38 episodes

A Podcast by Beekeepers about more than just beekeeping from the owners of Kara Jo Skin Care & Bee Farm. Bees, farming, chickens, goats, herbs, beer and more! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mindyourhives/support

Mind Your Hives Beekeeping Greg and Kara Jo Lehman

    • Science
    • 4.4 • 44 Ratings

A Podcast by Beekeepers about more than just beekeeping from the owners of Kara Jo Skin Care & Bee Farm. Bees, farming, chickens, goats, herbs, beer and more! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mindyourhives/support

    Ep. 33 - Spring is Crankin'!

    Ep. 33 - Spring is Crankin'!

    We're talking about the best time to be a beekeeper - the spring! Spring time is swarm time and swarm time is splittin' time. Amongst other things, we dive into bee math aka the bee life cycle and how it allows us to make decisions and prevent swarms. Herb corner is all about dandelion and we crack open a beautiful saison from our friends at The Seed: A Living Beer Project. Cheers!

    This episode is brought to you by KaraJoSkinCare.com. Check out our Bug Repellent and Natural Deodorant, they really do work!!


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 32 - First Inspections of the Season!

    Ep. 32 - First Inspections of the Season!

    Kara and I hop over to the mics straight out of the apiary after the 2024 seasons first inspections. Our spring has been cold and rainy so far and we're definitely a few weeks behind previous seasons but we're feeling great!



    This episode is brought to you by KaraJoSkinCare.com. Check out our newly upgraded Bug Repellent! Proven to work in even the harshest environments and actually good for your skin.


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    • 40 min
    Ep. 31 - Can You Stop Your Bees from Swarming?

    Ep. 31 - Can You Stop Your Bees from Swarming?

    First we talk how understanding bee biology can help in decision making with a deep dive on the effects of pollen feeding followed by whether we think you can stop your bees from swarming. Finishing up with an 'Herb Corner' about medicinal mushrooms for both bees and humans! All while sipping a lovely witbier from Referend Bier Blendery in Kutztown, PA.



    This episode is brought to you by Kara Jo Skin Care & Bee Farm. Check us out online at KaraJoSkinCare.com - your support means the world to us.


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 30 - Beginner Beekeeping Decisions and Bad Teachers

    Ep. 30 - Beginner Beekeeping Decisions and Bad Teachers

    It is almost spring!! And for many that means starting their first year keeping bees. We're answering some common beginner questions including equipment, buying bees and bad teachers (luckily we know some good ones!), how we handle spring mites, and more. We finish up with Kara Jo's Herb Corner segment on Propolis!



    This episode is brought to you by KaraJoSkinCare.com. Check out all our skin care and honey bee products - we ship! Instagram: @MindYourHives, @KaraJoBeeFarm and @KaraJoSkinCare.


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Bee Side - Can Lawn Guys and Beekeepers Be Friends?!

    The Bee Side - Can Lawn Guys and Beekeepers Be Friends?!

    Bee Side Episode! We're hanging out with Chris Stoudt of Stout Lawn and Pest and host of The Root Zone Podcast. We talk winter lawn practices, spring prep and that middle ground where your lawn can be more than just a green desert!



    This episode is brought to you by @KaraJoSkinCare (karajoskincare.com). Check out our winter skin care products!


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep. 29 - Beekeeping with a Purpose

    Ep. 29 - Beekeeping with a Purpose

    We're talking about beekeeping with a purpose and how it can help in your decision making, why hive deaths aren't necessarily bad and how we developed our style of hive management...and of course all the tangents those topics took us on before ending with an 'herb corner' about Thyme!



    This episode is brought to you by KaraJoSkinCare.com, check out our line of skin care products utilizing the power of the bees!!


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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Rdr0912 ,

Real Talk

Finally a podcast on bees that’s real. I recently found this podcast after listening to a few others. I’ll continue to listen to them as they are more the science side of things. These guys are easy to listen to (only listened to a few episodes so far) and come across as regular people. I thought I was the odd one out when I recently started in beekeeping that I wasn’t totally geeked out on the science…just let me know what’s working and not. Quality of audio is top notch so it’s easy to listen to and seems like we are all sitting around over a beer. Enjoy it a lot!

VA beek ,

Great people and great podcast!

Every episode feels like I’m sitting around with close friends and enjoying a drink. I love to meet these two in person someday and work along side them in the bee yard. I look forward to every episode! I have learned more and have tried new ideas from this podcast that any other beekeeping podcast. Kara Jo and Greg are easy to listen too and give a friendly and comedic feeling to the podcast. Please keep the episodes coming!

josephmo87 ,

The Only Beekeeping Podcast I Listen To

I started listening to these guys about half way into my first summer beekeeping. I’ve learned a lot from them. They’re easy to listen to and the conversation is fun. They are good story tellers as well. Be sure to check them out on Instagram as they post good content too. If you’re looking for 100% beekeeping topics only then listen to something else or read a book. Sometimes they’ll go off on tangents(entertaining) or talk about stuff like chickens or other related topics but it always circles back to bees. Anyone that doesn’t leave a 5 star review is wrong.

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