April 29, 2021

Honey Bees Sting! (019)

Why do you keep a box full of bugs that you just know will sting? It should be an easy answer, but there’s more here that you mig…

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April 22, 2021

Eating Comb Honey (018)

So, how do you eat comb honey? It isn’t a mystery, but until you have tried eating comb honey, it can be a tad daunting. At first…

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April 15, 2021

Pollen Traps (017)

Trapping pollen will give you a source of good food for your bees, and it’s for free. And why more beekeepers don’t do it is inte…

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April 8, 2021

Nectar Flows (016)

If you keep good records every year, you’ll know about when to expect the various nectar flows your areas has almost every year a…

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April 1, 2021

Robbing! (015)

Imagine this… you walk out to your beeyard. There is a lot of activity. No problem. That’s good right? Probably a nectar flow, yo…

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March 25, 2021

Swarms (014)

Have you ever tried to capture a swarm while hanging on to the top of a 10-foot ladder that’s standing in the back of a pickup? N…

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March 18, 2021

Dealing with Bee Space (013)

How much space do bees need inside a beehive? Well, it’s between 3/16” and 5/16”, so you can figure just about a quarter inch sho…

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March 11, 2021

Outyards (012)

When you have more bees at home than you want, or your family wants, or your neighbors want, it’s time to find an outyard. There’…

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March 4, 2021

Requeening (011)

Everybody who has bees at some time will have to requeen a colony. You killed her when moving frames, she quit laying, a colony t…

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Feb. 25, 2021

Smokers and Smoker Fuel (010)

A smoker is that extra hand you always need when working bees. It’s the right tool for the job. But how smokers get used is mostl…

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Feb. 18, 2021

Packages and Nucs (009)

If you need or want to get some honey bees this spring, the two traditional means are to get a 3-pound package or a (usually) 5 f…

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Feb. 11, 2021

Hive Finishes (008)

So, you just built brand new wooden hive boxes, tops and bottoms. It all sure looks nice, doesn’t it? How do you keep it from rot…

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Feb. 4, 2021

Protective Gear (007)

What beekeepers choose to wear for protection is determined by many factors. Kim and Jim explore several of the most influential …

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Jan. 28, 2021

The Good Things About Beekeeping (006)

Kim and Jim trade notes of the things about bees and beekeeping that are fun, enjoyable, educational and generous. It’s about hon…

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Jan. 21, 2021

Bee Equipment We Use (005)

When you look at a hive, you will see many different variations in hive equipment, components, tools and things to “make the beek…

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Jan. 14, 2021

Mid-Winter Inspections (004)

Checking your colonies on a cold, snowy, winter day isn’t something you probably want to do, but colonies in our care need to be …

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Jan. 10, 2021

Off Season Storage and Chores (003)

Once you look at it, managing your space is probably the biggest challenge most beekeepers have. You have more bee equipment insi…

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Jan. 10, 2021

Emergency Winter Feeding (002)

Of course, it’s best to leave enough food on going into winter so the bees don’t get stressed or starve, but sometimes that isn’t…

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Jan. 10, 2021

Honey Bee Obscura - An Introduction (001)

Honey Bee Obscura is a brand new podcast focusing solely on honey bees and honey bee management. In fact... all things honey bees…

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