Our Beekeeping Podcast

Welcome to our Beekeeping Podcasts, here you find podcasts about beekeeping and gardening.  We cover many topics to help you keep your bees and garden healthy.  We also interview Beekeepers from around the world about how they keep bees in their location.

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Making a Gallon of Mead: Micro Mead Making With Michael Jordan – KM160

Michael Jordan is a Beekeeper, Educator and Mead Maker from Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. In this episode we discuss how and why Micro Mead Making is the greatest way to start Making Mead.

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Q & A – Getting Ready for Winter – KM159

In this show we answer questions about Api Life Var and New Queens, where to put a box and Losing a Queen.

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Q and A – Don’t Blow my Buzz – KM158

In this show we answer questions about Controlling Varroa Mites, People Allergic to Bees and How to find the Queen in a hive.

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Banned in the EU But Still Sold in NZ – KM157

This week we ask why the EU is banning pesticides and What are some great plants that help bumble bees. We have roving reporters checking in from Scotland, England, Australia and [...]

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Detroit Bee City – KM156

In this episode we talk about Bees in Detroit and why Almond Milk is not good for bees. We have roving reporters checking in from Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, England and [...]

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Is Honey Good for Kids – KM155

In this episode we ask Is there any Health Benefits for Children to eat Honey and and it's not all about the Honey in Wales. We also have roving reporters checking [...]

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Rivalry Over Manuka Honey – KM154

In this episode we talk about the rivalry over manuka honey between NZ and OZ and a man in California is saving bees by building them hives. We also have roving [...]

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Fighting The Threat Of Extinction – KM153

In this episode we have some real positive news stories …we talk about Riverside bees in Yorkshire and also an article about how regenerative farming is helping the Bees and the [...]

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The Honeybee Corridor – KM152

In this episode we talk about a Honeybee Corridor and can American Foul brood be cured. We also have roving reporters checking in from New Zealand and the United States of [...]

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Q & A – Do you have to keep bees warm over winter – KM151

In this show we answer questions about Keeping Bee Warm, Mites, Robbing Bees and pesky wasps

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Gutting News from up North – KM150

In this episode we talk about hive vandals up North and another reason why Glyphosate isn't great for your bees. We also have roving reporters checking in from Australia and England. [...]

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Q & A – Wax Moths and Swarm Prevention – KM149

In this show we answer questions about Climate Change, Wax moths and Swarm Preventing and finding that elusive Queen

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You betcha Troubling Times in South Dakota – KM148

In this episode we learn about an Iranian startup creating Smart Beehives and why are bees dying in South Dakota.

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Q & A – Setting up a Hive – KM147

This is Episode One hundred and forty seven of our beekeeping show - Setting up a Hive. In this show we answer questions about Setting up a Hive, Preparing for Winter [...]

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Bee Aware it’s almost Spring – KM146

It's Bee Month in New Zealand!! In this episode we talk about Mass Bee Deaths in Russia and is Live and let die the way to save the bees, The Apriast [...]

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From Chills to Thrills – KM145

In this episode we talk about Mānuka honey fraud and a 'catastrophic' French honey harvest. We also have roving reporters checking in from Australia, England and Canada.

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Disappointment All Round – KM144

In this episode we talk about disappointment, Northland beekeepers and ApiNZ. We also have roving reporters checking in from Canada, England and the United States of America.

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Q and A – Finding Bees and stopping wasps – KM143

In this show we answer questions about finding Bees, stopping wasps and Winter Preparations. This is Episode One hundred and forty three of our beekeeping show - Finding Bees and stopping [...]

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Beekeeping in the Hawkes Bay with Beekeeper John Berry – KM142

John Berry is a third generation beekeeper and has worked in the family Business "Arataki Honey" before starting his own business “Berry Bees” with his brother Peter. He now produces comb-honey [...]

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Oh Dear…Burglar covered in Bee Stings – KM141

In this episode we talk about bees fighting burglars and a massive wasp nest has been located near Hamurana. We also have roving reporters checking in from the USA, England and [...]

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Thousands of Bees Killed in Lyttelton – KM140

In this episode we talk about the suspected pesticide killing of bees near Christchurch and the largest bee ever has been rediscovered in Indonesia. We also have roving reporters checking in [...]

