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  1. #1
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    Jan 2013
    Location
    Long Valley NJ
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    Big Grin another NJ new guy

    Hi everyone! I would just like to thank everyone that posts here for the wealth of info I've already gained. I can't recall anything else that has captured my interest, and enthusiasm like beekeeping has. I am an "outdoor" person; into everything from birdwatching, sportfishing, to hiking with my whippets, and kayaking, and nothing has piqued my curiosity like this. Since early October, I have spent at least 2 hrs, and sometimes much more, every night or day, reading anything and everything on this awesome site. That says a lot cause I am most def not a computer person. After just about 20 yrs in the commercial, and sportfishing industries, I made a career change, to have a "normal" life with medical benefits, paid holidays, and all the stuff that looked so good from the other side. I was lucky enough to get a great job,(working for some of the finest people I ever met) as a property manager of a small, but growing farm, and assist in growing a firewood business, amongst a multitude of other endeavours ( no exaggeration in multitude-lol). One of those being beekeeping, so the boss' wife got me into the beeking 101 course at Rutgers Agricultural Extension. Not a classroom guy either, but what a well run, and informative course(!!), taught by excellent teachers (state apiarists Tim Schuler and Bob Hughes). And while I gained a wealth of info; this site has been so helpful in assisting me in retaining the basics, and building on a mountain of info. The company sent me out to Brushy Mtn Supply in PA, and paid for a pickup bed full of hives, supplies, etc , on a rainy December day. 3 nucs coming from local beek in late March/early April, and I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas!! Oh yea, I am in northwest NJ (Long Valley), a beautiful, forested area with some light agriculture spread amongst rolling hills- NOT the densely populated, and industrialized turnpike corridor in the northeastern part of the state- that most folks associate with NJ (and the Sopranos). Not much else to post, cuz all the other newbees ask the questions I've contemplated-right down to chicken/bee interaction. But I'm sure there will be some fiascoes that will require me reaching out here. Sorry for long, rambling introduction-Eric

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: another NJ new guy

    Welcome! I'm a newbee that reads every night too! I can't wait 'til spring!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Citrus County, Florida, United States
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    Default Re: another NJ new guy

    What exit?


    jk

    Welcome

  4. #4
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    Jan 2013
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    Long Valley NJ
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    Default Re: another NJ new guy

    thanks lazer and Nature, I am presuming you mean turnpike-I am way west of it, rt80 would be closest at exit 30

  5. #5
    Join Date
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    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: another NJ new guy

    Welcome Eric!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Martin, Tn
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    75

    Default Re: another NJ new guy

    Welcome!
    Jason Young

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