Phillip the Bee Keeper

My bee keeping suit arrived today along with most of the gear I need to start up my first honey bee hive. This is a photo of me in my suit:

I won’t know until the end of June if I can get some bees to start a colony, but I’m ready for them whenever they do arrive.

Further updates on my bee keeping adventures will appear at Mud Songs — starting sometime in June, I hope.

About Phillip

Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at

5 Replies to “Phillip the Bee Keeper”

  1. I sure do love a man..I mean woman..I mean…in uniform….

    That looks great Phillip…oh yeah…kinda adromeda strain like…..

  2. Yeah, I have to assemble the hives now. But first I’m going to trace the pieces so I can cut my own make second hive my self and save some cash. Buying all the pre-cut materials and having them sent to Newfoundland isn’t cheap. I’ll probably build the hives this weekend.

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