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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Gresham, OR USA
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    Default introduction from Gresham, OR

    Hello All,

    After some time of reading posts from this site I decided to register as a regular member. Looks like it's a place for wealth of information. A friend of mine told me ask 5 different beekeepers a question and you will get 5 different answers.
    I got into beekeeping a few years ago kinda on a whim. I have wanted to do it since I was a kid but had no idea where to get started. My 12 year old daughter expressed interest and wanted to do 1 hive for a science fair project. So I found a local place that sold supplies and offered classes, after that I was hooked! Since then I joined our state's beekeeping association, and started in a master beekeeper program. I currently have 2 hives and if they make it through this winder I want to split them into 4. We harvested honey last summer for the first time and it was like no honey we have ever tasted! As a result we went through it pretty fast!
    Anyways part of my joining here is to see about the possibility of turning this hobby/passion into a sideline business. I have access to 11 acres that I could put more hives in, and my regular job is a middle school teacher so I have some time off in the summer. I would love to manage 50-100 hives and somehow rent them out to pollinate local growers fields. Having just a pickup and a small trailer a small operation might be manageable? Who knows.....

    When I'm not dreaming about bees I love to fish our local rivers, dig clams or crab at the beach, work my garden, and hit music venues around our town. Despite the many months of rain here I love living where I do!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: introduction from Gresham, OR

    Welcome to Beesource!



    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Walls View Post
    A friend of mine told me ask 5 different beekeepers a question and you will get 5 different answers.
    Beesource members strive to excel! Here you will get 6 different answers from 5 beekeepers.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: introduction from Gresham, OR

    Welcome Eric!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    South Jordan, Utah, USA
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    Default Re: introduction from Gresham, OR

    Welcome Eric - Beekeeping is a blast! I wish you luck there in Gresham. Former Troutdale resident myself...lived just down the street from Reynolds HS about 10 yrs ago. Enjoy!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Gresham, OR USA
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    Default Re: introduction from Gresham, OR

    Thank you, I'm finding it to be very facinating. I know that area, my wife works for the Fairview Police department......that whole area has changeed. I grew up in Rockwood and then in Pleasant Valley/ Gresham.

  6. #6
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    Dec 2012
    Location
    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: introduction from Gresham, OR

    Welcome to the site!

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