Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, welcomed Melinda Jean Stafford to her show this week. Melinda is the Campus Programs Coordinator and manages the Rooftop Bee Farm internship program at Boise State University.

Melinda joined the Garden Show to talk to Debbie and her listeners about beekeeping in the Treasure Valley. Melinda shares how she first became involved in the Rooftop Bee Farm internship program at BSU and how she now has her own hives. Listen in as Melinda gives some some general beekeeping information.

Are you thinking about keeping your own bees? There are many different reasons people enjoy beekeeping, whether it is for pollination or honey and wax harvesting. Melinda shares some things to think about before getting started. Be sure to check county, city and neighborhood ordinances before setting up a hive on your property.

If you would like to hear more from Melinda about beekeeping or harvesting honey or beeswax, click here to watch her videos.


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