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Business and life lessons for kids and parents, together! In this fun educational show, Keoni (the son) and Pat (the dad) talk about growing up, coming up with creative business ideas, and all of the tests and challenges that can keep us from becoming the best person we can be. Keoni loves science, reading, creative building, problem solving, and video games like Minecraft and Fortnite. Pat loves business, writing, podcasting, blogging, STEM education, project based learning, Back to the Fut ...
 
A creative lifestyle podcast for women of faith. Join us for conversations about faith, art, creativity and the Word of God that will encourage and inspire you! Melissa Ohslon from PinkPaperPeppermints.com is joined by co-hosts and fellow creative believers, Lauri Thomas and Jessica Bullock as they discuss bible journaling, faith art, junk journals, and combining faith and creativity.
 
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Jessica and Melissa have fallen in love with Beeswax (we're not sure about Lauri yet). Listen as we share our experiences using it and our best ideas, tips, tools and techniques for creating collage with Beeswax. You'll learn some fun and easy methods to experiment with, some tricks for trying it out without buying a lot of supplies and some import…
 
Kim and Jim ask some interesting questions this week, maybe some you’ve asked yourself, or perhaps you asked a close friend. For instance, should a colony being used for honey production spend time and energy raising drones? Or should a beekeeper be getting rid of drones? There are some who believe so. And where do you go to get good information wh…
 
If you love fabric embellishments or you've always wanted to make some, you will love today's show! We're sharing our best tips, techniques and ideas for fabric embellishments including: -Some unusual fabrics that make great embellishments -The 90's scrapbook embellishment that isn't really fabric but still fun -A YouTube sensation that Lauri just …
 
In this episode, we talk with Ben and Kimberly Carpenter of Hungry Bear Farms, current owners of Ross Rounds Honey Supers and Sundance Pollen Traps. Ross Rounds Honey Supers were created by Tom Ross several years ago, then the business was purchased by Lloyd Spears, who then developed the Sundance Pollen trap to increase his business. In 2017 he so…
 
Have you ever had European Foulbrood (EFB) in one or more of your hives? How do you know if it was EFB? What does it look like? What does it smell like? Does it smell like American Foulbrood (AFB), or look like AFB? If you’re not sure, how do you find out? Who can you call? And what can you do about it if it is EFB? Burn, treat, scorch, feed, let i…
 
Have you always wanted to sew on paper, but don't know where to start? Or maybe you love sewing on paper and need some new tips and ideas? We've got it all for you today including: -Our favorite sewing machines and threads -A sewing supply purchase that Lauri and Melissa both regret (and Melissa found traumatizing) -A warning about a particular kin…
 
In this episode we talk with Dr. Gene Kritsky, who has authored or edited 10 books and over 250 papers on subjects as diverse as entomology, Egyptology, evolution, history of science, dinosaur biology, insect poetry and insect mythology. The Tears of Re: Beekeeping in Ancient Egypt is one of his Egyptology stories in a book, and Periodical Cicadas:…
 
It’s been hot in Ohio so far this summer (and a lot of other places too) but it’s also been wet. Hot and wet can make keeping bees a lot harder than normal. Kim and Jim talk about hot summers and their bees. Kick the air conditioner down a couple of degrees, pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage and listen in. Jim is visiting up in Michig…
 
Do you find Collage Art Dolls creepy or cute? Do you use your iron for clothes or crafts? Do you know what Mississippi Slap Collage is?? These are some of the questions we're mulling over today plus lots of tips and ideas for using fabric in your journals and collage including: -Sew and No-Sew methods -Using beeswax with fabric -Our favorite adhesi…
 
We continue this week exploring the work of the Honey Bee Health Coalition we started on the March 29th, Season 3, Episode 44, with Matt Mulica. The HBHC has several goals, tasks and programs it is pursuing and the one we are exploring today, with Dr. Dewey Caron, Representing the Western Apiculture Society and Mary Reed, Texas Apiary Inspector and…
 
