Beekeeping classes from Medina, Ohio, to the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and New York are seeing an unexpected shift in enrollment. Numbers are way up as thousands of novices take up the hobby. And who are these new beekeepers? Increasingly, they're women.
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Getting Started with Beekeeping
Howland Blackiston, author of Beekeeping For Dummies, shares his tips about beekeeping. He reveals how to set up a beehive, buying honey bee queens and drones, choosing the right beekeeping tools and equipment, caring for your bees, harvesting honey, common mistakes, and much more.
NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook - "Buzz Over Beekeeping"
This beehive on the South Lawn is a first for the White House.
The busy bees pollinate the kitchen garden, flora all over Washington and provide honey for the White House kitchen.
Take a look at this year's colony, estimated at about 70,000 bees, and listen to how the idea for a beehive on the South Lawn came about.
Feast Or Famine
The New York Times - Charlie and the White House bees