Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas to all...and to all...a good night!

I want to take this time to wish everyone the Merriest Christmas ever! And may your 2010 be the most prosperous year in so many ways.

When I started beekeeping this past summer, I planned it as a small hobby..something I could do to help the dying bee population..and entertain myself as well. Little did I know that I would be blogging about my experiences, and all the while, meeting some of the nicest people around the world who share my love for this fascinating hobby. 

Whether across my state of North Carolina, this great country, and in distant lands like Ireland, England, and even Greece...through the Internet...I've met some of the greatest people around.

When I've been perplexed by the behavior of my bees (who just happens to be a lot smarter than me) or gushing over some success I've experienced, you all have been here for me to share the glory or offer your help. I've learned that you don't have to have people with you in the physical sense...friends are everywhere...across town, in the next county, or maybe thousands of mile away. Friends are friends wherever they are. 

With that, I would like to thank you for your friendship and your support. At this festive time of year, when we're feasting and opening presents and spending time with our family and friends...I'll think of you all, my fellow beekeeping friends. Wherever you are, I'll think of you and send my warmest wishes for peace and joy in your lives.

On behalf of my colony of busy bees, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas...and may 2010 be your best year ever!

Happy holidays to all!



  1. Thanks Mark. Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas and a prosperous and peaceful New Year.
    from the Great White North - Canada :)

    P.S. Google has a "gadget" called Translator which our Greek and Turkish beekeeper friends have on their sites. I put one on mine so now anyone can translate the site into their language.

  2. Excellent idea, Barbara.

    Unfortunately the one from Google says it is down for the time being because of code issues.

    I searched and found one from Yahoo called BabelFish and it translates English to Greek and other languages. I hope it works for our foreign friends.

    Merry Christmas to you! Have a fun celebration!

  3. What a beautiful post Mark, and I hope your Christmas was just as nice. Thanks for your friendship and warm thoughts too!

  4. I couldn't agree more with those sentiments although I don't think I have your skill to put it quite so well. A very happy 2010 to you too Mark. Cliff

  5. I wish you happy years ,best regards.



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