Beekeeping in Atlanta with Beekeeper Linda – KM046

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This week we are talking to Linda Tillman from Atlanta, in the USA. This is Episode Forty six of our beekeeping podcast. Linda Tillman is a Master Beekeeper from Atlanta in the state of Georgia. She is the lady behind the successful Beekeeping blog “Linda’s Bees“. You can play the podcast by clicking on the play button above or by downloading the file HERE. Linda has been keeping treatment free bees since 2006 and keeps her bees on foundationless frames. We have followed Linda’s blog since we started beekeeping, its full of some great posts and Linda’s great sense of humor. I highly encourage you to sign up for Linda’s mailing list and follow her blog. We were so happy that Linda agreed to come on the kiwimana Buzz… Lindas blog is at http://beekeeperlinda.blogspot.com

Resources Mentioned

Things you will learn

  • Why sticking to one size of boxes is better.
  • Michael Bush plays a mean guitar
  • What are the biggest issues facing beekeeping in Atlanta
  • Using Nematodes to control small hive beetle?
  • Why “Splitting the hives that survive” is good way to help the bees control varroa
  • Why Genetics are the answer to the Varroa problem
  • When you treat you are breeding a stronger Varroa Mite.
  • Why feeding your bees isn’t always the best idea.

Linda Tillman’s Recommended Resources

  • DVD – More Than Honey
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Beekeeping by by Buzz Bissinger and Dean Stiglitz
  • Honeybee Democracy by Thomas D. Seeley

Dean Stiglitz: Where do bees come from

Ellen’s video about Pens for ladies

Here is the link to the Ellen video about the pens for ladies 🙂 that was mentioned in the show.

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