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BeeFest 2019
« on: March 30, 2018, 11:53:52 pm »
I am setting the BeeFest 2019 date as March 15-17, 2019.
You can park your RV, trailer, set up a tent, get a motel room in Macclenney FL (about 25 minutes away) or if you?re close enough, do day trips. You can also, as Robo did during BeeFest 2018, hang a hammock between 2 trees.  :happy:
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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 08:54:12 am »
There are lots of Motels in Lake City where Wally and I stayed.  It is about 30-35 minutes right through the national forest.
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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 11:55:37 am »
I live in Largo,FL and I'm interested in attending. Can you share more details about the event, please!

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Re: BeeFest 2019
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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 03:26:02 pm »
David,
Hope to see you this spring. Be sure to start at page 10. That is where a lot of information is. Lots of pictures throughout that thread.
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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2018, 10:02:57 pm »
For those who are planning on coming to BeeFest 2019, here is a picture of a bass that my brother just caught and released, in our pond.

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Bring your fishing equipment.
Jim
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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2018, 06:26:20 am »
During Beefest, we need to make a new ?How to light a smoker video?.
I see a lot of beekeepers having trouble keeping them lit.
Jim
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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2018, 01:45:20 pm »
Mark your calendars for March 15, 16 and 17, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Tom will be doing the Dousing demonstration again this year.
See you here. 
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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2018, 08:16:04 am »
Beefest 2019, March 15, 16 and 17.
Directions to the farm.
From I-10, east or west, use exit 333, the Glen St Mary exit, N County Road 125. 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 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

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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2018, 08:17:12 am »
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
‪1499 S 6th St,  MacClenny, FL, 32063, ‬
‪800-724-1686‬

Econo lodge
151 Woodlawn Road, MacClenny, FL, 32063, US
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(855) 479-0732

Travelodge
1651 S 6th St
I-10 and Hwy 121 Exit 335
Macclenny, FL 32063
United States
+1 (904) 259-6408

The closest is the Travelodge.
Jim

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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2018, 09:34:54 am »
I have my plane tickets.
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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2018, 01:15:45 pm »
         Jim, I am wondering if a bee club could attend any if the current and future 'BeeFests?'
Sincerely, Robert Hallock.

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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2018, 03:33:27 pm »
I just ask that they log in on this site and, on this thread, let me know they are coming and how many, in their family, they are bringing. Children are welcome. I just ask that you keep a close watch on them.
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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2019, 10:35:00 pm »
One (semi-) adult and four kids (4, 6, 8, and 9). Two tents.

We had such a fine time last year, and I was so impressed by your turkeys that I got a pair.  <3

Should I bring a pair of dowsing rods or get some from Tom?

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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2019, 12:00:03 am »
Thanks Matt. If you have them, bring your dousing rods.
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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2019, 04:48:37 pm »
With Michael Bush?s guidance we are planning on doing a little Queen grafting during Beefest 2018. I think we will start it on Friday and bee able to move the grafts into a finisher hive on Sunday.
Jim

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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2019, 11:15:45 pm »
If you are planning on attending BeeFest 2019 please reply to this thread and note that you are coming, how many are in your party, camping out, RVing; tent, trailer or motel.
This will help me plan it out better and how much food we need.
Let me know if you need anything. If you are flying, I have about 8 suits/veils if you need to borrow one. Let me know here and I will reserve them on a first come first serve. I necessarily I can probably get more from our local clubs.
Feel free to call me.
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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2019, 02:39:09 am »
Jim
Wife and I with my small camper. Will there be a small power hook up for me?
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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2019, 09:16:02 am »
Jim
Wife and I with my small camper. Will there be a small power hook up for me?
John Boeckstiegel

Yes. You just need to locate your camper near the dock, the new barn or close to the house.
Jim
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Re: BeeFest 2019
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2019, 05:03:17 pm »
Hello, I would like to attend on Friday for the queen grafting demo please.  I can bring a crockpot of chili/cheddar/Xochil chips for lunch, also bring deli bowls for serving it.  I can also make a vegetarian chili if there is interest.   I am in Fla. panhandle. Thanks!
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