After a long, cold, and wet winter, spring has finally arrived here in New England. I finally have violets, dandelion, and plantain popping up in my lawn. The sun is warm, the comfrey and peppermint are already thriving, and my elderberry and rose bushes are loaded with green leaves. Mother Nature has finally shrugged off her cold mantel. That also means, it’s that time of year again when bees, wasps, hornets, mosquitoes, black flies, horse flies, ticks, spiders, and snakes become active. Continue reading →
This week Karen Lynn will be interviewing Connie Meyer from Urban Overalls and they will be discussing all things Urban Homesteading! As far as topics, She loves urban homesteading; her husband affectionately known as “Mr. Overalls” and her raise chickens, and bees in a small space and of course she does so much more She was on an urban homestead committee to help create the first ever Northern Colorado Urban Homestead Tour. Connie grew up on a farm growing up and she brought the very values she grew up on to her urban homestead! Very exciting! Continue reading →
This episode, we are talking with Karen Lynn Thompson and her husband, “The Viking”, from Li’l Suburban Homestead. Homesteader, beekeeper, and fellow Prepper Broadcasting podcaster, Karen Lynn is owner of Lil’ Suburban Homestead and has been featured on Scratch Magazine, Prepare Magazine, just to name a few. She is a Co-Host at The Farm Blog Hop and The Simple Saturdays Blog Hop, and has a live streaming show every other Monday at 8pm Eastern on Continue reading →
Karen Lynn of Lil’ Suburban Homestead joins you this week interviewing her two favorite beekeepers Troy Marino aka Farmer Tito and Bee Bayou and her husband The “Viking” in her life and page owner of Help The Beez Pleez to talk about Winter Care for Bees! She has interviewed both of these beekeeper before for prior shows and now for a special treat for all of you they both agreed to come on the show together! Continue reading →
Outside the box! Successful Preppers always think outside the box! Join the Other Side of a Preppers Path this show accomplished beekeeper, teacher and author Christy Hemenway shares Bee Keeping outside the box! You’d love bees and honey but isn’t commercial bee keeping expensive and tough to learn? No worries let Christy help you out of the box and into a profitable venture. Get the buzz on working with bees rather than against them. Learn how simplistic, sustainable and cost effective bee keeping can be. Got questions call in! Honey the wonder elixir, YAY BEES! Listen to this show in player below.
Bee-keeper, teacher, equipment manufacture and all round bee person Christy Hemenway of Gold Star HoneyBees joins Lynna on this episode of The Other Side…A Preppers Path. Christy is the owner of Gold Star HoneyBees , she makes top bar hives, hive kits and teaches beekeeping classes using top bar hives. A regular contributor to MotherEarth News, TED, and of course her own blog she is a go to person about honey bees. Join the swarm and learn all about Honey Bees and the Top Bar Hive in player below!
Tonight was no exception to the fun we always have. As with all our broadcasts, it was not only informative but entertaining as well. Don’t be just a prepper, be a happy prepper. For her first show as official Host Bev, one of the honeys on The Homestead Honey Hour held nothing back. Maintaining chickens, goats, bees, maple trees, seasonal pigs and the occasional steer can be exhausting. But thanks to rotating seasonal livestock, Creative planting and leaving the grass and weeds grow for the Bees and medicinal weeds..It can be very rewarding! She’s done it all and shared some great information about it. Listen to this episode of The Homestead Honey Hour in player below.