Tom Theobald extolls an elegant solution. Tom and Laura chat about banking queens.
“I had a significant financial investment in these queens and I didn’t want any of those queens to fail because I didn’t get them into the colonies as quickly as I should . . .”
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Notes from the Beeyard is a weekly podcast about the joys and disappointments of beekeeping.
From 1990 to 2016 Colorado beekeeper Tom Theobald wrote a weekly column, Notes from the Beeyard, for a regional farm and ranch magazine.
Tom’s initial plan for Notes from the Beeyard was to document a single year in his life as a beekeeper – swarm management, working toward the honey flow, bears – and so on. Over time, the column grew to hold much more. Notes from the Beeyard is about the joys and disappointments of beekeeping. It’s about the Colorado landscape, friendship, the fabric of Western life, and the passage of time.
Listen to Notes from the Beeyard to hear Tom read stories about beekeeping. Enjoy the conversation that follows as Tom and Notes from the Beeyard podcast host, Laura Tyler, chat about Tom’s stories.
“There are few crafts which draw one as intimately into the natural order of things as the bees do, and even after years of beekeeping I often found myself standing in awe at some event I witnessed in my work.”
Tom Theobald is an author and beekeeper who has lived and kept bees in Niwot, Colorado for over 40 years.
“I love talking with beekeepers and listening to stories about their lives because working with bees is fascinating and can feel adventuresome.”
Laura Tyler is a media producer and visual artist with over 20 years experience keeping bees in Boulder, Colorado.