PODCAST EPISODE 25: Steve Donohue, beekeeper and author of Interviews with Beekeepers
Times flies when your… a beekeeper! So, it’s been a MASSIVE two months since we last spoke (or I spoke with beekeepers, and you tuned in), but the BEES WITH BEN beekeeping podcast is back! And I am so very happy about it – I have missed you all so much!
As some of you know, I am becoming an author! My first book titled For the Love of Bees is about to become available as a very limited run (so get your orders in). With that in mind, it’s a total pleasure for this first-time author to welcome an author I admire to the show for episode 25: Steve Donohoe, beekeeper and creator of Interviews with Beekeepers. As Steve describes, “Beekeeping is many things to many people. Maybe it’s a hobby, a vocation, a commercial enterprise or your field of study. It will almost certainly become an obsession” – I couldn’t agree more! You see, I know many people who come to bees from varied perspectives and sometimes troubled paths. Steve describes that he was working a tough corporate job, that led him into a drinking problem; it was the bees that helped Steve get back on track and recover to become the man he is today. Profound stuff! Interviews with Beekeepers offers a truly unique insight into all aspects of beekeeping – from bee farms, to raising queens, coping with swarms, and finding the perfect location for an apiary. And Steve collected all this amazing and useful information through a series of conversations with commercial beekeepers – it’s a gem of a book and one I highly recommend you get your mitts on! I even make an appearance in the pages! So, tune in for this special episode, as I return to the air waves to pick the brain of the wonderful Steve Donohue on beekeeping as therapy, authoring a book, getting to know the beekeeping community, and the worst place to get stung!