Her Majesty’s Secret Beekeeper
As a new beekeeper, finding mentors to help guide me through my first year has been invaluable. I began learning with Michael Thiele of Gaia Bees. Michael provided me with a firm philosophical foundation and has always been extremely generous with his time, offering me advice along the way. Sometimes my fears (I don’t know what I’m doing. / People are going to criticize my methods/philosophy. / Surely “x” is a sign that the colony is on the verge of collapse!!) can lead me off track and Michael never fails to help me find my way back.
I’ve been extremely fortunate, however, to find some other beekeepers closer by who have been able to help me on a more day – to – day basis. I can’t express my gratitude to them enough. Because my methods and philosophy are somewhat counter to a lot of the conventional wisdom, and because I am such a novice, it’s easy for me to feel intimidated by my critics. Having a few more seasoned beekeepers behind me has made it much easier for me to stand my ground.
One such person is Bryon Waibel, proprietor of Her Majesty’s Secret Beekeeper in the Mission.
Here’s a really lovely little video about Bryon and his shop:
I really want to take a moment to say, “THANK YOU, BRYON!!” from the bottom of my heart, for your friendship and support!