I know it has been awhile since I posted. Most of the reason was that there simply wasn't much to post to be honest. My personal and professional life have been a lot of hurly burly these last few months. As a result I simply did not have a lot of time for beekeeping. But that is (hopefully) soon to change. Here are some of the upcoming plans for this year:
1) Make a real professional website. I will still maintain my blog, but I would like to make a site where I can sell beekeeping products, post hive equipment designs (since much of what I use is custom work), and have a gallery. I have already started this but as many of you know web site construction can be time consuming.
2) Get into swarm trapping. I have some great plans here which I will post at a later date.
3) Expand my operation. Originally I had big plans for 8 hives this year, but as a result of the lackluster nature of the bee grant and having to relocate my bees (I am no longer affiliated with the shady dealings of the brightwood general store) my plans have been set back. I persevere however and plan to go with 4 hives this year and I also plan to try making an observation hive.
4) And finally, I plan to learn from my mistakes in 2012 (which were many).
Keep an eye out for future updates!