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  1. #21
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    Default Re: How Many Colonies to be Considered Hobbyist?

    If you look to the sky, and curse at the weather becasue you cant get your work done,
    Then id say, you can consider yourself a hobby beekeeper
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
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    Default Re: How Many Colonies to be Considered Hobbyist?

    If you look to the sky and let the weather deside whether you work your bees or not, then you might be considered a hobbyist.
    Mark Berninghausen

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    Default Re: How Many Colonies to be Considered Hobbyist?

    I don't completely agree Mark. I personally know a guy crazy enough to work his bees in the rain who only owns 5 colonies. Same guy is odd enough to work his bees in the dark.

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    Default Re: How Many Colonies to be Considered Hobbyist?

    You miss the entertainment point of this Thread. Me thinks.
    Mark Berninghausen

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    Default Re: How Many Colonies to be Considered Hobbyist?

    Good one Ian!

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    Default Re: How Many Colonies to be Considered Hobbyist?

    One of the older men in our club says that there are people who work bees and play bees, as Ian was saying. I feel there are three types. Men who work bees rain or shine, those who play bees in nice weather, and BMAC's acquaintance who gets beat up by bees for no reason. (Maybe he has arthritis???????)
    Tim Stewart
    Last edited by Tim Stewart; 05-24-2011 at 07:58 PM. Reason: speling mistake

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    Default Re: How Many Colonies to be Considered Hobbyist?

    Elwood your reply is right on. Missed it earlier thanks!

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    Default Re: How Many Colonies to be Considered Hobbyist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    If you look to the sky and let the weather deside whether you work your bees or not, then you might be considered a hobbyist.
    Love it.... BUT I still don't like to shake bees in the rain!

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    Default Re: How Many Colonies to be Considered Hobbyist?

    Man I can tell you think to much.

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    Default Re: How Many Colonies to be Considered Hobbyist?

    Actually my friend I just enjoy being able to laugh at my self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom G. Laury View Post
    Actually my friend I just enjoy being able to laugh at my self.
    Think that's important- being able to laugh at yourself. My son bought a t-shirt one year for father's day that said "If you can't laugh at yourself..... I'll do it for you...." Think he got a lot of fun outta that shirt.

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    Default Re: How Many Colonies to be Considered Hobbyist?

    I knew a guy who went out of the bee bizz for 50 years.He didn't need the money but would sell down to 100 or 200 hives then get bored. He would make splits till he had about a 1000 cause after that it was work again. Then he would say he was to old then sell them off again. Then it all started over.

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    Trucker that is a good one And I bet it's completely true.

    I used to move bees for an old guy like that. When the county came around os would tell them ( & it was so ) " I had a heart attack and I'm selling out." He would advertise bees for sale in Jan in Calif. Sold all the good ones premium$. Then it started all over again, ...

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