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Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 155 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: What a difference a week makes, temperatures of 20 degrees celsius have given way to days barely above freezing. Stay tuned for updates on how this is affecting my colonies and why the number 35 is so important to our honeybees. Hon…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 154 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: A beautifully sunny Spring day sat in the apiary musing about records, first inspections and general beekeeping "stuff". Honey Paw Hives - Poly Langstroth Hives Designed by Beekeepers, for Beekeepers Zukan Bee Feeds - Apipasta Fonda…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 153 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: The new season is upon us and I have some great tips for beginner beekeepers about what to keep in their wash bucket. Stay tuned for more beekeeping chat and a reminder about the National Honey Monitoring Scheme. Honey Paw Hives - P…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 152 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Mid-March already and inspections have yet to start. It really won't be long, so here are some reminders of what to look for and a warning of the "Red Zone". Honey Paw Hives - Poly Langstroth Hives Designed by Beekeepers, for Beekee…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 151 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: It's March, the weather is on it's usual Spring rollercoaster and we've been planning some queen rearing for the coming season with our coaching plus group, so stay tuned to hear some of my thoughts for this season's queen rearing a…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 150 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: The sun has disappeared, it actually snowed again, and tomorrow, I'm off to the dentist, plenty of reasons to feel nervous! Honey Paw Hives - Poly Langstroth Hives Designed by Beekeepers, for Beekeepers Zukan Bee Feeds - Apipasta Fo…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 149 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Warmer weather and Spring is in the air, but some beekeepers will be facing some uncomfortable moments with aggressive and grumpy bees. Today, I'm going to try to help you understand why. Honey Paw Hives - Poly Langstroth Hives Desi…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 148 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: The snow has gone and temperatures are set to rise but I need you all to do something for me, don't inspect your bees this weekend, please, just sit on your hands! Honey Paw Hives - Poly Langstroth Hives Designed by Beekeepers, for …
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 147 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Candlemas day lets me down, we have a blast of icy weather from the East and I ponder the size of my colonies. Honey Paw Hives - Poly Langstroth Hives Designed by Beekeepers, for Beekeepers Zukan Bee Feeds - Apipasta Fondants, Apipa…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 146 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: It's February, still cold, still grey outside but the days are lengthening and you can almost see the start of the new season. But wait, there are still jobs to do and bees to check. Zukan Bee Feeds - Apipasta Fondants, Apipasta Plu…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 145 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Here in the UK the Government has approved the emergency use of Neonicotinoids sending alarm bells ringing among some beekeeping and conservation groups. It's time to open the can of worms. Zukan Bee Feeds - Apipasta Fondants, Apipa…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 144 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: I chat about the method I use to test for Nosema, an infectious disease of the honeybee gut that causes dysentery and can slow a colony from building in Spring. Zukan Bee Feeds - Apipasta Fondants, Apipasta Plus Pollen Substitute, a…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 143 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: More planning for 2021, managing bees in cold weather and Zukan Bee Feeds Zukan Bee Feeds - Apipasta Fondants, Apipasta Plus Pollen Substitute, and Apimix Syrups Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following ways: Early Release & A…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 142 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Early Season Queen Rearing, New Kit, and a little snow! Modern Beekeeping: Apipasta Fondant Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following ways: Early Release & Additional Video and Podcast Content - Access Here Stewart's Beekeeping…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 141 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Happy New Year and my Winter Feeding Strategy Modern Beekeeping: Apipasta Fondant Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following ways: Early Release & Additional Video and Podcast Content - Access Here Stewart's Beekeeping Basics Fa…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 140 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: This week, more hefting and a couple of very light colonies cause concern but resolving the issue is a simple fix. Modern Beekeeping: Apipasta Fondant Oxalic Acid Sublimation Research Paper Join Our Beekeeping Community in the follo…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 139 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: This week I've been out hefting and looking through clear coverboards and we also had a brilliant Zoom gathering so listen in for more beekeeping fun. Check out our new products here: www.norfolk-honey.co.uk Join Our Beekeeping Comm…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 138 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Our new product launch finally happened and I'm focussing on Oxalic Acid treatments and how best to achieve a varroa free Winter. Check out our new products here: www.norfolk-honey.co.uk Join Our Beekeeping Community in the followin…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 137 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: I'm trying to figure out how best to use the plastic frames and also having a crack at making sloe gin with honey Randy Oliver's Scientific Beekeeping Website can be found HERE Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following ways: Ea…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 136 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: I'm trying to figure out how best to use the plastic frames and also having a crack at making sloe gin with honey For great advice and superb products visit Paul at Modern Beekeeping Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following wa…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 135 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Time to start thinking about changes for next season and think about different methods of managing some colonies Check out Google Scholar here The International Bee Research Association can be found here Join Our Beekeeping Community…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 134 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: My look back at the 2020 Beekeeping Season, The Good, The Bad, and The Exciting. Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following ways: Early Release & Additional Video and Podcast Content - Access Here Stewart's Beekeeping Basics Face…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 133 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: My Virtual trip to the 2020 Virtual National Honey Show and a round up of other beekeeping stuff. Featured Links In Today's Podcast: Honey Paw Hives - Designed by Beekeepers, For Beekeepers. National Honey Show I’m grateful to Honey …
