Keeping Backyard Bees


Welcome to the Keeping Backyard Bees Podcast

Keeping Backyard Bees is a joint effort by Mother Earth News and Grit magazines to create a hive mind of information on bees, beekeeping, pollen, hives, honey, and much more. Our audience may be seasoned beekeepers, interested in starting a hive, or just concerned about the well-being of bees and want to know how to help. You can make a difference, and we’re here to show you how.

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The Busy Beekeeper - Emma Arnold

This podcast episode features Emma Arnold and Abby Olcese. Emma shares her busy lifestyle as an on the road comedian, parent, and beekeeper!

Bee-ginning with Bees
Robert, Becky, Steve, and Dawn help prepare you for this upcoming adventure by covering bee species, swarming, pollinator-friendly plants, when to smoke your bees, tools of the trade, and much more. If you are an experienced beekeeper you may even learn a new technique.

Catch the Buzz
In this episode, Hilary Kearney of Girl Next Door Honey teaches Zach and Charlotte about catching a swarm.  She also goes into detail about her business as a beekeeper!

Harvest Your Honey
In this Classic Episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and FRIENDS, Becky and Steve Tipton meet with Charlotte and Robert to teach them about the different methods of harvest honey and what makes hive product so extraordinary!

Profit From Your Homestead
In this episode, Becky Tipton and Hank Will discuss how they make a profit on their homestead.  their expertise explores keeping bees, gardening, and livestock..

Changing Urban Ag Policy
In this episode, Charlotte and Russell meet with Mary Miller and Helen Schnoes from the Douglas County Food Policy Council.  They have worked tirelessly to create agricultural regulations in Lawrence Kansas that both encourage and protect urban farming, including keeping bees.


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