I’m Anthony Roebuck, and I’m the founder of this blog “beekeeping insiders”!
My fascination with bees began a few years ago when a friend of mine spoke to me affectionately about his bees. I was immediately enchanted and started learning more.
The more I learned, the more dismayed I became about the plight of the honey bee! Bee populations are declining in many parts of the world. The excessive use of pesticides, habitat destruction, climate change, and disease are all a threat to their existence. And not just to honey bees but all types of bees and insects.
The loss of these essential pollinators could have dire consequences for humanity. And this decline is mostly human-generated.
So I decided to do something about it! At a very humble level, of course… The aim of this blog is to inspire folks to care more about bees or become beekeepers themselves.
There are all kinds of ways we can help bees. From planting nectar-rich flowers, putting out a simple bee house, or learning to become a beekeeper. And you only need a small amount of space!
Beekeeping isn’t a simple job. You must learn to abate your fear of all those buzzing honey bees and replace it with interest and wonder. And because beekeeping isn’t easy for beginners, I spend my days writing about everything I learn in this blog.
Over the past few years, I have gathered experience and studied a vast array of insights into the hobby of beekeeping. I’m a proud member of the PerfectBee Colony (Their Academy is one of the best learning experiences for hobbyist beekeepers I’ve ever found!). I have a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Architecture from Oxford Polytechnic. And I’m a member of the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations. I’m originally from the UK, but I now live in France with my wife and two girls 🙂