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Beekeeping Today Podcast

Sep 21, 2020

Dr. Dewey Caron

Dr. Dewey M. Caron’s latest book, The Complete Bee Handbook is quite the book. Not a scientific text, not a how-to beekeeping book, but one that’s meant for all those folks who think they might want to keep bees, but don’t know what’s involved. Plus it includes sections on honey recipes, making candles, mead and honey beer, gardening for all bees, bee biology in just the right amount. Beautiful art highlights each chapter, with each chapter given an overview and summary. It is truly delightful. But wait: There’s more.

Dewey is very involved in working with the Honey Bee Health Coalition.  The Coalition is looking at all beekeeping problems fromThe Complete Bee Handbook very different perspectives and solving many of them because of this approach. Dewey is also involved in the BeeMD website with the Univ. of Florida, adding references and greater depth to each solution. It’s going to be a phone app pretty soon, so you can solve problems while still in the field. Very, very useful.

Listen in today and find out about his new book and the problems he is solving.

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Podcast music: Young Presidents, "Be Strong", Musicalman, "Epilogue"