I follow an approach to beekeeping and life in general where I keep things simple. My style is to use the resources you have at hand to accomplish what needs to get done.
I figure that after about 170 million years of being bees, there’s not a lot we are gonna teach bees about being bees. Instead, let’s set back and watch for a bit to see what they are doing and see how we might fit what we want to get done into what they are already doing.
Keep it simple, that’s what I am all about here. Let’s not over-complicate things that are already working and maybe just need a tweak instead of a whole redesign.
I hope you enjoy the pics and the posts here. Beekeeping should be fun. I try to keep that in mind here.
By the way, I talk about “bee conservation” a lot here. My idea of bee conservation is keeping alive bees that are already here. As a professional pest management service provider, I get a lot of calls from folks that have bees in their house or in a fallen tree. basically, there are bees somewhere the people don’t want them.
I come out and do everything I can to keep those bees alive and do a live removal and relocation. This allows those bees to stay alive, it makes the people more relaxed and because I get those bees to area beekeepers and in my own beeyards, the environment gets to have some spiffy little pollinators keeps things blooming.