Pollinator Week: Davey Hackenberg – Commercial Beekeeper
Davey Hackenberg is a second-generation of beekeeper following in the steps of his father, Dave Hackenberg, in the honey and pollination business. Davey lives in Lewisberg, PA where he and his family run Hackenberg Honey, home of Buffy Bee Honey!
In this candid interview, Davey talks openly about the year-round challenges he and other pollinators face as they travel the country taking their bees to crops and orchards. If you want to become a pollinator or dream about walking away from your office job to become a full-time beekeeper, you just might want to listen to this Beekeeping Today Podcast to hear the good and the bad, the past and a glimpse of the future the commercial beekeeper. Keeping your business ‘sideline’ may be your best bet!
Davey is also featured in Peter Nelson’s The Pollinators movie. Jeff & Kim talk with Peter in Beekeeping Today Podcast (#022).
• Hackenberg Apiaries: https://hackenbergapiaries.us
• Pollinator Week: https://www.pollinator.org/pollinator-week
Pollinator Week: Adam Allington – The Business of Bees
Adam Allington is the producer and host of the Bloomberg Environment podcast, The Business of Bees. Adam joins Jeff and Kim on this podcast of the 2019 Pollinator Week series.
Business of Bees is a six-part podcast series that introduces the listener to the business though in voices of those in the industry, including several you’ve heard here (John Miller, BTP #002 and Dr. Samuel Ramsey, BTP #015).
Adam’s series is a easy to listen to, high quality podcast that represents the pros and cons to the business, including how honey bees helps to pollinate the nation’s crops. The series also touches on the debate of honey bees vs. native pollinators.
The Business of Bees is available wherever you listen to or download your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts.
Websites and links mention in the podcast:
• Bloomberg Business of Bees: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-16/the-big-business-of-bees