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Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm Podcast

Summary: Sustainable beekeeping tips, talk & how-to from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina

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  • Artist: Leigh Knott
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 Readings: On Replacing Old Comb (46) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 23:26

Show notes are at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/32328651 About the podcast: Leigh keeps bees at 3000' in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The apiary is managed for bee health with active selection for vigor and disease resistance since 2010. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting the show as a patron:  https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple

 From the listeners: Gratitudes on Beekeeping (45) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:49

Episode 45 show notes at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/32095933 --About the podcast: Leigh keeps bees at 3000' in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The apiary is managed for bee health and vigor—free of chemical-treatments and without buying/catching replacement bees since 2010. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting the show as a patron:  https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple

 How to slyly bring up BEES at Thanksgiving! (44) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 14:52

It’s a short and silly one but I’m thinking of you all as Thanksgiving approaches. Please visit the Five Apple Farm: Bees, Honey & More page on Facebook and tell me your gratitudes about being a beekeeper! I’ll share those next weekend.

 The Bee Barn! (43) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 38:32

The little nucs are cozy in the bee barn. Now we’ll see how it goes. Show notes with pics will appear in the next few days over at https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple/posts -- About the podcast: Leigh keeps bees at 3000' in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The apiary is managed for bee health and vigor—free of chemical-treatments and without buying/catching replacement bees since 2010. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting the show as a patron:  https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple

 Interview: Dr Meghan Milbrath (42) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:47

Show notes with links mentioned in episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/31450833 -- About the podcast: Leigh Knott keeps around a dozen-ish hives at 3000' in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The apiary is managed for bee health and vigor —free of chemical-treatments and without buying/catching replacement bees since 2010. If you enjoy the podcast I would welcome your support of the show at:  https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple

 Dear Queen Stubby and the Observation hive (41) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 44:08

Show notes are at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/31450407 -- About the podcast: Leigh Knott keeps around a dozen-ish hives at 3000' in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The apiary is managed for bee health and vigor —free of chemical-treatments and without buying/catching replacement bees since 2010. If you enjoy the podcast I would welcome your support of the show at Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple

 Listener questions; Sugar Brick Recipes (40) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 42:54

Show notes, posts & links at https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple Free sugar block recipe mentioned is here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/feeding-bees-in-31022420 Quilt gallery post mentioned (a weekly bonus-post for patrons of the show) is here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/31101477 About the podcast: Leigh Knott keeps around a dozen-ish hives at 3000' in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The apiary is managed for bee health and vigor —free of chemical-treatments and without buying/catching replacement bees since 2010.

 First Interview! Mark Smith of Flatwoods Bee Farm (39) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:48

None of this would be possible without the generous donations from THE RECORDER CREW! i didn’t get the chance to add an intro and wrap up but will get better at all this. :-) Mark started with bees in 2010 and has been fully chemical free since 2013. He maintains upwards of 30-50 hives outside of Charlotte NC in Locust. Find him on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/flatwoodsbeefarm/https://www.facebook.com/flatwoodsbeefarm Thank you all for telling your beekeeping friends about the podcast and leaving reviews on Apple Podcasts! And to the Patreon supporters: Huge gratitude! Please consider becoming part of the Farm Crew at:  https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple          

 More Winter Prep: Reading on Insulation and Ventilation (38) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 40:15

Show notes are available to everyone and include link to the online article I read from -- you can find it here:  www.patreon.com/fiveapple

 WINTER PREP: The high-speed Overview (37) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 44:22

Show notes will be posted and available to everyone at: www.patreon.com/fiveapple

 Book Review Part 2 - Selected Reading (36) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 33:46

Book Review Part 2 - Selection read from Chapter 3 "Tolerant Stock." Continuation of last episode's discussion of the excellent book "Keeping Bees Alive: Sustainable Beekeeping Essentials" by Lawrence John Connor (Wicwas Press, 2019) And some GREAT news! The recorder is a go thanks to incredible support from: Deborah in Georgia, Michael in South Carolina, Jeff in North Carolina, Michelle in North Carolina, William in Minnesota, Herbert in Mississippi, and Joan C. THANK YOU ALL for the generous funding of a recorder with which I can do interviews to share on this podcast!  with huge gratitude,  Leigh questions or ideas for the next episode? Email me at blueridge714 [at] gmail [dot] com or send a message from the Five Apple Farm: Bees, Honey & More page on Facebook.

 Book Review: Keeping Bees Alive by Lawrence John Conner ( 35 ) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 30:34

Discussion of this interesting book by Wicwas Press.  (Part 1 of 2)  THANK YOU to contributors to helped get the new interview recorders!!! Other ways to help: Tell a beekeeping friend or beekeepers organization about the podcast.  Write a review of why you like the show and give it a great rating on Apple podcasts or wherever you listen.  Thanks to every one of you for listening! Leigh blueridge714 [at] gmail [dot] com  

 About this current rabbit hole (34) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 29:30

Some random chat about what I’m reading and studying for a future episode; stress free alcohol wash hack from Jeff; bee barn teaser; missing Kevin; the usual wanderings.

 Feed them if they need it (and maybe for other reasons) (33) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 37:02

Taking the simple feeding of sugar syrup for hives you find too light to make it....and complicating it with things to tweak? Guilty. Part 1.

 Test results, Winter Prep part A (032) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 36:56

About that NC Journeyman test. Winter prep: building population vs adding weight.

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