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June 9, 2022

Small Furry Pests (077)

It doesn’t take long after getting into beekeeping and then repeatedly, as long as you have beekeeping equipment laying around or…

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May 26, 2022

Dealing With Feisty Bees (075)

Jim’s beeyard is the center of attention this week, because his bees were bothering his wife and a very patient, longtime neighbo…

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May 19, 2022

How To Plan Raised Pollinator Beds (074)

If a pollinator garden is in your future this summer, constructing a raised bed is one way to keep it under control and is a much…

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May 5, 2022

Installing Package Bees in Inclement Weather (072)

Package season is about over for 2022. Perhaps thankfully too, depending on where in the country you live. Installing packages do…

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April 28, 2022

Planning A Successful Bee Association Meeting (071)

Have you ever been involved in planning and carrying out a beekeeping meeting? If not, there are a host of things to consider tha…

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April 14, 2022

Supplemental Spring Feeding of Honey Bees (069)

If your colonies make it through the winter, or if you simply purchased more bees as a package or nuc, their next challenge is ma…

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April 7, 2022

Adding Package Bees to Deadout Equipment (068)

This time of year, experienced and new beekeepers are receiving their packaged bees and nucs. Only a few of these packages and nu…

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Jan. 20, 2022

Bee Beards - Part 2 (057)

In today’s episode, Kim and Jim continue their exploration of Bee Beards… though this time… they go big… really big bee beards yo…

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Jan. 13, 2022

Bee Beards - Part 1 (056)

Really? You want to do a bee beard? OK, let’s think this through. How much do you know about bees and bee beards, and why do you …

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Jan. 6, 2022

Flower Garden Site Prep (055)

Jim has finally figured out where he wants his flowers to be next spring, so what’s next is getting those sites ready to plant, s…

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Dec. 30, 2021

New Year - New Equipment... Assembly Required? (054)

You can buy all of your beekeeping equipment already assembled and if wooden boxes, already painted. They cost more than if you d…

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Dec. 23, 2021

Planning your Gardens for Bees (053)

Jim has finally taken to heart the old saying, “Plant a flower - Feed a bee” and wants to add some plants to his yard that will n…

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Dec. 9, 2021

Considering Packages or Nucs for the Spring (051)

Will it be packages of nucs next spring? It’s only December, how do I know what I’ll want, and, if any, how many I’ll want? Getti…

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