The Bugs of Summer

A visit with a 15-year-old beekeeper from Spencer who was named 2009 Young Beekeeper of the Year, discovering fireflies, and musician Brad Harris performs.

Indiana Beekeepers

We visit with a 15-year-old beekeeper from Spencer who was named 2009 Young Beekeeper of the Year by the Indiana Beekeepers Association. Then, we travel north to the Purdue University outdoor Bee Lab to attend a “queen-rearing” workshop.  And Roger Graham of Graham’s Beeworks joins us in studio to talk about getting started with the hobby.

Also On This Episode

  • MCCSC Funding Update: Shameka Neely updates us on local efforts to raise the money needed to keep coach and teacher stipends for extra-curricular activities fully funded in the Monroe County Community School Corporation. We present the facts and figures, as well as the personal stories of those who are directly affected by the crisis.
  • Indiana’s Fireflies: We join a group of children for a firefly-themed Bloomington Parks and Recreation event at Upper Cascades Park to learn more about these fascinating insects. We’ll also hear from experts and even be joined on-set by some specimens!
  • Brad Harris: Brad Harris of the group Raw Materials stops in to perform some of his solo material and talk about what’s coming up for him and the band.