Keeping Backyard Bees

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Keeping Backyard Bees is a joint effort by Mother Earth News and Grit magazines to create a hive mind of information on bees, beekeeping, pollen, hives, honey, and much more. Our audience may be seasoned beekeepers, interested in starting a hive, or just concerned about the well-being of bees and want to know how to help. You can make a difference, and we’re here to show you how.

Episode Date
Ep. 4 - Ol Bee Gal
21:04

Welcome to the Ol' Bee Gal Q&A brought to you by KeepingBackyardBees.com Please submit your questions by following this link

 

Here are the questions addressed in this episode.

Lionel

What can I do with black/brown propolis infused comb?

 

Stephanie

Are there temperature limits when using oxalic acid?

 

Ken

If I buy a nucleus with short frames, how can I move the bees into a regular deep framed hive.

 

Mary Ann

What time of day is best to rob the hive?

 

Joseph

What is the best time to consolidate hives?

 

Mike

I’m storing old comb and they are now covered in fungus.  What can I do to prevent this in the future?

 

Kent

What’s the best way to get rid of hive beetles?

 

Doug

If you’re not supposed to heat honey to high temperatures, what happens to the quality when you put it in a cup of tea?

 

Lisa

Is it too late to treat my hive for mites?

 

 

 

Feb 28, 2019
Ep. 3 - Ol Bee Gal
19:42

Welcome to the Ol' Bee Gal Q&A brought to you by KeepingBackyardBees.com Please submit your questions by following this link

 

Here are the questions addressed in this episode.

Fadi

What happens to the old queen after the hive makes a new queen?

 

Gil

Why have his bees made honey of varied colors?

 

Russell

What does it mean to you to be a beekeeper?

 

Ron

I purchased packages of bees with Saskatraz bees.  Are these queens noted for swarming?

 

Wimukthi

If the queen receives royal jelly at the larval stage, what is she fed at the adult stage?

 

Gilberto

How many bees can I keep with approximately 100 acres of various types of forage?

 

John

How do bees do when wind farms are put in the area?

 

Jeremy

When ideally does a Queen start laying winter bees? Does supplementary feeding effect this decision?

 

Feb 21, 2019
Ep. 2 - Ol Bee Gal
17:48

Welcome to the Ol' Bee Gal Q&A brought to you by KeepingBackyardBees.com  Please submit your question by following this link

 

Here are the questions addressed in this episode.

 

John 

What can John do to prevent "small black ants" that may be causing his bees to abscond?

 

Ken

Even though I've primed the wick, the candles are not burning evenly.  What can he do differently?

 

Lisa

How do I do a count for varroa mites?

 

Linda

After requeening a swarm, how long can I expect the new queen's genetics to completely pass through the hive?

 

Lynn

If you cut holes in the top box to let out condensation does that let other insects in?

 

Question from Russell

What about ordering bees this spring?

Feb 15, 2019
Ep. 1 - Ol Bee Gal
23:01

Welcome to the Ol' Bee Gal Q&A brought to you by KeepingBackyardBees.com  Please submit your question by following this link

 

Here are the questions addressed in this episode.

 

Feriba

How do I store beeswax? 

 

Paul 

Should I leave my bees honey in the hive instead of feeding sugar through winter?

 

Betsy

Why did my hives abscond?

 

Ken  

After we had weather below freezing I lost all of my bees, how can I avoid this in the future?

 

Carla

Why should you paint your bee box?

 

Khalid

What are the best 3 brands of honey?

 

Eddy

If bees don’t need to create comb (in a flow hive) would that give them more energy and resources for making honey?

 

Question from Russell

What should beekeepers be working on over the Winter months?

Feb 07, 2019
Profile of a Keeper - Comedian, Emma Arnold
28:34

In this episode, they discuss Emma's history with bees, a few cool stories, and how she manages her beekeeping while on the road.

 

Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot today.

