Beekeeping can be one of the most rewarding experiences. Whether you are an avid gardener, a honey connoisseur or just want to do your part to help the bees, one of the best ways to learn about bees is to have your own hives. In areas such as NYC where the ban has been lifted on beekeeping, it's become a popular hobby and for some, a new business venture.
However, beekeeping is not something that one simply signs up for like a class at the gym or can be done leisurely like a crossword puzzle. It is a big responsibility and is also something that requires a basic understanding of bees. It can also be quite costly if you do not know what you are doing or have good guidance.
In this special segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer will be joined by Marina Marchese, author of Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper and Kim Flottum, editor of Bee Culture Magazine to talk about how you can learn to become a beekeeper. We will talk about options for purchasing equipment, kinds of bees, where to locate your hive, how to find a mentor and so much more! Stay tuned!
Bios: Marina Marchese is a true renaissance woman and an entrepreneur. From her love of honeybees, she discovered the medicinal benefits created by her beloved honeybees. She decided that this was something that needed to be shared with the world and launched Red Bee ® Artisanal Honey. Marina has created an entire line of skin care products that are derived from the honeybee. As a true lover and defender of honeybees, she also educates people about the many misconceptions about bees and why people need to embrace the power that these special beings offer.
Kim Flottum is the editor of Bee Culture magazine, the author of The Backyard Beekeeper (Quarry Books, 2005), and an editor of the ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, 41st Edition (A.R. Root Company, 2006).