The Beekeepers Q&A – The Fat Bee Man “Don” joined us.

The Beekeepers Q&A, the show on blab we attempt to answer your burning beekeeping questions.

If you have a question Type /q in the chat or select ‘Call in’, Check out this PAGE for the next one.

This week Don the Fat Bee Man Joins the show and discusses some of his methods.

Sign up to get emails when we schedule these talks here:-


  1. New Podcast released this week :- Happy Holidays
  2. Phone call from Indonesia at 1:30 am 🙁

The week we answer:-

  1. How to become a beekeeper in New Zealand, see our POST on some ideas
  2. How to do foundation-less frames
  3. How to move beehive short distance, article we did HERE

We will look at releasing talk this as a podcast in the future as well.

2 thoughts on “The Beekeepers Q&A – The Fat Bee Man “Don” joined us.

  1. Avatar photo
    Bob Lee says:

    I live in central Missouri. Is late September too late to make a split? I have a top bar hive that is busting at the seams. Can they make a queen and get established before winter? Thanks!

    • Avatar photo
      Margaret Groot says:

      Hi Bob, thanks for your question. There are some schools of thought and in practice over-wintering nucleus colonies is done regularly. I have a link here to youtube with Michael Palmer who talks about his method: – the other things to consider are your location so maybe there are some local beekeepers who practice over-wintering nucs. All the best Bob and let us know how you go. Regards, Margaret and Gary…it’s the kiwimana buzz…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *