Just poking my head in from a VERY crazy couple of years at work and home, to let you know that I won't be able to make Bud 7.
I have a business trip that runs over those dates that I booked just the week before the dates were announced. I'm crushed. I was so counting on getting my 'buzz' on at Bud's.
I still have my bees and so far so good this winter, though I have 2 hives i'm crossing fingers and toes for. I am hoping that life is going to settle down for me in 2015 and I can come back to the community(ies) that I've had to neglect. I miss you guys!
That said, I'll lend my voice of encouragement to anyone considering going. It is a magical, and I mean MAGICAL, weekend that you will not soon forget. There's just something about Bud and Clyde's hospitality and the generosity of the old-timers (
) that you end up sharing much much more than just bee knowledge. For me, it borders on spiritual.
I swear, if the plane tickets hadn't already been purchased, I would cancel my trip and be darned! lol. But there is always Bud8. And who knows, maybe I can convince Hippiebee to make an unscheduled visit. :)
love you all and miss you. Have a blast and send me a picture of all of you waggle dancing!!!