The Summer of the Bear

Bear, wood engraving, artist unknown

Tom Theobald and Laura Tyler chat about the nature of bears. Tom relays a story about a particularly skilled bear who raided numerous Boulder County beeyards.

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Extracting

Honey strainer in use at Tom Theobald’s honey house in Boulder County, Colorado

Tom Theobald describes the overwhelming aroma of honey. Tom and Laura chat about honey extracting tools.

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Running on Empty

Porter’s Aster, Boulder, Colorado

Tom Theobald takes stock of his annual honey harvest. Tom and Laura chat about a polite but tough question people ask about bees.

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Nobody Motors Anymore

White Rocks Trail near Teller Farm South, Boulder County, Colorado

Tom Theobald paints a picture of small town life gleaned from The Niwot Tribune. Tom and Laura chat about pace and the perspective shift that happens when you work with bees.

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Supering Up

Tom Theobald standing on a stepladder next to one of his two-queen colonies in Boulder County, Colorado, September 2002.

Tom Theobald and Laura Tyler chat about honey production. Tom describes two-queen beekeeping. Laura asks if two-queen beekeeping is practical with today’s bees.

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Working Toward the Honey Flow

Yellow sweet clover, Boulder County, Colorado 2010

Tom Theobald talks about maximizing honey production in Boulder County, Colorado. Tom and Laura chat about how beekeeping has changed since “Working Toward the Honey Flow” was first published in 1990.

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