What To Know As Spring Unfolds Into Summer

Through the Seasons as a Beekeeper

What To Know As Spring Unfolds Into Summer
By Tom Theobald, Colorado If April is the beekeeping equivalent of planting time, then May is when our efforts start to germinate. As the problems we face as beekeepers have grown, I’ve begun to question what my role should be here. Should I continue to use my 40 years of experience to give new beekeepers a sound foundation or should I discourage them, knowing that the evidence is mounting rapidly that their experience may be costly and disappointing? I haven’t answered those questions yet. Initially at least I plan to focus on the good side of bees and beekeeping, the happy side that’s kept me transfixed for most of my adult life. I’ll touch on some of the challenges from time to time, but won’t dwell on them…yet. It would be irresponsible of me though, I think, not to ultimately look closely at some of the new challenges we face

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