Ken just can’t seem to help himself when it comes to buying things. He recently found a deal where a local beekeeper was looking to sell two complete 10 frame hives, and naturally Ken jumped on the opportunity.
What happens when you have a couple of colonies that both seem just so-so and winter is approaching? Well, one option might be to combine the two weaker colonies to create a colony strong enough to potentially survive the coming winter. In this episode John and Ken discuss how you can consolidate colonies to improve their chances at winter survival.
In this episode John and Ken speak directly to those of you who reside in the northern United States… Winter is Coming! This episode will, hopefully, help lead you in the right direction when preparing your hives to survive your first northern winter. At the very least, it will give you a lot to think about, and a lot more to look up! Are you prepared for winter?
They are those little black bugs that we try desperately to smash every time we see them. People panic the first time they see them in their colony, and even blame them for colony losses… It’s the one and only hive beetle! Come join us for this bonus episode to learn a little bit about what all the stink is over these little black beetles.
You know you love them, thats why you keep sending them in! Its time for another round of listener questions to help get you through your tough spots. This is actually our longest episode to date, and it packed full of random and useful information just for you. Enjoy!
For some of us, the summer dearth is still lingering while others are already starting to feel the approach of fall. If you have not already done so, then Its time to start your fall preparations. In this episode the guys discuss some of the things you should keep in mind during this short transitionary period between seasons.
In this episode John and Ken are left reeling after a very topsy-turvy week of beekeeping bizarreness. Nothing went as planned, and the bees were defying all normal actions for this time of year. After this week John was left with one main statement… Seriously, WTF Bees?!?!
In this bonus episode of The Hive Jive, the guys go into a bit more in depth regarding the feeding of dry pollen substitutes. Tune in now to get your powdery fix!
The summer dearth is hitting hard, and with it can come various hardships for certain beekeepers and their colonies. The guys talk about some of the recent developments in Ken’s journey including the loss of a colony due to potential over-heating, and the loss of one of the treated colonies as well. They also discuss using dry pollen feeders to help supplement your colonies, and touch on a listener’s question.
Join us for a very insightful conversation with a child prodigy. Miss Mikaila Ulmer of Me and the Bees Lemonade makes a stop by The Hive Jive to visit with John and Ken about her amazing adventures thus far. Learn about what inspired her, and how she is now inspiring others with her presentations around the world.