Tag: interviews with beekeepers

Map of my travels

News from UK and CA

Many people, myself included, find spring to be their favourite season. The arrival of snowdrops, then crocuses, blackthorn and early blossoms together with frantic pollen-collecting activity by the bees is a welcome antidote to lockdown. Sometimes beekeepers get a little too excited and forget that we can still […]

Getting Bees Through Winter

Zoom!

This week I did a Zoom talk for the Suffolk beekeepers, which was fun. Well, as much fun as it can be for an introvert. Maybe the virtual environment suits people like me who shy away from big crowds and do better in a one-to-one situation. However, sometimes […]

Paul Beardmore of Happy Valley Honey

Interviewed: Paul Beardmore

When Paul worked in IT over twelve years ago, he used to spend “far too long” gazing out of the window. “I’d had enough of office work; I was sick of it,” he told me. In 2008 he was enjoying a post-walk pint with Malcolm Thorpe and Janet […]

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Interviews with Beekeepers

How to Buy If you want a signed copy: signed book (delivery may take a few weeks if you are thousands of miles away from the UK). Otherwise, there are lots of outlets throughout the world – please just search online or visit your favourite bookstore, being careful […]

Hollyhock in Ulta Violet light

Nine Years In

I am coming to the end of my ninth beekeeping season. I started with two hives, and now I have nearly forty, including nucs. My journey has just begun, but at least I’m through the beginner phase. Here are some things that I have learned, which seem to […]

Steve with Randy Oliver

Biased

I like to think of myself as objective and open-minded, but of course, I’m delusional. Unintentionally so. The thing about being biased is that we don’t see it in ourselves. We clearly see it in others, especially when they hold contrary views to our own. There is something […]

Darth Vader

Darth Walrus

I have just completed a Star Wars marathon, which involved watching all of the Star Wars movies and stories in the correct chronological order on Disney+. One film per evening, for eleven straight evenings. In order, they are: The Phantom Menace (George Lucas, 133mins) Attack of the Clones […]

Richard Noel with my book

How to Buy my Book

Interviews with Beekeepers was launched in the busy beekeeping season for many and in the middle of a global pandemic. What was I thinking?! It should be available at most online booksellers around the world, theoretically. The normal supply chain from printer to wholesaler to store (online or […]

Interviews with Beekeepers Cover

Getting Creative

I am no literary academic and don’t know how much of this is true, but it seems that Shakespeare’s life and works were shaped by the plague. This article (go on, click it) suggests that he had a lucky escape as an infant and that several of his […]