Grand County Bee Inspector Jerry Shue examines a hive in 2019
The art and science of beekeeping can be called a human tradition, honed over thousands of years across continents and cultures. While many traditional methods remain in place, backyard beekeepers are facing unique modern challenges brought on by industrial agriculture. On the latest Thought For Food, host Tim Buckingham learns about these systems from local expert Jerry Shue. The pair talk about raising hives in a challenging landscape, why so many people are drawn to beekeeping, and cool local discoveries like a decades-old can full of Moab honey.