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The Beehive Jive

Tracey & Paul

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A beekeeping podcast from England.

Latest Episodes

Heather’s Honey

In the December episode of our beekeeping podcast, we visit our friend Heather. A clinical scientist she spent her time researching viruses that none of us wants to catch before she discovered the far more charming beekeeping bug. She also bands her honey ‘Heather’s Honey’ a label that always makes me smile. Heather keeps her hive on a local allotment, which are local community gardens people use to grow fruits, vegetables and occasionally keep bees. If you’re interested in this uniquely British institution here is a handy history – https://www.learningwithexperts.com/gardening/blog/the-history-of-allotments Unlike bees, people aren’t very harmonious in tight spaces and large groups making allotment beekeeping somewhat challenging. Heather’s bees have been blamed for everything including the obvious ‘your bees stung me’ to the comical ‘your bees are on my grass’ Listen to Heather tell her allotment tales and have a chuckle. By the way, I’ve discovered that in the United States ‘soda crystals’ aren’t sold in bags marked soda crystal. However, don’t despair you can buy it under its chemical name – sodium carbonate decahydrate.

69 MIN1 w ago
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Heather’s Honey

The Honey Dog Show

Welcome to the November episode of our beekeeping podcast. What did we get up to at the National Honey Show? At the end of the UK, beekeeping season is marked by the World’s oldest and largest honey show. Starting in 1923 the Honey Show is in its 88th year, interrupted only by the odd pesky World War and occasional fire. I’ve only been going for the last five years but it’s now firmly established as my end of season ritual. Tracey, myself and some of our beekeeping friends meet up at the show, buy some stuff, watch some talks and visit the Bear Pub for a few beers. If you want to know more about the National Honey Show why not check out our interview with its Chairman and all-round class act Bob Maurer. The Honey Show show Every year the Honey Show books world-class speakers from across the beekeeping World and this year the keynote was Dr Ralph Büchler from the Kirchhain Bee Insitute and a key member of the Smart bees project. Over four lectures Ralph explored the importance of preserving the native strains of the honey bee, what we can learn about wild populations that have developed resistance to varroa, how to select from your own stock and an innovative biotechnical control for varroa you can use in your apiary. More detail about his technique can be found here – https://freethebees.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/brood-removal-web.pdf The National Honey Show videos all these lectures and eventually publishes them for free – http://www.honeyshow.co.uk/lecture-videos.php – whilst you are waiting to see Ralph and the other speakers yourself check out this valuable resource. Althoughour show is about the National Honey Show, it’s also about Honey the dog. As you’ll hear in the show Tracey’s dog Honey decided the recording podcast shenanigans wasn’t as important as chasing fox in the garden. We also have an exciting new podcast section to look forward to. Enjoy.

60 MINNOV 1
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The Honey Dog Show

Hydroxymethylfurfural

Hydroxymethylfurfural what a title for episode nineteen of our beekeeping podcast! I’ve googled what it means and this is how Rusty over at www.honeybeesuite.com explains it. hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) is a naturally-occurring organic acid with the formula C6H6O3. It is often formed during the dehydration of sugars, especially fructose, and is known to be toxic to honey bees. In this episode, we delve deep into organic chemistry. Only kidding Tracey mentions it during the recording and I thought it would be a cool title for this months show. You have no idea how tricky titling podcasts can be, so I take what I’m given. It’s the end of the season and we settle down to reflect how our beekeeping season has gone, what we have learned the high and low lights. This year Tracey’s apiary has been hit by Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus and it still persists into the autumn. She wonders if CBPV is going to be part of her beekeeping for the next few years as it is slowly eliminated from her ...

63 MINOCT 13
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Hydroxymethylfurfural

Rhubard Gin

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51 MINSEP 15
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Rhubard Gin

Not all sunshine & honey

In this episode, we discuss Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus and why grafting in the rain probably isn’t a good idea. We talkabout the downs of beekeeping, but still have a laugh.

61 MINJUL 3
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Not all sunshine & honey

Don’t blame it on the sunshine…

The beekeeping season has well and truly kicked off. Paul has been queen rearing in the rain, Tracey has moved her bees to Poo Farm. We chart about Snelgove boards, grumpy bees and are joined by Tracey’s dog and cats. IF you fancy coming on the podcast check out thebeehivejive.com/chat

59 MINMAY 13
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Don’t blame it on the sunshine…

Soft Rains of April

The new season is here!! Tracey has been roaming the outback of Australia, probably wrestling crocs but she made it back in time to record the first podcast of the year. Spring has sprung, and we’ve been in our hives, all alive and well … the stresses of beekeeping has begun. Paul is worried about swarm control and is planning to try the Snelgrove board method this year. Tracey has had great success in overwintering her colonies in poly hives now has started moving them into wood for the summer honey flows. She is also looking forward to moving bees back to the sewage works … erm … I mean the water treatment plant. We’re looking for a guests, so if you’ve ever fancied being on the podcast drop us a line at thebeehivejive@gmail.com and we’ll arrange a date.

