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!