Garden Geekery

Hello, world!

My original impetus for this blog was my use of spreadsheets to plan my gardens (hence the site name). I thought the blending of tech and gardening might make for an interesting read…but it never went anywhere. (That is, the blog didn’t. I continue to design my plantings via spreadsheet.)

Now, however, I find myself getting involved in a new hobby, and one that I may actually look forward to writing about: beekeeping. I’ve always been fascinated by bees, evidenced by my writing a second-grade report on bumblebees and a stint of collecting bee-related knickknacks. As we will soon find ourselves moving (hopefully) to a new house with more land and fewer neighbors, I find myself getting more excited about the prospect of keeping bees.

I hope to use this space to regale readers with tales of my new venture–in the process, perhaps, aiding other prospective ‘keepers with my trials, errors, and (cross your fingers) successes. At the very least, it will be a way for me to organize my thoughts and work through the many questions I’ll have to answer and decisions I’ll have to make along the way.

I may even throw in some garden ramblings, since I’ll have a whole new property to landscape.

So, welcome to my world of bees!

7 thoughts on “Hello, world!

  1. Brian

    Hi Amanda — Great blog—actually the first one I have ever read, you made it easy for me to find and I thank you. Very interesting and well written.

    I really liked the meeting material and am already looking forward to the next one. I am going to the SABA meeting in Ballston Spa on the 21st if you are int’d, the program starts at 7:30 PM.

    I am now waiting on my Nuc of Carniolan’s and am excited. I have now built a top cover, 4 medium supers and 6 deep body boxes…….I think I have a total of $60 invested in wood so far. I have ordered some needed items which I hope get here before I get the nuc.

    Good luck and keep the bees happy…………..

  2. astevens16 Post author

    Good thought on adding my location, Richard. Thanks! I’ve added it to the “About” page, and am working on getting it into a tagline or something on the home page. Still trying to figure out the mechanics of that.

  3. Richard Soundy

    I wish you all the best in getting your blog site established. The “world” is a BIG place, especially when you discuss gardening and beekeeping. So, what works for you may not work for others, but still of interest!

    Could you define your climate, forna and flora etc.. or just state your where-abouts…

    All the best – Richard

    1. Tyler

      I stumbled upon your Aug 2013 blog ‘First Honey Harvest—Part 2: Extracting ‘ in the search of starting out in beekeeping. After skimming a couple of your other posts I am hooked and am looking forward to reading through them all!

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