Many of us have learned that supporting local beekeepers and buying honey is good for us and good for the local bee population. Even though this has some truth to it, there’s much more that needs to be unpacked.
In this conversation, we discuss the ethics of beekeeping on both a commercial and local level. Why it’s not as straightforward as we may think, and what we can do to help.
Topics covered are:
- What is honey, and how is it made
- How bees make honey
- How is honey harvested and processed
- How much honey does a bee make in its lifetime
- The dark side to commercial beekeeping
- Backyard beekeeping
- Native pollinators vs honeybees
- Tips on how to help bees and other pollinators
This episode is brought to you by Bhumi. Bhumi is a bedding, bath, and apparel brand that uses organic cotton and fair trade practices. Browse their full range at www.bhumi.com.au
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