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Chicken Coops and Bee Hives for the Future – KM139

This week we learn about a new project involving sustainable schools and we learn how to requeen a hot hive in ten easy steps. We also have Roving Reports from Poland [...]

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Manuka Honey Goes to Court – KM138

In this episode we talk about why the Ministry of Primary industries is taking a honey producer to court and the European Union may be changing its stance on Bee-killing pesticides. [...]

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Manuka Honey Explosion – KM137

In this episode, we discuss why there are too many bees in the Hawkes Bay and why are small beekeepers in New Zealand are having trouble selling honey.

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The Miracle of Mixing Foundation – KM136

This episode we talk about Mixing Foundations and how a Dunedin couple are thinking outside the hive to help the bees. Also what are we are doing with our bees at [...]

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Is Honey Good for Your Diabetes – KM135

This week we are discussing if Honey and Diabetes are a good combo and some naughty Bees make an uninvited visit to the Henderson Police Station. We also have Roving Reporters [...]

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Understanding The Beehive Jive – KM134

Paul and Tracey are Beekeeping friends from South London, who are the hosts of The Beehive Jive Podcast. We talk about how they keep bees despite the English weather.

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The Way We Used to Bee – New Zealands First Beekeeping Podcast – KM133

In 2006 Nick Wallingford released a series of podcasts about the history of Beekeeping in New Zealand. Here are the episodes for your listening pleasure.

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Kiwimana Christmas Wishes – KM132

Merry Christmas!!! In show we discuss Beekeeping tips, what an Egyptian beekeeper is up too and Seven plants that bring in the honey bees.

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Things You Need To Know About Mad Honey *Bonus Buzz* – KM131B

This week we are talking about Jars of Honey selling for $1800 and why Mad Honey isn't a great Christmas Present.

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Christmas Time in the Bee Yard – KM131

In this episode we are talking about Beekeeping in Belfast, A famous Beekeeping Author has passed and What kind of Sugar is good for bees.

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Telling the Bees *Bonus Buzz* – KM130B

This week we are talking about Droughts for the Australian Beekeepers and why you need to tell your bees.

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Is Roundup Safe Around Bees? – KM130

This week Does Roundup really harm Bees? Trapped Beetle tells its story, Bee Swarms take over cars in Auckland and a new Roving Reporters from the Pacific Northwest.

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Is Beekeeping the Antidote for the 21st Century, We Talk to Nigel Costley- KM129

Nigel Costley is a Beekeeper, Tutor and freelance journalist from Nelson in New Zealand. Nigel has been keeping bees for over forty years. He is unofficially known as Nelson's Top Bee [...]

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Build Up *Bonus* Buzz – KM128B

This week we are talking about Smokers and what is best for using as smoker fuel, what are the Scots up to in their Tenements and Dangerous work conditions

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Bee Buzz Build Up – KM128

In this episode we are talking about Maybe that new treatment isn't the best for your bees, Bees, Bright colours, the buzzwords in Gardening and Welsh bees invade Manchester streets.

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Use Fire to Remove Bees and Your House *Bonus* – KM127B

This week we are talking about Planting for Honeybees and why Bee Removers don’t use Fire!!!

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Springtime for Down Under Beekeepers – KM127

In this episode we are talking about Coles dropping Imported Honey, What is invading the Norfolk Summer and what is the Flight Range of a Honey Bee.

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Question Time *Bonus* – KM126B

This week we are talking about Beekeeping Gloves and will Banning neonicotinoids lead to more pesticide use? And "What is a Weta ??"

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Lots to Bee Getting on With! – KM126

kiwimana is a place where the beekeeping community can share a conversation and connect and in this episode we talk about Fascinating and interesting Honey Bee Facts, Being too close may [...]

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Beekeeping in the Hills of Wellington – We talk to Jim Hepburn – KM125

Jim and Jill went up the hill not to collect water but keep bees successfully in the hills of Wellington. Learn how they deal with the Wellington winds and how they [...]

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Beekeeping Banter Round Up *Bonus* – KM124B

This week we are talking about bastard councils and making soap from bees. This is a bonus episode for our amazing supporters.

