This was the yr that my motor neuron (ALS variant) superior greater than anybody would love, however I’ll particularly keep in mind 2021 because the yr I had a sudden coronary heart assault! (Three, really, however who’s counting?) I’m nonetheless plodding together with my graduate research on the College of Calgary, however I took a number of months off to recuperate, so it’s delayed. I additionally took day without work from this weblog – I didn’t have the power to put in writing a lot. 2021 had the fewest weblog posts (simply 29) that I’ve revealed in virtually 25 years. Though I didn’t write a lot, readers learn quite a bit. My weblog had probably the most visits of any yr. In actual fact, I’ll keep in mind this because the yr that I handed 500,000 views. Thanks all.
A lot of my hottest posts (measured by views from readers) have been written a yr or two in the past, however nonetheless appeal to plenty of guests. Listed here are a number of, listed from probably the most seen.
Have you learnt the queen colors? 2021 queens have been marked with a white dot. What color will 2022 be? Why was this the preferred submit about queen colors this yr? Solutions will probably be apparent when you observe the hyperlink.
What number of honey bees are there? A 2019 replace. Though this submit was revealed in 2019, it nonetheless attracted plenty of guests. What number of honey bees are there? I’ll write an up to date submit about bee numbers in 2022.
Why Vegans are flawed. That’s proper, they’re flawed. Not about consuming animals, however about honey. Though I revealed this piece in 2016, it stays a perennial favorite. Card-carrying vegans gained’t eat honey because it’s towards their guidelines. Learn this piece to see why they’re flawed, so flawed.
Candy Candy Clover (Half 1) A narrative too large to inform in a single submit, Candy Candy Clover Half 2 was additionally a much-visited in 2021. Initially a noxious weed, then a Salvage Jane, now an invasive pest. It’s nonetheless the world’s greatest honey plant.
The Man who made killer bees. Certainly one of a number of items I’ve written about entomologist Warwick Kerr. This one was written earlier than his demise, revealed as a birthday present to him. When he handed away in 2018, I wrote his obituary, which was expanded a bit and revealed in American Bee Journal.
Surprisingly, the entire above tales, a lot learn by a lot of you, have been revealed earlier than 2021. However, they have been probably the most visited on my BadBeekeepingBlog throughout 2021. That is possible as a result of these specific pages, having been round for some time, have labored their manner up the search engine rankings and have ended up on lots of people’s web sites. If you happen to haven’t learn a few of these, observe the hyperlinks and revel in your tumble down the rabbit gap.
For these of you who’ve survived yr two of the epic pandemic, congratulations! Finest needs for an unremarkable new yr. And thanks once more for studying!