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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009
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    North Pole AK
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    Big Grin Hello from north pole alaska

    Hey everyone,
    Well i finally decided to get off my butt and try this for real. Im originally from Minnesota but moved to Alaska a few years ago. Im not sure how this is all going to work out but i really want to give it a whirl. Im the first person in my family to do this since my great-grandfather had a good bee operation in Harding Mn. Excited yet, nervous that i'll do something wrong. I dont want to kill the bees. Best of luck to everyone! Also i just have to say that this website is my primary source of info right now. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR HELPING ME OUT!: applause:

  2. #2
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    Mar 2008
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    Cameron, MO
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    Default Welcome

    Welcome to the source!!!!
    I know of few beek up in GODS country aka AK. Anchortown has a guy on this site and I have know others in Homer just no one up near you. Dont know the guys in Anchorages name. Heard its been chilly up there but maybe not for you. Lots of info here. Good Luck

  3. #3
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    There are quite a few beekeepers around Anchorage. Dick Allen and Keith Malone are up that way. I don't think bees can survive at the North Pole.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  4. #4
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    May 2007
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    Murfreesboro, TN, USA
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    Wow! And I think it gets cold here in the winter.
    Welcome and best wishes to ya!
    "My child, eat honey, for it is good." (Proverbs 24:13)

  5. #5
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    Jul 2008
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    Spartanburg South Carolina
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    please keep us posted on your operation at the np

  6. #6
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    Feb 2009
    Location
    Columbus, Mississippi
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    Hello I am a new Beek this year too. I also used to live in North Pole from 1998-2001. It was COLD but very fun and lots of things to do. I wish you luck and success.

  7. #7
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    Aug 2002
    Location
    Casper, Wy, USA
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    Hello MnTransplant,

    I ran about 250 hives at Delta Junction, just down the road from you. It's been awhile now, almost 30 years ago. But it would be fun learning of your experience. I'll share what I have.

    Regards
    BWrangler
    In Alaska, Far North Apiaries
    I once wrangled bees. But now, knowing better, I just let them bee.
    http://talkingstick.me/category/bees/

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Erin, NY /Florence SC
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    Thumbs Up True adventurer

    Quote Originally Posted by mntransplant View Post
    Hey everyone,
    Well i finally decided to get off my butt and try this for real. Im originally from Minnesota but moved to Alaska a few years ago. applause:
    Oh so it wasn't cold enough for you in Minnesota!

    Thank for joining. You have a couple other beeks who come here from time to time in your neck of the wood. I think Allen Dick may be one.

    Please keep us aprised of all your exploits (on bees in bee blogs and on other matters in the coffee clatch). We would espeically enjoy stories about barely surviving Grizzley or moose attacks, digging out from under an avalanche or being lost in the wilderness for weeks @ say 35 below eating nothing but snow and tree bark!

    We are an adventurous bunch and it's fun to live vicariously through the exploints of others who actually take the dive off the deep end.(No derogatory intended! )

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
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    Waubun Minnesota USA
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    Hey, see you are from Mn. What part? I am from Waubun. Just north of Detroit Lakes.

  10. #10
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    Mar 2008
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    Thousand Oaks, CA USA
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    Holy smokes. North Pole, Alaska. As a native, lifelong Southern Californian, I'm embarassed to say I didn't even know such a place actually existed, much less that there would be "lots to do." Outside of taking potshots at Santa, of course

    Welcome--- and, as a personal favor, I'd love it if you ever had a chance to take a representative picture or two of North Pole and posted them on the Coffee Klatch. I'd be fascinated.

    You'll have to excuse me now, I gotta go put on a sweater. It must be under sixty degrees out there tonight.
    Last edited by walking bird; 03-30-2009 at 10:12 PM. Reason: mistake

  11. #11
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    Mar 2009
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    North Pole AK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beehappy1950 View Post
    Hey, see you are from Mn. What part? I am from Waubun. Just north of Detroit Lakes.
    I was born in St Paul, but grew up in Prior Lake (about 30 minutes south of the cities).

  12. #12
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    Mar 2009
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    North Pole AK
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    [QUOTE=walking bird;410450]
    as a personal favor, I'd love it if you ever had a chance to take a representative picture or two of North Pole and posted them on the Coffee Klatch. I'd be fascinated. QUOTE]


    What is that? Now i feel stupid, I"ve never heard of that. Can ya throw me a clue? I would be more than happy to put some pics of my home town up. Especially when the thermometer reads -60.

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