I'm not a complete new-bee when it comes to beekeeping. Growing up, my father kept bees for many years. When I was a teenager, I even kept a hive for a year or two myself. Then, getting serious about school, girls and "life's vision" got in the way. The bees either swarmed or died.
I've decided that the beekeeping equipment that has been laying around for years, has sat long enough! And this page is dedicated to pushing "Morgan Beekeeping" forward.
It only took one book to get me completely immersed in the thought of beekeeping. One only needs to read a book about honey bees to find the fascination. Hitting forums, I found other local beekeepers who I have already caught up with and have offered my services in hopes to immerse myself. Since joining a local club, I help them manage a web site and often contribute articles of my own. Take a look at the Southeastern Indiana Beekeepers Association web site here.
Anyway, I plan to put together some more pictures of the hives just to keep you, my visitor, informed. I only have until spring when the bees arrive.
In the wine and food pairing world there are two fundamental concepts that govern pairing decisons. One can choose to either contrast, or to compliment, the flavors and textures of a dish.
The Langstroth Hive
The most common beehive today is called the Langstroth, named after Reverend Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth (1810-1895). Langstroth discovered that if a space of 1 cm (3/8 inch) is left in the hive for the bees to move around in, the bees will neither build comb in the space nor cement it shut. This he called "bee space," and he revolutionized beekeeping by his discovery of it!