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Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« on: December 27, 2014, 11:04:45 AM »
Plans are in the works for another great weekend at Buds on April 11th and 12th at Buds place in Macon Mississippi. It has always been a great weekend with experienced beekeepers and novices alike joining in on handson experience of shaking swarms, doing splits, learning the process of doing cutouts, not to mention just a good chance to meet some great people.
 Now mind ya, this is typical swarm season for Buds area, but nature can always throw a wrench in somewhere. She has been very kind bee wise for the most part in events past.
 I will try to keep this updated as nmore info becomes available, and I'm sure JP will chime in here too!
 
Here is the lowdown on directions to Buds if you set out on this fun packed weekend:

Here is directions to Buds from different points in the Southern region:
Maps to Buds
Memphis to Buds:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?doflg=ptm&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=111878682379003883521.0004830bfd987c766d776&ll=34.09056,-89.22&spn=2.556569,5.817261&t=h&z=8
Atlanta To Buds
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?doflg=ptm&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=111878682379003883521.0004830bc6322da6f0fc3&ll=33.390173,-86.390991&spn=2.577476,5.817261&t=h&z=8
New Orleans to Buds:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?doflg=ptm&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=111878682379003883521.0004830bee8a570f70fb7&t=h&z=7

And this is where you should be when you arrive:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?doflg=ptm&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=111878682379003883521.0004830bc6322da6f0fc3&t=h&ll=33.00748,-88.378235&spn=0,359.994319&z=18&layer=c&cbll=33.007134,-88.378804&panoid=xFgjjPDvYlYLhS-2Q8UM5w&cbp=12,25.06,,0,6.44


Type this into Google maps and it will give you the location of the gathering:
33.007539,-88.379036

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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2014, 01:01:37 PM »
Permissions to attend?
   Nearby Lodging for the weekend.
   What to bring? Food, Alcohol permitted? Chairs etc..
  Thanks!
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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2014, 01:36:50 PM »
http://www.hotelplanner.com/Hotels/165329/Reservations-Oak-Tree-Inn-Macon-12710-Highway-45-39341#HotelName

pretty  much the only game in town, although there was something right in town that someone used last year.  maybe they will post.

make reservations early and often.  not a joke   :-D  last years some of us found that our reservations had gone missing and we were fortunate to have confirmed before we left.  the first year I stayed there, they were putting people up from a tornado and rooms were all booked.  if i had not had my reservation, I would have been sharing a bed with someone.   :evil:

Not a bad place.  clean both times I have stayed.  Breakfast is iffy, but there is coffee at least.  Not far from Buds house. 
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called the government. They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2014, 06:37:57 AM »
scott; we welcome all who come, and what ever you want to bring. shucks we even had the bee master give a demo on shooting a swarm outa a tree last yr
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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2014, 09:29:32 PM »
scott; we welcome all who come, and what ever you want to bring. shucks we even had the bee master give a demo on shooting a swarm outa a tree last yr

Bud,
I thought that was you that did that a few years ago.  :-D
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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2014, 09:40:22 PM »
Yeah, he did  Jim.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9YgPE8L3c0
Yeah, that is the one I was thinking of.  Thanks

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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2014, 09:15:25 AM »
jim he really knocked one outa a pine tree; 2 shots and both hits, tilted it down on first shot and put it on the ground the second
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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2014, 10:21:55 AM »

   After that exhibition of shooting prowess I will leave the guns home!
       I thank you for the Link Kathy, and HOPE to see all of you there!
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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2015, 06:59:16 PM »
I would like to shout out to everyone and encourage anyone that has not made the trip to buds before, try and make it to the event this year. Lots of fun and many friendships are made there. Mark me and my family down as coming. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone.

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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2015, 11:21:25 PM »
I am really hoping to make it this year!  I was curious about the potential to pitch a tent, dry ground and all that?  I might opt for the hotel, but if camping is available. 

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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2015, 08:43:03 AM »
richter, several tents pop up every yr
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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2015, 11:39:45 PM »
Good to here!  Thank you, sir!

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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2015, 12:10:45 AM »
Who's coming? Or going....
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called the government. They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2015, 11:01:44 AM »
Don't try to book that hotel in Macon online.  Call.  They often show full when they are not
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called the government. They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2015, 10:58:10 AM »
I'd love to go but I'll be in Wausau, Wisconsin those days.
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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2015, 05:29:29 PM »
Is anyone from Jacksonville FL driving to Bud7?
Looking to share a ride.
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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2015, 08:50:34 PM »
i'm still kicking around coming.  has anyone had luck reaching that Oak Tree Inn in Macon?  I keep finding them listed as closed, but have not called them directly yet.
also, someone got a room elsewhere?  where was that?

all these decisions....... :cheesy:
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called the government. They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2015, 08:57:08 PM »
Is that bud I see standing in the front yard on that google image.... naw screen aint big enough to get that big head in it  :shocked: :happy:
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Re: Bud 7 in Macon Mississippi 4/11 and 4/12 2015
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2015, 09:03:58 PM »
Kathy,
I tried several times to make reservations at this hotel. Both sites that I used would find this location but when I set the dates it would always offer other hotels further away. Like you, I never did try calling them.
Jim
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