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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Bloomington Springs, TN , USA
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    Default Hello from Middle Tennessee

    Hello to all. My name is Joel, and I live on a farm with my wife and 3 kids near Cookeville, Tennessee. I currently have 4 hives, Langstroth type, and I run 2 deeps. I have been a newbeek since April. It has been a pretty steep learning curve, and I have had my nose in books and on websites every free moment . I have begun to build some of my own equipment, including a modified Miller style hive-top feeder that has virtually eliminated drowning in my bees...a Miller style nuc-top feeder modified the same way that i will test out in the spring, and warre style quilts which I am using and which seem to be doing well so far.

    We also raise goats for milk and meat, chickens for eggs and...well...chicken, turkeys and ducks (never again on the ducks) and raise most of our own vegetables. We make our own cheese, wine, beer and mead, and my wife makes our soap as well as yogurt.

    It's funny, we're not the "homesteading" types or anything, it just sort of happened a little at a time...

    Looking forward to learning a lot here. Really glad I found this site!
    Last edited by mustrum; 12-13-2011 at 07:28 PM. Reason: I cayn't spel

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Greensboro, North Carolina
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    Default Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

    Welcome to the site!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Auburntown, TN USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

    Welcome my fellow Middle Tennessean. Sounds like you've got a lot of cool projects going. When do you find time to sleep? : )

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Cookeville, TN, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

    Hey neighbor! You should join the putnam county beekeepers association - www.cookevillebeekeepers.com - sign up for the email newsletter, and you get reminded of the meetings. First thursdays@6:30@TTU South Hall lecture room. Lots of support for beginners. Guests are welcome!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Bloomington Springs, TN , USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

    Hi Gunter - I sleep when I'm not doing things around the place or working in the local hospital...so...very little really ...I know Auburntown...pass by there on my way to Murfreesboro from Smithville sometimes...

    David...Mike Haney is my cousin, and he's been after me to come too...The problem is that everytime there is a meeting, I am working...never fails...

  6. #6

    Default Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

    Welcome neighbor!
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
    Blog - http://gregsbees.blogspot.com/

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Cookeville, TN, USA
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    Default Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by mustrum View Post
    Hi Gunter - I sleep when I'm not doing things around the place or working in the local hospital...so...very little really ...I know Auburntown...pass by there on my way to Murfreesboro from Smithville sometimes...

    David...Mike Haney is my cousin, and he's been after me to come too...The problem is that everytime there is a meeting, I am working...never fails...
    In that case you're in good hands. You should sign up for the newsletter anyway, it's free and often has "what you should be doing this month" kind of content.

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