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Offline Better.to.Bee.than.not

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BeeMaster's Bee Log discussion
« on: July 30, 2013, 01:29:06 AM »
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 searching


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?

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Re: BeeMaster's Bee Log discussion
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 06:42:56 AM »
Better.to.Bee.than.not .........

The last time I read this was about 6 or 7 years ago thanks for finding it.
Should this be moved to this sction of the form ???
I don't see it as general beekeeping


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Re: BeeMaster's Bee Log discussion
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 10:03:12 AM »
Well, it is a inbetweener call I would think, but I don't run the place. On one hand it 'is' a blog like you pointed out. but on the other hand this particular post is talking about it, it isn't the blog itself really.meh maybe no one is interested anyways, and maybe the post should just be removed. I'll just read it myself and keep it to myself. I'm ok with that.

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Re: BeeMaster's Bee Log discussion
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 04:34:43 PM »
It was kind of the Steve Wozniack circuit board parts bins, the fore thought of more magical things to come. I humbly believe the original beekeeping course got many people into the hobby. I know this from so many emails and PMS over the years and I blame most of it on the casual nature of the content. Most people shy away from techy content, I have never been blamed of being bee techy.

I see the day soon, the nostalgic return of the beekeeping course with links embedded to the appropriate forums here - the best of both worlds. I chose to take down the site in bettering beemaster.com of ranking higher in the search engines - not out of a need for more members, but as an alternative to beekeepers who like one style forum over others - I still believe it a good choice.

Lastly, I just wish to thank everyone who has said they enjoy reading my stuff. I think it was better PRE-Lyme's disease which scrambled my brain a bit, but it also gives me a trip down memory road in which to get a laugh and tear, recall a time when I mentored a boy who's parents had three children taken away from them for all the usual reasons. It was a chapter when I wanted more than anything else to express that you could be a backyard beekeeper and still live a fulfilling life doing stuff that brought happiness to others.


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Re: BeeMaster's Bee Log discussion
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 12:40:59 AM »
I love the style of the log, John. and your picture taking was great as well. You put a very humanistic comfort level to the log and yet it does teach a lot I think. I have absolutely no doubt it has brought many into bee keeping. I have already suggested it as good reading to quite a few people. and trust me I do not do such things usually or lightly.