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This podcast features a talk from Les Crowder that he gave at a workshop in July 2016. I hope everyone enjoys! :)
Hey everyone! This time on the podcast we have Sam Comfort! I was super excited to meet him as he is one of my biggest beekeeping influences. He is also a musician and let me include some of his music at the beginning and end of this episode!
I didn't do any fancy editing or add anything to it really, but I hope y'all enjoy this as much as I did. I hope to have him on the podcast again soon.
We are BACK!!! In this episode, we talk with Thad and Melissa Martin from Holly Creek Farms! Check them out on Instagram: @hollycreekfarm
We talk to Gary and Margaret from KiwiMana (kiwimana.co.nz) in New Zealand. They discuss their business model and why they chose not to sell honey.
Great talk! Thanks to Gary and Margaret and please check out their website and podcast if you haven't already. Also here's a link to their Patreon account to find out how you can help keep their podcasts coming!
I have been a member of the Certified Naturally Grown program since I started beekeeping. I got to interview the director of CNG, Alice Varon.
We discuss CNG in general and how it is a helpful organization for beekeepers in particular that are using natural/treatment free methods.
Check out their website and consider joining!
And check out their free marketing lessons and more on:
This episode we talk to Hilary Kearney from Girl Next Door Honey in San Diego, CA.
She's a beekeeper and business owner that has developed multiple streams of income to make beekeeping a full time job. I first found her on Instagram (@girlnextdoorhoney) and enjoy her feed.
I hope everyone enjoys it! Thanks Hilary for the interview!
The two most influential beekeepers for me have been Les Crowder and Michael Bush. I am lucky to have gotten to talk to both of these beekeepers.
On this episode, Michael discusses a box hive set up he experimented with one time. He also discusses some old beekeeping texts, top entrances, graftless queen rearing, observation hives and more! check out his website www.bushfarms.com
I am glad that I have gotten good feedback on the podcast. Lauren and I are very excited about the podcast. She is working on some intro and outdo music that should be up by the next episode.
Thanks again for the feedback!
I have wanted to start a podcast aimed at people doing similar things in beekeeping to our own plans. I finally got my first interview done and am going to post it here.
Our first interview is with Les Crowder. We talked about top bar hives and transitioning from Langstroth hives to top bar hives and a few other topics such as his work in Jamaica.
I will admit that this is a rough recording. Les was actually traveling to LA to catch a flight to Jamaica and stopped on the side of the road to have the interview. I really appreciate him taking the time to do that.
If there seems to be an audience and interest for this podcast I am willing to invest in some better sound equipment and the time to do some post processing and clean up the episodes more. I have several more interviews lined up in the next couple of weeks that I am excited about. If you are a beekeeper trying to, or already running a sideline or small scale commercial operation and want to be interviewed send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If there are any questions, feedback or suggestions please feel free to let me know :)