Introduction - Patti Haines Shares and Invites You to Join the Bee Community

Bees! Bees! Buzzz Buzzz ....

Patti Haines is here to teach you all about bees and bee keeping, and have wonderful conversation along the journey. Honey Bee My Teacher is inspired by our wonderful pollinators.

In the Introduction podcast you will get to know Patti. She has a passion for bees and thinks everyone should be a bee steward. The Honey Bee My Teacher podcast will bring Do-It-Yourself instructions on how to become a bee keeper, or bee steward as Patti likes to call it. The podcast will also feature intellectual and spiritual conversations inspired by bees. These social creatures have so much to teach us.

Thanks for beginning this journey together. Press subscribe and let's get started learning, teaching, and buzzing together.

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Intro Music: "Easy Lemon (30 second)" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


  1. Patti; love what your doing hear.

    I have a couple exceptions to your discussion.

    You mentioned cotton required bees for pollination. While bees certainly enjoy foraging in cotton the bees gain far more from the relationship than cotton. Cotton breaders tried and gave up on hybrid breading of cotton many years ago, simply due to cottons ability for self pollination. Honey bees given a choice of cotton pollen or some other source choose the altralternative pollen. That said cotton and honey bees produce a wonderful, tasty mild honey that makes a beautiful creamed honey.

    Your interviewer asked if bees were considered livestock, and your reply was no. The USDA very much so consider honey bees livestock(see 7 CFR 760.204) for federal farm programs, and regulation.

    This may seem like picking nits but there is too much misinformation and the internet, and whenever possible it should be corrected.

    Again I love your enthusiasm and hope to see your broad success with the podcast.

    Jay Smith
    Cotton farmer
    Crop Physiologist

    1. Thank you Jay. I appreciate your support and welcome correction from those with firsthand knowledge.
      I will vet my research for accuracy in the future posts. Your input means a great deal to me and is truly appreciated.

  2. I loved your podcast! Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much for joining me on this wonderful journey to save our beautiful planet one pollinator at a time if necessary.

  3. What you are doing Patti is wonderful!


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