I ended up messaging John (Beemaster) and just asking him about his marvelous log, and he replied thusly:
Finally!!! I've been trying to get this for you, it all exists on our server, but the links are all invalid (when I made www.beemaster.com
the link to the forum, my whole site got moved to a different directory, so no links work) but Eivind our co-tech admin found this site, and I am as glad to see it as you. I hope you enjoy reading the stuff I put a lot of time into, it truly was a memorable start to where we are today.
I do hope to have it all back again in working fashion, it's still a great layman's guide to beekeeping and a hopefully an entertaining read.
Sorry for such a long wait, but I'm happy to have this for you.
meant to add this too - it will save you a lot of searchinghttp://web.archive.org/web/20080608010314/http://www.beemaster.com/site/honeybee/beelog.html
This is truly a great read actually for anyone who may wish to get a feel for how things can go with a new beek, and a new hobby, and learn a lot of things along the way. Thanks to the Beemaster for starting something that took off and eventually lead to the forum here as well. I am really surprised no one knew of it, here, but well now y'all do. After reading some more of this log I'd like to start a topic on it and some of the more enjoyable parts of it.
My first pick is feb 1st 2001:
"I ended January with a photo of this colony, which is just assembled for photographic purposes. I like the look, very log cabin like. Tracey suggests I make small imitation windows and stick on the hive. We'll see. " - ha ha...sounds like some good times... I wonder what some of the more artistic people have done with beehives? anyone have any pictures?