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Bonus – Listener Questions pt 2

Join us for this special Bonus episode of The Hive Jive where the guys make a second attempt at answering YOUR listener questions! This discussion follows many topics such as how to cycle out old comb, feeding bees, varroa mites, and even whether boys can see better than girls. Wait, what…?

010 – Where My Bs At

When getting started in beekeeping, waiting on your first colony to arrive can feel like an eternity. John and Ken talk through the process so that you know what is going on with packages, nucs, and queen bees during this crucial period before your first bees are ready for pickup.

Bonus – Bee Laws

In this Bonus episode of The Hive Jive, John and Ken discuss the importance of being aware of current legislation, doing your own research, and forming your own opinions about current affairs without blindly following what you see on social media.

009 – DONT BEE a Fool

Its April Fools Day and apparently all bets are off when the guys chase Easter bunnies around while trying to address random bee misconceptions on this episode of The Hive Jive! Good luck keeping this one on the right path.

008 – Interview with Les Crowder

On this episode of The Hive Jive, John and Ken interview world renowned natural beekeeper, and author of Top-bar Beekeeping, Les Crowder. Les’ approach to beekeeping is, at times, a spiritural experience. Don’t miss this special extended episode!

Bonus – Swarms

In this episode, John and Ken discuss Honey Bee Swarms! Learn what a swarm is, how to catch a swarm, and how to build your own swarm traps!

007 – First Signs of Spring

On this episode of The Hive Jive, the guys will take a moment to stop and smell the flowers… so to speak. They will discuss which flowers to watch for as spring begins, and what benefits those flowers provide to your bees.

006 – An Interview with Pamela Yeamans

On this episode of The Hive Jive, the guys will be holding their very first interview, with special guest, Texas Master Beekeeper – Pamela Yeamans. The trio will discuss a variety of topics, including Pamela’s love for creamed honey, honey shows, and what she enjoys most about her bees.

Bonus – Listener Questions Pt 1

Bonus Episode! Join the guys as they tackle your listener questions regarding Honeybees and Beekeeping. Learn why we mark our queens with colored dots, and what each color means. Find out why beekeepers breed queens, and how re-queening a colony change its behavior. Can Topbar hives survive extreme norther winters? Well, tune in to find out!

005 – Choosing Hive Location and Apiary Setup

In this episode of The Hive Jive, the guys will discuss how to choose the best location to setup your Apiary. Finding the right spot to place your beehives can be a stressful process when you start your beekeeping journey. High ground, or low? Sun, or shade? South facing, or east facing? These are just a few of the many factors that will be considered in this segment.