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More About This Novice Beekeeper

I guess you might want to know a bit more about the author of this beekeeping blog.  Here is the low down:

 MeBeekeeper Me
SexBlokeBeeman
Born1973April 2012
LiveGloucestershireAllotment nearby
StatusJust got married (May 2012) & Just had a baby (Nov 2012 & Sep 2014) Novice beekeeper
Mental stateA rollercoaster of enthusiasm and malaiseRelatively sane with a hint of obsessive enthusiasm
EducationSomeBBKA Basic Assessment

Currently studying BBKA modules
Favourite bookStatus Anxiety
[Books I like: UK / USA]
The Bad Beekeepers Club
[Books I like: UK / USA]
AmbitionsPeace (hopefully this is congruous with the ambitions of Beekeeper Me)My ambition was 3 productive beehives and selling honey at the local farmers market. I now have 4 hives.
I've got the bug and goal is to be a better beekeeper and slowly expand to 10 hives.

Read More

  • Beekeeping – Why do I think beekeeping is the answer to regaining my sanity?
  • Manliness – When I started this blog the theme was beekeeping and general sanity.  However, I found the bees a bit scary, building flat pack beehives was a challenge and a whole host of other anxieties emerged, which led to another theme of manliness
  • I Am Not A Beeman – This is the first time I realised I had some unresolved insecurities – speaking of which, please use the “like” buttons below – don’t make me beg :-)
  • Blog – If you want to see if I am regaining my sanity, you may want to read my musings on the highs and lows of beekeeping
  • Thunderbirds Are Go – If you want to read through all my posts, this was the first one (March 2012). You can then follow the arrows at the top of posts to follow in chronological order
  • How-To Guides – I capture what I learn and try and work out what is best practice. On this page I clarify that “I am not Britain’s leading beekeeper and I am not known for my writing and ability to demystify the honourable pursuit of beekeeping”

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