Once a Bear Finds an Apiary, It Will Keep Going Back
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We are accompanied by Sarah Red-Laird, the founder and executive director of The Bee Girl Organization, to talk about bee nutrition, forage, and regenerative agriculture, we will be continuing our Apiary Pest discussion with Bill Kern talking about bears, and Q&A.

Q&A Includes: Should you bottom super or top super? If you bottom super, what’s the order to do that? Is there any information on Azaleas and honey bees? I have honey bees in my tree. What can I do to remove them?

Soil Sense
Soil Sense
NDSU Extension
Grazing Livestock for Soil Health
For many farmers on this journey to improve their soil health, incorporating livestock is something they hope to do in the future. This can and will introduce a whole new layer of complexity into the system. How many cattle are appropriate? What will they need in terms of fencing, water, etc.? What will the benefits be to the land? What should be considered in an economic arrangement with a rancher? These were some of the questions discussed on our grazing panel at the _DIRT Workshop_. Today you’ll hear from: * _Dr. Kevin Sedivec_, Extension Rangeland Management Specialist at North Dakota State University Extension and Director of the Central Grasslands Research Extension Center * _Dr. Miranda Meehan_, Extension Livestock Environmental Stewardship Specialist also at NDSU * _Jerry Doan_, rancher from McKenzie, ND Also on this panel was _Mary Keena_, Extension Livestock Environmental Management Specialist at NDSU. But you won’t hear from Mary today, as we’re going to do a full episode with her on compost and manure later in this season. “Just the idea of the hoof action and the urine and the manure that creates this different micro-population that adds a new value and a new component that then benefits your soil microbic population, which then helps you break down and create more organic matter in time. So livestock to me is one of those tools that in my opinion has been a no brainer to add. It's a quick way to add economic return on that land base.” - Dr. Kevin Sedivec Dr. Sedivec goes on to highlight that long term management adjustments should be seen as a long term investment. “Don’t expect to see dollar savings the first year you do this.”  Continuing soil health practices and incorporating livestock over multiple years will provide the best benefit for producers. Admittedly, it is a complicated process to isolate the value the livestock bring to the cropping system and the cropping system brings to the livestock. Dr. Miranda Meehan is involved in research to better define and answer that problem.  Her studies focus on the “carrying capacity” of fields that incorporate the type of cattle to be added, the life-stage they are in, the length of time for grazing and the amount of cover crop residue the producer wants to maintain. She also offers how to choose the appropriate cover crop mixture that works well for your operation and helps “increase nutritional quality and maintain the nutritional plain” for the grazing livestock. “You know, people ask me all the time, can I build soil health without livestock? And I say, yeah, sure, you can, but you'll get there 10 times faster with livestock.” - Jerry Doan Doan’s operation has three main goals at the moment; trying to reduce winter feed costs, increasing the soil health of his crop lands and incorporating wildlife preservation into his operation. Doan shares all the many signs he has seen on his land that indicate increased soil health including worm populations and better granulated soil. Connect with Soil Sense: * _Soil Sense Initiative _ Soil Sense Podcast is hosted by _Tim Hammerich_ of the _Future of Agriculture Podcast_.
30 min
The Regenerative Journey with Charlie Arnott
The Regenerative Journey with Charlie Arnott
Charlie Arnott
Episode 24 | Charlie Arnott | From Little Things Big Things Grow
In the first Episode of Series 3 our podcast host Charlie Arnott picks up the mic and shares his thoughts and insights into the world of regenerative agriculture currently and identifies some key trends and areas of growth to watch in 2021. The episode also includes a preview of what's in store in the upcoming series. If the growing interest in the regen movement is anything to go by, then you would be strongly advised to fasten those seat belts and get ready for a powerful & life altering Series 3! Episode Takeaways: Charlie talks about activity on his farm 'Hanaminno' and compares January 2021 with that of 2020 | The growing consumer interest in the origins of the food they are eating | Simple concept - the impact of and the outcome of people being more curious about their food has a global significance | The role parents play in setting a good example - children are appreciating this and getting onto the band wagon, setting wonderful examples for life | Men are good at looking for solutions, it’s women who are good at getting the stuff done | Organic or non chemically produced food should be the normal and the chemically produced should be labelled ‘chemical’, turn it around | Re: the financial sectors growing interest in regen 'Formulating a value based on not the infrastructure. What hasn't been looked at until now is what's under the ground. What you can’t see is some of the most important real estate we have | More consideration should be given to how and who should be farming the land. Episode Links: www.charliearnott.com.au Patreon page for the Regenerative Journey podcast RCS - Grazing for Profit Course Growing Nutritious Food in your Backyard w/ Biodynamics Urban Taster session w/ Hamish Mackay & Charlie Arnott - March 2021 It's in the Soil - Harris Farm Markets regen campaign Feb 2021 Odonata - Nigel Sharp / Sam Marwood Cultivate Farms - Sam Marwood Venture Organic - Adam Gibson The Big Little Farm - film and film director John Chester
46 min
Regenerative Skills
Regenerative Skills
Abundant Edge
The Future of Regenerative Agriculture, expert panel 1
Welcome to the first edition of our monthly expert panels. This first edition starts off strong by addressing one of the most talked about issues of our time; understanding the future of regenerative agriculture. For this panel I teamed up with my friends and collaborators at Climate Farmers. Together we're working to advance regenerative agriculture in Europe. For this panel we assembled and all-star list of some of the most prominent voices in the movement today. Benedikt Bösel joining us from Germany, is the managing director of Gut&Bösel, board member of Soil Alliance, Chairman of the AgTech platform Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V.Richard Perkins, joining us from Sweden, is the co-owner and director of Ridgedale Permaculture and leading expert and educator on small scale regenerative agriculturePatrick Worms, joining us from Belgium, is the Senior Science Policy Advisor at World Agroforestry, President of the European Agroforestry Federation, and trustee of the International Union of Agroforestry Today we’ll be exploring the potential of regenerative agriculture. Not only to address and reverse many of the environmental problems we face around the world, but also revive local economies, improve our health, and reconnect us to the ecologies that we depend on as our natural roles as stewards of the land. We’ll also look into some of the important actions we must take to shift the farming industry as well as identify hurdles that must be overcome. Lastly we'll dive into how all of us listening can take part in this transition to a regenerative farming future. Don't forget that these podcasts are just the beginning. The discussion continues on our dedicated Discord server. Join the discord discussion channel to answer the weekly questions and learn new skills with the whole community Links: https://www.ridgedalepermaculture.com/# https://www.gutundboesel.org/ https://worldagroforestry.org/ If you enjoyed this — or any! — episode of the Regenerative Skills podcast, please leave a review of the show! Reviews help boost the show in rankings, which makes it more visible… and that means more listeners! It’s a great way to spread the word about Regenerative Skills!
