The BeeHolder, July 2011
Well, this is my second stab at the BeeHolder editing job, and so far it has not gone as smoothly as hoped. July 5th already and the thing is only half done. Still, it has to get easier as I go along, doesn't it?
I hinted in my last editorial that the winter had not been a bad one for bees and beekeepers, but now the dust has completely settled it is clear that I have lost both my hives. Not strictly true – I still have them, but they are empty. Perhaps I should concentrate more on the keeping aspect of beekeeping.
My hopes of catching a swarm to keep things going have pretty much evaporated for this season, but with a lot of other things going on perhaps it is better to put off keeping bees till next year. I expect there will be a lot of angry, unpollinated plants about who won't thank me for that.
(Also I must apologise for cutting down to 16 pages from 20, but due to a car crash everything got even more hectic than usual right at the end. Perhaps this quarter I should work to a deadline of September 1st for issue! This paragraph added after the BeeHolder went to press).
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