This episode we speak with Ben Moore about his lifelong passion for beekeeping and bees.
Ben loves sharing his knowledge and he presents his passion like the “Steve Irwin of Bees”.
Having appeared on popular television and radio programs, not only is Ben an avid apiarist, he is also an educator and advocate for the humble bee.
He recently started his own podcast, Bees with Ben where he talks with other beekeepers from around Australia and the world.
This episode he talks about the threats posed to bees.
Also, how to care for them and how we can contribute to their food source by planting bee friendly gardens.
Ben has encouraging words for young and old looking to start beekeeping.
He also encourages us all to buy honey direct from local beekeepers to ensure their survival too.
0:00 Episode Teaser
2:00 Starting Beekeeping Young
4:50 What is Wax Moth?
5:55 Challenges for bees
11:00 Feral Bees vs Passive Bees
14:30 Bee Friendly Garden
19:50 Impact of Australian Bushfires on Bees
23:40 How to Treat Bee Sting
25:10 Climate Change and Bees
28:15 Bee Communication
29:15 The Heirarchy of a Bee Hive
32:00 Hive Removal
37:30 Beekeeping for Beginners
40:20 Buying Honey and Ethical Producers
HONEY MAP: https://www.beethecure.com.au/honey-map-2/
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