June 23, 2020
"Beekeeping! Let's give it a try." That's what a lot of people said when COVID-19 forced a lot of people into quarantine.
I'm not dissing beginner beekeepers, but its causing problems for current beekeepers.
In this episode I talk about:
- How to prevent swarming
- Small tasks to do now so you don't have a ton of bee things to do late summer
- How to prevent a mini heart attack when you realize it will take 6+ weeks for supplies to arrive
- What to do if you can't care for your bees as often as you used to
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June 8, 2020
Ever wondered what it would be like to keep bees on the rooftops of buildings in New York City?
In this episode I talk with author, and urban beekeeper, Andrew Cote, about his childhood growing up as a 4th generation beekeeper, his non-profit Bees Without Borders, why he tells people his profession is truck driver and all the work that goes into keeping bees in a big city (don't forget you have to pay the meter!).
Check out Andrew's new book, Honey and Venom, Confessions of an Urban Beekeeper. It's not just for beekeepers, but anyone interested in a unique and funny story about a man with one of the most interesting jobs in NYC.
I have a free beekeeping book just for you! Go to beekeepingmadesimple.com to download our ebook, The 7 Steps to Keeping Bees in Your Own Backyard.