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 131 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Finally, I've got myself into a Virtual Beekeeping Meeting, we get cleaning the honey sump and pump and this week I promise, I will update you on how the mead making is going. Featured Links In Today's Podcast: Honey Paw Hives - Desi…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 131 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: My weekly beekeeping roundup and a review of a reprinted book that has been much sought after by beekeepers for many years. Featured Links In Today's Podcast: Book Review Honey- A Comprehensive Survey by Dr. Eva Crane Honey Paw Hives…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 130 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: I've had a couple of messages and emails this week from worried beekeepers inspecting hives, listen in for my suggestions, and an update on the past week. Featured Links In Today's Podcast: Honey Paw Hives - Designed by Beekeepers, …
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 129 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Autumn always brings its own share of challenges, not least the high winds we've been experiencing. Coming up, some of my autumn checks, and I'm having another try at making mead! Featured Links In Today's Podcast: Honey Paw Hives - …
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 128 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Hands up anyone who's forgotten to do something around the apiary this Autumn! I made a discovery yesterday that proves we're all just stumbling our way to beekeeping excellence, stay tuned to hear of my minor faux par, some exciting…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 12 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: I take a walk around my apiaries and discuss possible Queenless Autumn colonies and what might be happening. GET TWO MONTHS FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO MY CONTENT HERE Featured Links In Today's Podcast: Honey Paw Hives - Designed by Beekeepe…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 126 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: I'm feeding the top bar hive and have a thorough explanation of uniting two colonies in preparation for Winter. GET TWO MONTHS FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO MY CONTENT HERE Featured Links In Today's Podcast: Honey Paw Hives - Designed by Beek…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 125 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: We’ve had wasp attacks, new queens taking to the air and I’ve been pondering what to do with our weaker colonies, stay tuned to discover what I’m doing to deter those pesky wasps and how Lady Luck lent a hand with my beekeeping woes.…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 124 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: We’ve had a couple of exciting deliveries this week and stay tuned to hear how to get Autumn colonies to draw new foundation and all about Gary’s Hive Make Over. Featured Links In Today's Podcast: Honey Paw Hives - Designed by Beekee…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 123 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. If you’re worried about getting your bees prepared for Autumn and Winter then stay tuned for some simple advice to help take the worry out of those long Winter nights. Do take a look at the extra content available on my patreon page, that’s www.patreon.com/…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 122 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. Could it get any hotter? Well, actually yes it could, a sweltering week and it seems Mad Dogs and Beekeepers go out in the midday sun! Do take a look at the extra content available on my patreon page, that’s www.patreon.com/norfolkhoney I’m grateful to Hone…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 121 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. Ah the sweet smell of Summer honey, it’s extraction time here at the Norfolk honey company so stay tuned to hear about our process and kit we use to make the job as easy as possible. Do take a look at the extra content available on my patreon page, that’s w…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 120 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. The Summer nectar flow is all but done and I discover a colony rammed full of varroa and in danger of collapse. Do take a look at the extra content available on my patreon page, that’s www.patreon.com/norfolkhoney I’m grateful to Honey Paw hives for sponsor…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 119 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet, coming up this week, amazingly quite a number of my colonies are low on food in their brood boxes and I help out with a home-made beehive that’s gone rogue! Do take a look at the extra content available on my patreon page, that’s www.patreon.com/norfolkhone…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 118 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet, The sprint is on to the final few weeks of the nectar flow for me, listen in for a hotch Potch of Summer ramblings about apiary sites, the summer nectar flow and to kick off a small but significant milestone for me. Do take a look at the extra content avail…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 117 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet, With the weather turning cooler and rainy, it’s time to turn my attention to the new unit, preparations for the honey extraction at the end of the month, and I have a question for you, have you ever been stung! Catch up with my latest podcast here I’m grate…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 116 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet, Summer is here, our lime trees and blackberries are bursting with flowers and it’s time to benefit from the hard work of the Spring and early Summer. In other news I’m building a wall this week so stay tuned for my latest updates. Do take a look at the extr…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 115 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet, Our Summer nectar flow is about to begin but this week I’ve had to contend with some sneaky and grumpy bees, listen in for stuff you just don’t find in the books. Catch up with my latest podcast here I’m grateful to Honey Paw hives for sponsoring in part ou…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 114 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet, Finally, We’ve had some rain, The Spring honey extraction has turned into a honey cut out and I’ve another tale of trouble with the truck. Sign up to every podcast as they are released here I’m grateful to Honey Paw hives for sponsoring in part our podcasts…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 113 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet, Honey Extraction has begun, the sun continues to shine, we start moving bees back to Summer sites this weekend and my queen rearing plans kick in next week. I’m grateful to Honey Paw hives for sponsoring in part our podcasts for this season. Honey Paw hives…
 
