New-Bee A Buzzin'

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  1. Oct 28, 2018 #1

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    Hi, everyone! As my title suggests (and my username), I have a thing for bees. I have a couple of hives and am very interested in learning how to make mead with the extra honey. Most years I also end up with an excess of blueberries and persimmons, with which I'd love to learn how to turn into wine. I'm looking forward to spending some time browsing all the threads and picking people's brains. Thanks for including me in your community!

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    Welcome to the hobby!
     
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    Thanks, Heather!
     
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    Sounds like fun, the bees. You should post about your adventures with them.
    Mead and wine are fun to make and good to drink.
    Welcome
     
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    Thanks, AKTom! I've been wanting to learn for a while but I have my fingers in a lot of pies and it always seems to get pushed back, but I'm making a commitment to it now.
    I'm in my tenth year of beekeeping. Don't start because you'll get hooked, and then you'll start making usernames and thread titles with bees in them. Besides making stuff with honey, I use the wax to make candles, pomades, and lotions.
     
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    Welcome to winemakingtalk.
     
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    Welcome.
    Wine making will hook you the same.
    I too have several hives. Where in the world are you
     
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    Some of us wanabee keepers want to know what the buzz is all about.
    See what I did there?
     
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    I'm outside of Augusta, Georgia. How about you?
     
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    I do, and it's all about buzzing into this group and meeting everyone! Now for you, AkTom, I'm guessing you're in Alaska? I have a brother in Fairbanks.
     
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    Yes I am. Down in Soldotna on the Kenai Peninsula.
     
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    That's a fair ways from his trails. He's actually down here visiting at the moment. He loves Alaska. I have yet to get up there myself.
     
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    South end of the willamette valley
     
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    WELCOME and have great FUN!!
     
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    Thanks! This is a good start!
     
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