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Offline Astrocycler

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Hello From Central Florida
« on: December 27, 2009, 02:50:27 pm »
Good Afternoon,

I am new to beekeeping... don't even have bees yet.  Working hard to learn... Santa brought me a beekeeping book and have attended a course at our county extension service.  Seems like more people need to save the bees by enhancing the gene pool and population.  Heck, I have not seen a honey bee in my yard for years... need to fix that.  These critters are incredibly interesting.  My wife is interested also... that's good news.  One of the grandbrats is also interested.

We live in unincorporated Volusia County in central Florida about halfway between Orlando and Daytona Beach.  We live on 3 acres of mostly untouched land so I think the bees will love it... lots of food including our garden and a lot of palmetto, which I understand makes great honey.

My other interests include astronomy, bicycling (road), gardening, cooking and most outdoor activities.

I am looking forward to learning from everyone and having a robust healthy hive.

Happy New Year,

I know it is going to be a good day when I get up in the morning look back in the bed and I am not in it!

The best part of having grandbrats is I now have people my own age to play with.

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Re: Hello From Central Florida
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 06:06:33 pm »
Welcome to the forum.
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Offline hardwood

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Re: Hello From Central Florida
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009, 07:30:33 pm »
Astrocycler, first off let me say welcome to the forum...it's a fantastic place for info! I must be close to you as I'm just outside of Deltona in Osteen. I'd be happy to help you get set up on this great adventure, all you have to do is holler!

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Offline Cindi

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Re: Hello From Central Florida
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2009, 01:25:18 am »
Ed, welcome to our forum, wonderful you found us.  Wait until you get your bees, the enjoyment you will have will be something you never could have believed, your Wife will love the new adventure too. Take this winter to study, read that book you got for Christmas, and get prepared to have bees, this will happen.  The most that one learns about the secret life of the honeybee, the more compelled you will be to learn.  This forum will be a place where you can tell your stories, tales, experiences, make new friends -- and ask any questions that you want to.  There is no unimportant question ever, and you will always have great answers.  Stick around, we love new members.  Have that wonderful day, awesome life, with great health. Cindi
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