46 MINAPR 10
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Soft Rains of April

John Visits The Honey Shack

In this episode of the worst introduced podcast in beekeeping,we chat with friend of the show John who has been keeping bees for a few years. 00:00 – 08:00: Paul’s oxalic sublimation method 08:00 – 14:00: The Croydon honey show 14:00 – 27:00: John’s honey year 27:00 – 34:00: John and Pauls beekeeping exam day 34:00 – 40:00: John’s top tip 40:00 – 48:00: Grouchy bees 48:00 – 55:00: How to spot a queen 55:00 – 01:05: Asian hornet update 01:05 – 01:22: Overwintering setups

82 MIN2018 OCT 22
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John Visits The Honey Shack

Big Gold Stars

In this episode of the beehive jive, Tracey and Paul visit each others hives and chat about what they achieved this season. 00:00 – 08:30: We visited Paul’s bees to see what was up 08:30 – 11:30: We dared to visit Tracey’s bees as well 11:30 – 53:00: Did we achieve our goals for this season? 53:00 – 01:00: Varroa treatment ramble

60 MIN2018 SEP 3
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Big Gold Stars

Sugar Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’

Tracey and Paul discuss poly hives, forget the name of varroa treatments and Tracey has discovered sugar rolling. 00:00 – 04:00: The most random of beekeeping updates 04:00 – 07:00: Superseder problems 07:00 – 16:00: Managing lots of poly nucs 16:00 – 18:00: Tracey’s honey shack 18:00 – 23:00: Over wintering on poly hives 23:00 – 34:00: Poly hive vs. woodern hives 34:00 – 47:00: Sugar rolling 47:00 – 01:05: Tracey’s bee safaris

73 MIN2018 AUG 18
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Sugar Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’

Latest Episodes

Heather’s Honey

In the December episode of our beekeeping podcast, we visit our friend Heather. A clinical scientist she spent her time researching viruses that none of us wants to catch before she discovered the far more charming beekeeping bug. She also bands her honey ‘Heather’s Honey’ a label that always makes me smile. Heather keeps her hive on a local allotment, which are local community gardens people use to grow fruits, vegetables and occasionally keep bees. If you’re interested in this uniquely British institution here is a handy history – https://www.learningwithexperts.com/gardening/blog/the-history-of-allotments Unlike bees, people aren’t very harmonious in tight spaces and large groups making allotment beekeeping somewhat challenging. Heather’s bees have been blamed for everything including the obvious ‘your bees stung me’ to the comical ‘your bees are on my grass’ Listen to Heather tell her allotment tales and have a chuckle. By the way, I’ve discovered that in the United States ‘soda crystals’ aren’t sold in bags marked soda crystal. However, don’t despair you can buy it under its chemical name – sodium carbonate decahydrate.

69 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Heather’s Honey

The Honey Dog Show

Welcome to the November episode of our beekeeping podcast. What did we get up to at the National Honey Show? At the end of the UK, beekeeping season is marked by the World’s oldest and largest honey show. Starting in 1923 the Honey Show is in its 88th year, interrupted only by the odd pesky World War and occasional fire. I’ve only been going for the last five years but it’s now firmly established as my end of season ritual. Tracey, myself and some of our beekeeping friends meet up at the show, buy some stuff, watch some talks and visit the Bear Pub for a few beers. If you want to know more about the National Honey Show why not check out our interview with its Chairman and all-round class act Bob Maurer. The Honey Show show Every year the Honey Show books world-class speakers from across the beekeeping World and this year the keynote was Dr Ralph Büchler from the Kirchhain Bee Insitute and a key member of the Smart bees project. Over four lectures Ralph explored the importance of preserving the native strains of the honey bee, what we can learn about wild populations that have developed resistance to varroa, how to select from your own stock and an innovative biotechnical control for varroa you can use in your apiary. More detail about his technique can be found here – https://freethebees.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/brood-removal-web.pdf The National Honey Show videos all these lectures and eventually publishes them for free – http://www.honeyshow.co.uk/lecture-videos.php – whilst you are waiting to see Ralph and the other speakers yourself check out this valuable resource. Althoughour show is about the National Honey Show, it’s also about Honey the dog. As you’ll hear in the show Tracey’s dog Honey decided the recording podcast shenanigans wasn’t as important as chasing fox in the garden. We also have an exciting new podcast section to look forward to. Enjoy.

