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Best Beekeeping Short And Sweet podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
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Updated February 2020
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Hi I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 95 of my podcast Beekeeping Short and sweet. This week, I’ve been back at the workshop getting stuck into the cleaning jobs, had a really interesting meeting with fellow bee farmers and today, suffered the torture of the dentist's chair, so stay tuned for more beekeeping chat followed by a few blood-curd…
 
This week, we have a real treat as I’m speaking with Peter Nelson, Director of Photography for a fantastic Beekeeping documentary called The Pollinators, so stayed tuned to hear what it takes to produce a beekeeping movie and to find out how you can get to watch it. Check out the movie here: The Pollinators Movie…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 93 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. Another busy week and I’ve been out checking up on the colonies we fed last week. I’ve also had a question about early season colony management so stay tuned for more chat about making a great start to the new season. Welcome back to the podcast, if you’ve o…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 92 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. Happy New Year, My first podcast of 2020 and a chance to update you on the top bar hive project, Winter feeding and an exciting new collaboration for the coming season. I know it’s a cliche but where oh where did that year go? And what on earth is happening …
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 91 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. Here it is, as promised, Well, I’ve finally started my Top Bar Hive Project by getting into the workshop and watching Pete do all the woodwork! This week I’m discussing what the Top Bar Hive is all about, why I’ve chosen to give them a try and how we’re gett…
 
With not many more days left until Christmas is upon us, I thought I would tell you all about my letter to Santa detailing the potential gift ideas he may want to consider. Stay tuned for some very hopeful gift ideas from someone who thinks he’s been good all year. It has to be said our British weather is so changeable, I’m looking out at another s…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 89 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. With winter upon us, it’s time to talk oxalic acid treatments. So let’s look at what it is, how it works and the options available for beekeepers to take care of their bees this Winter. Links discussed in this week's podcast: https://www.gov.uk/government/or…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 88 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. It’s never too early to start planning for the new season so this week I’m starting to look at my plans for next year so stay tuned for some new hive plans and some thoughts on what we’ll be getting up to for 2020 Welcome to another podcast, and as I prepare…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 86 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. This week I’m taking a look back at how this season’s beekeeping has been for me personally and sharing my plans for next year as we head into the long Winter haul. Firstly, this week, I wanted to send my best wishes to all of the beekeepers around the globe…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 86 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet, The bees are settling down for the long Autumn and Winter haul but here at Beekeeping HQ there’s seems to be more than ever to sort. Stay tuned for the latest update on my beekeeping journey including Trucks, Trailers and Treatments. Finally, I’m back on my …
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 85 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet, It’s the road to recovery for me and our regular monthly Questions and Answers session for everyone else! Firstly, Thank you, everyone, for your kind thoughts regarding my back problems, I’m hopeful that things are starting to settle down and normal service …
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 84 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet, This week I have a question for you, how big is your brood box? Having just taken ownership of my first 14 by 12 hives I thought I would take a look at how this brood box compares to the other hives I have, so stay tuned for some interesting results. Catch u…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 82 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. Following on from last week, today, I’m talking about Autumn preparations and looking at the sugar syrup I used to feed my bees through the Autumn to help the bees get through to next Spring. Catch up with the very latest podcasts here My Cycle Ride Challeng…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 83 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet, and this week I’m returning to the topic of Sugar Syrup and the various types available out there if you choose not to make your own and I’ve also been continuing the apiary clean up at the fishing lakes. The distractions continue and caused quite a disrupti…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 81 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. This week I’m looking at feeders for getting those all important stores into our colonies in time for the coming Autumn and Winter. Catch up with more of my beekeeping journey by checking out the continually growing content list on my Patreon page www.patreo…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 79 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. I’ve got lots happening this week, wasps robbing, starving bees, an emergency location system and it’s pizza night at the beekeeping group. I recently posted a 60-second video to my Patreon page showing some wasps raiding a very weak colony, so weak in fact …
 
