Archive for August, 2011

New York Beekeeping Dispute over Feral Hive


2011
08.31

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/bee-rescue/?hp

Tropical Storm Irene moved through New York City on Sunday knocking out power, causing flooding in some neighborhoods and knocking over many trees.

In one corner of Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, the storm also set off a fight — over bees…. see story

 

First Review out on my new Book Swarm Traps and Bait Hives


2011
08.29

A thanks to Wild Ed!

 

http://wildedtx.blogspot.com/2011/08/swarm-traps-and-bait-hives-easy-way-to.html

 

As some of you are aware, I have published my new book on Swarm Traps and Bait Hives.  I gave a copy to my local bee club, like a good boy. And as good deeds get rewarded, I was contacted by a local blogger in the group who put out the first review on the book.

Learn how to catch free bees!

Mentioned in Local News


2011
08.27

The Austin American Statesmen newspaper sent a reporter and photographer out to meet me. The article came out today.

 

http://www.statesman.com/life/tips-from-a-pro-to-keep-your-youtube-1798457.html

The photos are here:

http://galleries.statesman.com/gallery/beekeeper-mccartney-taylor-082911/#194630

 

“Among the many interests that Austin engineer McCartney Taylor has (he has magic skills and he’s traveled the world hunting meteorites), it’s beekeeping that has earned him a large online audience.

Beekeeping, it turns out, has become one of those everything-old-is-new trends. It’s become even more popular in the past few years as stories about bee colony collapse disorder made the news.

Amateur beekeepers have swarmed to YouTube looking for information on trapping their own hives and being good apiary stewards, and many of them have found the videos that Taylor shoots and edits himself, often as he wears the beekeeping suit he says makes him look like “White Darth Vader.”

Did I mention Taylor — whose day job is owner of a Blackbeard Data Services LLC, an oil and gas database company — has a great geek sense of humor?

The youthful-looking 41-year-old got interested in beekeeping after a meteorite expedition to East Africa. He came back home determined to apply his electrical and petroleum engineering degrees to the ancient art of beekeeping. It turns out it’s tough to improve on thousands of years of practice.”…

Swarm Trap Book finally done!


2011
08.18

Well well well, looks like the Swarm Trapping book is done and finally available. Whoo hoo!

So if you want to get free bees every spring, this is the book for you.

  • How to make Swarm Traps
  • Why they work
  • Where to put them
  • How to Bait them

Learn how to catch free bees!
www.createspace.com/3631331

This is the printed version, the pdf version is available via
http://learningbeekeeping.com/beekeeping-articles/beekeeping-books/swarm-trapping-bait-hives/

Tassie Movie on Discovering a Honeyflow


2011
08.10

This is a nifty movie about a beekeeper in search of a new honeyflow. I only wish my videos were this good.

There are 3 parts