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A Beekeeping Podcast for the Inquisitive Beekeeper with a Short Attention Span! BeeFarmer, YouTuber (The Norfolk Honey Company, Patreon Host (www.patreon.com/norfolkhoney), Beekeeping mentor to 1000's of beekeepers worldwide via my social media channels, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Beekeeping - Short and Sweet Stewart Spinks

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A Beekeeping Podcast for the Inquisitive Beekeeper with a Short Attention Span! BeeFarmer, YouTuber (The Norfolk Honey Company, Patreon Host (www.patreon.com/norfolkhoney), Beekeeping mentor to 1000's of beekeepers worldwide via my social media channels, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    Episode 167: Moving Bees, Preventing Disasters!

    Episode 167: Moving Bees, Preventing Disasters!

    Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 167 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet.

    In This Week's Podcast:  Have you ever tried to move bee hives? Just a couple of feet or maybe a hundred miles, either way it needs careful consideration, sometimes it goes well, other times, well let's just say you have to put it down to experience!


    Sponsorship: I'm delighted to say that our podcast is now sponsored in part by Simon The Beekeeper - 'Making beekeeping an affordable hobby for everyone, Simon the Beekeeper provides the best value beekeeping equipment possible, along with a super-fast delivery service. The bees won’t wait, so their customers don't have to either. Visit the website at www.simonthebeekeeper.co.uk'
    Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following ways:
    Early Release & Additional Video and Podcast Content - Access HereStewart's Beekeeping Basics Facebook Private Group - Click HereTwitter - @NorfolkHoneyCo - Check Out Our FeedInstagram - @norfolkhoneyco - View Our Great PhotographsSign Up for my email updates by visiting my website here

    • 16 min
    Episode 166: Borage and The Truck

    Episode 166: Borage and The Truck

    Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 166 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet.

    In This Week's Podcast:  Borage and my Ford Ranger Truck, these are the two things keeping me awake at night at the moment, listen in to find out why.

    Sponsorship: I'm delighted to say that our podcast is now sponsored in part by Simon The Beekeeper - 'Making beekeeping an affordable hobby for everyone, Simon the Beekeeper provides the best value beekeeping equipment possible, along with a super-fast delivery service. The bees won’t wait, so their customers don't have to either. Visit the website at www.simonthebeekeeper.co.uk'

    References:
    Stawiarz, Ernest & Wróblewska, Anna & Masierowska, Marzena & Sadowska, Dagmara. (2020). Flowering, Forage Value, and Insect Pollination in Borage (Borago Officinalis L.) Cultivated in Se Poland. Journal of Apicultural Science. 64. 10.2478/jas-2020-0005.
    Galwey NW, Shirlin AJ (1990) Selection of borage (Borago officinalis) as a seed crop for pharmaceutical uses. Heredity 65:249-257.
      Arthur R Davis, Shauna Mitchell and David Junor  1997 The Importance of Honey Bees (Apis Mellifera L.) as Pollinators of Borage (Borago Officinalis L.) in Saskatchewan

    Honey Paw Hives -  Poly Langstroth Hives Designed by Beekeepers, for Beekeepers
    Zukan Bee Feeds - Apipasta Fondants, Apipasta Plus Pollen Substitute, and Apimix Syrups


    Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following ways:
    Early Release & Additional Video and Podcast Content - Access HereStewart's Beekeeping Basics Facebook Private Group - Click HereTwitter - @NorfolkHoneyCo - Check Out Our FeedInstagram - @norfolkhoneyco - View Our Great PhotographsSign Up for my email updates by visiting my website here

    • 15 min
    Episode 165: A Funny Thing Happened

    Episode 165: A Funny Thing Happened

    Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 165 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet.

    In This Week's Podcast:  I have a question for you, Do swarms have a preference for where they settle? Two swarms, just days apart, both in the same tree, is that just coincidence?

    Honey Paw Hives -  Poly Langstroth Hives Designed by Beekeepers, for Beekeepers
    Zukan Bee Feeds - Apipasta Fondants, Apipasta Plus Pollen Substitute, and Apimix Syrups
    Thornes Beehives: Spanset Straps available here
    Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following ways:
    Early Release & Additional Video and Podcast Content - Access HereStewart's Beekeeping Basics Facebook Private Group - Click HereTwitter - @NorfolkHoneyCo - Check Out Our FeedInstagram - @norfolkhoneyco - View Our Great PhotographsSign Up for my email updates by visiting my website here

    • 15 min
    Episode 164: Working Safely in the Apiary

    Episode 164: Working Safely in the Apiary

    Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 164 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet.

    In This Week's Podcast:  This week we have another week of glorious sunshine, complaints about the heat and a warning about beekeepers Health and Safety in the apiary.

    Honey Paw Hives -  Poly Langstroth Hives Designed by Beekeepers, for Beekeepers
    Zukan Bee Feeds - Apipasta Fondants, Apipasta Plus Pollen Substitute, and Apimix Syrups
    Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following ways:
    Early Release & Additional Video and Podcast Content - Access HereStewart's Beekeeping Basics Facebook Private Group - Click HereTwitter - @NorfolkHoneyCo - Check Out Our FeedInstagram - @norfolkhoneyco - View Our Great PhotographsSign Up for my email updates by visiting my website here

    • 16 min
    Episode 163: Dripping Nectar and Collecting Pollen

    Episode 163: Dripping Nectar and Collecting Pollen

    Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 163 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet.

    In This Week's Podcast:  It's been a solid week of sunshine, the hives are dripping with nectar and I've also started collecting some pollen, listen in to find out why.

    Honey Paw Hives -  Poly Langstroth Hives Designed by Beekeepers, for Beekeepers
    Zukan Bee Feeds - Apipasta Fondants, Apipasta Plus Pollen Substitute, and Apimix Syrups
    Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following ways:
    Early Release & Additional Video and Podcast Content - Access HereStewart's Beekeeping Basics Facebook Private Group - Click HereTwitter - @NorfolkHoneyCo - Check Out Our FeedInstagram - @norfolkhoneyco - View Our Great PhotographsSign Up for my email updates by visiting my website here

    • 15 min
    Episode 162: Rain Stops Play

    Episode 162: Rain Stops Play

    Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 162 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet.

    In This Week's Podcast:  Once again the weather has me beaten, but there's warmer weather heading our way and so I'm starting my queen rearing programme.

    Simon The Beekeeper - Bee Suit, Nicot Kits and Much More
    Honey Paw Hives -  Poly Langstroth Hives Designed by Beekeepers, for Beekeepers
    Zukan Bee Feeds - Apipasta Fondants, Apipasta Plus Pollen Substitute, and Apimix Syrups
    Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following ways:
    Early Release & Additional Video and Podcast Content - Access HereStewart's Beekeeping Basics Facebook Private Group - Click HereTwitter - @NorfolkHoneyCo - Check Out Our FeedInstagram - @norfolkhoneyco - View Our Great PhotographsSign Up for my email updates by visiting my website here

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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gary@kiwimana ,

A Great UK focused Show

A Podcast by Stewart Spinks from Norfolk Honey in England, the shows are short and concise designed for beekeepers with short attention spans. My only comment would be the content seems pretty much focused on the UK. That seems to be Stewarts focus, but still an enjoyable listen.

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