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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
please feel free to follow me along this path
i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Monday, January 12, 2015


several years ago i sat at the family union talking
to my nieces husband about bees
he didnt usually say much at these events
but he seemed animated when he talked about bees

seems he does organic beekeeping

so later i called him and talked to him for a long time
took a lot of notes
afterwards i said to myself
i want to have bees and raise honey
i want to do it like he does

however at that time my life was too busy
to get involved in this new endeavor
it was always back there in the back of my head
solar panels for our electricity stayed there for several years
until i acted on it
rainwater dripped back there for at least a decade
then drained right out one day
when my well started acting up
i knew i had to do something

last month i saw in the natural gardeners newsletter they
had a class coming up
bee landscaping and beginner beekeeping
i looked at my boss my wife she
said im in
its time to do honey here at the country n

off to the talk i went
after an hour or so listening to this energetic person
who i call the bee lady
from bee friendly austin talk
i was hooked

so i told my wife she
i want bee stuff for my christmas and my birthday

first i got these two books
recommended by the bee lady
with plans to read the one for dummies first
that would be me
a bee dummie

i also got this book
the beekeepers bible
a historical bee book for the coffee table
added of course to my alzheimers ones
my organicgardening ones
my rainwater harvesting one
mixed in with texas gardener magazines mother earth news
and consumer reports

i signed up for a beginners bee class at the the bee friendly austin
place with the bee lady
a little addish on the presentation but worth the time

i also signed up for a bee keeping seminar this saturday at the
ladybird wildflower center in austin
taking the beginners class and other multiple breakout sessions
on bee care

i went ahead and purchased my hive
its a topbar hive

it looks different than the one you think of as a hive
its easier to care for
i bought my first bees
i bought a thing called a nuc
20000 bees with a queen bee and a box of goodies
with bee combs already made and some beginning honey
all this comes to the country n in early april
apparently these bees have to be ordered weeks ahead of time

i will go to a 4 hour hands on class at the bee ladys place

off i go to be a
organicgreen bee keeper

i cant wait

future posting as we progress will be posted

for those who buy me birthday presents
hint hint my wife she etal
i need

a beekeeper suit
a smoker no not the kind for cooking food
a beehive tool

i cant wait for the
country n organic honey

the organicgreen doctor

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