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Sustainable beekeeping talk and techniques from a North Carolina mountain apiary.

Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm Podcast Leigh Knott

    • Home & Garden
    • 4.8, 123 Ratings

Sustainable beekeeping talk and techniques from a North Carolina mountain apiary.

    Late Summer (70)

    Late Summer (70)

    Just thinking out loud a bit about late summer stuff in the bee yard...Episode 70: Late Summer
     
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    About Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm: Leigh keeps bees at 3000' in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with around a dozen-plus stands. Hives are managed for bee health with active selection for vigor, genetic diversity and disease resistance. The apiary is self-sustaining (not needing to buy/catch replacement bees since 2010) and produces honey and nucs most every year.

    • 29 min
    On Learning from Mistakes (69)

    On Learning from Mistakes (69)

    Flying queens, marking queens well and badly, finally a flow, and general bee yard ramblings. 
     
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    • BONUS podcast or early access episode every month!• Access to Patreon blog posts including "Tip of the Week"• Special Q&A posts to ask me questions about YOUR bees• Input on the podcast topics• Shout-outs on the show because I appreciate you!
    You can now join for as little as $1 a month, as times are tough for so many. If you are able and would like to support this podcast, please sign up today: https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple
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    About Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm: Leigh keeps bees at 3000' in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with around a dozen-plus stands. Hives are managed for bee health with active selection for vigor, genetic diversity and disease resistance. The apiary is self-sustaining (not needing to buy/catch replacement bees since 2010) and produces honey and nucs most every year.

    • 23 min
    Honey Stuff Part II, Bears, Goings On (68)

    Honey Stuff Part II, Bears, Goings On (68)

    Honey Stuff Part II, Bears, Goings On (68)
    Tips on an extracting set up and I ramble on from there....  :-) 
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    Please become a "Friend of the Podcast" on Patreon and join the folks who make the podcasts possible! In addition to huge gratitude, you get:
    • BONUS podcast or early access episode every month!• Access to Patreon blog posts including "Tip of the Week"• Special Q&A posts to ask me questions about YOUR bees• Input on the podcast topics• Shout-outs on the show because I appreciate you!
    You can now join for as little as $1 a month, as times are tough for so many. If you are able and would like to support this podcast, please sign up today: https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple
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    About Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm: Leigh keeps bees at 3000' in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with around a dozen-plus stands. Hives are managed for bee health with active selection for vigor, genetic diversity and disease resistance. The apiary is self-sustaining (not needing to buy/catch replacement bees since 2010) and produces honey and nucs most every year.

    • 33 min
    Getting Honey Part 1 (67)

    Getting Honey Part 1 (67)

    Getting Honey Part 1 (67) -- Mostly beginner tips, idea and ramblings about getting honey off your hives. Part 2 will have a link collection. Thanks so much for being a listener! :-) Leigh
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    • BONUS podcast or early access episode every month!• Access to Patreon blog posts including "Tip of the Week"• Special Q&A posts to ask me questions about YOUR bees• Input on the podcast topics• Shout-outs on the show because I appreciate you!
    You can now join for as little as $1 a month, as times are tough for so many. If you are able and would like to support this podcast, please sign up today: https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple
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    About Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm: Leigh keeps bees at 3000' in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with around a dozen-plus stands. Hives are managed for bee health with active selection for vigor, genetic diversity and disease resistance. The apiary is self-sustaining (not needing to buy/catch replacement bees since 2010) and produces honey and nucs most every year.

    • 37 min
    Bookmark: Bonus episode for patrons is up! On The Nucleus Method (66)

    Bookmark: Bonus episode for patrons is up! On The Nucleus Method (66)

    A bookmark to let the patrons know a bonus podcast, a reading of The Nucleus Method (for swarm prevention and/or making splits) is up for listening at Patreon.com/fiveapple
    I'll be back with regular episode 67 very shortly....on honey! Thanks so much for being a listener! Leigh
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    • BONUS podcast or early access episode every month!• Access to Patreon blog posts including "Tip of the Week"• Special Q&A posts to ask me questions about YOUR bees• Input on the podcast topics• Shout-outs on the show because I appreciate you!
    The 'Happy Listener' tier gets you started for just $1 a month.  If you are able and would like to support this podcast, please sign up today: https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple
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    About Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm: Leigh keeps bees at 3000' in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with around a dozen-plus stands. Hives are managed for bee health with active selection for vigor, genetic diversity and disease resistance. The apiary is self-sustaining (not needing to buy/catch replacement bees since 2010) and produces honey and nucs most every year. 

    • 1 min
    Apiary update & After a hive swarms (65)

    Apiary update & After a hive swarms (65)

    Episode 65: Apiary update & After a hive swarms 
    Show notes and links mentioned are (free) at https://www.patreon.com/posts/37568315
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    Please become a "Friend of the Podcast" on Patreon and join the folks who make the podcasts possible! In addition to huge gratitude, you get:
    • BONUS podcast or early access episode every month!• Access to Patreon blog posts including "Tip of the Week"• Special Q&A posts to ask me questions about YOUR bees• Input on the podcast topics• Shout-outs on the show because I appreciate you!
    You can now join for as little as $1 a month, as times are tough for so many. If you are able and would like to support this podcast, please sign up today: https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple
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    About Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm: Leigh keeps bees at 3000' in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with around a dozen-plus stands. Hives are managed for bee health with active selection for vigor, genetic diversity and disease resistance. The apiary is self-sustaining (not needing to buy/catch replacement bees since 2010) and produces honey and nucs most every year. 

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

CkswabashaMN ,

Soothing, practical, sustainable bee information

Really appreciate anyone willing to share their bee expertise and this podcast is amazing. Leigh is polite, grounded, and gets to the nitty gritty. She promotes other bee podcasts and sources of information. High yield listening. Leigh I like when you read articles! Thanks, from Minnesota

drdrdenise ,

Amazing bee keeping info

So glad I found this podcast! I am a second year beekeeper and I am learning so much. My bees overwintered beautifully here in PA but this spring has been more challenging than my first year. Her approach is broad and reminds us that we have to work with nature and the bees, rather than try to control them. She is a wonderful teacher and guide. Her approach is welcoming and encouraging, and she explains all the details and when it comes to hive management, while emphasizing that there is generally no right or wrong, simply different variations. Love this podcast!!

Paula Daniels ,

Knowledgeable, informative beekeeping podcast

Leigh is such a wonderful teacher of beekeeping. I’ve learned a great deal as a 3rd year beekeeper from this podcast and look forward to every episode, even the “reading” episodes. So much information and knowledge in each episode!!

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