The buzz about bees with beekeeper Naaman Gamble

John Landecker

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 14: Resident Manager Kieron Hunt holds a honeycomb cell while apiarist Vicky Brown of The Urban Beehive inspects hives at the Shangri-La Hotel on May 14, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. Vicky is the co-founder of The Urban Beehive along with Doug Purdie, beekeeping for over 15 years Vicky currently has 87 urban hives across the Sydney district. Australian bee populations were decimated by the Black Summer bushfires at the end of 2019 and early 2020 with around 2.5 billion bees and 10,000 commercial beehives destroyed in New South Wales and Victoria alone. Increased rainfall over the last year, along with concerted efforts by Australian apiarists has seen bee populations recover in 2021. Australia has an estimated 2,000 species of native bee, along with the European honey bee, which according to the NSW Department of Primary Industries plays an important role in large-scale agricultural pollination services and provide beeswax and honey to the domestic and export market. With bee populations under significant threat globally from extreme climate events, destruction of natural habitat, intensive farming practices, pests and disease, World Bee Day on 20 May aims to increase awareness and highlight the significance of bees and other pollinators to ensure food security, biodiversity and maintain a healthy ecosystem. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

To celebrate International Bee Day, John Landecker welcomes Naaman Gamble to talk about the amazing world of beekeeping and his own beekeeping supply store, The Hive. From honey to mead, Naaman shares the benefits of the hobby, as well as its importance to the environment.

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