebees on March 28, 2018, 08:13:53 pm
Unfortunately I just learned of Beefest 2018.  :sad:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: tycrnp on March 28, 2018, 08:53:01 pm
Unfortunately I just learned of Beefest 2018.  :sad:

Moe, when we get the dates for next year you'll have to mark your calendar.  It was awesome!
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 28, 2018, 11:09:26 pm
I am waiting on a reply from Jamie Ellis with the date of the 2019 Bee College date. It was the same time as this years and I do not want that to happen next year.
It will bee the second or third weekend in March.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Dallasbeek on March 28, 2018, 11:20:43 pm
How many people showed up this year?  (including kids and all)

I'll try to make it next year for sure.  This year, I had some health issues that will, hopefully, be sorted out next year. 
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 28, 2018, 11:34:19 pm
We had about 35-40 people at BeeFest.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 29, 2018, 05:23:01 am
Does anyone know how to reduce 4 meg jpeg pictures to under 200k.
I have lots of pictures on a CD that Kent took on Friday and Saturday but they are all too big. 
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on March 29, 2018, 09:10:11 am
I think best way is to throw them up to a photo cite and provide link then you won't lose the quality.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 29, 2018, 08:24:47 pm
Ace,
I think I will be doing that.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on March 29, 2018, 09:26:05 pm
I am contemplating next years beefest.  Maybe I can have my other ear drilled out.
It is kind of funny.  I have had my bees buzz that ear.  It is the one I poked a hole in the eardrum.  Maybe there is pheromones leaking out. :grin:  I suppose I could pack cotton in that ear.  Don't know if it will do any good.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: moebees on March 29, 2018, 10:39:23 pm
Unfortunately I just learned of Beefest 2018.  :sad:

Moe, when we get the dates for next year you'll have to mark your calendar.  It was awesome!

It looked like it from the pictures! 
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 29, 2018, 10:54:40 pm
We are working on adding a lot more pictures and hopefully a few videos.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: moebees on March 30, 2018, 12:52:42 am
We are working on adding a lot more pictures and hopefully a few videos.
Jim

 :cool:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 30, 2018, 07:58:38 pm
Here are some pictures that were taken on Saturday by Kent.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/LspJo6gi552t4hUH2
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 30, 2018, 08:02:53 pm
Here are the pictures taken by Kent on Friday.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/0IbafRruVCosoJfq1
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 30, 2018, 08:11:15 pm
The pictures with the top bar hives were at Bobsims House. We split 2 of the hives and gave me the old queens with the splits. He did not want any more than 3 hives.
Just as we were starting it looked like one of the hives was swarming. After close inspection, we realized that it was thousands of drones returning to the this hive. We suspected that there might be a drone congregation area close by and they were using this hive as a refueling station.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on March 30, 2018, 09:05:03 pm
Jim, all I can say is Beefest was a wonderful thing for me.  Those that missed it should not miss it next year.  You, your wife, and your son are the pinnacle of southern hospitality.  We need a go fund me page for next year to make it bigger and better.  :smile:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 30, 2018, 11:09:00 pm
 :happy:
Thanks Brian.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 30, 2018, 11:31:35 pm
I just received an email from Jamie Ellis.
They have set the Bee College date, as of today, as March 7-8, 2019.
I am setting the BeeFest 2019 date as March 15-17, 2019.
I will start a new thread for it.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: buzzbee on March 31, 2018, 09:29:46 pm
Looks like you had a great beefest Jim!
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 31, 2018, 10:07:45 pm
Looks like you had a great beefest Jim!

