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  1. #1
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    Dec 1999
    Location
    DuPage County, Illinois USA
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    Thumbs Up 10,000 Members, and beyond!

    We did it! We are now 10,000+ members strong. Passing the 100 member mark back in 2000 was exciting, and then climbing to 1,000 members less than a year later. I never had expectations of the membership getting to over 10,000. "Timmy's mom" is the 10,000th member of our beekeeping forums. Welcome aboard! See the photo from 2/4/2010.

    Some members of Beesource decided to celebrate this milestone by collectively putting together a gift for Timmy's mom. Actually, after contacting Timmy's mom, it's really Timothy who is the beekeeper. Mom is the advocate. A $155 gift certificate was purchased from Blue Sky Bee Supply (http://www.blueskybeesupply.com), a Beesource cap and bee jacket w/veil was added, and Blue Sky donated a hive tool and smoker!

    We want to thank Timmy's mom for being supportive of Timothy's interest in beekeeping. From their website:

    "The apiary has become a reality for our son, Timothy. Timothy has dreamed, studied, and enjoyed the honeybee for many years. Since he was five years old he would sit in the apple trees during the honey flow and watch as his bee friends were hard at work. At the young age of nine, he is responsible for the honey hives here at Covenant Ranch. He does an excellent job learning from others and applying that wisdom to our hives. We are excited to enjoy the honey crop these hard working, farm friends bring to us here at Covenant Ranch."

    http://www.covenantranchonline.com/aboutus.html
    Regards, Barry

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: 10,000 Members, and beyond!

    Congratulations and thank you

  3. #3
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    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
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    Default Re: 10,000 Members, and beyond!

    Congrats Barry.
    Mark Berninghausen "Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board." Zora Neale Hurston

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Madison, Alabama
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    Default Re: 10,000 Members, and beyond!

    Congrats!
    Rohe Bee Ranch "Free Range Bees"
    http://www.rohebeeranch.com

  5. #5
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    May 2009
    Location
    Grand Rapids MI USA
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    Default Re: 10,000 Members, and beyond!

    HooRahh and thanx for a great site! Sometimes I have to sort the wheat from the chaffe lol, but have learned a great deal from here.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Lincolnton, NC
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    Default Re: 10,000 Members, and beyond!

    The 10,000th member is a nine year old. Makes you optimistic about the future of beekeeping, doesn't it?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Topeka, KS
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    Default Re: 10,000 Members, and beyond!

    Barry Digman, dragonfly, Ravenseye, JohnK and Sheri- THANK YOU!!!

    Timothy is so excited!! I read the post to him and his siblings! Everyone is cherring! I wonder if the message board lets me post pictures? If so, i will share some pictures when it all arrives!!!

    Thank you again everyone!!!!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Topeka, KS
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    Default Re: 10,000 Members, and beyond!

    Timothy just turned ten and yes... he cares for the bees by himself with my assistance of driving him to bee meetings, conventions, and reading sites and books to him when he has questions. I would never have imagined that I would be working with bees. I couldn't resist helping this sweet boy that loves these curious creatures like he does!

    Thank you again everyone!!!
    Timmy's Mom

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