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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.

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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. Along the way, I've passed a number of certification levels and am now a
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Thursday, August 01, 2013

Weather Channel Bee Story

On Tuesday a crew from the Weather Channel came over to my house and filmed my beehives for a story they were doing about a video of an electron microscope view of the bee.  It was a lot of fun.

Dave Malkoff and Kevin, his camera guy, came over and took footage of me, opening a beehive.  I enjoyed both of them.  We even put a microphone right up in the entry of the hive so they could get the buzzing sound.  The bees didn't like it because the microphone blocked part of their entry, so they buzzed more than usual.

This photo came from a tweet by Dave Malkoff  [ TWITTER: @Malkoff ]  and was taken by Kevin Bond, his camera man.

You can see the video on YouTube.  Dave was inspired by this video to get interested in the hairy honey bee.


  1. I thought that was you. My husband is on vacation this week and he watches TWC all the time when he's home or I would have missed it. I just caught the last little bit but I heard Atlanta and knew it had to be you and your bees. It was really interesting.

  2. Anonymous2:02 PM

    Oh cool! I saw a link to that video this morning when I pulled up the 10 day forecast page, but I haven't watched it yet.


  3. Nicely done! Always glad to see some national exposure for the bees.

  4. Anonymous5:45 PM

    Hi Linda,
    I am very interested in becoming a beekeeper. I would really like to help the problems going on with bees dissapearing. The problem is, I know next to nothing about what this takes but am very eager to learn. Would you send me any helpful infomation, or do you know of anyone, or yourself, that wouldn't mind teaching me a few things about this? I believe I could do this in my yard, there's plenty of flowers, trees, gardens, water, surrouding me.

    Thank you Hollie, 404-772-4541

  5. Hi Hollie, The Metro Atlanta Beekeepers teach a short course - next year it's on January 18, 2014 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. I'm co-chair of the course with Julia Mahood and we are both teaching in it as well. Please come. You'll learn all you need to know to get started. Of course, also if you'll start at the beginning of this blog, you'll learn a lot about getting started as well.


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