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Offline Jim 134

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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #40 on: February 23, 2020, 07:37:40 pm »
    How far are you from Apopka FL.  ??

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156 miles.
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   Thank you for quick response.... Just a little too far.. From where I will be at...   Have a great day...

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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2020, 07:40:48 pm »
My husband and I will be in attendance for Sat/Sunday - for food purposes, only count us for lunch.

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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2020, 11:50:06 pm »
Jim. My wife is coming also. We will have our camper there Friday breakfast to Sunday lunch. Looking forward to it.

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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2020, 12:38:29 am »
My husband and I will be in attendance for Sat/Sunday - for food purposes, only count us for lunch.
Weber,
Sounds great.
Thanks
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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #44 on: February 28, 2020, 12:40:28 am »
Jim. My wife is coming also. We will have our camper there Friday breakfast to Sunday lunch. Looking forward to it.
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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2020, 10:16:18 pm »
Here is the schedule for BeeFest.
On arrival, fill in registration form and name tags.
I have an add in a local newspaper for free swarm removals so we may be stopping to go get swarms from time to time or we may just send a team out to get them.
Friday morning:
8:00 Breakfast.
9:00 Registration, name tags and Introductions.
10:00 Make up queen starter boxes.
11:00 Make up Swarm traps.
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Set Swarm Traps in Maccelleny.
Kids crafts. Fishing
3:00 Make candles. Bring wax.
4:00 TBD.
6:00 Dinner and social hour.
8:00 Campfire ,S?mores, Singing, Bring your musical instruments.


Saturday morning:
8:00 AM, Breakfast.
9:00 Inspect Splits and move queen right boxes into separate hives.  Weather permitting.
12:30 PM, Lunch.
1:30 Lesson on Apitherapy by Karen Wassamer
2:30 Queen grafting Demo by Michael Bush
4:00 TBD
6:00 Dinner and social hour.
8:00 Campfire, S?mores, Singing, Bring your musical instruments.


Sunday morning
8:00 Breakfast.
9:00 Smoker contest followed by Smoker training/how to light a five hour smoker.
Bring your smoker if you want to participate. If you are flying, I have 7 extra smokers here. Let me know.
10:00 TBD
11:00 Oxalic acid demo by John Boeckstiegel.
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Steam wax melter and plasticell dipping.
I?m sure this schedule will change a bit but this is the initial plan.
Jim Altmiller
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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2020, 09:42:10 am »
For those coming to BeeFest next week, we have a Bald Eagle that is perched right above the campfire circle. He often makes a visit to check out the fish in our pond. If we are lucky, he will do the same during BeeFest.
Jim Altmiller

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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #47 on: March 10, 2020, 05:43:03 pm »
I just bought my plane tickets.
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm en espanol: bushfarms.com/es_bees.htm  auf deutsche: bushfarms.com/de_bees.htm  em portugues:  bushfarms.com/pt_bees.htm
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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #48 on: March 11, 2020, 02:38:11 am »
Jim,

🎵🎵I'll bee there, I'll bee there...🎵🎵
(channelling my inner MJ!)

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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #49 on: March 11, 2020, 07:17:01 am »
https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Sanderson+FL?canonicalCityId=c93d0ce5570873d7ab1534e5721c921d79b62971a5550643082fd8690ff64819

Y'all I'm looking forward to some 85*   It was a very warm spring (and ridiculously early) here but it's been pretty much rain and dreariness and "meh" weather since. Tho the neighbors supered up already, I didn't  :/

I'm looking forward to seeing y'all again and it looks like some new faces too.  That's what originally attracted me to BeeFest -- here's these folks I've been interacting with on the interwebs and now I get to meet them for real. very cool.

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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #50 on: March 11, 2020, 08:49:41 am »
Pull behind camper is all checked out, for me and my wife. I am going to write down all my questions and "what should I have done instead" inquires for you all to answer. Looking forward to it.

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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2020, 11:22:22 pm »
Jim,

🎵🎵I'll bee there, I'll bee there...🎵🎵
(channelling my inner MJ!)

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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #52 on: March 11, 2020, 11:36:06 pm »
Pull behind camper is all checked out, for me and my wife. I am going to write down all my questions and "what should I have done instead" inquires for you all to answer. Looking forward to it.
Bob,
You will have plenty of time to talk to the best beekeepers. 🙂
Jim Altmiller

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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #53 on: March 17, 2020, 10:09:58 am »
Jim,
I am assuming that the beefest is still happening, in spite of the many closings for the virus, considering we are out in the open and nature.

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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #54 on: March 17, 2020, 10:59:50 am »
Bob,
As of right now BeeFest is still on. Everything will bee outside. We will bee taking precautions.
Jim Altmiller

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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #55 on: March 20, 2020, 08:11:24 am »
 BeeFest is on. Michael Bush, Bob Wilson and Acebird are here.
Hope to see you all.
Jim Altmiller

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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #56 on: March 20, 2020, 11:57:21 am »
Jim, thank you for hosting this - your doing a great service.

Totally wish we could have been there.  :angry:
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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #57 on: March 20, 2020, 07:57:05 pm »
Here are some pictures from today, 3/20/2020.

Michael Bush teaching queen grafting.
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Judy Altmiller teaching candle making.
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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #58 on: March 20, 2020, 07:59:07 pm »
Our youngest Beekeeper/queen grafter.

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Re: BeeFest 2020
« Reply #59 on: March 20, 2020, 08:35:59 pm »
Awesome!  I'm still largely on track to be there tomorrow early.  I am still planning on bringing some audio reinforcement.  I'll also have my electric guitfiddle and a bass geetar with amps for the jam.
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