It was a good one. A lot of good folks turned up.
Hopefully next year will bee even better.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: buzzbee on March 31, 2018, 10:17:46 pm
I looked at the maps. I would need to allocate the same amount of time as it took to go to Buds. Its never out of the question though.  It would be a chance to catch up with Dallas and Hardwood too.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 31, 2018, 10:41:06 pm
What about me?    :happy:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: buzzbee on March 31, 2018, 10:43:33 pm
Thought that was assumed by the trip?   :smile:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Robo on March 31, 2018, 10:47:02 pm
Jim,

Here is some pictures of the UV light box we talked about.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/eWTa16P3flJeSiS2ZYan74ZAWL_57DUt6MfK3SjW_PEMLZDPRFjXPV-kJEZ7TJq3dmOTsFv6Zo57G1KuUPag-wpJOAhpJ_5zyhxuUQfHizEwbFB6G5ynrn98kfkx07p-cGLNHQC8njoTK8d8qfl0AtYJQOzhuRUN0yNlQHTlZw63gVZjoKukanWS4X21Smg4f3XUbM6p5qKMCPm6l-AiDUOC-iNlGsqVRbSuZtEM961vcNhscRKMLK8RmeSwaVw_zlJJV5YkEyn9RPVDaXBSJ3AoUXIFoLwYZAyhVGOfQcFapT4wLSTLeIa8J3ibV58XXYUBxjyZsVEy0nRF4ub6tqXFoZIbVOdJ_oQ8jR66mmaYrF5mzyS5PDgXdvjq9AVJdO7H9bau9aFBgfZWEYa6GaACPI3GbAQcKdHtZLkp9a9SYZLN-EHP014vcEeSCCrjpdnH8SgXKYf4LAjcfDLSwIGVKUJ_GFX4AOX15sCUNX2429bnZG1oSlCHXuC1zOoo26G3BccaiQg1Rw2jihLNz8J5DtWNuM726IAQpzMZrDdoA9Novn0GD1yH199HV27QnPiblMABVC7x_ztYziVOtax60lwBHsjEJtZoQ12rYdKhuXFCtIk69Na5iCgnAzoAG3p1VmHk5gUrCQMlk8KrDzbSG6dhGF7ppA=w962-h1282-no)(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/b1gPO71FxPFfeGxa3g012Vq2kykJ3VRfjY_1Ifrm3JymwcNaYKtxgOYWJC_195xXNMfHcRIFfeAtbxnqI42U8hYOFvK4ZVY7HxgjV5w4QnXCLHV9dao3WZ6FpnK021yeDryBBlwEmgrmDuNCOrq3AKZ4aiNQqPbgnY3CgkNQP6e1qUG-AUZtEpy1GIkU70lNy5SxnximS-imQ8Ec_QiqjvBKNkjA56y-bpkAmBpoNmfu4lnMRdLvSo4EawuAycvjKuV_WlYNiWToZ_iD4GDO09G9RncMNyZ03vmSClbzpczXrChbsBDrB8GPmrrrsJPT1HlQkVOQ5ZIlPZFCDfEK-Ngxp9NXeOgUF8iBM3UstBPXDAnkAubCJxFYqtxw--QbF6wH6YtUieN-QqyiVMSmX5ASnXzBWG7TiDAsrV_CzaWFTwUfvxFBNe72Vpd_sIQmMS6r_BGLl2pdrdoBGqjOhRMMxtbGu64DC65G6L9aTUNTp-40WC6g6fKJyV0l182XcIgXfm4P8SxKO5ztQ7RyoNl2IezPVxeMf36qbq5g90GjkGsGhDNEcq-YiJq7PuOOsZDz0z7k4m37zGUFKKpzZjPB4ELNmHvgjn97Bs1Kt2eFsNX9r92RIu474qB89pmgxNpmuCTNNcvn6_6r6QCg1XdU5oy3kakkaA=w962-h1282-no)

Here is the bulb -> https://ultraviolet.com/preheat-germicidal-ultraviolet-lamps/
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on March 31, 2018, 10:55:41 pm
Looks good. I will have to make at least one of them.
Thanks.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Robo on April 01, 2018, 08:55:48 am
Looks good. I will have to make at least one of them.
Thanks.
Jim