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Beekeeping Banter Round Up – KM124

Beekeeping Banter Round Up - This week we talk about Victory for Mānuka, Beekeepers on the Breadline and Bloody Australia Day ratbags burning Bees.

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The Day the Show Was Hijacked – KM123

The show was hiJacked by one of great friends and listeners "Yappy BeeMan", Yappy talks to Gary and Margaret about kiwimana and Beekeeping in New Zealand.

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We all Rise Together – We talk to Les Crowder – KM122

Les Crowder is a Beekeeper originally from New Mexico, he has devoted his adult life to the study and care of honeybees. He is dedicated to finding organic and natural solutions [...]

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Build Up *Bonus* Buzz – KM121B

This week we are talking about Spring over in US and UK and why you need to plan well, and what the benefits are of being prepared.

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Vanquish the Varroa – KM121

This episode we talk about Bumper Honey season in New Zealand, Lithium? Is this another option? and Prisoners find the Buzz

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I’m the Yappy BeeMan – Removing Bees in Alabama – KM120

Travis Ulbrich "Yappy" is a Beekeeper and Fireman from Alabama, he is a well known Bee Rescuer. We talk about Yappy Philosophy to removing and keeping Honey Bees in Alabama. This [...]

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Beekeeping Bonanza 2018 – Bonus Show – KM119B

In this Supporter only Show we are talking about Bees Holding on Tight and Goodbye to our Bees!!

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Beekeeping Bonanza 2018 – KM119

This week we are talking about Rescuers fight through swarms, 7 Queen Bee Facts, How to protect your hives from Yellow Jacket Wasps and What's looking good ??

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Summer Awesomeness in New Zealand Beekeeping – KM118

Ho Ho Ho, The Joy of Christmas is on its way. We are drinking Mead and talking about The Auckland Beekeepers Club 70th Birthday, the Manuka Wars Continues and a New [...]

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Beekeeping in South Carolina with Beekeeper Charlotte – KM117

Charlotte Anderson is the first Female Master Beekeeper from South Carolina, she is also a Blogger and a Teacher. In 2012 she was named Beekeeper of the year in South Carolina. [...]

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Manuka is a Maori Word (so there) – KM116

Who owns the Name Manuka Honey?, Monsanto targets bee-killing varroa and Do 1 In 10 Australian Pollination Hives Have AFB? This and more is discussed this month.

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Practical Beekeeping With Roger Patterson – KM115

Roger Patterson has been beekeeping since 1963, he is from West Sussex in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the book "Beekeeping - A Practical Guide"

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Stinking Success – KM114

This week we are talking about new weed killer causes a stink, criminal elements, and New Zealand beekeeper found not guilty. This is Episode One hundred and Fourteen of our beekeeping [...]

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Bad Beekeeping with Ron Miksha – KM113

Ron Miksha is a Writer and Beekeeper from Calgary in Canada. Ron has been involved in Beekeeping for many years as a Commercial Beekeeping and educator. He is the author of [...]

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Bee Breeding Season Starts in NZed- KM112

This week we are talking about Springing into Bee Season 2017, Evolving Bees, a great herb has been discovered and Are you Getting Enough? This is Episode One Hundred and Twelve [...]

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The Greatest Beekeeper in Sheffield – We talk to Chris Brown – KM111

Chris was born in kiwi Nirvania land but now lives in Sheffield, England "officially Europe's greenest city" with his lovely wife Laura and son Jasper. Chris has been beekeeping for three [...]

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The Hibernation is Over – KM110

This episode we are talking about Common Beekeeping Mistakes and can you really eat Crystallised Honey? New ideas on a common question. This is Episode One Hundred and Ten of our [...]

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The Hibernation is Over *Extra* – KM110B

In this weeks Bonus Show we are talking about why No Spray Zones are not working and why Beekeepers quit bees.

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It’s Winter Time – Season Ending Show – KM109

This week we are talking about New Rules, Counterfeit, when Being copied is not necessarily the Best form of Flattery, the Sum of Sugar and Honey, and North land Numbers Stack [...]

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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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Boundary Beekeeping Battles – KM107

This week we are talking about Proposed Manuka Rules and a new mite threat to look out for ( as if we haven't got enough to lookout for !! ). This [...]

