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Sustainable beekeeping tips, talk & how-to from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina

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More experiments in overwintering (92)

Nov 19 • 27:35
Nucs over double-screen boards, more winter patty love, boxes with wood shavings vs foam board top insulation....the winter testing ground here we come. An extra for patrons--Links to equipment and videos mentioned in this episode:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/58906090
 


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On Fall Feeding (91)

Oct 10 • 39:36
Listened to an episode of Honey Bee Obscura (their episode 41) on fall feeding and wanted to share observations it brought to mind and other ideas about feeding options with you all. It's that time of year!
 


This episode of BFAF released on 06 OCT to Patrons and to the public on 10 OCT. Patrons, remember you have your own audio RSS feed for all the podcasts, plus your early...

Taking Stock of the Season (90)

Sep 28 • 32:08
Doing the first look-back of the 2021 season at the things that have gone well so far!
 


Thank you Patrons and Listeners! I appreciate each and every one of you.


kind regards, Leigh
 


(recorded 21SEP21 - released to Patrons on 26SEP21)
 


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Bee Radio Reader: More on Winter Prep (89)

Aug 23 • 27:38

Recorded on 17AUG21...

Bee Radio Reader: Winter Bees! (88)

Jul 20 • 31:01
Bee Radio Reader: Winter Bees! (88)


Thank you to Meghan Milbrath and American Bee Journal for this article from January 2020: https://americanbeejournal.com/the-greatest-generation-winter-bees/


Subscribe to American Bee Journal here: https://www.dadant.com/catalog/books-subscriptions/american-bee-journal


kind regards to each of you and THANK YOU PATRONS for making this podca...

Bears and Bees don't mix... (87)

Jun 27 • 36:07

Bears and Bees don't mix... (87)...

I'm in love with the Layens hive...

May 25 • 46:06

I'm in love with the Layens hive... (86)...

Making Nucleus Splits (85)

May 5 • 04:13
[BOOKMARK...plus a tip on bees vs calendars] In the full episode: Back in Episode 66 (another Patron-exclusive podcast) we covered how to make a "Nucleus Split" according to the recipe over at The Apiarist blog. The Nucleus Split has been my split of choice this particular Spring. Most times it goes swimmingly! Other times, split gets real. ;-) Either way, it gives excelle...

Hive Record Keeping Ramble (84)

Apr 19 • 37:49
Hive Record Keeping Ramble (84)


Just how many ways can a person keep hive notes? As many ways as there are people keeping bees. And for some of us there may be a slightly different way every year...


Hope you enjoy. How are you keeping your hive records?


kind regards, Leigh
 


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Early Spring Inspections, encore (83)

Apr 7 • 40:46
Here we go! Things are starting up for real in the mountains of North Carolina. This episode is a new intro and then a discussion of inspections I shared last year with the Patreon listeners. Happy Spring! Leigh


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