Hi! In this one, we're back after Chris moved and got settled in and all that, but he needs to go do laundry and buy a new fridge so he don't got no time for no timestamps today. But we do RIPs, Nerd Casting, Celebrity Sightings, Dream Warriors, Andy runs through a list of things we's watched, and we review A Quiet Place 2, No Sudden Move, and Summ…
 
How many colonies had to be replaced last year? How many in winter, summer, total? How many beekeepers were surveyed? How many commercial operations, how many sideline operations, and how many hobby beekeepers? It used to be called the annual colony loss survey, but even that has changed because one thing they have found is that colony counts aren’…
 
Have you been bitten by the Gel Plate bug? We have and have so many tips and ideas to share with you today! Including: -How to gel print without a gel plate! -Our favorite plates & tools -How to ruin a gel plate?! -Jess's tip for using packing tape without the shine! (so good) -Melissa's tip for keeping your stamps clean while you're working -Pan P…
 
Dr. Geoffrey Williams and Dr. Nathalie Steinhauer join us in this episode to discuss the just released survey of colony losses between April 1, 2020 and April 1, 2021 conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership, BIP. The numbers are not getting better after 15 years. In fact, beekeepers across the United States lost 45.5% of their managed honey bee c…
 
A question from a book written 107 years ago comes up for discussion. “How do you keep your bees from bothering your neighbors?” Back then, it was mostly cattle and horses beekeepers were worried about Today? It’s the people in the house right next door, their swimming pool, their bird feeders and waterers and the water for their pooch. First, is i…
 
Returning to join us in this episode is Tammy Horn Potter. (She originally visited us back in Season 2!) Not only is Tammy the State Apiary Inspector for Kentucky, but she is also an accomplished author. She has just finished her fourth book entitled, “Work I Knew I Must. Reminiscence of Forty-One Years of Factory Life.” Jane Cole worked for the A.…
 
It’s rare, very rare, but sometimes beekeepers have to kill all the bees in a colony. It can be a tragic, emotional and usually it’s an expensive experience. Or it can be a life saving act to save the lives of friends, neighbors and family. At the very least, it will render a box of dangerous or sick bees no longer dangerous or reduce the chance of…
 
Whether you are new to collage or an experienced pro you'll love all the tips, techniques and ideas we're talking about today! * A fun typewriter trick, * How to do matte medium image transfers (with a game-changing tip!) * Two ways to create your own collage images! * Tips on organizing all those tiny pieces * A very unusual substrate We're addres…
 
What better way to start Pollinator Week than to get the latest info on everything Pollinator from Kelly Rourke, Executive Director of Pollinator Partnership, and Miles Dakin, the Coordinator of Pollinator Partnership’s Bee Friendly Farming program. This week’s program also marks the beginning or Beekeeping Today Podcast’s FOURTH year! Our first pr…
 
Let’s face it. Unless you live in an isolated part of the world, if you keep bees, you will need to eventually deal with encounters between your bees and your neighbors. Encounters don’t have to be negative. There are strategies you can use to minimize ‘bad publicity’ and ‘hard feelings.’ Some beekeeping clubs have written down these strategies and…
 
Do you love the idea of mark-making in your art journal, but feel stumped when it comes to what marks to make? Today we have dozens of ideas for you including techniques, tools and of course art supplies! Melissa shares a fun discovery of a new twist on an old product that has the three of us really excited! Jessica and Melissa are having smelling …
 
Charlotte Ekker Wiggins, author of two books about beekeeping and beekeepers, is our guest today. Her first book, Bee Club Basics, Or How To Start A Bee Club, dealt with managing teachers mentors, students, classes and the basics of organizing a start-up beekeeping organization. Her second book, just recently released is A Beekeeper’s Diary. Self G…
 
Packages arrive with a queen and together are installed in a hive of some kind. In a few days to a week the queen is released from her travel cage by either the bees or the beekeeper. Then the evaluation of that queen, and the bees, too, begins. How good is this queen? And when should I be able to decide if she needs replacing. A week? 2 weeks? A m…
 
