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In This Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show
In this week’s episode, Mike chats with beekeeping expert and host of the very popular YouTube channel, TheBeeVlog, Bill Catherall about what it takes it get started in raising bees. Bill fills us in on all the basic steps needed before you get your first hive, the equipment you need, and some valuable information you should have on hand before you get started.
From there, Bill gives us a demonstration of a simple hive and the tools you must have in order to ensure not only your safety in handling bees, but the bees health as well. He’ll tell us all about the different variety of bees that you can raise at home and the different types of bees that make up a hive.
This and so much more on this week’s episode of Vegetable Gardening!
Here’s What We’ll Cover in this Week’s Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show
- How to get started in beekeeping
- Beekeeping safety
- Misconceptions about beekeeping
- Beekeeping for pollination purposes
- Equipment needed for beekeeping
- How to get your bees
- Helpful resources on beekeeping in your area
Mentioned in this Week’s Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show
- The Bee Vlog on YouTube
- The Bee Vlog on Facebook
- The Bee Vlog on Twitter
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Beekeeping
Beekeeping Equipment that Bill Demonstrated in this Week’s Episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show
- New Bee Hive Smoker Stainless Steel w/Heat Shield Beekeeping Equipment from VIVO
- LORJE Beekeeping Bee Keeping Suit Jacket&Gloves& Bee Hive Brush & J Hook Hive Tool Set
About this Week’s Guest, Bill Catherall
While helping to plant a family vegetable garden in the spring of 2011, Bill Catherall was thinking about pollination and the plight of honey bees.
Having grown up with other family members who kept bees, he knew a backyard hive could be done, but knew nothing about it.
So began the study, research, and ultimate obsession. He got his first hive in 2012 and began documenting his growth and beekeeping practice on his YouTube channel, TheBeeVlog.
Over 190 videos later, TheBeeVlog now has 12,000+ subscribers and over 1,000,000 views.
You can follow Bill and his beekeeping adventures at: YouTube.com/TheBeeVlog, facebook.com/TheBeeVlog, or twitter.com/TheBeeVlog.
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