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Hour 1 -- Mike Shipley and Jesse Mathewson, Ariznoa activists, talk about their new podcast "Outright Arizona" which discusses social, political, and cultural topics of relevance to LGBT-American freedom activists
Hour 2 -- Freedom's Phoenix Headline News
Hour 3 -- Dee Lusby comes back on the show to further the conversation about Biological Beekeeping
Breaking news today about Chelsea Manning's gender identity ... she
released a statement and we're doing a live special report (click link below to listen).
Tune in for a special report on Chelsea Manning's announcement of her
gender identity and the implications for her as a transgender prisoner
of war. Joining Mikester will be Julie Ershadi, an independent
correspondent from Washington, DC.
I got this Arizona Rangeland Honey from my friend Louise. It is distributed by Golden Rule Honey, a company run by Laurie and Dean out of Leominster, MA.
They are beekeepers on a mission to educate about bees and beekeeping,
and they advocate for treatment-free beekeeping and honey.
Treatment-free bees are not treated with chemicals, organic acids,
essential oils or sugar dusting, medicated with antibiotics, or fed with
sugar, high fructose corn syrup, pollen substitutes or artificial
foods. They've written a book, called "The Complete Idiot's Guide to
Beekeeping," which you can buy on their website if you'd like to learn
more about treatment-free beekeeping and why they are so passionate
about going treatment-free.
Needless to say, all honeys distributed by Golden Rule Honey are from
treatment-free beekeeping producers, and my Arizona Rangelenad Honey is
no different. It is the product of Dee Lusby's bees who forage in
remote, open desert rangeland in southern Arizona.
Dee Lusby is also an active and vocal advocate for treetment-free
beekeeping. In her quest to support healthy and productive bees using
non-chemical methods she, along with her partner Ed, an experienced and
fourth-generation beekeeper, identified that comb cell diameter may play
an important role in keeping disease and mite problems in check. They
examined the role of natural cell diameter on colony vigor for Southern
Arizona and identified an optimal cell diameter for their region. The ResistantBees.com website has more information on Dee Lusby's work. They now use this
optimal natural cell diameter for their bee colonies and claim that it
resulted in a significant reduction of disease and mite infestation,
while increasing colony productivity. The Lusbys are now expanding their
work to identify optimal natural cell diameters for all latitudes.
But back to my rangeland honey. I'm a city girl and was not too sure what "rangeland" is- so I looked it
up. In a nutshell, rangelands are lands that, for a variety of reasons
(topography, aridness, soil type, etc.) are not suitable for cultivation
but provide forage for grazing animals. Think of the open desert
spaces where ranchers move their herds through in westerns and I think you have
the right idea.
The Way Back to Biological Beekeeping (Link on Scribd to Article)