Hi I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 112 of my podcast Beekeeping Short and sweet. This week we’ve had some new queens to introduce and I’ve been forced to delay extracting our Spring honey harvest. I’m grateful to Honey Paw hives for sponsoring in part our podcasts for this season. Honey Paw hives are as I’m sure you’re aware, Poly Langstr…
 
Hi I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 111 of my podcast Beekeeping Short and sweet. So this week I’ll reveal the exciting news I have for you and with rising temperatures outside clipped queens have been both a blessing and a conundrum, they just don’t always do what you read in the books! Catch up with my latest podcast here I’m grateful to…
 
Welcome to Episode 110 of my podcast Beekeeping Short and sweet. What an interesting week, swarm call outs, a climb onto a roof to vacuum an unwelcome colony and a sudden blast of cold air to slow everything down. CHECK OUT MY LATEST PODCAST HERE I’m grateful to Honey Paw hives for sponsoring in part our podcasts for this season. Honey Paw hives ar…
 
Hi I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 109 of my podcast Beekeeping Short and sweet. Multiple splits from one hive can help with quick increases in colony numbers, I have just the method to help. Also, viruses it seems are not just the domain of us humans. Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus has struck again and this time I’m taking decisive action, …
 
Hi I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 108 of my podcast Beekeeping Short and sweet. It’s most definitely swarm season, I’ve lost one, gained two and split another colony. This week, more about artificial swarms and how to perform one without finding the queen. Check Out My Latest Podcasts Here I’m grateful to Honey Paw hives for sponsoring i…
 
Hi I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 107 of my podcast Beekeeping Short and sweet. Queen cells have started to pop up in several colonies and last week I touched on the Artificial Swarm technique, this week I’m going to delve a little more closely at this beekeeping staple. Check out my latest Podcasts here I’m grateful to Honey Paw hives f…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 106 of my podcast Beekeeping Short and sweet. During my inspections over the past week, I’ve noticed a few colonies starting to prepare for swarming. Stay tuned for my latest update and some suggestions for swarm season preparations. Sign Up to my latest podcasts HERE I’m grateful to Honey Paw hives for…
 
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