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I've been keeping this blog for all of my beekeeping years and I am beginning my 19th year of beekeeping in April 2024. 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.

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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.Master Beekeeper Enjoy with me as I learn and grow as a beekeeper.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ga Tech Sustainability Project

Having this blog is so much fun! I get contacted by very interesting people as a result of this.

The other day I got an email from two Georgia Tech grad students who are working on a project about sustainable endeavors for other countries. They decided that they would like to explore the ways in which beekeeping might fit the bill.

They came over and had biscuits and honey with me while we discussed lots of aspects of beekeeping. Then we all suited up. I unfortunately didn't get a picture of their friend, Gabe, who was with them as well. We cobbled together enough protection for all of them, although Gabe, who only had a veil and an ill-fitting one, at that, was the least covered.

Dale and Karen wore my extra outfits and we went out to do a hive inspection of my hives. We actually opened and looked at all three of them. Each student examined parts of the hive. Here's Dale holding a frame and looking at the brood pattern.

And here's Karen trying to see eggs with the sun at her back.

In all I spent about 2 hours with them and I had a great time. I hope they got what they came for - it certainly was fun for me!
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