My name is Chris Inch and I live in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. I have an obsession with learning and trying new things. I am a photographer, computer programmer, musician, woodworker and (perhaps most importantly) a father. Oh… and beekeeper.
Beekeeping is just one of the many things that interest me and that I plan on becoming an expert at. One day, not too long ago, I saw a book about beekeeping and thought to myself: “I’d like to give that a try”. I bought the book and read it cover to cover. I knew that bees were somehow important, but I didn’t know just how important they are to many plants and subsequently animals around the globe. Approximately 1/3 of the food we eat is here because of bees that have helped with pollination. I also learned just how fascinating bees are! Bees are such amazing little creatures. Just check out the Fun Facts section of this site to see just how incredible they really are.
A couple years passed by after I read my first book about beekeeping. My wife and I were busy starting our family and moving across the province. I never had a proper location to start my apiary. Then, for Christmas in 2011, my wife surprised me with a Christmas present that changed everything: my first Langstroth bee hive kit. From that point on, it’s been a life changing adventure in beekeeping. I started this blog to document things that I learn along the way, both for my own records, but also in hopes to educate others and perhaps pique the interest of other aspiring apiarists around the world.
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I like to consume as much beekeeping material as possible. I often post full reviews of books and films on this web site. If you are new to beekeeping, please dive in to some of the reviews I have written.