Episodes

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 12, 2022

Final Thoughts on Package Bee Season (073)

So you have already put in your two packages (you did get two, right?) and a few days, or maybe a week later you checked them and…

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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 21, 2022

Finding Bee Yards (070)

What are the important considerations for finding a new bee yard? There are a whole lot of right answers to this question and Kim…

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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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March 31, 2022

Capturing and Hiving Swarms (067)

A beekeeper's most exciting moment is undoubtedly, capturing and hiving a swarm... especially when it is someone else's bees! In …

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March 24, 2022

Swarm Traps aka Bait Hives (066)

In today's episode, Jim Tew and Jeff Ott (who's stepping in this week for Kim Flottum) discuss their experiences using swarm trap…

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March 17, 2022

More Listener Questions (065)

This week, Beekeeping Today Podcast's co-host, Jeff Ott sits in for Kim Flottum and joins podcast regular, Jim Tew to answer list…

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March 10, 2022

Mind Your Bees Wax (064)

So, what do you do with your old wax? For some of us, as little as possible, but for others, there’s money to be made. There are …

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March 3, 2022

Dealing With Old Equipment (063)

What can you do with all that old beekeeping equipment you don’t need, don’t want and is in the way most of the time? There are s…

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Feb. 24, 2022

Make Money with Honey Bees! (062)

In today’s episode, Kim and Jim discuss making money with honey bees. Almost every beekeeper has had someone (usually a spouse…) …

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Feb. 17, 2022

Raising Non-Graft Queens (061)

A good rule when raising a few queens is to keep it simple. And not having to graft larvae from one cell to another is as simple …

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Feb. 10, 2022

Late Winter Colony Management (060)

It’s early February and it’s winter. But winter in northern Ohio is a lot different than winter in the south, where bees are flyi…

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Feb. 3, 2022

Going Big Time - Large Observation Hives (059)

Managing large observation hives is very different than working with those small observation hives that you can take to a school …

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Jan. 27, 2022

Let's Discuss Small Observation Hives (058)

Small, portable, usually single frame observation hives are ideal for meetings, demonstrations, lectures and even for study. They…

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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. 16, 2021

Considering the Bee Culture December Issue (052)

The December, 2021 issue of Bee Culture magazine arrived this month. In this episode, Kim and Jim look at this special issue and …

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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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