This week I’m in the honey room preparing cut comb and chunk honey, cleaning up after extraction week and I’ve also been in the kitchen cooking up a fabulous Honey, Taleggio Cheese and Red Onion Tart so keep listening for the recipe. I’ve definitely seen a change in the activity within our colonies this last week, the local forage has all but disap…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 77 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. Who’d have thought we’d be extracting honey so soon, the Summer season has flown by and I’m heading into the honey room to get set up to extract the Summer supers over the weekend? Listen on for a rundown of my extraction set up and how I extract from over s…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 76 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. August has arrived and it’s time to start thinking about jobs that need to be completed in order to prepare the colonies for the colder months ahead. Another week and it’s been a period of changeable weather, a few more thundery showers mixed in with some br…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 75 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. I’m sat in my office preparing this week’s podcast in 32 degrees heat which for us beekeepers here in Norfolk in the UK is somewhat uncomfortable but as I gradually melt my thoughts are turning to Late Summer Treatments in preparation for the coming Autumn a…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 74 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. Catch up with the latest episodes HERE This week I’m following up on a question posted by one of our Patrons regarding swarm management and general inspections through the active season. If inspecting your bee hive gives you a feeling of impending doom each …
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 73 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. It’s our monthly Questions and Answers session today so stay tuned for some cracking questions and hopefully my helpful replies. Before we get into the questions my weekly round-up has the distinct taste of disaster about it and not really about beekeeping! …
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 72 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. It’s July and the final month of our Summer nectar flow, the bees are busy filling Supers and we’ve been hit by another bout of CBPV. There are jobs that need attention for this month too, so keep listening for this week's updates. Welcome back to another we…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 71 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. The queen rearing is in full swing and I need to create more finisher colonies, stay tuned for more queen rearing chat and simple details of how to unite two colonies. More rain, thunder and lightning this past week, the night skies were lit up brightly over…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 70 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. June Gap, what June Gap? The Blackberries are in flower locally here and that hopefully signals the beginning of the Summer flow, All we need now is some warm weather and the supers will begin to fill again. This week, I’m looking forward to a weekend of que…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 69 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. What a wet week we’re having, and guess which idiot decided it would be a good idea to move nucs to the mating apiary in preparation for the queen rearing. Stay tuned for my queen rearing update, getting stuck in the mud and other beekeeping disasters! Check…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 68 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. The weeks are flying by quickly now as we rush headlong into June and It’s time for our monthly Questions and Answers roundup. If you'd like to support us and help us create more content please check out our Patreon page www.patreon.com/norfolkhoney Sign up …
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 67 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. After our first extraction session of the season, it’s time to consider what the month ahead will bring and also a brief update on how we’re doing so far. Check out my Patreon page here www.patreon.com/norfolkhoney So we’re just out of the honey room and I’v…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 66 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. It’s been a busy week as we clear some of the supers ready for extraction and begin the process of moving hives to field beans. Join me each week for my latest podcast www.patreon.com/norfolkhoney This has to be one of the more exciting weeks of the year, as…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 65 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. I’m gearing up to start my queen rearing program at the end of this month and so I thought I’d go over my selection criteria and maybe this year we’ll get some fantastic new queens. The books I refer to are available here: Queen Bee: Biology, Rearing and Bre…
 
This week is my Questions and Answers week, for those of you listening for the first time, it’s where supporters from my Patreon page can post questions to me that they have maybe encountered and I’ll do my best to give an answer. If you’re listening via Patreon, my thanks for your continued support and for those of you listening to the later relea…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 63 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. The bees have exploded into Spring and I’ve been out collecting swarms from various locations. Today I thought I’d share my memories of a very Special day back in the late 1980s when I collected my very first swarm. Check out my Patreon page for early access…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 62 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. Oilseed Rape and Bees by Allan Calder BBKA Guidance Sheet on Buying a Nucleus Colony With May just around the corner, it’s a timely moment to talk about jobs for the coming month and also a little update on what my bees have been up to. The end of April and …
 
It’s Easter weekend, so a very Happy Easter to you all. Here in Norfolk, we’re expecting temperatures to rise to nearly 20 degrees centigrade, that’s around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s definitely T-Shirt weather and time to get some decent Spring inspections carried out. Check out my Patreon Page to support this podcast www.patreon.com/norfolkhon…
 
