Sunday, April 29, 2007

At the April meeting of the Blount County Beekeepers Assocation, we caught a glimpse of, but unfortunately that evening the Internet connections were too slow to play the videos. I took a look at the site later and was very impressed. It is produced by Rick Reault and Ron Lagasse. The site is set up to sell beekeeping products, but the short videos (currently on installing bees in a hive, lighting a smoker, the parts of a hive kit, and beekeeper clothing) can be a great help to the beginning beekeeper. Rick and Ron seem to have the video thing down pretty good, and the hope is that they will keep putting them on the site.

The site itself is very neat and easy to navigate. Unfortunately, they don’t have all of their pages populated yet. For instance, they promise a newsletter, which should be good, but it isn’t on the site yet. This site, however, seems to be one worth watching as it grows.


Jim Miller said...

I don't think you've ever told me about your adventures as a beginning beekeeper.

What an unusual hobby.

I love honey, so maybe we can strike up some sort of deal...

How many time have you been stung?

jprof said...


Yes, beekeeping. As you can tell, I'm new at this, so we will see what happens. So far, I have been stung three times with no serious damage done (except to the bees).

Bees are fascinating creatures -- and far more important to humans that we realize. One estimate is that they pollinate about a third of our food supplies.

And then there's the honey.

Be glad to show you the hives sometime.