What's the difference between Gouache and Acrylic paint? How do you know which brand of gesso to choose? How do you create a watercolor background? We're answering these questions and more today as we start a brand new series on Mixed Media. We're sharing our favorite tips, tools, ideas and techniques for creating painted backgrounds in your faith …
 
In this episode, we talk with Margaret Lombard (CEO) and Catherine Barry (Dir. of Marketing) from the National Honey Board. The NHB is an organization designed with the express purpose of marketing honey. There are 10 Board Members, consisting of Honey Packers, Honey Importers, beekeepers and Sioux Honey who handle more than 250,000 pounds of honey…
 
Today, Kim & Jim review questions and answers asked in an ancient A. I. Root Co. publication, published in 1910. What’s changed, and what hasn’t? Kim and Jim tackle questions asked 121 years ago. You’ll be surprised at what they find. Do gentle bees make as much honey as mean bees? A question you still hear because sometimes it seems mean bees are …
 
We're talking all things die cutting today including our favorite machines, supplies like adhesives and papers (find out the most unusual thing we've cut in our machines) plus tips and tricks we've learned and some fun techniques that you might not have tried. Plus a PSA from Melissa about certain manufacturers that may be controversial. Find all t…
 
Today, we invite Dr. Robert E. Page, Jr. to the podcast to talk about his research on honey bee genetics and his new book, The Art Of The Bee. Shaping the environment from Landscapes to Societies. Rob is an Emeritus professor at both Arizona State University and The University of California, Davis. He has published hundreds of research papers, and …
 
What is tanging? Basically, beekeepers use some sort of device, an old cooking pot for instance, to make a loud noise by beating it with a spoon or stick, while chasing an escaping swarm. It is thought this may convince the bees that a storm with thunder is approaching and they need to find a place to land, now, and then the beekeeper can capture t…
 
In today’s show we’re sharing the best printers, inks and papers for printing beautiful printables for your art journals and junk journals! We’ve got some great printing tips, tricks and hacks for you, plus our favorite printing related apps, one of which is just plain magical! Melissa is announcing a new shop!! Plus we're sharing our Fun Finds of …
 
OMGGGGGG we're back bayBEEEEEE! Andy and Chris have flipped coasts and found some time to catch up before you all forget about us. Here we go! 9:38 Passings 15:15 Bird Stew 20:50 Love Has Won 23:15 Dark Dice 24:56 Highlander 28:00 Knives Out 2 casting 31:15 New Alan Moore 34:35 Taika Waititi 38:58 Eternals Trailer 43:09 The Human Voice 44:00 Mare o…
 
This is without doubt, the most technologically advanced, commercially available, honey bee hive monitoring system developed so far. Mike James has a background in home automation and when he started keeping bees not all that long ago, a first thought was supporting his package bees with some insulation. And, to no one’s surprise, his insulated pac…
 
Honey bees are purchased from commercial operations in business to sell bees to beekeepers. They can be sold as complete eight or ten frame hives with a queen, frames with comb, bees and brood and some stored food. Or, they may be sold as a 5-frame small colony, traditionally called a nucleus colony, or more commonly a Nuc, with a queen, comb, food…
 
What does "Horton Hears a Who", have to do with Bible Journaling? You'll have to tune in to find out! We're talking about infusing the Word of God into your art journal pages and we've got so many tips, tricks and ideas for you! Find all the links we talked about in our show notes at: https://www.pinkpaperpeppermints.com/009 Where to find our hosts…
 
In Part 4 of our 5-part series on hive types other than the standard Langstroth, we talk with Paul Longwell about the AZ Hive. Paul has been keeping bees for quite a few years. He’s a Master Beekeeper and has bees in Langstroth hives, top bar hives and has a shed with his AZ Hives. AZ hives, if you’re not familiar with them were developed in Sloven…
 
