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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Western Colorado
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    Default Howdy from western CO!

    Howdy (again), My name is Chuck and my wife is Beth. We've been keeping bees for 5 or 6 years now and I've been a lurker on this forum for a good part of that.
    I thought it was about time to introduce myself.
    We just moved from Craig to Grand Junction, both in western Colorado, but GJ has a much longer field/growing season.
    We're launching into a small side-liner operation this summer. We are going from 3 or 4 hives to 20+. We're still working on the details of a "business plan".

    I never posted anything prior to a couple of months ago but just soaked up all the knowledge I could and I'm very grateful to so many of you who share your expertise here.
    I've posted a few comments here lately but I'm still mostly in the "soak" mode. About the time I think I know something I'll stick my foot in my mouth.

    My other passion is nature photography, but it's taken a back seat to the bees at the moment.

    "See" ya around, and thanks again for a great forum!
    Chuck

  2. #2
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    Sep 2004
    Location
    Devils Lake, North Dakota
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    Welcome Chuck....... I'm still in the "soak" mode myself.
    There are so many facets to beekeeping I think we are
    always learning.

  3. #3
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    Mar 2008
    Location
    Cameron, MO
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    Welcome Chuck,
    You dont happen to bee the guy w/ the hives on the side of the hwy heading out of town towards Baggs?
    I have 2 sisters in Craig and one near those hives. Good Luck in GJ. Where atre you located? I go back there a few times a year. The season will really help. You'll be part of the peach pollination yippee!!
    There's a new guy in Colbran and Alpha6 is in Snowmass fequent here on Beesource.
    Good Luck

  4. #4
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    Aug 2006
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    Western Colorado
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    Thanks for the welcome guys.

    Zane, no those aren't mine. There are at least 2 big commercial producers who have hives in Craig over the summer but move 'em out for the winter. And at least 2 other side-liners around there too.
    We were south of the airport about 4 miles.

    I'm on the west side of town here, quite a ways away from the orchards in Palisade but still lots of irrigated alfalfa and honey producing "weeds" here. I'm trying to get some hives on the river (Colorado). We have an orchard owner that will let us keep some hives in his orchards on Orchard Mesa but we'll have to wait to see how much we build up to justify running over there.

    I'm hoping that Frank, the guy up in Collbran, will be able to arrange a spot for me up there. I'm not sure if there is a summer dearth here or how long it is - we might move some up there at that time. Or just leave some there for the season to get that "Mountain Wildflower" honey.
    Chuck

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Lyons, CO
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    Cheers Chuck! Send us some o' that moisture over here when you get a chance . Welcome to the board.
    Bees, brews and fun
    in Lyons, CO

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
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    Cameron, MO
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    Mtn Gold,
    I know a few folks around there(GJ) that have some land if interested I can ask around and see if they mind some hives. Just dont know if you want to drive all over the place? Glade Park, Whitewater and maybe up east of Colbran too. Are you in Fruita, or Redlands.
    I sure like them Palisade Peaches. They are the best around I think. I fly out every year just to get some.
    My sis Karen and brother in law Harold Brown live up north of town. I was out there a few weeks ago sledding and ice fishing down south towards Oak Creek. Hit a deer on the trip back to Craig. That road going south from the airport up over the top.
    You remember when TWA landed there in Craig instead of Hayden? LOL
    How many TWA pilots does it take to land a plane?
    2 and a 1/5th
    Regarding Dearth, there used to be a guy last name Simpson(its been a long time though) that raised bees off 1st and F road. He might know the particulars. Its dry as you can get in the summer. good luck

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