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Keeping Backyard Bees is a joint effort by Mother Earth News and Grit magazines to create a hive mind of information on bees, beekeeping, pollen, hives, honey, and much more. Our audience may be seasoned beekeepers, interested in starting a hive, or just concerned about the well-being of bees and want to know how to help. You can make a difference, and we’re here to show you how.

Keeping Backyard Bees is a joint effort by Mother Earth News and Grit magazines to create a hive mind of information on bees, beekeeping, pollen, hives, honey, and much more. Our audience may be seasoned beekeepers, interested in starting a hive, or just concerned about the well-being of bees and want to know how to help. You can make a difference, and we’re here to show you how.
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Keeping Backyard Bees is a joint effort by Mother Earth News and Grit magazines to create a hive mind of information on bees, beekeeping, pollen, hives, honey, and much more. Our audience may be seasoned beekeepers, interested in starting a hive, or just concerned about the well-being of bees and want to know how to help. You can make a difference, and we’re here to show you how.

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Episodes

Ep. 4 - Ol Bee Gal

2/28/2019
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Welcome to the Ol' Bee Gal Q&A brought to you by KeepingBackyardBees.com Please submit your questions by following this link. Here are the questions addressed in this episode. Lionel What can I do with black/brown propolis infused comb? Stephanie Are there temperature limits when using oxalic acid? Ken If I buy a nucleus with short frames, how can I move the bees into a regular deep framed hive. Mary Ann What time of day is best to rob the hive? Joseph What is the best...

Duration:00:21:03

Ep. 3 - Ol Bee Gal

2/21/2019
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Welcome to the Ol' Bee Gal Q&A brought to you by KeepingBackyardBees.com Please submit your questions by following this link. Here are the questions addressed in this episode. Fadi What happens to the old queen after the hive makes a new queen? Gil Why have his bees made honey of varied colors? Russell What does it mean to you to be a beekeeper? Ron I purchased packages of bees with Saskatraz bees. Are these queens noted for swarming? Wimukthi If the queen receives royal...

Duration:00:19:41

Ep. 2 - Ol Bee Gal

2/14/2019
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Welcome to the Ol' Bee Gal Q&A brought to you by KeepingBackyardBees.com Please submit your question by following this link. Here are the questions addressed in this episode. John What can John do to prevent "small black ants" that may be causing his bees to abscond? Ken Even though I've primed the wick, the candles are not burning evenly. What can he do differently? Lisa How do I do a count for varroa mites? Linda After requeening a swarm, how long can I expect the new...

Duration:00:17:46

Ep. 1 - Ol Bee Gal

2/7/2019
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Welcome to the Ol' Bee Gal Q&A brought to you by KeepingBackyardBees.com Please submit your question by following this link. Here are the questions addressed in this episode. Feriba How do I store beeswax? How to Clean, Melt, and Store Beeswax Paul Should I leave my bees honey in the hive instead of feeding sugar through winter? Betsy Why did my hives abscond? Ken After we had weather below freezing I lost all of my bees, how can I avoid this in the future? Carla Why...

Duration:00:23:00

Profile of a Keeper - Comedian, Emma Arnold

1/16/2019
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In this episode, they discuss Emma's history with bees, a few cool stories, and how she manages her beekeeping while on the road. Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot...

Duration:00:28:33

MEN Classic Episode - Bee-ginning with Bees

1/15/2019
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This podcast episode was proudly sponsored by MOTHER EARTH NEWS! Are you considering keeping bees? In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends podcast producer Robert Riley sits down with Master Beekeepers Becky and Steve Tipton, and Ethnobotanist Dawn Combs, who is a veteran in the realm of "natural beekeeping". These experts share their knowledge and discuss differences to help Robert and other beginners get up and going with their own colonies. Robert, Becky, Steve, and Dawn help...

Duration:01:02:05

MEN Classic Episode - Swarm Essentials

1/14/2019
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Enjoy this classic podcast episode from MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends! In this episode, Hilary Kearney of Girl Next Door Honey teaches Zach and Charlotte about catching a swarm. She also goes into detail about her business as a beekeeper! Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in...

Duration:00:49:17

MEN Classic Episode - Harvest Your Honey

1/13/2019
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In this Classic Episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and FRIENDS, Becky and Steve Tipton meet with Charlotte and Robert to teach them about the different methods of harvest honey and what makes hive product so extraordinary! Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the...

Duration:00:49:38

MEN Classic Episode - Changing Urban Ag Policy

1/5/2019
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In this episode, Charlotte and Russell meet with Mary Miller and Helen Schnoes from the Douglas County Food Policy Council. They have worked tirelessly to create agricultural regulations in Lawrence Kansas that both encourage and protect urban farming, including keeping bees. Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at...

Duration:00:53:13

MEN Classic Episode - Profit From Your Homestead

1/4/2019
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In this episode, Becky Tipton and Hank Will discuss how they make a profit on their homestead. their expertise explores keeping bees, gardening, and livestock. Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot...

Duration:00:36:51

Pollinator Friendly Gardens - Video

6/28/2018
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Enjoy this video from MOTHER EARTH NEWS! Jessica and Q discuss the benefits of growing a pollinator-friendly garden! #pollinatorweek Link to POLLINATOR FRIENDLY GARDENING book:http://bit.ly/PollinatorBook Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER...

Duration:00:16:46

Bee Package Installation - Video

6/14/2018
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Join Russell Mullin as he walks through the steps of installing a package of bees into a horizontal Langstroth beehive. Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot...

Duration:00:16:36

Assembling a Beekeepers Tool Kit - Video

5/21/2018
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Join Russell Mullin and Kellsey Trimble as they discuss what Russell keeps in his beekeeper's toolbox and why. Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot...

Duration:00:27:28

Hive Split - Video

5/18/2018
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Join Russell Mullin and Suzanna Vazquez as they walk through the process of splitting a beehive. Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot...

Duration:00:20:25

Installing a Bee Hotel - Video

5/17/2018
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Join Russell Mullin as he shows how to properly install a "bee hotel" for mason and leafcutter bees. Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn more and reserve your spot...

Duration:00:08:31

Swarm Capture - Video

5/14/2018
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Watch as Editor Russell Mullin captures a swarm. Swarms take place when a hive has grown too large and splits in two. Then, a queen leaves the original hive with a number of worker bees. Thinking about starting your own apiary but don’t know where to begin? Find out how easy it is to become a backyard beekeeper at our Basics of Beekeeping workshop with Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! Friday, Sept. 14, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in conjunction with the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. Learn...

Duration:00:03:32