Today, Gary Fawcett, of Kiwimana Podcast spent a grueling hour listening to me drone on and on about bees and beekeeping and beekeeping and bees. It was undoubtedly grueling for him, but I had fun.
For those of you who don’t know, the kiwimana podcast, produced in the beautiful hills of the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland, New Zealand, is a great source of bee chatter, knowledge, insight, and gossip. At Kiwimana, Gary and Margaret keep some bees, advocate for the environment, and produce their outstanding podcast.
In a typical interview show, Gary offers some lucky beekeeper somewhere in the world the chance to rant about their bees and beekeeping adventures. I like the format and the fact that Gary is so unobtrusive – the guests feel like it’s their own show and Gary is their friendly guide. Conversation includes advice, issues on bee politics, favourite books, and the like. Some of the past guests include Randy Oliver (the Scientific Beekeeper), Hilary Kearney (Keeping Bees Like a Girl), Bill Catherall (the Bee Vlogger), Australian beekeeper Victor Croker, and James Rogers who keeps bees in Japan. I’ve left out a lot of other great names that you’ll find among the nearly 100 podcasts at kiwimana.
But today, was my turn, a lesser beekeeper. When the podcast goes live in a few weeks, I’ll let you know, give you the link, and you can hear my rambling enthusiasm for the hobby and business of bees. In the meanwhile, give Gary and Margaret a listen at kiwimana.
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