I never thought of beekeeping as something practical for city living. I was wrong. Urban beekeeping has sparked a lifelong passion.
From Rural Bees to Urban Beekeeping
I grew up around bees. My dad had a few hives on our small rural farm, and my uncle remains an active beekeeper. Even my grandfather kept bees. But I left rural Australia behind years ago for high tech California.
This short series of blog posts share the story of how I got into urban beekeeping, which ultimately led to EyesOnHives. They were originally posted in the Santa Barbara Beekeepers Google Group.
Bee-friendly garden, swarm arrived, started a hive in my garage wall
Becoming a Beekeeper. Getting Started
Preparing and Repairing Bee Hives
A Cut Out Bee Rescue
The Queen is Key, but is she Alive?
Bees in a Queenless Hive
Bee Rescue from a Compost Bin
Combining Colonies and the new Dark Queen of the Bees
Bait Out on a Roof Top
Bees at the Beach Rescue
Golden Queen of the Beach Bees
Honey Bee Hive Inspection
Please share the story if you enjoy it. Let other people and beekeepers know what we’re doing with EyesOnHives!