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Episode-1029- Jack Jones on Bee Keeping

While it Can Appear Frightening to Some, A Swarm is Easy to Work With and Non Agressive

While it Can Appear Frightening a Swarm is Easy to Work With and Non Aggressive – Photo Credit to sean cumiskey via flickr

Jack Jones is a small business owner in Ardmore, Oklahoma.   He is a 3rd generation owner of his family’s plumbing business.  Currently 33 years young and the proud father of 3 beautiful children.

Jack and his family live on their family farm and raise chickens, beef, and pigs.  He also enjoys gardening, hunting, shooting.  He’s been member of his towns local volunteer fire department for 7 years.

He has now been involved in beekeeping about 3 years.  At one time he had 21 hives but last year but lost 15 hive because of colony collapse disorder (CCD).

Even with that set back he has now built his hives back up to 15 and done so at no real cost by catching swarms and splitting hives.  Today he joins us to discuss how you can begin bee keeping and some ways to get started easy.  He covers how to process your own honey and the basics of hive care.

Jack Joins Us Today To Discuss…

  • Why Jack became a beekeeper, it’s different reason then many have
  • The difference between real/raw local honey and grocery store “honey”
  • How do you process honey
  • What are some current threats to honeybees
  • What to do if you think your hive is “Africanized”
  • What do words like “super” and “nuke” mean
  • How to “catch a swarm” and why it is very safe to do
  • Why your first step should be reading, reading and reading
  • How to start a new hive from square one the EASY way

Resources for Today’s Show…

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