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Why should you keep Beekeeping Records with James Wilkes from Hive Tracks – KM106

This week we are talking to James Wilkes from North Carolina all about Bees and Hive Tracks. We discuss why keeping records of your inspections is a vital skill.

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Battling for Honey Gold – KM105

This week we are talking about Winter Storage, Mites may not be the issue and Beekeeping in Prisons. This is Episode One Hundred and Five of our beekeeping podcast.

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Swarm Trapping bees with a Mobile Swarm Trap – Michael Jordan – KM104

This week we are talking to Michael Jordan from Wyoming. We talk about Bee swarms and how to catch them. Michael also talks his new Mobile Swarm Trap.

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Slow go on the Honey Flow – KM103

This week we are talking about Huge Wasp Nests and a Terrible Honey season Downunder. This is Episode One Hundred and three of our beekeeping podcast.

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Saving the Bees in Australia with Simon Mulvany – KM102

Simon is an Outspoken Beekeeper and consumer advocate from Melbourne in Australia. Through his work on his Save The Bees website he has created a Honey Map for Australians. He is [...]

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HappY 2017 from us to you – KM101

This week we are talking about more thieving mongrels, Getting Ripped-Off in the UK, alienation of New Zealanders?, “is my backyard big enough” and what's goin’ on across the ditch? This [...]

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Rocking and Rollin at the Speed of 100 – KM100

In this show we talk about the Speed of 100, 20,000 Shakes, Zika Virus Murder, How to stop swarms and Provocative Ponderings.

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Beekeeping 357 with Joe Lewis – KM099

This week we are talking to Joe Lewis from Maryland in the big Ol' US of A. Joe discuss his Beekeeping 357 method of Sustainable Beekeeping through Nucleus Colonies.

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Apiary Awesomeness in Splitsville – KM098

This week we are talking about Splitsville, Magical Skincare Face Wash, Miss Beehaven in Paihia and Poison Ivy Honey? This is Episode Ninety Eight of our beekeeping podcast.

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Collecting Bee Swarms – We talk to “Swarm Patrol’s” Andrew Guzowski – KM097

On this show we talk about Swarms and Swarm Patrol with Andrew Guzowski who is a beekeeper from Sydney in Australia, he is the brains behind the Swarm Patrol website and [...]

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Plant Them and they will come – KM096

This week we are talking about Go the Indians, killer backyard beekeepers, drunken fencing incident stings couple (and who said kiwis have an accent!) and the riddle of Manuka honey. This [...]

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Bee a Varroa Vigilantee with a Vengence – KM095

In this show we are talking about Threat action, Cowboys, Pesticide Positive action in Vancouver, thieving mongrels and the long arm of the law. This is Episode Ninety five of our [...]

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Winter Worries…Survival mode for Spring – KM094

This week we are talking about the New Bee Season 2016 for us kiwi’s, history being made, Cranky Bees, Dreamy Bees, Hot Stuff and Invasion of the Great Aphid. This is [...]

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Life Styling with Ease…Getting Ready for Spring 2016…KM093

This podcast is a helpful and handy chat about preparing for Bee Season 2016. What you need to do to prepare for Spring.

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Beekeeping Like A Girl with Hilary Kearney – KM092

Hilary Kearney is from "Girl Next Door Honey", She does live Bee Removals and sells local honey in the San Diego, California part of the world. Hilary started beekeeping in 2010 [...]

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Manuka Madness – KM091

In this podcast we are talking about Bee vandals, Council RatBags and what to do with extra queen cells. This is Episode Ninety one of our beekeeping podcast.

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The Honeybee Removal King…JP the Beeman – KM090

We talk to Jeff Armstrong from Louisiana (Better known as JP the Beeman). JP is a Bee Removal expert from New Orleans. Jeff explains his philosophy to keeping bees and why [...]

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Proven Bee Stings Techniques That Work – KM089

We are talk about Preventing Bee Stings, Leonardo DiCaprio and Painting Boxes. This is Episode Eighty Nine of our beekeeping podcast.

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Following The Human Rights Honey with Mary Canning – KM088

This week we are talking to Mary Canning from Follow the Honey. Find out how the "Follow the Honey" movement started and how it is helping lives of beekeepers.

