Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 40 - Question and Answer

August 30th, 2016

Another question and answer episode!

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 39 - Question and Answer

July 28th, 2016

In this episode, I answer questions from the patrons and Facebook.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 38 - Let Them Die, The Case for Doing it the Hard Way, Clark County Beekeepers Association

July 22nd, 2016

This episode is an encore presentation of a talk I gave at the Clark County Beekeeper's Association in Southern Washington.  It is about the reasons for and benefits of Treatment-Free Beekeeping, specifically allowing colonies to die that cannot survive on their own.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 37 - Expansion Model Beekeeping, Humboldt County Beekeepers Association

June 21st, 2016

This is a presentation I gave at the Humboldt County Beekeepers Association May 6, 2016.  The subject is Expansion Model Beekeeping.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 36 - Horizontal Hives with Dr. Leo Sharashkin

June 13th, 2016

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Leo Sharashkin who keeps an interesting type of hive called the Layens Hive.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 35 - Info for New Beekeepers with Chris Verkerk

May 31st, 2016

In this episode, I talk with Chris Verkerk and we discuss some things an aspiring beekeeper needs to know.

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My website ParkerFarms.biz
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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 34 - How to Catch Swarms with Jason Bruns

April 30th, 2016

On this episode, Jason Bruns talks about how to catch swarms and shares a lot of dollars worth of wisdom on how to be successful at it.

Show notes:

 Swarm Traps and Bait Hives by McCartney Taylor
Permaculture: A Designer's Manual by Bill Mollison
Permaculture Voices Podcast
LetMBee Blog by Jason Bruns
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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 33 - The Freshman Beekeeper’s Guide to Buying Stuff

March 22nd, 2016

In this episode, walk you through a beekeeping catalog and talk about what is worth buying and what isn't.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 32 - Kirk in Vermont

February 21st, 2016

In this episode, I talk with another commercial beekeeper, long time treatment-free beekeeper, and non-internet personality, Kirk Webster, of the Champlain Valley in Vermont.  He talks about many aspects of his methods and operation.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 31 - Troy in New Hampshire

February 19th, 2016

In this episode I speak with the first of several in a series of treatment-free commercial beekeepers, Troy Hall of Hall Apiaries.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 30 - Roger in Los Altos

February 1st, 2016

Roger talks about beekeeping in Silicon Valley.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 29 - Ed in Ireland

January 17th, 2016

Ed is new to beekeeping and has a lot of really good questions.  Listen along and maybe he has some of the same ones you do.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 28 - Charles near London

September 13th, 2015

In this episode, I talk to Charles Sibbald who lives near London and has some interesting musings on polystyrene hives.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 27 - Doneil and Chad in Colorado

September 13th, 2015

Today, I'm talking to Doneil and Chad.  Doneil lives nearby outside Colorado Springs and Chad used to but now lives in California.  We talk about their wins and losses in beekeeping.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 26 - Craig in Edmonton

August 28th, 2015

In this episode, I talk to Craig Skarsen in Edmonton Alberta Canada.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 25 - Chuck in California

July 12th, 2015

In this episode, I talk to Chuch Jachens somewhere in north central California.  He's a new beekeeper who has done a lot of research and gotten a good start.

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Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/treatmentfreebeekeepers/

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 24 - Justin in Sacramento

June 17th, 2015

Freshman beekeeper Justin asks a lot of questions.

Please consider becoming a patron at patreon.com/tfb, and definitely check out our new forum at forum.tfbees.net

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 23 - Expansion Model Beekeeping

June 3rd, 2015

In this episode, I take some time to explore expansion model beekeeping, its reasoning, its methods, and its usefulness.

Check out the new Treatment-Free Beekeepers' Forum at forum.tfbees.net.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 22 - Tyson in LA

May 18th, 2015

In this episode, I talk to Tyson Kaiser who lives in LA and does cutouts and swarm calls professionally.

Check out his website at tysonkaiser.com

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 21 - Collin in Arkansas

May 5th, 2015

In this episode, I talk to Collin Pratt from Central Arkansas.  He had lots of questions, some of which you might have too.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 20 - Michael in Nebraska

January 16th, 2015

Michael Bush returns to talk about his Bee Camp and answers questions from the Facebook Page.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 19 - Jason in Ohio

January 16th, 2015

Jason talks about his aspirations to become a commercial treatment-free beekeeper.
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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 18 - Aaron in Louisiana

January 7th, 2015

Aaron and I talk about his plans to become a treatment-free commercial beekeeper.

Show Notes:
Aaron Jennings on Instagram:  @jenningsapiaries
Website:  jenningsapiaries.com

As promised, here's me on my first day of beekeeping, April 26, 2003:

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 17 - Aaron in New Zealand

January 5th, 2015

In this episode, I talk to Aaron, a freshman beekeeper in New Zealand.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 16 - Phil in the U.K.

December 22nd, 2014

Topbar hive guru Phil Chandler joins me to talk about beekeeping in the U.K.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 15 - David in Tennessee

November 9th, 2014

This episode, I talk to David LaFerney, a sort of avid hobbyist like myself who engages in the excellent practice of making and selling nucleus hives.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 14 - Gary in New Zealand

October 25th, 2014

This episode is an outstanding interview with Gary Fawcett of Kiwimana.co.nz who has his own podcast about beekeeping in New Zealand.  Subscribe to his podcast, I did.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 13 - Michael in Nebraska, Part 4

October 18th, 2014

As we wrap up the conversation with Michael Bush, we answer some more questions and talk about some more beekeeping stuff.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 12 - Michael in Nebraska, Part 3

October 11th, 2014

In the third part of this conversation, Michael Bush and I continue to answer questions from the Facebook page and talk about some other broader aspects of keeping bees in this time and place.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 11 - Michael in Nebraska Part 2

September 26th, 2014

The second part of my conversation with Michael Bush, talking beekeeping and answering some more questions.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 10 - Michael in Nebraska Part 1

September 20th, 2014

In this episode, Michael Bush and I discuss some beekeeping philosophy and answer some questions from the Facebook page.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 9 - Lisa in Denver

September 13th, 2014

On this episode, I talk to the spouse of a beekeeper!

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 8 - Nick in Kent

September 7th, 2014

This week we talk to Nick who is a new beekeeper and he offers us a peek into what it's like to keep bees in the south of the UK.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 7 - Scott in Central Arkansas

August 30th, 2014

Today, I talk to Scott, a friend of the Treatment-Free Beekeepers group on Facebook who is a freshman beekeeper in Central Arkansas.  As a former Arkansas beekeeper, I have some tips and tricks for him.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 6 - Anita in Massachusetts

August 25th, 2014

Meet Anita in Massachusetts.  She is a treatment-free beekeeper who has accomplished much in the last few years.  She talks with me about the challenges and successes she is is having keeping bees in the northeast.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 5 - Marlene in Maine

August 15th, 2014

This week, I talk to Marlene in Maine who just started keeping bees this year and has a lot of questions about how to get started treatment-free.

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Treatment Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 4

August 9th, 2014

Back from vacation.  In this podcast, I answer a bunch of questions including some on winter prep, equipment, and a proposal for a new format!

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 3 - Mite Control and Winter Prep

July 24th, 2014

In this episode, I talk about what to do to help the bees along with mites during the first year or two and then I talk about some preparations that can be made for winter.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 2

July 21st, 2014

In this week's installment, I talk about "Expansion Model Beekeeping" and how that leads into my method of raising queens and creating nucs.

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Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast - Episode 1

July 21st, 2014

In this first episode, I answer a couple questions submitted by users of the Facebook Group.

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