I became a honey bee beekeeper in April 2017. As of this writing (January, 2019), my beekeeping partner Dan, and I have three hives in my back yard. We have named our beekeeping endeavors BeeDaddies Apiaries. In the pantheon of beekeepers, we are hobbyists, also known as “backyard beekeepers.” In the pages and posts listed below I hope to share some of my experiences: what I have learned, some of my thoughts … perhaps some links to information or resources that would be helpful to other “newbee” beekeepers. I hope that you find the pages interesting. Please feel free to comment on pages that allow it, or contact me directly.

Posts About Beekeeping

It Must “Bee” Christmas

Gifts for beekeepers!


2:1 Syrup to Fondant

Today (November 13, 2019) is going to be the coldest day of the year here in the DMV since the…

Wax Moth At Work

Honey Mistaken for Meth?

A man was jailed for importing honey from Jamaica because customs thought that it was liquid meth.


Playing with a Beekeeping Timeline

I am playing with creating a timeline of events of interest to beekeepers. Doing some background research on pests like…


Waiting for Santa Bee

This image of a beehive with Christmas stockings is going viral among beekeepers and their friends. I decided to try…


Lessons Learned With an Ulster Observation Hive (Part 1)

I volunteered to bring an observation hive to a pollinator panel that was held this past weekend (Oct. 7, 2018)…

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Beekeeper’s Conflict of Interest

The other day I was about to start weeding the yard when I realized that they were flowering. So far…

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