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Freedom Camping in kiwimana Nirvana Land – KM087

This week we are talking about when Great Britain came to kiwi nirvana land, Addiction, Saunas, Bumblebees and Sticky fingers. This is Episode Eighty Seven of our beekeeping podcast.

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Beekeeping in Wellington with Frank Lindsay – KM086

This week we are talking about Beekeeping in Wellington with Frank Lindsay. This is Episode Eighty Six of our beekeeping podcast.

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Sizzling in New Zealand – KM085

This week we are talking about Hive Alive, New Wasp bait and 6 Things You Didn't Know About Queen Bees and why does honey crystallise? This is Episode Eighty five of [...]

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Commercial Beekeeping in Australia – We talk to Victor Croker – KM084

This week we are talking about Commercial Beekeeping in Australia With Victor Croker from Australia. This is Episode Eighty four of our beekeeping podcast.

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Happy Holidays – KM083

This week we are talking about Bee friendly Gardens, are two queens better than one and a swarm shuts down School? This is Episode Eighty Three of our beekeeping podcast.

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The Temperature is Rising – KM082

In this weeks beekeeping podcast we discuss Spring, Summer, Winter bees and high honey prices. This is Episode Eighty two of our beekeeping podcast.

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Rusty Burlew – The voice behind Honey Bee Suite – KM081

This week we are talking to Rusty Burlew from Olympia in Washington State. The fantastic lady behind the amazing Honey Bee Suite Blog. Which has to be our favorite beekeeping blog.

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End of the Spring World Cup – KM080

This week we are talking about fungi, Bee Stings and Killer Bees. This is Episode Eighty of our beekeeping podcast.

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Getting Young People Interested in Beekeeping with Orren Fox – KM079

This week we are talking to Orren Fox from Newburyport in Massachusetts. This is Episode Seventy Nine of our beekeeping podcast.

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Beekeeping on International Podcast Day!!! – KM078

We are talking about adapting honeybees, Surplus secrets and International Podcast Day. This is Episode Seventy Eight of our beekeeping podcast.

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The Bee Whisperer ‘Michael Jordan’ – KM077

In this show we are talk to Michael Jordan 'The Bee Whisperer' from Wyoming. Michael discusses his holistic approach to keeping bees.

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Springing Along with Hoppity – KM076

This week we are talking about Bee Friendly Plants, 7 Amazing Bee Facts and Russian Plane Attack. This is Episode seventy six of our beekeeping podcast.

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Filming the bees with Bill Catherall from The BeeVlog – KM075

We are talk to Bill Catherall from Portland, Oregon about why he produces Beekeeping videos.

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CCD in New Zealand? Take me down to the Parasite City – KM074

This week we are talking about parasite’s, Nosema, 3,000-year-old beehives and Counterfeit Honey? This is Episode Seventy four of our beekeeping podcast.

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The team at Jennings Apiaries – Aaron and Lauren – KM073

Aaron and Lauren are treatment free beekeepers from Ruston in Louisana and as well as selling natural products from the hives, They also run the fantastic "Bees and Such podcast"

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End of the Season – KM072

This week we are talking about Disappearance of bees, Liquid Gold and transforming your balcony. This is Episode Seventy two of our beekeeping podcast "The kiwimana Buzz..."

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Urban Beekeeping in Auckland with Jullion – KM071

This week we are talking to Jullion Nelson-Parker about Urban Beekeeping in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Don’t Pee on Beehives – KM070

This week we are talking about Hive thefts, Wasps and Peeing on Beehives? This is Episode Seventy of our beekeeping podcast.

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Treatment Free Beekeeping with Solomon Parker – KM069

How to get started with treatment free beekeeping with Treatment free Beekeeper and pod-caster Solomon Parker.

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Sick Queen Bee !!! – EP068

This week we are talking about Bee-Friendly Gardens, Naked People and you want to be a Beekeeper. This is Episode Sixty Eight of our beekeeping podcast.

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Manuka the biography of an extraordinary honey – KM067

Here is a talk given by Cliff Van Eaton about his new book "Manuka the biography of an extraordinary honey"

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