13 episodes

Bee Therapy is a podcast for anyone who loves bees. Bee-buddies Patrice Newell and Dani Lloyd-Prichard are both Australian registered beekeepers with over 50 years' experience between them. Now author and farmer Patrice, and educator and researcher Dani are recording their conversations. Throughout the season they'll be talking bee books, bee movies, bee research papers, honey recipes, quizzes, and a whole lot of bee goss about our beautiful bees.

Bee Therapy Patrice Newell and Dani Lloyd-Prichard

    • Leisure
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

Bee Therapy is a podcast for anyone who loves bees. Bee-buddies Patrice Newell and Dani Lloyd-Prichard are both Australian registered beekeepers with over 50 years' experience between them. Now author and farmer Patrice, and educator and researcher Dani are recording their conversations. Throughout the season they'll be talking bee books, bee movies, bee research papers, honey recipes, quizzes, and a whole lot of bee goss about our beautiful bees.

    Varroa Mite. What's happening in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, as thousands of people come together to stop it spreading. Will Australia be able to remain Varroa free? Dani Lloyd-Prichard is on the frontline.

    Varroa Mite. What's happening in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, as thousands of people come together to stop it spreading. Will Australia be able to remain Varroa free? Dani Lloyd-Prichard is on the frontline.

    In this special episode, Patrice and Dani talk about what's happening right now in Newcastle since the discovery of the Varroa Mite in the area.  Dani is right in the thick of it  as not only are her hives  in the affected area, but she is on one of the initial response teams testing hives to see if they need eradication. Listen in to find out exactly what's happening and what the outlook is for our precious bees.

    Production: Lucienne Joy.
    Music:  Heidi Prichard.

    Patrice’s bees are an important part of her biodynamic farm Elmswood in the Upper Hunter Valley, NSW. She sells honey during a good honey flow season, available www.patricenewell.com.au.
    Find her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/patricenewellgarlicfarm and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/patricenewellgarlicfarm/
    Dani’s bees live around Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and next to Mt Royal NP.  Dani is a bee researcher and educator who co-authored the 'Australian Native Bees' AgGuide and runs courses and coaching for women keen to finesse their beekeeping skills. Find her on Twitter and https://www.instagram.com/timetobee_dani/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Time2Bee 

    • 27 min
    How much do you know about Australian Native bees? Would you like to make/drink mead? How do you buy a new queen bee?

    How much do you know about Australian Native bees? Would you like to make/drink mead? How do you buy a new queen bee?

    In this episode Patrice and Dani discuss some important research Dani has conducted into Australian Native bees, talk about mead - both making and drinking it, share their experiences  buying new queen bees in the post and introducing them into their bee hives, and  answer the question - how old is the first recorded bee fossil?


    Production: Lucienne Joy.
    Music:  Heidi Prichard.

    Patrice’s bees are an important part of her biodynamic farm Elmswood in the Upper Hunter Valley, NSW. She sells honey during a good honey flow season, available www.patricenewell.com.au.
    Find her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/patricenewellgarlicfarm and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/patricenewellgarlicfarm/
    Dani’s bees live around Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and next to Mt Royal NP.  Dani is a bee researcher and educator who co-authored the 'Australian Native Bees' AgGuide and runs courses and coaching for women keen to finesse their beekeeping skills. Find her on Twitter and https://www.instagram.com/timetobee_dani/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Time2Bee 

    • 21 min
    Ep 10. What sort of beehive should you buy? The Bee Movie. Beegan fudge.

    Ep 10. What sort of beehive should you buy? The Bee Movie. Beegan fudge.

    In this episode Patrice and Dani pool  their knowledge about bee hives and discuss their preferences. They also review 'The Bee Movie', not very favourably,  and share a recipe for Beegan fudge, for Vegans who will eat honey. 

    Production: Lucienne Joy.
    Music:  Heidi Prichard.

    Patrice’s bees are an important part of her biodynamic farm Elmswood in the Upper Hunter Valley, NSW. She sells honey during a good honey flow season, available www.patricenewell.com.au.
    Find her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/patricenewellgarlicfarm and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/patricenewellgarlicfarm/
    Dani’s bees live around Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and next to Mt Royal NP.  Dani is a bee researcher and educator who co-authored the 'Australian Native Bees' AgGuide and runs courses and coaching for women keen to finesse their beekeeping skills. Find her on Twitter and https://www.instagram.com/timetobee_dani/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Time2Bee 

    • 37 min
    Ep 9 Do honeybees have collective personalities?Why do beekeepers use smokers? Baking vegetables with honey.

