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Just want to thank you Don for the great videos. Been beekeeping for 10 years and never thought I could raise my own queens. You make it so easy.:applause::applause::applause::applause:
 

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Looooove watching his videos!
 

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Yep. I greatly appreciate them, too. All the beeks who do videos and post voluminous information make it so I can start beekeeping in the middle of nowhere without a mentor. My dad kept bees and I was always at his heels, but doing it on my own without his input is a very different thing. He's been gone for over thirty years, so I can't just call him up and ask, "Hey, Dad - what are the bees doing when they ...?" The beekeepers who have posted all this information are a really good stand-in for him.
 

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Yep. I greatly appreciate them, too. All the beeks who do videos and post voluminous information make it so I can start beekeeping in the middle of nowhere without a mentor. My dad kept bees and I was always at his heels, but doing it on my own without his input is a very different thing. He's been gone for over thirty years, so I can't just call him up and ask, "Hey, Dad - what are the bees doing when they ...?" The beekeepers who have posted all this information are a really good stand-in for him.
He's fun in real life if you get a chance to visit North Georgia.
 

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I'm due for vacation at work ... To butter him up if I get so lucky, should I bring tomatoes from the garden and pecans from my pecan bottom, or something with a bigger kick, like a six-pack of Lone Star?
Cash is the best butter
 

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I had no mentor except Beesource and all of the great beeks who helped me when I first started. The videos are like going to school....makes it so easy.
 

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If you ever get a chance to go meet up with Don TFBM - it will be worth your time and effort. I went down last november and spoke with him. Loved every min of the time spent there.
 

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I've seen his videos and have witnessed how he treated one of my buddies who bought queens from him here in California.
Sorry, not a fan.
 

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I've seen his videos and have witnessed how he treated one of my buddies who bought queens from him here in California.
Sorry, not a fan.
The guy I took on as a mentor reminds me of the fat bee man, right when you think you know it all he sets you in your place. very rough around the edges but knows a lot about beekeeping! All the beeks I know are a little "different" anyway including myself, if you can't take a little criticism or someone yelling at you ounce in a while I guess you would feel the way you do. if I'm learning from someone I can take a little scolding (kind of reminds me of my dad when I was a kid). TFBM does things the same way I do, I really like his videos.
 

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if you can't take a little criticism or someone yelling at you ounce in a while I guess you would feel the way you do. if I'm learning from someone I can take a little scolding (kind of reminds me of my dad when I was a kid). TFBM does things the same way I do, I really like his videos.
Criticism had nothing to do with it. He wouldn't reimburse him on some dead queens. Don finally did after a long battle.
 
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