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A NEW Beekeeping Podcast with a global perspective. Honeybee keepers, farmers and scientists love talking about bees and honey production and their audience will be intrigued by this hidden, female-led, democracy producing one of the most ancient of sweet treats. What most beekeepers don’t talk about is their personal journey to mindfulness, reinvention or business success. In an increasingly stressful world where we are all looking to improve our sustainability, lighten our footprint and re ...
 
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In this episode, I’m Hive Talkin all things cosmetics with UK-based specialist Dr. Sara Robb. You’ve seen the products on the shelves and probably noticed that so many of them contain beeswax and honey and that’s not just for marketing purposes. Both are proven to have amazing health benefits and you could be making your own sustainable small-batch…
 
I’m delighted to be Hive Talkin all things honey with Howland Blackieston and C.Marina Marchese co-authors of the new book Honey For Dummies. Howland is an experience backyard beekeeper, entertaining public speaker, and a dab hand at building beehives. He’s also the author of Beekeeping for Dummies. The very first beekeeping book I ever bought and …
 
Shortly after I started my apiary I spotted a big piece in a national newspaper about the awards The Scottish Bee Company was winning for their honey and their discovery that Scottish honey contains 10 times more manganese than rivals across the globe. I had to know more and immediately searched for their social media. Following a hugely successful…
 
Now I don’t want to stereotype here but you may have noticed I’m Scottish. And we Scots love a tipple. So when I found out about The Apiarist Gin I just had to know more. Who are these clever people that have married two of my favourite things.. Gin & Honey! Then when I started to do a little more research and my husband found out they had branched…
 
Texas-based US Marine veteran Steve Jiminez and a small team started the originally US-based charity Hives For Heroes in 2018. After being introduced to beekeeping through a friend Steve realised the positive effect the practice of tending to hives and time in the apiary had on the personal issues he was dealing with since leaving active service an…
 
Is the buzz of the hive language or music? Beekeepers and scholars have pondered this question for centuries but my guest took this question a step further and studied the frequencies of bee buzz and matched it to musical notes.. creating orchestral music. In this episode, I'm Hive Talkin with acclaimed Australian composer and multi-instrumentalist…
 
In this episode I'm Hive Talkin all things flowers with Helen Rogers of Highgate Honey in North London who used her lockdown time to really observe what plants the bees were attracted to at certain times. During the last year of off and on lockdowns, like many of us, Helen and her mother Eva were unable to meet but they’d chat regularly about what …
 
In this episode I'm Hive Talkin with Prof. David Evans AKA The Apiarist Blog as we attempt to understand what a honeybee swarm is, why it happens, how it happens and how we can all benefit from this amazing (and harmless) spectacular of nature. David is a Scottish based beekeeper and professor of virology currently at St Andrews University. His res…
 
When all around us is a whirl of change, solace can be found in an apiary and mindfulness in the company of bees. Im joined by Elizabeth Barton of Oakdale Bees. Elizabeth runs an apiary set in 4 acres of wild meadow bordering the Royal Windsor Forrest in Berkshire. In addition to producing delicious local honey and beeswax products Oakdale Bees als…
 
Come with me as we peek under the surface of the business of honey with an insight into the beekeeping journey and working life of Sarah Wyndham Lewis who you may know as The Honey Sommelier. Sarah was introduced to the bee world by her husband Dale Gibson and together they created the London based sustainable beekeeping practice Bermondsey Street …
 
In this inaugural episode we’re Hive Talkin with Dr Jeff Pettis, President of APIMONDIA the International Federation of Beekeepers' Associations and gain an insight into where beekeeping is globally. As an award winning Entomologist Dr Jeff is ideally placed to guide us through the current issues facing honeybees and pollinators world wide and advi…
 
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