Welcome to the Beekeeper's Corner. The BKCorner is a place where we'll share our exploits as 'backyard' beekeepers. Reports about how our hives are doing, beekeeping meetings, interviews, book reviews, equipment reviews, and coverage of the techniques employed when keeping bees.
BKCorner Episode 214 - Leap of Faith.
In this episode I talk about the beekeeping tie to the Goonies movie and beeswax, hosting mentoring visits and the perplexing problems with plastic foundation. The almond issue is having supply chain issues... will this be a problem for commercial beekeepers? Astralia and Varroa mites. A run through of some ideas for filtering honey during extraction. A disclosure toward the direction of treatment free beekeeping as well as a recount of visiting the Gainsville Bee Lab. It is followed as usual by a local hive report.
BKCorner Episode 213 - Joe Sr.
In this episode I talk about treating my boots with beeswax paste to make them waterproof, relaunching the production of videos to our BKCorner YouTube Channel. I report on the texture and outcome of the creamed honey we made last winter. There is a new and improved power source coming to Oxalic Acid Vaporizers. Beware cognizant of fire dangers in the Apiary. A cookbook from May Berenbaum as well as a recipe and ties to the show the X Files. A reflection on our 2022 queen rearing activities. A local hive report, and some commentary about my father passing and condolences.
BKCorner Episode 212 - Under the Weather
Cottage Law Take 2, Average day for bee activities, Haint Blue, Cleaning Smokers, Feisty Russian Bees, 1:1 with Bob Kloss, Local Hive Report
BKCorner Episode 211 - Bee Haven
One on One with Bee Haven's Eric Hanan
BKCorner Episode 210 - Mayday
No Mowing Initiative, Weed killer, Package supersedures, Swarm Conveyance Box, BB Player stung, Bee Wise turnkey solution, Nasty Bees, Foundation Silicone Molds, Joint Strength, Treatment Free
BKCorner Episode 209 - Headknocker
Bee Vectoring, Wonderful Honey Recall, Concussion, Brood Pheromone Salivary Gland, Swarm Commander, Non-Lethal Impacts, Local Hive Report
Beware of beekeeping!
Starting from the beginning takes you on an epic hero’s journey of our intrepid hero Kevin. Much like the Bible story of the tree of good an evil, Kevin succumbs to the wiles of the fairer sex and is trapped in the spell of the bees. The amount time and resources this man has thrown into the money pit that is beekeeping is incredible. Any lesser/smarter? Man would have walked away to save the heartache and pain after the third year of setbacks. If only I had found this podcast 3 years ago I could have been spared a similar fate. But alas it is to late for me! You! my review reader who wants to learn about bees and beekeeping can be spared. Listen and learn before you leap.
Love your show so much
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for all your podcasts. I look forward to each! So sorry to hear you were impacted by flooding. Sent you a little something. Leigh— from Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm Podcast
Moody from Ohio
Hello, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for these podcast. As a first year beek, I cannot get enough information and inspire to become a master beekeeper over the upcoming years.I am extremely grateful the context and content you put out.