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  1. #1
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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
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    Default Re: 10,000 Members, and beyond!

    Congratulations and thank you

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

    Congrats Barry.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

  4. #4
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    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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    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
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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
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    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
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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

  9. #9
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    Calhoun Co., Alabama, USA
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    Default Re: 10,000 Members, and beyond!

    Great 10,000th, & great story! That is one very impressive young man & you should be very proud of him!

  10. #10
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    Default Re: 10,000 Members, and beyond!

    You're welcome. We're looking forward to hearing from the family and wishing you the very best seasons to come!
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

  11. #11
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    Timmy got his box yesterday. It was different than we thought so it was a surprise all over again! :-) He slept in his Bee Source hat, wore it at Bible Study this morning and then through his school lessons. Now he's out in the barn and still hasn't taken it off!

    Thank you everyone! We are going to use this gift certificate to go towards a honey extractor since he doesn't have one yet.

  12. #12
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    Devils Lake, North Dakota
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    Default Re: 10,000 Members, and beyond!

    Congrats........ I was out of town. I will forward you
    a 1/4# of Xentari Bt powder for pest control in your
    garden. It is rated for Organic use. PM me with your
    address....

  13. #13
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    Default Re: 10,000 Members, and beyond!

    I think it would be great to see a picture!
    Regards, Barry

  14. #14
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    Default Re: 10,000 Members, and beyond!

    This is totally awesome! I'm glad we got to 10,000 and it sounds like it couldn't have happened to anyone more deserving! I'm glad that the beesource community can help out like this.

    Barry, anyway we as a community can do more stuff like this?
    Doug Knoodle
    Professional web developer/designer. If you need something done let me know.

  15. #15
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    Default Re: 10,000 Members, and beyond!

    Looks like we will hit 12,000 in a day or two
    Ed, KA9CTT profanity is IGNORANCE made audible
    you can`t fix stupid not even with duct tape

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