Beekeeping Podcast #14: John Visits The Honey Shack

In this episode of the worst introduced podcast in beekeeping, we chat with friend of the show John who has been keeping bees for a few years.

00:00 – 08:00: Paul’s oxalic sublimation method
08:00 – 14:00: The Croydon honey show
14:00 – 27:00: John’s honey year
27:00 – 34:00: John and Pauls beekeeping exam day
34:00 – 40:00: John’s top tip
40:00 – 48:00: Grouchy bees
48:00 – 55:00: How to spot a queen
55:00 – 01:05: Asian hornet update
01:05 – 01:22: Overwintering setups

Beekeeping Podcast #11: Tracey legs it!

 

Tracey and Paul discuss what they are going to get up to in the season.

00:00 – 07:40 : Tracey’s leg and her honey bound hives

07:40 – 11:00  Winter mishaps

11:00 – 20:30 : Would you let weak colonies die

20:30 – 25:00 : Asian Hornets like cauliflower cheese (not really)

25:00 – 32:00 : Tracey’s bee safaris

32:00 – 39:00 : New apiary

39:00 – 41:00 : Queen rearing goals

41:00 – 53:00 : Things we want to do this season

Links to things in the poddy:

Tracey Bee Safaris: https://www.mayfieldlavender.com/product-category/experiences-vouchers/bee-safari/

Cool beekeeping log book: https://www.baithive.com/shop

 

Beekeeping Podcast #10: A cup of tea with Liz

In this episode, we sit in front of an open log fire and discuss beekeeping with our friend Liz; the education officer of Epsom beekeepers association. Liz has delivered talks to thousands of beekeeper across the country on a range of topics.

The hygienic bees discussed are from the University of Sussex’s Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LSAI) – you can find them here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/lasi/index

 

The sound is a little variable in this, mainly because we were lodging around on sofas, it was super comfy.

00:00 – 02:00 : Introducing Liz

02:00 – 07:00 : How our are bees over wintering?

07:00 – 22:00 : University of Sussex’s hygienic bees

22:00 – 28:00 : What type of bees do you select for?

28:00 – 00:41 : Oxalic sublimation research

41:00 – 47:00 : Foundationless & keeping bees on supers

47:00 – 00:00 : Cell sizes

50:00 – 58:00 : Top bar hives

58:00 – 1:04: Tracey versus the vegans

Beekeeping Podcast #9: The Honey Show show

The Beehive Jive beekeeping podcast

 

In this episode with chat about our experience at the National Honey Show and interview the show’s chairman Bob Maurer.

The honey show hosts a series of beekeeping lectures over the weekend, these were two of our favorites.

You can find all their videos on the NHS youtube channel.

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00:00 – 0600: Introductions

06:00 – 27:00: Interview with Bob Maurer

27:30 – 33: 00: Other types of beekeeping events in the UK

33:00 – 39:00: Entering the competitions

39:00 – 1:00: Our pick of the lectures

1:00 – 1:26: Winter plans

Beekeeping Podcast #8: The Late Night Jive

We sat down later in the evening to record the show than we normally do. This late-night jive has a more relaxed (if that is possible) feel to it – and more interruptions: lights going off, doorbells ringing, echoey sound and general tomfoolery.

Why not read our #BeekeepingBookClub book – The Honeybee Democracy

We’re going to the National Honey Show so let us know if you are too

 

 

05:00 – 10:00 : Introducing a new addition to Tracey’s family member.

10:00 – 15:00 : European Foulbrood found in Wimbledon. Visit this link to find out how to spot it here – http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/public/beekeepingFaqs/europeanFoulbroodEfb.cfm

15:00 – 21:00 : What’s Tracey been up to in her apiary.

21:00 – 23:00 : Do we baby our bees?

23:00 – 3200 : Winter treatments

32:00 – 37:00 : Tracey hearts hefting and Paul hates mice

37:00 – 43:00 : Strapping hives

43:00 – 45:00 : Winter cleaning begins

45:00 – 51:00 : The National Honey Show

51:00 – 54:00 : Why you should attend you’re winter beekeeping meetings

54:00 – 59:00 : British Beekeeper Associations exams

Spoon playing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POvLaziUsTo

59:00 – 1:06:00 : Stuff to do over winter

1:06:00 – 1:10:00 : #BeekeepingBookClub : The Honey Bee Democracy by Thomas Seeley

Visit our beekeeping blog at thebeehivejive.com

Follow us on twitter @thebeehivejive

 

Episode 7 Pushing up daisies

In this episode of the Beehive Jive Tracey and Paul wrap up our queen rearing year by discussing our learnings acquired trying to establish a queen rearing program in our apiaries.

We also talk about what is happening in our apiaries and beekeepers’ educational programs.

00:00 – 02:00: What’s up with Paul’s bees

02:00 – 00:00: Using Bee-Quick to clear supers – http://www.bee-quick.com/

06:00 – 07:00: Getting nucs ready for winter

07:00 – 12:00:  BBKA education program – https://www.bbka.org.uk/learn/

12:00 – 16:00: What’s happening in Tracey’s honey mines

16:00 – 21:00: Treatments

21:00 – 25:00: The Ivy flow is coming

What did we learn about queen rearing this year.

25:00 – 31:00: Queen selection and grafting

33:00 – 40:00: Mating nucs learnings

40:00 – 43:00: Does rearing queens change your approach to colony management

43:00 – 49:00:  Culling queens & queen selection

49:00 – 51:00: Disappearing queens

51:00 – 52:00: Cell building plans for next year.

53:00 – 1:16:00: Queen rearing isn’t a linear process.

1:16:00 – 1:24:00: Rating our beekeeping year.

Links:

Visit our occasional beekeeping blog – http://www.thebeehivejive.com

Excellent queen rearing course – http://www.tigerhallbees.co.uk/

Millar method – http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/millermethod.html