The Thinking Beekeeper

is creating a beekeeping forum for Thinking Beekeepers!

9

patrons

$36

per month
Greetings!
Beekeeping is a journey and the learning curve is a steep one.  That's what inspired me to write the Thinking Beekeeper in the first place - it was my attempt to clarify and consolidate the overwhelming amount of (often conflicting) information one finds when you first decide you want to become a beekeeper.

With The Thinking Beekeeper (c) 2013 and its sequel, Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping (c) 2016, it has been my goal to continue to do just that, and as a part of that -  to help to foster an independent new breed of beekeeper who wants to understand not just the "HOW", but even more importantly, the "WHY" of bees, and how to support their natural systems in natural ways.

At one time, honey was the driving force behind many people's decision to keep bees.  Now it's 2019, and honey has taken second place in many instances - behind the simple survival of bees.

Beekeeping keeps changing - so I wanted a new and more dynamic way to communicate with you all - to offer information you may be looking for, to hear your concerns, to answer questions, and to continue to be a part of your beekeeping journey. 

I really appreciate you bee-ing here and I promise bee puns will be kept to a minimum!
Tiers
Thank you!
$1 or more per month

A simple way for you to say - thank you.  

This tier doesn't have any special  benefits, other than knowing you are helping to support  honeybees kept in hives where they get to make their own natural wax.


Hey!  Thanks!  ⭐️🐝🐝🐝

Thank you very much!
$2 or more per month

A simple way for you to say - I think this work is important.  No special  benefits, other than knowing you are helping to support honeybees  in hives where they get to make their own natural wax. 


⭐️🐝🐝🐝  I appreciate you!

The Guild
$5 or more per month

The Thinking Beekeeper Guild will be an exclusive group available only here at Patreon.  


  • There will be special short videos and posts for patrons at this tier. 
  • Ad-hoc tips and tricks, 
  • Discussions of current topics in the bee world, 
  • Opinions, i.e., the world according to Christy Hemenway.  


FOR EXTRA FUN - I'm currently working on a new book called Tips & Tricks of Building Top Bar Hives.  For Patrons at the Guild Tier - we plan to "serialize" the book as I work on it.  


What is serialization?  That is how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle released each of his individual  Sherlock Holmes* stories to The Strand Magazine,  which was published in the United Kingdom beginning in the late 1800's.  In similar fashion, I will release chapters of "Tips & Tricks..." as they reach a reasonable first draft status.  This will be an early release version, for patrons only.


This serialized version will be a working draft.  When the book is completed, I will make the final version available to Guild members at a much reduced price.


This tier is provided especially for those who have an appreciation for the "why" of things.


*For those of you who are new to the connection between Sherlock Holmes and beekeeping - it is said that upon retirement, the Great Detective took up beekeeping.  In fact, there is an entire spinoff series by Laurie R. King that picks up at Mr. Holmes' retirement and carries the story forward.  https://laurierking.com/books/the-beekeepers-apprentice/overview/


The Beekeeper's Apprentice
$20 or more per month only 20 left

The Beekeeper's Apprentice will be a next-level exclusive group here at The Thinking Beekeeper.  


At this tier, you and I  have direct communication concerning your top bar hive(s) - sort of a long-distance, armchair-quarterback, mentoring program.   We can exchange phone calls and/or emails one-on-one, share pix, or even go live in the Bee Yard with the right technology!


To book 20 minutes with the Thinking Beekeeper - visit our booking calendar:  https://calendly.com/thinkingbeekeeper/20minuteswiththethinkingbeekeeper


We will get great results if the beekeeper also keeps reasonably detailed notes about each hive and their observations at each inspection and has dates of significant events.  Fun!


This tier will be limited to 20 patrons.

Greetings!
Beekeeping is a journey and the learning curve is a steep one.  That's what inspired me to write the Thinking Beekeeper in the first place - it was my attempt to clarify and consolidate the overwhelming amount of (often conflicting) information one finds when you first decide you want to become a beekeeper.

With The Thinking Beekeeper (c) 2013 and its sequel, Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping (c) 2016, it has been my goal to continue to do just that, and as a part of that -  to help to foster an independent new breed of beekeeper who wants to understand not just the "HOW", but even more importantly, the "WHY" of bees, and how to support their natural systems in natural ways.

At one time, honey was the driving force behind many people's decision to keep bees.  Now it's 2019, and honey has taken second place in many instances - behind the simple survival of bees.

Beekeeping keeps changing - so I wanted a new and more dynamic way to communicate with you all - to offer information you may be looking for, to hear your concerns, to answer questions, and to continue to be a part of your beekeeping journey. 

I really appreciate you bee-ing here and I promise bee puns will be kept to a minimum!

Recent posts by The Thinking Beekeeper

Tiers
Thank you!
$1 or more per month

A simple way for you to say - thank you.  

This tier doesn't have any special  benefits, other than knowing you are helping to support  honeybees kept in hives where they get to make their own natural wax.


Hey!  Thanks!  ⭐️🐝🐝🐝

Thank you very much!
$2 or more per month

A simple way for you to say - I think this work is important.  No special  benefits, other than knowing you are helping to support honeybees  in hives where they get to make their own natural wax. 


⭐️🐝🐝🐝  I appreciate you!

The Guild
$5 or more per month

The Thinking Beekeeper Guild will be an exclusive group available only here at Patreon.  


  • There will be special short videos and posts for patrons at this tier. 
  • Ad-hoc tips and tricks, 
  • Discussions of current topics in the bee world, 
  • Opinions, i.e., the world according to Christy Hemenway.  


FOR EXTRA FUN - I'm currently working on a new book called Tips & Tricks of Building Top Bar Hives.  For Patrons at the Guild Tier - we plan to "serialize" the book as I work on it.  


What is serialization?  That is how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle released each of his individual  Sherlock Holmes* stories to The Strand Magazine,  which was published in the United Kingdom beginning in the late 1800's.  In similar fashion, I will release chapters of "Tips & Tricks..." as they reach a reasonable first draft status.  This will be an early release version, for patrons only.


This serialized version will be a working draft.  When the book is completed, I will make the final version available to Guild members at a much reduced price.


This tier is provided especially for those who have an appreciation for the "why" of things.


*For those of you who are new to the connection between Sherlock Holmes and beekeeping - it is said that upon retirement, the Great Detective took up beekeeping.  In fact, there is an entire spinoff series by Laurie R. King that picks up at Mr. Holmes' retirement and carries the story forward.  https://laurierking.com/books/the-beekeepers-apprentice/overview/


The Beekeeper's Apprentice
$20 or more per month only 20 left

The Beekeeper's Apprentice will be a next-level exclusive group here at The Thinking Beekeeper.  


At this tier, you and I  have direct communication concerning your top bar hive(s) - sort of a long-distance, armchair-quarterback, mentoring program.   We can exchange phone calls and/or emails one-on-one, share pix, or even go live in the Bee Yard with the right technology!


To book 20 minutes with the Thinking Beekeeper - visit our booking calendar:  https://calendly.com/thinkingbeekeeper/20minuteswiththethinkingbeekeeper


We will get great results if the beekeeper also keeps reasonably detailed notes about each hive and their observations at each inspection and has dates of significant events.  Fun!


This tier will be limited to 20 patrons.