Chat with Robin Bedard from Canada – KM027

Robin lives in Magog, Quebec about 120 km from Monteral. He has been keeping bees since the 1985 and he shares how he manages to keep his bees healthy thoughout the year. Which includes harsh winters of below -40C.Hives in Snow

How does Robin combat Varroa mites and keep his bees healthy.

Hear about how Robin keeps Bears away from his hives with an ingeniously designed Bee Hive Handle.

Robin Favorite Beekeeping Book:- Book The Queen and I by Edward A. WeissQueen and I

It’s an interesting chat with an interesting guy, I especially love the story about the bear and the policeman.

You can get hold of Robin on his facebook page, which is HERE

Robin is also on Twitter: @robinbeekeeper

Here are some photos of His Bear protection systems:-

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About Gary Fawcett

Gary enjoys designing new kiwimana products which we sell through our on-line shop. He is passionate about saving the Bees and encouraging urban beekeeping. Gary loves to write about issues that affect the Bees and our environment. He is also into tramping/walking in the beautiful New Zealand bush.

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2 Responses to Chat with Robin Bedard from Canada – KM027

  1. Damian says:

    Really interesting!

    Did I hear it right when Robin said the temperature drops to minus 40?

    • Gary Fawcett says:

      Hi Damian,

      Thanks for the feedback, yes that is correct -40 over winter. Brrrrr, I’m glad we don’t those temperatures in the Waitakere Ranges :)

      Glad you liked the show, we would love it if you can add a review to itunes for our podcast Damian http://kiwimana.co.nz/itunes

      Thanks…Gary

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