The long, bad times are over. We have finally figured out the solution for the long distance connections to record podcast episodes with some of our favorite Beehooligans like JP, Schawee, Yappy and Debbie.
We’ll also be able to get some guests back on that we had been planning to invite before the great disaster.
Ideally, what I’d like to do is a twice per month release, with one episode including our remote Beehooligans as they are able and the second episode of the month with our local Beehooligans talking about our escapades around the Omaha area.
Look for hearing some of our more remote and ornery Beehooligans in May.
The Bee Smart beekeeping project is about conservation, education and training, and having fun.
Bee Smart is set up to rescue and relocate honey bees and bumblebees from locations where they are at risk of extermination or due to circumstances of location, pose a threat or risk. The Bees are taken alive as much as possible and relocated eventually to the new teaching apiary that is being hosted at Scatter Joy Acres, which is an acreage that focuses on animal rescue and animal therapy.
Through the Bee Smart beekeeping project I have developed a series of beekeeping classes for people that want to learn about bees and beekeeping or expand their knowledge base if they are already involved in beekeeping. There is also an upcoming series of Bee Smart classes focused on native bees found in North America and especially in our local area. These classes are for a gone curious to know more about how to identify and provide habitat for native bees.
Most of these classes are offered through places like Metro Community College and hopefully soon at nature and garden attractions like Lauritzen Gardens. They can be provided to private and non-profit organizations as well by appointment.
At the developing Bee Joyful Teaching Apiary at Scatter Joy Acres, apprentice beekeepers can get hands-on experience learning skills by doing them. These folks are called my “Beehooligans” and are often active in apicultural adventures such as assisting with live bee rescues, capturing swarms, maintaining the hives, and harvesting from the hives.
One of the fun aspects is doing the bi-monthly podcast which is like a radio show on the internet. These are recorded live at the ranch and any Beehooligans attending that particular day are welcome to sit in and chat about all things bees and beekeeping.
By being a “Beehooligan”, people can gain practical experience, work alongside others with the same interest, and build a network or support for themselves and each other. On top of that, if a person wants to be involved in beekeeping but doesn’t have the space or other things necessary to keep bees on their own, this gives them the opportunity to still be a beekeeper at the teaching apiary.
Get involved with the Bee Smart beekeeping project. Learn more, do more, enjoy it more.
Back at the beeginning, I had an idea for a different podcast which was unfortunately sidelined to make way for the Bee Smart podcast featuring the Beehooligans. However, this was an awesome chat and I think you’ll really like this fella.
“Hive Talkin” was an early podcast effort made hoping to meet new beekeepers out there and find out what gets them all abuzz .
It didn’t get far as the Bee Smart Podcast featuring the Beehooligans began to take off. However, much of what I had wanted to do with Hive Talkin” is now done within the Bee Smart podcast, which is great.
I thought though that I’d let you listen to this episode of Hive Talkin featuring Author, Teacher, beekeeper, and spicey honey enthusiast, Patrick Frievald.
Yes my friends, it’s here. This first step back is a humble little episode, hosted by yours truly. There are plans to make this more…companionable as it picks up steam again.
You will be able to listen to the full episode here on the embedded player in this post and you can listen through the whole lineup of Bee Smart podcasts on the Podcast Page of this website. (eventually they’ll all bee there, I am still adding them in one at a time).
This episode discusses the return of the podcast and the timely topic of Honey Bee Taxonomy.
I have the unfortunate position to inform our podcast listeners that the episode scheduled to release this past Saturday is unable to be made available.
So, the episode being recorded on Tuesday, September 19 will be released the same day in the afternoon/evening.
We will be doing a live recording this Friday from the Mangelsen’s store location as we set up the Bee Smart Info Booth and talk to visitors. The original goal was to air this live on Friday, but due to certain technical limitations, that won’t be possible.
Instead, that recording will be aired this coming Saturday as a regular, but special, episode.