Beekeeping for Dummies we talk to Author Howland Blackiston – KM108

This week we are talking to Beekeeping for Dummies author Howland Blackiston from Connecticut in the USA. This is Episode One Hundred and Eight of our beekeeping podcast.

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This interview was recorded in October 2016

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Howland Blackiston has been keeping bees since 1984. He’s written many articles on beekeeping and appeared on dozens of television and radio programs. He is also the author of Beekeeping for Dummies series of books.

Here is what you will discover

  • How a school Visitor introduced Howland to Bees
  • How Howland started Beekeeping
  • What is the best selling Beekeeping Book in the US
  • What are the two things you to have to have a best selling book
  • What does Howland thinks causes CCD
  • How to help Bees if you can’t keep them yourself
  • How make Autumn look like Spring in your videos
  • What we can expect from the 4th edition of the Beekeeping for Dummies Book

Resources mentioned in the show

  • You can find Howland on Twitter HERE
  • The Beekeeping for Dummies web site is HERE
  • The Beekeeping for Dummies Videos are HERE

Howland’s Talk to the Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich

Beekeeper and Author Howland Blackiston from Greenwich Retired Men’s Assoc. on Vimeo.

After Show

Margaret techno-phob using this great new ….

One thing to help you manage your bees is to keep records – This app helps you to keep “track” of your inspections and your woodware. This is a great app

Easy Peasy you can even update and then print off your records when you get home…great to compare inspection results

for your phone/tablet – check out ”Hive Tracks” application for a FREE 14 day trial, go to :

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Media Credits

  • Photo of Howland and Beekeeping for Dummies Book credit: Karen Sheer
  • Slow Burn Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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