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Bees and Beekeeping in Your Own Backyard

By Rich Fisher

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Tulsa, Oklahoma – On today's show, we're talking about bees, beekeeping, and other such buzzing matters with Kim Flottum, editor of "Bee Culture: The Magazine of American Keeping" and author of "The Backyard Beekeeper." Mr. Flottum will be both a speaker and participant at the upcoming Northeast Oklahoma Beekeepers Association Spring 2010 Conference, which happens in Tulsa on March 19th and 20th (at the Eastside Christian Church; on 15th Street, near Harvard Avenue). As he tells our host Rich Fisher on today's program, beekeeping is a hobby that's becoming more and more popular across the country --- and that's ideally suited for people who enjoy the outdoors, gardening, and/or yard work. Beekeeping is also, of course, very appealing to folks interested in having bees in their garden for pollination reasons --- and to those honey-lovers among us who are especially keen on "locally grown" foods. For more information on this topic, and on the upcoming conference here in Tulsa, please visit neoba.org.