We have two interviews for you today, first up Mike Prunty “The Backyard Pioneer” who has a small urban homestead in Long Island New York on his experience with Hurricane Sandy.
Mike is a 39 year old suburban husband and father, he works as a Lineman for Verizon and is an avid hunter and do it yourselfer. He heats with wood and grows a big garden each year. This year he started to get into using a smoker and has his first batch of home brew going right now. Unfortunately like many in the North East his progress was more then slightly impeded by Super Storm Sandy.
Today Mike joins us to discuss Hurricane Sandy and it’s immediate after math for his family and how our basic preps made life easier. Today we discuss the last minute preps he made and how that made a big difference along with what it was like living on generator power for an extended period.
We also talk to mike about how his friends and neighbors reacted to his skills and knowledge during the event. Then we discuss what Mike calls the “indispensable prep” and how it made the biggest difference of all. Finally we finsh up with after now experiencing a big disaster what Mike will do differently and what holes in his preps were exposed.
Next we move on to Craig Yardon, “The Southern Maryland Bee Keeper” for a discussion that is the end of our series on keeping bees.
Craig discusses the on going threat of CCD, natural bee keeping and the concept of “small cell” bee keeping and how it can drastically improve the bees ability to withstand the virola mights that are currently a huge problem for many keepers.
We also discuss the advantages of the warre hive and how it is sort of a cross roads between top bar and conventional bee keeping including the huge advantage of being able to take honey off the top of the hive.
We also discuss how to improve the virility of your hive, how to raise bees with no chemicals and how owning bees can drastically improve your results on the homestead beyond honey production.
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- The Backyard Pioneer
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