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I've been keeping this blog for all of my beekeeping years and I am beginning my 17th year of beekeeping in April 2022. Now there are more than 1300 posts on this blog. Please use the search bar below to search the blog for other posts on a subject in which you are interested. You can also click on the "label" at the end of a post and all posts with that label will show up. At the very bottom of this page is a list of all the labels I've used.

Even if you find one post on the subject, I've posted a lot on basic beekeeping skills like installing bees, harvesting honey, inspecting the hive, etc. so be sure to search for more once you've found a topic of interest to you. And watch the useful videos and slide shows on the sidebar. All of them have captions. Please share posts of interest via Facebook, Pinterest, etc.

I began this blog to chronicle my beekeeping experiences. I have read lots of beekeeping books, but nothing takes the place of either hands-on experience with an experienced beekeeper or good pictures of the process. I want people to have a clearer picture of what to expect in their beekeeping so I post pictures and write about my beekeeping saga here. Along the way, I've passed a number of certification levels and am now a
Master Beekeeper Enjoy with me as I learn and grow as a beekeeper.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Thoughts about the First Year of Beekeeping

At the end of my first year of beekeeping, I was asked to put together a program for my bee club about bee-ing a beekeeper for the first time. Google has recently made it possible to put presentations on blogs.

It's a light-hearted look at the foibles of the first year. Here's the presentation for your enjoyment.


  1. Anonymous11:19 AM

    Congratulations on your first year of bee keeping! I'm about to watch the video....but first wanted to congratulate you and also say Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Anonymous11:27 AM

    I LOVE the slideshow! It's such a great presentation and I loved being reminded of all the things you wrote during the year. It is so fun to follow your blog...Thanks for keeping up with it so well and for sharing all your knowledge & learning experiences with other beekeepers and other non-beekeepers like me who simply enjoy reading about your beekeeping world. : )

  3. That was wonderful - thanks for sharing - I have just started out on my journey as a beekeeper - this is week one of my first year! I'm loving it so far :)


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