1 hr 3 min
Backyard Bounty
Backyard Bounty
Nicole Gennetta
An Introduction to Raising Pheasants
*SHOW NOTES* Join Nicole as she discusses raising pheasants with Chris of MacFarlane Pheasants in this week’s Backyard Bounty podcast. *WHAT YOU’LL LEARN* * The nutritional needs of pheasants * Why you should not raise pheasants with other birds * Housing needs for pheasants *OUR GUEST* MacFarlane Pheasant is the largest pheasant farm in North America and will hatch over 2 million chicks each year. They raise 400,000 pheasants for release, 180k for food. Additionally, they raise 60k French partridge, 40k Hungarian partridge, and 20k chukar partridge. Their chicks are sold Internationally, and mature birds are sold across the US and Canada. *RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED* * MacFarlane Pheasants website / Facebook * MacFarlane Pheasants shop * *Game Bird Breeders Handbook by Allen Woodard Pran Vohra & Vern Denton * *The Pheasants of the World: Biology and Natural History *Denotes affiliate links *YOU MAY ALSO LIKE* Prevention and Management of Common Backyard Chicken Predators ft Dr. Matt Springer *SUPPORT THE SHOW* Your support helps us continue to provide the best possible episodes! * Find video episodes on YouTube * Subscribe to the podcast email newsletter * Submit a question or suggestion for the show * Shop Backyard Bounty merchandise * Join our text community (719) 292- 3207 * Get behind the scenes with Patreon * Find us online @HeritageAcresMarket: Website / Facebook Page / Facebook Group / Instagram / TikTok / Twitter / Gab / Pinterest Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/heritageacres)
20 min
Beekeeping Today Podcast
Beekeeping Today Podcast
Jeff Ott, Kim Flottum
Steven Coy - APHIS and Chinese Tallow (S3, E39)
Steven Coy, Executive Board Member of American Honey Producers Association (AHPA) returns to the podcast. This time, he discusses the USDA-APHIS call for comments on the elimination of the Chinese Tallow Tree and the impact the elimination of this tree could have on honey producers from Texas to Florida. PLEASE NOTE: At the time of the podcast recording, the published comment period ended on Feb. 22. It has been extended to April 23. You have another 60 days to comment, but please do if the issue is critical to you. Also on the show, Jim Tew stops by to talk about Honey Bee Obscura, the new weekly beekeeping podcast he and Kim host. Links and websites mentioned in this podcast: * American Honey Producers, Chinese Tallow & APHIS - https://www.ahpanet.com/tallowinfo * APHIS Request for Comments on Chinese Tallow Tree Elimination - https://www.regulations.gov/docket/APHIS-2020-0035/document * Honey Bee Obscura Podcast - https://www.honeybeeobscura.com * WAS Mini Conference -"Bee Gut Microbiome" - https://www.westernapiculturalsociety.org/events-1 ______________ Thanks to Strong Microbials for their support of Beekeeping Today Podcast. Find out more about heir line of probiotics in our Season 3, Episode 12 episode and from their website: https://www.strongmicrobials.com This episode is brought to you by Global Patties! Global Patties is a family business that manufactures protein supplement patties for honey bees. Feeding your hives protein supplement patties will help ensure that they produce strong and health colonies by increasing brood production and overall honey flow. Global offers a variety of standard patties, as well as custom patties to meet your specific needs. Visit them today at http://globalpatties.com and let them know you appreciate them sponsoring this episode! We want to also thank 2 Million Blossoms as a sponsor of the podcast. 2 Million Blossoms is a quarterly magazine destined for your coffee table. Each page of the magazine is dedicated to the stories and photos of all pollinators and written by leading researchers, photographers and our very own, Kim Flottum. _______________ We hope you enjoy this podcast and welcome your questions and comments: questions@beekeepingtodaypodcast.com Thanks to Bee Culture, the Magazine of American Beekeeping, for their support of The Beekeeping Today Podcast. Available in print and digital at www.beeculture.com Thank you for listening! Podcast music: Young Presidents, "Be Strong", Musicalman, "Epilogue" Beekeeping Today Podcast is an audio production of Growing Planet Media, LLC
35 min
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