Concussion

I’ve been recovering from a concussion since December 2016. I don’t want to get into the details. However, I expect I’ll write a thorough blog or a book or an article about it sometime after I recover. All I can say for now is that I’ve been lucky to find a specialist who is helping me and things are slowly getting better.

In the meantime, I’m stepping away from Mud Songs and pretty much everything else I do online. I will be keeping a low profile. Locally, it means I won’t be involved in any beekeeping groups, workshops, conferences — nothing. I wish everyone the best, but I need to take a break. I hope you understand.

Before my concussion, I had been approached to produce a series of instructional videos for new beekeepers. I had hoped as well to set up some hives on crown land and put on some pay-what-you-can beekeeping workshops. I had also planned to begin work on a beekeeping book geared towards hobbyist beekeepers in cold climates like Newfoundland. I had plans for many things, but my concussion injury has put everything on hold. While I’m fairly confident that I will make a full recovery, once it’s finally over, I expect I’ll be due for a vacation — a big one. I’m not sure when or if I’ll return to blogging, but if I do, anyone who subscribes to Mud Songs will be the first to know.

It’s been a pleasure to share my beekeeping experiences with all of you.

Take care,

Phillip
March 17th, 2017

9 thoughts on “Concussion

  1. My father-in-law suffered a concussion in 2015, and it was no joke. He wasn’t treated immediately, and as a result, he still has symptoms from it. So sorry to hear that you have to leave your blog for awhile, but it’s definitely more important for you to take care of yourself. Get well and bee well.

  2. Sorry to hear this, Phillip. I’ve learned a lot from your posts. I wish you well on your road to recovery and look forward to the day that you post again.

  3. Phillip, when you’re ready to get back in the saddle, I hope you move forward with your plans to write that book and to shoot the series of instructional videos- it would be to a great benefit to all beekeepers here in Newfoundland. (Especially for new beekeepers with no mentor) Honestly, I’m amazed that my colonies are still alive and the hives are completely dry thanks to your blog post on how to make a moisture quilt! I can’t thank you enough for sharing your beekeeping experiences. I wish you a speedy recovery and I hope you and your bees thrive this Spring. All the best, Kim

  4. good luck Philip and hope things improve for you. I have enjoyed your blog and have learned lots from your instructions.
    Hope to see you back here in the future, in the meantime take care of yourself!!
    Kevin

  5. I enjoyed watching your videos Philip, sorry that you have hit a bump in the road with your health, may you recover soon, I hope you never lose your passion for beekeeping. All the best to you, Howie.

  6. Phillip; Came to your site lately and have thoroughly enjoyed and applied the techniques you have described for winter beekeeping in colder climates. It is a tribute to you and your work that when driving through the upper Ottawa Valley I have seen small beeyards managed and winterised in accordance with your techniques and suggestions. Look after your health and thank you for your time and efforts. Stephen

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