Old comb. What is old comb? Old comb is that which is darkened through generations of tiny bee's feet (ok, for the technically minded, tarsus and tarsal claws...) running across its surface. Is it good for years or should beekeepers pull and replace it? At what point should it be pulled? In this episode of Honey Bee Obscura, Kim and Jim discuss all…
 
If you've ever wondered if writing in your Bible is ok, or you've had someone make a comment letting you know it wasn't, then you'll want to tune in to this episode. We're sharing our hearts about this controversial subject and it goes to an unexpected and somewhat deep place. We're also talking about hand lettering, whether you would like to lette…
 
In Part Three of our five-part Hive Types Series, we talk with Colorado Master Beekeeper and columnist Tina Sebestyen about the Long or Horizontal Langstroth. Horizontal hives are very much like the traditional Langstroth hives, which are vertical stacks of boxes, except horizontal hives are only one box high and about three boxes long. The very be…
 
Spring inspections, especially early spring, need a balance of not too often, but often enough to avoid problems. The first thing you see is…what’s left from last fall. In the south, these inspections took place some time ago, and in the north, they are just wrapping up, but what you find early on will help determine what needs to be done now. Mite…
 
Do you tend to wait until you feel "inspired" before beginning a project? Do you wish you knew your favorite artists' secret of always seeming inspired to create beautiful things? In this episode we're discussing the truth about inspiration and a secret that many prolific creatives know! We're also talking about our favorite idea books and Jessica …
 
We continue with our five-part series on hive types other than the standard Langstroth, with Christy Hemenway. Christy has been working with top bar hives for just over 14 years now and has developed a good sense of how they work. She started out liking them because – It’s all about the wax – clean wax was important to her and top bar hives produce…
 
Why do you keep a box full of bugs that you just know will sting? It should be an easy answer, but there’s more here that you might think, especially if you’re just getting started. Even if you’ve been doing this for years and you’re doing everything right, someday, you will get stung, no matter what. But what about the beekeeper dressed in only sh…
 
Are you feeling frustrated with your work, feeling unable to make anything pretty or just feeling stuck creatively? It's not unusual, it's all a part of the process of creating. In this week's episode Melissa shares the story of not only one of her worst creative blocks, but how it led to her friendship with Lauri and Jessica! (Romans 8:28) We've a…
 
This week, we start our multi-part series on hive types other than the standard Langstroth. We start with the Flow Hive. In this episode, we talk with Stewart Anderson, who, with his son Cedar imagined and then created the Flow Hive, certainly the most cosmic jump in the technology of honey harvesting developed since the first mechanical honey extr…
 
Hello! In this one, we talk about 3:12 Passings 11:05 UFOs 14:05 Morrissey 20:09 Dr Strange set sightings 23:24The Whitest Paint Ever 26:57 Humanzee 30:09 Jaleel Weed 36.08 Spider-verse 2 directors 40:29 Trailers for F9, Army of the Dead, and Shang-Chi 52:15 More Indiana Jones 5 casting 1:00:23 Confessions of a Serial Killer 1:04:15 Made For Love (…
 
So, how do you eat comb honey? It isn’t a mystery, but until you have tried eating comb honey, it can be a tad daunting. At first, it’s a beautiful product. Snow white cappings, beautiful honey, the perfect sweetener. But then, you take a sample and that chunk of comb honey begins to leak, and the honey runs out and covers the bottom of the dish yo…
 
You want to start creating, but instead you find yourself buying all the supplies, scrolling through social media or organizing your craft room. If this sounds familiar, we can relate. Listen to today's episode to hear Melissa's 3-step formula for starting a project as well as all our tips and ideas on how to conquer procrastination and actually st…
 
Dr. Sam Ramsey is back with us again, looking at all sorts of questions than bother beekeepers, and working with smart kids and science! Sammy hasn’t not let any grass grow under his feet since he was forced to return home from his research in Thailand studying Tropilaelaps mites (Tropilaelaps clareae and T. mercedesae) so we are ready if and when …
 
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