My First Year

A Hive With Two Queens

A hive by any other name would smell as sweet. As a brand new beekeeper, I’ve had a difficult first year.  If it wasn’t for the support of my wonderful bee mentor, the bee master Stan, and my brand new bee buddies from bee school, I would not have made […]

Mass Bee Field Day – A Carnival For Beekeepers

They even have tents and prizes! Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Massachusetts Beekeeper’s Field Day in South Deerfield, MA.  This event is a free exhibition for beekeepers that takes place every year, with educational workshops, bee raffles, smoker contests, talks and demonstrations about all things bee. […]

Beekeeper’s Children Have No Fear

And their fearless nature is something we can all learn from. My first hive opening during my beekeeping class was at a farm with around 20 beehives.  Students and beekeepers alike were there, all decked out in the required beekeeping gear and bee spacesuits.   One by one, we opened […]