60 MINNOV 1
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The Honey Dog Show

Hydroxymethylfurfural

Hydroxymethylfurfural what a title for episode nineteen of our beekeeping podcast! I’ve googled what it means and this is how Rusty over at www.honeybeesuite.com explains it. hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) is a naturally-occurring organic acid with the formula C6H6O3. It is often formed during the dehydration of sugars, especially fructose, and is known to be toxic to honey bees. In this episode, we delve deep into organic chemistry. Only kidding Tracey mentions it during the recording and I thought it would be a cool title for this months show. You have no idea how tricky titling podcasts can be, so I take what I’m given. It’s the end of the season and we settle down to reflect how our beekeeping season has gone, what we have learned the high and low lights. This year Tracey’s apiary has been hit by Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus and it still persists into the autumn. She wonders if CBPV is going to be part of her beekeeping for the next few years as it is slowly eliminated from her ...

63 MINOCT 13
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Hydroxymethylfurfural

Rhubard Gin

The post Rhubard Gin appeared first on The Beehive Jive.

51 MINSEP 15
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Rhubard Gin

Not all sunshine & honey

In this episode, we discuss Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus and why grafting in the rain probably isn’t a good idea. We talkabout the downs of beekeeping, but still have a laugh.

61 MINJUL 3
Comments
Not all sunshine & honey

Don’t blame it on the sunshine…

The beekeeping season has well and truly kicked off. Paul has been queen rearing in the rain, Tracey has moved her bees to Poo Farm. We chart about Snelgove boards, grumpy bees and are joined by Tracey’s dog and cats. IF you fancy coming on the podcast check out thebeehivejive.com/chat

59 MINMAY 13
Comments
Don’t blame it on the sunshine…

Soft Rains of April

The new season is here!! Tracey has been roaming the outback of Australia, probably wrestling crocs but she made it back in time to record the first podcast of the year. Spring has sprung, and we’ve been in our hives, all alive and well … the stresses of beekeeping has begun. Paul is worried about swarm control and is planning to try the Snelgrove board method this year. Tracey has had great success in overwintering her colonies in poly hives now has started moving them into wood for the summer honey flows. She is also looking forward to moving bees back to the sewage works … erm … I mean the water treatment plant. We’re looking for a guests, so if you’ve ever fancied being on the podcast drop us a line at thebeehivejive@gmail.com and we’ll arrange a date.

46 MINAPR 10
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Soft Rains of April

John Visits The Honey Shack

In this episode of the worst introduced podcast in beekeeping,we chat with friend of the show John who has been keeping bees for a few years. 00:00 – 08:00: Paul’s oxalic sublimation method 08:00 – 14:00: The Croydon honey show 14:00 – 27:00: John’s honey year 27:00 – 34:00: John and Pauls beekeeping exam day 34:00 – 40:00: John’s top tip 40:00 – 48:00: Grouchy bees 48:00 – 55:00: How to spot a queen 55:00 – 01:05: Asian hornet update 01:05 – 01:22: Overwintering setups

82 MIN2018 OCT 22
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John Visits The Honey Shack

Big Gold Stars

In this episode of the beehive jive, Tracey and Paul visit each others hives and chat about what they achieved this season. 00:00 – 08:30: We visited Paul’s bees to see what was up 08:30 – 11:30: We dared to visit Tracey’s bees as well 11:30 – 53:00: Did we achieve our goals for this season? 53:00 – 01:00: Varroa treatment ramble

60 MIN2018 SEP 3
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Big Gold Stars

Sugar Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’

Tracey and Paul discuss poly hives, forget the name of varroa treatments and Tracey has discovered sugar rolling. 00:00 – 04:00: The most random of beekeeping updates 04:00 – 07:00: Superseder problems 07:00 – 16:00: Managing lots of poly nucs 16:00 – 18:00: Tracey’s honey shack 18:00 – 23:00: Over wintering on poly hives 23:00 – 34:00: Poly hive vs. woodern hives 34:00 – 47:00: Sugar rolling 47:00 – 01:05: Tracey’s bee safaris

73 MIN2018 AUG 18
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Sugar Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’
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