Jim,

Can you pass the info onto Kent,  I know he was interested and I promised to get him the info.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on April 01, 2018, 10:26:04 am
Rob,
No problem. I will send it to him.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Geoff on April 04, 2018, 02:39:17 am
     Great to know the meet went well Jim. Good job.  Nice to see that Iddee, Scott and Peggy made it but missing the shirtless Bud in the pics. The hair style still going well Scott, even taking off on the chin ! !
   Pleased you all had a good weekend again. By the way, did Iddee turn up with his yellow plastic bucket ? ?
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on April 04, 2018, 05:47:37 am
That was Bud's bucket, Geoff. He mounted it on a board and hung it over his fireplace after I demonstrated it.    :cool: :cheesy: :cheesy:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Geoff on April 04, 2018, 08:51:22 am
 

All good Wally, hope he took it to Empire with him. Still check the video every now and then.

   For those who dont know of the yellow bucket saga here it is, great memories of Bud3.   

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_fx4xdlNmY#
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on April 04, 2018, 09:20:42 am
Sure would like to see you at Beefest 2019.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Kathyp on April 04, 2018, 12:31:33 pm
Awww.  Looks like you guys had a great time.  Sorry I missed it.  Good to see Peggy and Scott.  Have not heard from them in a long time!!

Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on April 04, 2018, 05:12:56 pm
  For those who dont know of the yellow bucket saga here it is,

Awsome, Now all we got to do is make a recording of Wally beating that plastic bucket and we won't need the bucket anymore (and Wally's arm won't get tired).
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: moebees on April 04, 2018, 06:15:03 pm
Looked like JPthebeeman in that video.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on April 04, 2018, 09:23:14 pm
Looked like JPthebeeman in that video.
Yup, he was there. I think he made every Bud get together.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on April 08, 2018, 11:14:16 am
I just had Brian?s ?Acebird?s Naturally Creamed Honey? on an English Muffin. I didn?t know it during Beefest but he left it here with my wife.
It is very good. Thanks.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on April 08, 2018, 12:02:45 pm
I brought another jar of honey that wasn't creamed but has a hint of fermentation.  I eat this regularly.  However, I left the jar in Myrtle Beach at my brothers house.  I don't know if I will have any left by next year for a taste test.  Maybe everyone could bring a sample of their honey to Beefest 2018 and pass it around.
We have given our employer notice that we are moving to FL by Nov. this year.  That means I have to get rid of my bees so I am unsure if I will have a new crop of honey to bring to FL.
Another dilemma is how to get 20 gals of mead down to FL.  Anyone know what the law is for transporting mead?
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Kathyp on April 08, 2018, 12:29:12 pm
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Anyone know what the law is for transporting mead?

Back of the truck.  Lable "Honey product".  Don't say any more about it.   :wink:
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: yes2matt on April 08, 2018, 02:10:17 pm
I brought another jar of honey that wasn't creamed but has a hint of fermentation.  I eat this regularly.  However, I left the jar in Myrtle Beach at my brothers house.  I don't know if I will have any left by next year for a taste test.  Maybe everyone could bring a sample of their honey to Beefest 2018 and pass it around.
We have given our employer notice that we are moving to FL by Nov. this year.  That means I have to get rid of my bees so I am unsure if I will have a new crop of honey to bring to FL.
Another dilemma is how to get 20 gals of mead down to FL.  Anyone know what the law is for transporting mead?
Oooh a honey taste panel/contest. Great idea.

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Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on April 08, 2018, 02:33:28 pm
I brought another jar of honey that wasn't creamed but has a hint of fermentation.  I eat this regularly.  However, I left the jar in Myrtle Beach at my brothers house.  I don't know if I will have any left by next year for a taste test.  Maybe everyone could bring a sample of their honey to Beefest 2019 and pass it around.
We have given our employer notice that we are moving to FL by Nov. this year.  That means I have to get rid of my bees so I am unsure if I will have a new crop of honey to bring to FL.
Another dilemma is how to get 20 gals of mead down to FL.  Anyone know what the law is for transporting mead?
Oooh a honey taste panel/contest. Great idea.

