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Offline Mintaphil

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Welcome
« on: September 20, 2016, 07:59:16 pm »
I hope that I am posting to the Welcome Subject Forum!

Hello, I am glad to join the forum and already have enjoyed the response to the first of many questions as I am in my second season with 2 hives. I am retired from healthcare, 63 years young, live on 30 acres in the Piedmont of North Carolina with a nice 3 acre pond, old Quaker built 1818 (former wayfarer's inn) home, on 30 acres, with 2 canine mutts (Maggie and Doc), 1 black cat for good luck (Bagheera), and I'm guessing 80,000 worker bees with 2 queens (Elizabeth and Isabella). All keeps me busy and out of "trouble". Sadly my father passed away 7/11/2015 (his father/my grandfather was a beekeeper on a cotton farm in Waxahachie, TX). I miss them both, the bees help with this. I like living in nature and observing the plants and animals and sky. In college I was art (painting) major and used to paint quite a bit. Now I am less interested in "stuff" accumulating and just like to look at the colors and light and landscape with an artist's eye, I suppose. I enjoy cooking, some gardening (moreso in the past), mowing is easy on the riding mower and centers my mind too. Life is good. I feel blessed. I look forward to the friendly ways of WorldWideBeekeeping and learning more!



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Re: Welcome
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2016, 08:32:42 pm »
Thanks for coming. I hope you enjoy it here and decide to stay. You have some good company here.
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Re: Welcome
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2016, 08:39:31 pm »
Yes welcome to the bee keepers story place. Some fiction is ok here
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Re: Welcome
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 08:46:16 pm »
Welcome aboard Mintaphil! ;D
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Re: Welcome
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 09:34:15 pm »
Welcome, your in good company, well except for 3 or 4 on the forum, i won't mention who, but bees can fly in one ear and out the other. :laugh: :laugh: You will be able to pick them out as time goes by 8) Jack
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Re: Welcome
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2016, 09:50:38 pm »
A very warm welcome Mintaphil, I hope you enjoy the forum. I have been on a few forums and this one is absolutely the best there is. There is a lot of very knowledgeable folks here( me being not one of them) And there always willing to help. And they like to have some fun in the process.  :)
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Re: Welcome
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2016, 10:07:36 pm »
Hey Mintaphil:

I love your attitude.  I too like to cook and mow.  Something about the orderliness of mowing tweaks my psyche.  As to the welcome, I hope you stay with us.  We are a happy, friendly, well mannered group.  As the TV shows says, "Come on down."

lazy

PS  I live in shallow West Texas, but have good friends in Waxahachie. 
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Re: Welcome
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2016, 10:35:33 pm »
Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Welcome
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2016, 10:54:38 pm »
hi mintaphil, and welcome!...........



life is good! this is the best forum on the planet, and THANKS for joining up with us!  looking forward to reading your posts!
thanks for your introduction and pic!

btw, bees fly in jack's ear and out the other......he's the only one i know that this happens too...........except maybe perry............ :D :D :D

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Re: Welcome
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2016, 11:54:49 pm »
Welcome Mintaphil,

So is that headgear in your photo for grafting in queen bee production? I'm in healthcare as well, another 3 to 5 yrs I'll be retired too.
Nucs & queens, for 2017.
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Re: Welcome
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2016, 04:08:28 am »
 Welcome Mintaphil to the forum, I think you will like it here, have any questions about bees just ask.

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Re: Welcome
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2016, 06:28:11 am »
 :welcome:
Glad you found us, we like bees and like to get along, even Jack. He may be cantankerous, hard headed, stubborn to a fault, but he tries. :D
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Re: Welcome
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2016, 06:46:52 am »
Welcome
It's not a honeybee, it's a honey bee. Whateveer!
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Re: Welcome
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2016, 11:22:21 am »
Welcome Neighbor.
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Re: Welcome
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2016, 11:58:07 am »
Welcome aboard.  I am fairly new here as well and they have all let me stick around, which is awfully nice of them.   :D  I have learned a great deal from all of the big brains here, and I am sure you will have the same experience.  I am looking forward to reading your posts and learning from you as well.
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Re: Welcome
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2016, 04:42:36 pm »
Welcome, good folks and lots of knowledge...... I like this place.
Cheers, Bill
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Re: Welcome
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2016, 06:30:44 am »
Howdy from central Texas... just a bit south of Waxahachie, Tx.

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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2016, 09:22:13 am »
Welcome aboard  :yes:
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Re: Welcome
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2016, 06:17:56 pm »
I may have come in late with my donation to the words of welcome, but thaat's only because I've been a bit busy lately and not too active..  But with your description of your interests, it sounds like you've come to the right place---nice beekeepers and nice people populate this forum.

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Re: Welcome
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2016, 10:42:41 pm »
Welcome!
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