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Blasphemy: My Other Hobby

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Blog entry by DocK16 posted 07-23-2007 02:43 AM 1764 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know this is a wood working site but it is that time of year when my other hobby cuts into my shop time. I do use my shop to build the boxes (called supers) which are held together with box/finger joints. Anyway its honey collecting time but I hope to get back in the shop soon and finish the craddle I started last month.

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-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.



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WayneC

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#1 posted 07-23-2007 03:40 AM

Very Cool. My grandparents used to keep bees.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-23-2007 04:03 AM

DocK16,

Any evidence of the colony wasting syndrome that has been in the news?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 07-23-2007 04:28 AM

I’ll trade you some wood for Honey.

Looking good. I was also wondering about the colony problems that you read about in the news/

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#4 posted 07-23-2007 04:47 AM

Nice stack of supers should be a good crop.

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#5 posted 07-23-2007 06:00 AM

Very cool. I’ve thought about keeping bees before. How much work to keep up?

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#6 posted 07-23-2007 12:47 PM

it’s important to have hobbieSSSS or that should be hobBEEEEES :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 07-23-2007 10:54 PM

We had hives when I was a kid, and I miss having bees. And having the honey harvest in the fall, and rinsing out the extractor with tea and having a sweet drink that beats the heck out of soda pop…

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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mot

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#8 posted 07-23-2007 11:50 PM

I hate to admit to such stupidity, but, “That’s what those things are for!”

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 07-24-2007 07:18 PM

Yummy…where is the bread and homemade butter to go with that honey. It sounds like a nice compliment to your woodworking. And, since you build wooden boxes (hey Don – wooden boxes), that qualifies as woodworking!

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#10 posted 07-24-2007 08:03 PM

We have 2 hives (my business partner and myself) I actually have one just so I can say my polaris ranger is an impliment of husbandry and can ride it around on the roads in the neighborhood.

Drew

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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#11 posted 07-24-2007 08:21 PM

I’m trying to waste a colony of yellow jackets that wants to make home in the shoddily constructed roof of my bow window. Fixing that roof is a project I wish I did eight years ago. Do yellow jackets perform any useful function other than stinging gardeners and ruining picnics?

-- John

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#12 posted 07-25-2007 12:03 AM

Wayne; thanks now I feel really old.
Bob B. Lot of work but only in the spring and summer. Alot like woodworking you won’t get rich doing it.
Deb: You’re such a cut up.
Dan : A great idea I’ve never heard of.
Bill: Nothing better than fresh honey on bread right out of the oven MMM mmmm!
Drew Think I could talk my wife into a polaris?......you know a buisness expense.
Woodspar If yellow jackets have a useful function I don’t know what it would bee, ha ha, they try to steal honey all the time.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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WayneC

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#13 posted 07-25-2007 06:20 AM

I think I detected that we are a year or two apart….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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