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The Swinging Sixties - Our Latest Beekeeping Podcast

 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:10 am    Post subject: The Swinging Sixties - Our Latest Beekeeping Podcast Reply with quote



This week we are talking about Bumble Bees, Monsanto and How Do Honeybees Smell? This is Episode Sixty of our beekeeping podcast.

You can listen to the show here:-
The Swinging Sixties - KM060

Here's what was discussed

  • Cliff Van Eaton Event and contest winner announced.
  • How Do Honeybees Smell?
  • Time to rethink agriculture?
  • Bumblebees create a buzz
  • The Beekeeper – Short Movie
  • Monsanto’s Dark History Exposed
  • Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Concerns
  • Beekeepers applaud MPI action
  • Questions from you and much more...


Hope you like the show and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Gary and Margaret

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