The Buzz About Bees
Bees in the Summer - Heat Waves, Robbing, Bearding & Hurricanes

Bees in the Summer - Heat Waves, Robbing, Bearding & Hurricanes

July 31, 2020

As I record this episode today, we are under a hurricane watch and dealing with other Summertime issues like robbing, bearding, high temperatures and dearth. 

I'll explain what all of these things are and what beekeepers and bee-lovers can do to help the bees when it's super hot out. Just for the fun of it, I'll also talk about honeydew honey (honey made from bug poop) and what to do if bees are visiting your pool. 

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My Experience Working for Commercial Apiaries - the good, the sexist and the annoying

My Experience Working for Commercial Apiaries - the good, the sexist and the annoying

July 16, 2020

Before starting my own bee farm I worked for two other apiaries. One was a small farm and the other had 3,000 hives. I cared for bees, gave tours, bread queens, and was told I couldn't be a beekeeper because I was female.

In this episode I tell the stories from my 7 years with these companies and witnessing Hawaii go through a terrible collapse of the bee population when the varroa mite arrived. 

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Free bees! How to Lure a Swarm

Free bees! How to Lure a Swarm

July 1, 2020

For most people, the last thing they want is a swarm of thousands of bees flying by their house, but if you're a beekeeper, it's the best day ever because it means free bees! This episode is about swarms, why bees swarm, and how to lure a swarm with a bait hive. 

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