Feb 28, 2020
Welcome to our four part series on getting started in this fascinating and educational backyard pastime, sideline job, or full time career. All are possible with honey bees. Listen in as Kim Flottum, author and retired Editor of Bee Culture magazine, Dr. James Tew, author, Bee Culture magazine contributor and retired Extension Specialist in Beekeeping from the University of Alabama and Ohio State University, and Jeff Ott, a skilled, long time back yard beekeeper discuss the ins and outs of this craft, covering all aspects of getting started.
Part 3 - Bees Are In... NOW What?!!
One of the most exciting, and absolutely wonderful events when you are just starting out is receiving your first order of bees, and getting them into all that equipment you just built. There’s lots of ways to install them, and most will get the job done. Which way is tried and true? We discuss your options. Then, once they are installed... what do you do, what can you expect, and what’s normal? In this episode of the series we get you into and past your first month of having bees.
Resources for Beginning Beekeepers
Associations & Organizationshttps://beeinformed.org
The How To Get Started with Bees Series is Sponsored by BetterBee. BetterBee’s mission is to support every beekeeper with excellent customer service, continued education and quality equipment. How do they do this? Because many of their employees are also beekeepers, so they know the needs, challenges and answers to your beekeeping questions. From their colorful and informative catalog to their support of beekeeper educational activities, including this podcast series, BetterBee truly is Beekeepers Serving Beekeepers. See for yourself at www.betterbee.com
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We want to also thank 2 Million Blossoms as a sponsor of the podcast. 2 Million Blossoms is a new quarterly magazine destined for your coffee table. Each page of the magazine is dedicated to the stories and photos of all pollinators and written by leading researchers, photographers and our very own, Kim Flottum.
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Thanks to Bee Culture, the Magazine of American Beekeeping, for their support of The Beekeeping Today Podcast. Available in print and digital at www.beeculture.com
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Podcast music: Midway Music, "All We Know"