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Today we’re talking about the universal, magical substance bees produce that is used in cuisine worldwide—honey! Food educator Diane Whitten of the Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension and beekeeper Rick Green of Ballston Lake Apiaries in the studio with us today.

The Thinking Beekeeper

Feb 22, 2013

Christy Hemenway is the owner and founder of Gold Star Honeybees and author of the recently published, The Thinking Beekeeper. She will be teaching a Weekend Intensive in Top Bar Beekeeping at Berkshire Community College this Saturday and Sunday.

Christy’s new book, The Thinking Beekeeper, is the definitive do-it-yourself guide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives. Based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems as opposed to trying to subvert them.

Beekeeping has become a surprisingly fast growing hobby in Massachusetts, despite a time of overall lower honey production caused by new diseases affecting hive populations, and uncooperative weather. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard took a look and filed this report…

President of the Massachusetts Beekeepers Association Dan Conlon has seen some funny business in the honey business this year.