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    Smile new bee girl


    Hi!

    I’ll tell you how I got interested in bees. When I was about 5 or 6 I went outside and I found a bee drowning in my dog’s water dish. I was really afraid of all bugs when I was little, ESPECIALLY is they happened to have stingers…but I couldn’t stand to see it drowning so I put a twig in the bowl and the bee crawled on and I told it to tell all the other bees never to sting me as payment for saving it. I would later call it “my treaty with the bees”

    Now I’m 17 and still never been stung once…but I can’t expect that to last, because I just got my first two beehives and I know stings come with the territory. I’ve been studying and learning about bees from local keepers since last fall, and now I’m trying it myself.

    I started with two nuc boxes, five frames each, and transferred them to my hives. I was less than graceful with the first one (turns out my gloves were too big!) and the bees were a little irritated, but smoke calmed them down. The second hive went very smoothly. I’ve checked them a couple of times since then and they seem to be doing well. I love watching them fly and the humming sound they make.

    Other than that…I have a vast menagerie of interests. I’m eclectic I’m your average teenage girl. I like to read and write and draw. I love riding my bike and being outside in general. Music is great, and I love all kinds…big band, classical, rock, county…you name it! And antiques are my things…classic movies too. When I grow up, I want to be a mortician. And I’m a Christian (which is probably the most important thing about me!)

    Nice to meet you!

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    welcome new bee girl.This is a great site to learn from.I just started beeking a few months back.God is good.

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    thanks chad. and you're right!
    ~the girl who made a treaty with the bees~

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    Welcome Olive!

    I know several beeks up in the northern part of the state. Some great bee clubs up there too: the Northeast IN Beekeepers and the Michiana Beeks.

    I have a daughter your age, but she doesn't like bees. Her mind is on horses 24/7.

    If you get a chance, consider coming over to Purdue on June 20th. The two statewide bee clubs are holding a joint meeting in the bee yards.
    http://www.entm.purdue.edu/beehive/events.html

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    Welcome aboard. It is good to see young people starting beekeeping. My son has joined me in learning. I am a beginner also.

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    welcome.

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    WElcome Olive,
    GOod luck w/ your bee's
    YOu have some good standards. GOD and Bee's!

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    Thanks alot everyone! And i'll definitely try to make it to purdue in june!
    ~the girl who made a treaty with the bees~

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    Hi Olive,
    My wife & I are new to beekeeping, & not ready to take the gloves off yet. We are wearing the nitrile exam gloves like doctors use at a checkup. With these gloves you can even feel a bee buzz in you're fingers.

    Good Luck,
    Dan

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    Welcome Bee Girl.... Dont bee a stranger...LOTS of great info on this site...
    Tom
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    When I grow up, I want to be like John K.......

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    Greetings and welcome to the mad house that is beekeeping!! My oldest daughter is in school for funeral services which includes the mortician stuff.
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

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    where does your daughter go to school Nasalsponge? Yeah, I'll be a senior in HS next year and I'll be working part time a funeral home to get a feel for it. Then I'll be going to cincinati college of mortuary sciences...unless i can find any other mortuary school
    ~the girl who made a treaty with the bees~

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    The University of Central Oklahoma, she has already got to sit in on some embalmings.....ewwwww
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

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    What a great story! And familiar...I have a similar treaty with spiders. I'm 37 and I haven't been bitten, and since I don't intend to raise a spider colony anytime soon, I'll consider the treaty a success . Welcome aboard...I am also a newbee so we'll be learning together.

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    haha! thats funny bluidshay...wonder what spider honey would taste like? :P
    ~the girl who made a treaty with the bees~

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