Rick and Eric talk about vermicomposting, or Worm Composting, and how to prepare the food scraps you are adding to the worm composter.
Getting your bees ready for spring is talked about. Eric adds pollen patties in the spring to his hives, and he found two dead hives when he did a late winter bee inspection. Rick says sometimes honeybees to strange things. Several of Rick’s hives starved out. Rick reminds everyone when you are feeding honeybees sugar syrup in the late winter, put the sugar syrup at the top of the hive, not in a glass jar feeder in the front lower entrance. the bees will never find it.
Rick uses a plastic zipper style bag with sugar syrup, he lays the bag of syrup across the top frames of the hive and cuts a few slits across the top of the bag so the sugar syrup will ooze out.
BeeInformed.org is a website to collect data on crashed hives in an effort to find out how many hives have crashed.
Eric talks about his recent lunch at Than Da and eats a Banh Mi Sandwich. he made a video about his visit to Sunset Park, Brooklyn to Brooklyn’s chinatown.
Rick tells us about Adam Savage’s site, Tested.com, about stuff he does, nice videos.
Eric talks about making an ikea hack dream of a folding work table.
Eric and Rick both want to de-clutter, but lament that they both need a lot of stuff to do the projects they do, like beekeeping, or beer brewing, maple syrup making. All these projects require you won stuff.
We read an email from Mike about the many failures that happen when getting to the solution.
Progress has been made on our arduino controlled beehive monitor. We got two emails about this which we read on the show. worm photo from morguefile.com