Another week another challenge here in Norfolk. I’ve managed to tweak my recurring back problem again and that’s causing some fun issues for me, particularly putting my socks on, however, it happened after we moved around 50 of our colonies to the Oil Seed Rape pollination and I think it was probably just tiredness and no doubt laziness that caused…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 59 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. We’re finally into some early Spring inspections and I’m gearing up to move some bees to their first nectar flow of the season. Welcome back and this week has seen that lovely warm early Spring disappear down a rabbit hole and we’re once again back down to m…
 
Welcome once again to my weekly podcast, That week seemed to fly by. I’ve been busy again at the workshop and when this podcast comes out to you on Friday I’ll be gearing up to head out to carry out first inspections on the remaining colonies I’ve not yet checked up on. Please do check out my support page where you can listen to the very latest pod…
 
Hi I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to episode 57 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. I’ve been inspecting this week carrying out first Spring checks on some my colonies and it got me thinking about how I use a smoker, so here are my thoughts. Websites mentioned in today's podcast: My Website: http://www.norfolk-honey.co.uk My additional video…
 
Hi I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to episode 56 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. The start of the new beekeeping season is almost upon us and last weekend I travelled out of the County to the first major Trade show of the season, BeeTradex. Links for this week's podcast mentions; http://www.patreon.com/norfolkhoney http://www.modernbeekee…
 
This week sees the return of my regular monthly Questions and Answers podcast and we have some cracking questions as always. Web addresses and links mentioned in todays podcast: My Support page; www.patreon.com/norfolkhoney My Website; www.norfolk-honey.co.uk David at Buzzed Bees; www.gofundme.com/Rescued-Bees-Drowned-In-Mudslide Near Native Bees -…
 
Having just discovered my first overwintered queen less colony I wanted to discuss Winter losses and how to bounce back this Spring. For the very latest Podcast check out my page here www.patreon.com/norfolkhoney You can also sign up to my fortnightly newsletter via my website www.norfolk-honey.co.uk Well, It’s been another week for record breaking…
 
Hi I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to episode 53 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. As we head into the last week of February we’re expecting to be wearing shorts and T shirts as the crazy warm weather continues, the bees enjoy an early break from the Winter’s cold and I’ve finally found somewhere to expand and build my beekeeping business. …
 
Today I’m celebrating my podcast’s first birthday! Fifty Two podcasts recorded and published. I’ve covered quite a varied number of beekeeping topics over the past year and also attempted a few interviews which have been a little nerve wracking! I’m not a journalist or professional presenter, just a beekeeper looking to share my knowledge and views…
 
Hi I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to episode 51 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. This week it’s time to look at some of my favourite queen rearing techniques and one that I’ve particularly struggled with. Gain access to more content, videos, early release podcasts and more at www.patreon.com/norfolkhoney The Nicot System that I am using w…
 
Today is the 1st of February, well, actually, it’s the 29th January but the first release of this episode is on the 1st of February, if you get what I mean. That means we are just weeks away from a possible start to the new season and our first inspections. Now I’m not suggesting you leap in to your hives in February and I’m also not suggesting tha…
 
Be Warned! Oxalic Acid Sublimation for the treatment of Varroa is a healthy and safety exercise first and foremost. You must take every precaution to ensure the safety of both yourself and those around you. Today we're on location treating our colonies with Oxalic Acid Sublimation using the ProVap220 which is available from my website www.norfolk-h…
 
Hi I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to episode 49 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. This week I’m looking forward to the start of the new season with some thoughts of what to look out for in that first inspection of the season. Although it’s quite cold outside and the frosts have begun in earnest, the sun is shining brightly today unlike yes…
 
Planning for the new season is an important part of every year, making sure everything is in place for a successful start to the new beekeeping season. My plans are fairly straighforward but it's always important to get something committed to paper so you know where you're heading. Once you have it fixed you can go back to your plan and make sure y…
 
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