Beekeeping, with its veiled protective gear and plumes of smoke, can seem a bit intimidating to the outsider. To help demystify the art, we spoke to Krista Conner, the president of Puget Sound Beekeepers Association
(PSBA) and owner of beekeeping consulting business Seattle Bee Works
. Below, she offers up some tips and advice to help get the novice beekeeper off to a good start.