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Jan 16, 2019
MEN Classic Episode - Bee-ginning with Bees
01:02:07

This podcast episode was proudly sponsored by MOTHER EARTH NEWS! 

Are you considering keeping bees? In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends podcast producer Robert Riley sits down with Master Beekeepers Becky and Steve Tipton, and Ethnobotanist Dawn Combs, who is a veteran in the realm of "natural beekeeping". These experts share their knowledge and discuss differences to help Robert and other beginners get up and going with their own colonies.

Robert, Becky, Steve, and Dawn help prepare you for this upcoming adventure by covering bee species, swarming, pollinator-friendly plants, when to smoke your bees, tools of the trade, and much more. If you are an experienced beekeeper you may even learn a new technique.

 

Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot today.

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Follow the links below for topics mentioned in the podcast that may have piqued your interest:

Beginning Beekeeping: What You Need to Know to Get StartedCommon Winter Beekeeping ProblemsNatural Beekeeping in Your BackyardUrban Beekeeping: Be a Backyard Beekeeper

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Jan 15, 2019
MEN Classic Episode - Swarm Essentials
49:18

Enjoy this classic podcast episode from MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends! 

In this episode, Hilary Kearney of Girl Next Door Honey teaches Zach and Charlotte about catching a swarm.  She also goes into detail about her business as a beekeeper! 

 

Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot today.

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Jan 14, 2019
MEN Classic Episode - Harvest Your Honey
49:39

In this Classic Episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and FRIENDS, Becky and Steve Tipton meet with Charlotte and Robert to teach them about the different methods of harvest honey and what makes hive product so extraordinary! 

 

Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot today.

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Jan 13, 2019
MEN Classic Episode - Changing Urban Ag Policy
53:14

In this episode, Charlotte and Russell meet with Mary Miller and Helen Schnoes from the Douglas County Food Policy Council.  They have worked tirelessly to create agricultural regulations in Lawrence Kansas that both encourage and protect urban farming, including keeping bees. 

 

Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot today.

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Jan 05, 2019
MEN Classic Episode - Profit From Your Homestead
36:52

In this episode, Becky Tipton and Hank Will discuss how they make a profit on their homestead.  their expertise explores keeping bees, gardening, and livestock.

 

Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot today.

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Jan 04, 2019
Pollinator Friendly Gardens - Video
16:46

Enjoy this video from MOTHER EARTH NEWS!

Jessica and Q discuss the benefits of growing a pollinator-friendly garden! #pollinatorweek

Link to POLLINATOR FRIENDLY GARDENING book:http://bit.ly/PollinatorBook

 

Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot today.

 

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Jun 28, 2018
Bee Package Installation - Video
16:36

Join Russell Mullin as he walks through the steps of installing a package of bees into a horizontal Langstroth beehive.

 

Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot today.

 

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Music: Sunshine to my Door by Martin Stirrup

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Jun 14, 2018
Assembling a Beekeepers Tool Kit - Video
27:28

Join Russell Mullin and Kellsey Trimble as they discuss what Russell keeps in his beekeeper's toolbox and why.

Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot today.

 

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May 21, 2018
Hive Split - Video
20:25

Join Russell Mullin and Suzanna Vazquez as they walk through the process of splitting a beehive.

 

Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot today.

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Music: A Stranger's Map of Texas by Chapman & The Woodpiles

May 18, 2018
Installing a Bee Hotel - Video
08:31

Join Russell Mullin as he shows how to properly install a "bee hotel" for mason and leafcutter bees.

 

Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot today.

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May 17, 2018
Swarm Capture - Video
03:32

Watch as Editor Russell Mullin captures a swarm. Swarms take place when a hive has grown too large and splits in two. Then, a queen leaves the original hive with a number of worker bees.

 

Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot today.

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Swarms don’t stay like this for very long, so if you’re interested in capturing one, you may only have a day or two at the most.

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May 14, 2018