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But it will bee Black Jar Honey. All about taste.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on April 08, 2018, 02:35:46 pm
I brought another jar of honey that wasn't creamed but has a hint of fermentation.  I eat this regularly.  However, I left the jar in Myrtle Beach at my brothers house.  I don't know if I will have any left by next year for a taste test.  Maybe everyone could bring a sample of their honey to Beefest 2018 and pass it around.
We have given our employer notice that we are moving to FL by Nov. this year.  That means I have to get rid of my bees so I am unsure if I will have a new crop of honey to bring to FL.
Another dilemma is how to get 20 gals of mead down to FL.  Anyone know what the law is for transporting mead?
Brian,
Why aren?t you going to bring your bees? Just have them inspected before you transport.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Dallasbeek on April 08, 2018, 02:47:26 pm
Or not and tell the nice officer they are comfort support animals.   If some bozo can try to take a peacock on an airliner as a support animal, almost anything is believable.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on April 08, 2018, 02:54:43 pm
Dallas,
 :happy:
Most officers are not going to stop a small load of bees but it is not that hard to call your inspector and have the proper paperwork to go from NY to FL.
My late Father in law just had it done last year to send 2 hives from PA to SC. He had no problems at all. As a mater of fact, they even went so far as to say he was mite and beetle free. He does not use chemicals.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: jtcmedic on April 08, 2018, 04:55:43 pm
I have a friend that moves his bed from pa to dadecity  fl  regularly. Ace where ya moving to in fl.
I have already planning on 2019 beefest.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: tycrnp on April 08, 2018, 11:05:17 pm
Or not and tell the nice officer they are comfort support animals.   If some bozo can try to take a peacock on an airliner as a support animal, almost anything is believable.

 :shocked:  LOL!!!!!
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on April 09, 2018, 09:59:32 am
Brian,
Why aren?t you going to bring your bees?

Over 1400 miles and the days of driving 24 hours straight are long gone.  I could be wrong but I believe transplanting bees from Upstate to West Palm Beach is too far for them to survive.  Not acclimated.  No different than buying bees form GA and expecting them to make it up here.  And finally there is the place we bought.  No way in heck the HOA is going to allow bees.
Once we get down there the wife wants a permanent home with more land and no restrictions.
I was thinking if a gallon or so of mead fell off the truck near Jacksonville on our way down you would be up to selling me some bees to get started again.
After I do my splits I will put out the word to sell them all off.  The less we have to bring the better.
FYI My wife has run the largest storage facility in Upstate NY for about 30 years.  She has seen hundreds and hundreds of people store their house hold and move 1500 miles away.  Then in a couple three years they realize the cost of moving their stuff is more then what their stuff is worth. And they already paid more in rent then what their stuff is worth.  So we are selling everything.  40 years of collecting vintage, antiques, do dads and furniture.  I have got the problem of figuring out what tools to bring.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: iddee on April 09, 2018, 10:29:36 am
Keep in mind, you have a stopover place about halfway, if the need ""or desire"" to use it arises.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Acebird on April 09, 2018, 01:53:07 pm
I appreciate that Wally.  I got to stop by and drop off those wheel weights anyway.
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Michael Bush on April 10, 2018, 11:18:07 am
>Most officers are not going to stop a small load of bees but it is not that hard to call your inspector and have the proper paperwork to go from NY to FL.

As long as you don't drive through Alabama...
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: sawdstmakr on April 10, 2018, 11:21:47 am
Good to know.
Jim
Title: Re: Beefest 2018
Post by: Robo on April 10, 2018, 02:46:35 pm
call your inspector and have the proper paperwork to go from NY to FL.

Good luck with that, NY has one inspector who focuses on the 60 commercial operations in the state.