Harvest Your Honey


Harvest Your Honey


On this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends Charlotte Brunin and Robert Riley meet with Becky and Steve Tipton to discuss all this honey including how to harvest from a Langstroth Hive.

Charlotte at the Fair

Charlotte Brunin is the producer of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends Podcast and helps to curate Keeping Backyard Bees. She has experimented with different breeds in my flock and am always happy to learn more about proper poultry keeping!

robert riley

Robert Riley is the senior producer of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR and a sustainable living enthusiast. You can find Robert tirelessly running around the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR making sure that everything is operating smoothly. It is important to Robert to lead a green lifestyle and to empower others to do the same.


Becky Tipton and her husband, Steve, own Country Creek Honey and have been producing and selling honey for 30 years. Becky is past president of the NE KS Beekeepers Association, VP of the Kansas Honey Producers, and a master beekeeper. She teaches beekeeping and using products of the hive for skin care by making soaps, lotions, and balms.

Steve Tipton

Steve Tipton has been a beekeeper for over 30 years. He received his master beekeeper award from the Univ. Of Nebraska, Midwest Master Beekeeper program. He loves sharing his passion for beekeeping.  Retired from the Goodyear Tire Co engineering dept., he's made beekeeping his retirement job as well as other farming chores on our small Meriden, KS farm.

Hive Hauler Hive Hauler

Steve Tipton's Hive Hauler


The color of honey can vary greatly depending on what plants the pollen was sourced from.

Here is the video that Becky and Steve participated in before this podcast recording.  They are exploring a hive that has collapsed under the hive beetle.


Follow the links below for topics mentioned in the podcast that may have piqued your interest:

Stay up-to-date on all things beekeeping with a FREE NEWSLETTER from Keeping Backyard Bees.

Keeping Backyard Bees

The Beekeepers Bible

Health Benefits of Honey

Household Uses for Honey

Crush, Strain, and Harvest Honey

Honey Extracting: Bucket Method

The Dangers of Over-Harvesting Honey

How to Label and Sell Your Honey


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