Feb 20, 2012

Welcome To Mason's Blue Collar Bees. Let The Fun Begin!

Johnny Mason, February 20, 2012:

I can see the headline now:

"Another Beekeeper Starts Another Blog About Beekeeping. Crowd Rolls Eyes and Moans."

Yes, there are a pile of them out there. Some better than others, and often times with a huge variance in "correct" information. While I do love in-depth websites like Honey Bee Suite (probably my fave bee site...check Rusty out), it is best to leave that type of information to people far wiser than myself. The goal of this blog is to throw little nuggets of bee knowledge and news your way in an easy to comprehend manner. Are you pickin' up what I'm throwin' down? Good. I have a pretty snarky attitude and I'm sure that it will come through quite often in both my writing and YouTube videos, so I hope you make sure to check in from time to time and maybe even subscribe to the updates. Also, if you'd take half a second  to click on the Google +1 button and hit that snazzy Facebook "like" button, you and I can be pals. Not the kind of helping-you-move or lending-you-money pal, but buddies nonetheless. Who knew making new friends could be so simple?

So who is Johnny Mason and what the heck does he know?

Well, I'm just a guy born and bred in Flint, Michigan who happens to find honey bees fascinating. In fact, the more I learn, the more intrigued I get. I'm not a master beekeeper by any stretch, and being a life long learner,  I find the title "master" to be a limiting one. Can anyone truly be a master of anything? There's always so much more to learn! As has been said before, one of the best ways to learn is to teach, so here I am.

I'm always researching things, picking the brains of fellow beekeepers (mostly my pal Jim), and sharing my knowledge with those that care to hear (or in this case, read) me ramble on.

Anyway, I'm glad that you stopped by. Stay tuned for the continuing adventures of an urban beekeeper.

By the way (insert shameless plug here): If you have an Android phone, you should check out the app I made called "Beekeeper Hub" in the Android Market.

If you're interested in some of rather fascinating visual aspects of my city Flint, Michigan, maybe buy my book, "Flint: In The Details".