Our podcast guest this week is Kim Flottum, long time beekeeper and author of more than 6 books. His latest book is called Common Sense Natural Beekeeping: Sustainable, Bee-Friendly Techniques to Help Your Hives Survive and Thrive. He co-wrote it with Stephanie Bruneau, who wasn’t able to join us for the interview.
Kim has been a USDA researcher, a vegetable farmer, and the Editor of Bee Culture Magazine. Our conversation follows his trajectory through all of those jobs and more.
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Get a copy of this great book here.
Read Kim’s past articles on Bee Culture Magazine’s website
Listen to podcast Kim participates in:
Honeybee Obscura Podcast
Dr. Tom Seeley – Kim mentioned his work and we highly recommend his book Honeybee Democracy. It’s fascinating.
What’s a Layens Hive? Find out more here.
Honey B Healthy – a product Kim mentioned to help keep them healthy.
Interested in beekeeping? There’s a lot of information out there. Use “Natural beekeeping” or “treatment-free beekeeping” when you search for resources near you. There’s a big difference between natural beekeeping and conventional methods.
Check out that one time we did a swarm rescue in this video. Two more swarms visited the same tree in the same month!