Episode 002 – Oops we did it again.

Hello,

Welcome to episode two of the Beehive Jive beekeeping podcast.
We’re two beekeepers based in South London, we don’t claim to be experts so this isn’t the place for you if you’re looking for beekeeping gurus.

However; if you enjoy hearing people chatting about bees this is the podcast for you.
In this episode, we discuss some of the pests threaten out bees and what precautions we can take to support our hives and other beekeepers.

Find us at our beekeeping blog http://www.thebeehivejive.com
Or follow us on twitter @thebeehivejive

Show notes

00:00 – 16:00: Varroa is Australia
16:00 – 25:00:  shook swarm
25:30 – 28:30: Small hive beetle in Italy
28:30 – 39:00: Asian hornet
39:00 – 43:00: Bees alarm signal
43:00 – 60:00: What we’ll be doing in our apiary in the next few weeks

Links to things we talked about:

Foudationless frames http://theapiarist.org/blog/
Register your bees – http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/

Whoop whoop – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04sxddd
Asian hornet traps – http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?pageid=208
Shook swarms – www.nationalbeeunit.com/downloadDocument.cfm?id=1075

Episode 001 – Do bees forage on strawberries?

Welcome to our very first podcast, We’re two beekeepers based in South London, we don’t claim to be experts so this isn’t the place for you if you’re looking for beekeeping gurus. However; if you enjoy hearing people chatting about bees this is the podcast for you.

Show notes

00:00 – 02:00 – Introduction
02:00 – 04:00 – Paul’s 2016 season in review
04:00 – 14:00 – Experience with foundationless frames
14:00 – 19:00 – First try at Queen raising
19:00 – 22:00 – Tracy’s 2016 season in review
22:00 – 27:00 – Trouble with buying in Nucs
27:00 – 34:00 – Robbing & making robbing screens
36:00 – 38:00 – Adventures with entrance blocks
38:00 – 45:00 – Polynuc the beekeeping Swiss Army Knife
45:00 –56:00 – Feeding hives during the winter
56:00 -60:00 – Plans for next year

Links to things we talked about
BBKA http://www.bbka.org.uk/
Tiger Hall Bees – http://www.tigerhallbees.co.uk/
National Bee Unit -http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/
Queen right method of rearing – http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?pageId=278
Lyson mating nucs – http://tomaszlyson.co.uk/polystyrene-beehives/2777-mini-ul-niemalowany-bez-ramek.html