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.
As one of the greenest cities in the United States, Seattle doesn’t get its lush reputation strictly from the seemingly endless rain. The city also enjoys some renown for neighborhoods with well-tended gardens, brilliant flowerbeds and its extensive system of P-Patches, the community turf clubs that inspire residents to grow fruits and vegetables year round. But in order to succeed in the soil, you’ll need a shop that supplies the right tools, offers the perfect tips, and helps tenders go from sow to grow with ease.