Pamela started being a bee-keeper this year on her 10-acre homestead in Montana. She is committed to raising healthy pollinators with honey being a bonus. Learn how she handles challenges with the local bears, avoids getting stung and how easy it was to get started as a bee-keeper.
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A digital and social media marketing expert and a city dweller for most of her life, Pamela Lund bought a 10-acre homestead in Montana a few years ago. It has been a very interesting time for her as she undertook everything from growing veggies for herself and the local farmer’s market, started making her one beauty products, and generally settled into the life of a homesteader with her dog Tika.
Becoming a Bee-Keeper
Her latest adventure is becoming a bee-keeper. The obvious reason: delicious fresh, natural honey was only the secondary reason for her to to get her “girls”. The main reason is to have a stable and healthy population of pollinators for her garden.
Listen to Pamela tell us about her experiences keeping bees, how surprisingly easy it was to get started but how difficult it has proven to keep the competition for the honey – the local bear population – away from her hives. An electric fence and many lessons learned later the bees are secure for now and preparing for the winter.
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More about Pamela’s adventures with her bees and her farm in north-western Montana can be found on her blog PlanetB Garden.
Here is the video of the bear ransacking the hive.
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