A Few Words of Introduction

| 5/25/2011 12:59:30 PM

A few words of introduction:

I’ve been associated with honey bees for more than 30 years. I haven’t been an active beekeeper for all of that time though — almost not at all in the beginning — but now honey bees and beekeepers dominate my life.

My day job is editing a beekeeping magazine and that keeps me right in the middle of almost everything that’s going on in the whole world of honey bees. Some of what I do is proactive (sometimes very proactive) — working to get things changed. I am not always a neutral, disinterested journalist finding, interpreting and relating the facts that make a story. Being a beekeeping advocate is one thing we do here.

Some of what we do is just that though: producing neutral, disinterested stories that get necessary information into the hands of people who can use or need what we offer. That’s another part of what we do.

But the best, the most interesting, and the most useful part of our job here is finding those nuggets of technique, style, management or biology that readers can use to make their beekeeping easier, faster, more cost effective, more fun, better for the bees and better for the earth. That’s what we like to do best and we do a lot of it.

Trying to change the things we see that need changing, and getting the newest, bestest, latest beekeeping information posted here is what we want to do now. For quite some time we did mostly that for another blog, entitled The Beekeeper. That was for www.thedailygreen.com that started about four years ago, about the same time Colony Collapse Disorder came onto the scene, devouring colonies by the thousands, and destroying beekeeping operations by the hundreds. They were concerned and they wanted to be kept up to date. So for several years we kept them up to date, giving good information to beekeepers and to those who were concerned about honey bees and their keepers. And though they have gone in a different direction, they wisely kept all of our original information on this crucial subject, so if you are interested check it out.

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