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Swarm Essentials – Catch the Buzz In this episode, Hilary Kearney of Girl Next Door Honey teaches Charlotte French and Zach Foley about catching a swarm. She also goes into detail about her business as a beekeeper Our Guest Hilary Kearney is a full-time beekeeper in her hometown of San Diego, California. Her business Girl Next […]Read more »
Profile of a Keeper This podcast episode features Emma Arnold and Abby Olcese. Emma shares her busy lifestyle as an on the road comedian, parent, and beekeeper! Guests: Emma Arnold In addition to being a successful touring comedian, Emma is a single mother of three sons, third generation beekeeper, and published author. Equal parts […]Read more »
Bee-ginning with Bees Are you considering keeping bees? In this episode of Keeping Backyard Bees podcasts, Fair Manager Robert Riley sits down with master beekeepers Becky and Steve Tipton, and Ethnobotanist Dawn Combs, a veteran in the realm of “natural beekeeping”. These experts share their knowledge and discuss differences to help Robert and other beginners […]Read more »
My beehive died again this year. The death of this hive marks the third year (and the fourth hive) that I’ve failed to shepherd one through the winter. I have attended multiple beekeeping classes and workshops, a mentoring session, and read several books on beekeeping. I am by no means a novice. For the last […]Read more »
A thing of beauty-perfect teardrop swarm Swarm forming on branch As a new contributor to Keeping Backyard Bees, I have lots of swarm stories from 20 years of beekeeping. Averaging between 2 and 4 hives each season, I have certainly seen my share of mass exodus of carefully tended bees that decide to look for a new […]Read more »