    Ep 9 Do honeybees have collective personalities?Why do beekeepers use smokers? Baking vegetables with honey.

    Patrice and Dani discuss some fascinating research  into whether or not honeybees develop collective personalities, and marvel at the intricacies of the  research . They also chat about why beekeepers use smokers, and examine the best materials to use for smoking.    And of course they have a recipe for you, this time for sweet potatoes baked with honey.

    Production: Lucienne Joy
    Music:  Heidi Prichard

    Patrice’s bees are an important part of her biodynamic farm Elmswood in the Upper Hunter Valley, NSW. She sells honey during a good honey flow season, available www.patricenewell.com.au.
    Find her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/patricenewellgarlicfarm and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/patricenewellgarlicfarm/
    Dani’s bees live around Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and next to Mt Royal NP.  Dani is a bee researcher and educator who co-authored the 'Australian Native Bees' AgGuide and runs courses and coaching for women keen to finesse their beekeeping skills. Find her on Twitter and https://www.instagram.com/timetobee_dani/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Time2Bee 

    • 23 min
    Ep 8 Bees are vegetarian so where do they get their protein? Does eating local honey help keep allergies at bay? How good is the beekeeper bible Honey and Pollen Flora of SE Australia? Plus salad dressings, with honey of course.

    Ep 8 Bees are vegetarian so where do they get their protein? Does eating local honey help keep allergies at bay? How good is the beekeeper bible Honey and Pollen Flora of SE Australia? Plus salad dressings, with honey of course.

    In this episode, Patrice and Dani answer the question where do bees get their protein, discuss the pros and cons of a  2019 landmark reference book, Honey and Pollen Flora of SE Australia, share some recipes for salad dressings,  and on the subject of food, take a look at  whether or not eating pollen is good for you, and if eating local honey really does keep allergies at bay.

    Production: Lucienne Joy.
    Music:  Heidi Prichard.

    Patrice’s bees are an important part of her biodynamic farm Elmswood in the Upper Hunter Valley, NSW. She sells honey during a good honey flow season, available www.patricenewell.com.au.
    Find her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/patricenewellgarlicfarm and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/patricenewellgarlicfarm/
    Dani’s bees live around Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and next to Mt Royal NP.  Dani is a bee researcher and educator who co-authored the 'Australian Native Bees' AgGuide and runs courses and coaching for women keen to finesse their beekeeping skills. Find her on Twitter and https://www.instagram.com/timetobee_dani/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Time2Bee 

    • 20 min
    Ep 7 How many eyes does a honeybee have? The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd. Honey joys (cornflake crackles).

    Ep 7 How many eyes does a honeybee have? The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd. Honey joys (cornflake crackles).

    In this episode, Patrice and Dani discuss bees' eyesight - how many eyes do they have? Do they have a favourite colour? They also review the book The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd and share their recipe for honey joys, or corn flake crackles.

    Production: Lucienne Joy.
    Music:  Heidi Prichard.

    Patrice’s bees are an important part of her biodynamic farm Elmswood in the Upper Hunter Valley, NSW. She sells honey during a good honey flow season, available www.patricenewell.com.au. 
    Find her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/patricenewellgarlicfarm and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/patricenewellgarlicfarm/
    Dani’s bees live around Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and next to Mt Royal NP.  Dani is a bee researcher and educator who co-authored the 'Australian Native Bees' AgGuide and runs courses and coaching for women keen to finesse their beekeeping skills. Find her on Twitter and https://www.instagram.com/timetobee_dani/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Time2Bee 

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

carobaum ,

Easy breezy bees

A great introduction to the world of bees and bee keepers by this duo. The mix of information and entertainment keeps it lively and accessible with just the right hint of eccentricity and environmental concern. It’s made me much more conscious about buying honey and the amazing process that goes into making it. Thank you Patrice and Dani for sharing your passion.

Holiday Will ,

Awesome podcast for bee enthusiasts

Dani and Patrice have Uber tons of experience with bees and share this in really engaging conversations. These podcasts not only go into facts, but also recipes, books and movies, but also deeper bee culture. Very inspirational advocates for bees.

aendsend ,

PB

To be.
Learning what they’re doing for us!
Thank you thank you

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