In the heart of Central New York, amidst rolling hills, overgrown pastures and meadows, a newcomer to the world of beekeeping will embark on a buzzing adventure in 2024. As an aspiring apiarist, armed with enthusiasm I am determine to crack the code. With no prior experience, I will dive headfirst into this honey-drenched journey with excitement. Only to be slightly dampened by the bewildering array of beekeeping information found on the web.
My chosen mentor through this bee-filled odyssey will be none other than a local family member. A seasoned beekeeper with their tales of swarming bees and years of honey harvests. I intend to follow them through the their apiary. During my first year of beekeeping.
Undeterred by the occasional bee-related mishap I hear from others. I will eagerly immerses myself into the world of beekeeping in 2024. The beekeeping books I have chose to read along with the beekeeping videos I have watched. Has become a virtual hive of knowledge. But having a local beekeeping mentor who has been at it for years. Will be the icing on the cake.
Spring will soon unfold in Central NY, as will my beekeeping saga. With each frame inspection, I will gain confidence. I will transform from a novice beekeeper to someone who can confidently discern a worker bee from a drone. The highlight of my day will be watching the bees return home. Laden with pollen, like tiny superheroes returning from a mission.
Amidst the pollen-filled air and honey-scented dreams, I realize that my journey isn’t just going to be about honey production. It will be a humorous dance with nature, a connection to the land, and a newfound appreciation for the vital role of honey bees in the delicate balance of life. And so, armed with a smoker, a bee suit, and an ever-growing arsenal of beekeeping notes, I will stride confidently into my inaugural season as a beekeeper. Ready to create a buzz in Central New York.