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Thanksgiving Recipes and Winterizing Bee Hives

Have you ever eaten a honey bee? Of course not! Who DOES that? Find out, on this week's podcast.

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    Photo: Eoban Binder

    Beekeeper Doreen Power talks with Earth Eats producer Kayte Young about what bees need to make it through the winter.

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    Photo: Eoban Binder/WFIU

    The color of the honey depends on what the bees are eating. The lighter color is a Spring Wildflower, the dark on is Fall Wildflower. Because Power is an urban beekeeper, she can't know the precise crops the bees are feeding from.

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    Photo: Daniel Orr

    Granulated sugar is mixed with pollen and a bit of water then formed into cakes which are placed directly on the top bars in the hive.

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    Photo: Kayte Young/WFIU

    This method is a mix between the cake method and the candyboard method. The damp sugar is pressed into a frame with a screened bottom (1/4" hardware cloth). Once the sugar dries and sets, the short board in the center is removed, to allow for ventilation and access by the bees below.

On this week’s show we tackle the Thanksgiving Table and winterizing your honeybee hives.

I’m tired of hearing about tofurkies. I wanna have somethin’ real if I’m gonna eat something vegetarian, instead of some weird plastic soy thing.

Daniel Orr shares some surprising holiday recipes, including a festive vegetarian centerpiece for your Thanksgiving meal.

We talk with beekeeper Doreen Power on how to prepare bee hives to survive the winter.

And from Harvest Public Media: after a devastating year of Dicamba Drift, soybean Farmers strategize for next season.

Stories On This Episode

Cousin Sally’s Favorite Cranberry Dressing


Whole orange slices, and raw cranberries give this relish a surprising, bright, pop--sure to rouse you from your turkey dinner stupor.

Harvest’s Done, But Deciding What To Do About Dicamba Isn’t


The EPA is restricting dicamba's use, and Monsanto is selling dicamba resistant soybeans. Farmers grapple with how to proceed.

New Blood Pressure Guidelines Put More Adults In Danger Zone

A health professional measures an elderly patient's blood pressure.

A panel of health experts has revised the high blood pressure threshold, putting 14 percent more US adults in the category of those who need lifestyle changes.

Cauliflower “Turkey” A Vegetarian Show-Stopper

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If you're tired of tofurky and other fake meat dishes at Thanksgiving, try this lovely whole-roasted cauliflower for a festive change of pace.

Large Livestock Farms May Have To Report Air Pollution


Despite EPA objections, environmental groups are pushing for CAFOs to report emissions of air pollutants.

Kayte Young

Kayte Young discovered her passion for growing, cooking, foraging and preserving fresh food when she moved to Bloomington in 2007. With a background in construction, architecture, nutrition education and writing, she brings curiosity and a love of storytelling to a show about all things edible. Kayte raises bees, a small family and a yard full of food in Bloomington’s McDoel Gardens neighborhood.

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