PBS Wisconsin Life Video

August 29, 2016

The announcement came today. “Wisconsin Life” will feature Sweet Mountain Farm on Wisconsin Public Television in the last segment at 7:00 p.m. on September 22, 2016. The segment is titled

Beekeeper Finds Russian Honeybees Uniquely Suited To Wisconsin

It will be interesting to hear what producer Joel Waldinger gleans from a ‘beekeeper’s life’ on Washington Island. Will the story be humorous and surprising or emotional and thought provoking? Tune in to hear the story about Sweet Mountain Farm’s apiary.

If you are like me and can’t wait for September 22nd to roll around, or you live outside the WPT area and do not have cable, watch it now

Beekeeper Finds Russian Honeybees Uniquely Suited To Wisconsin

“Wisconsin Life” airs on both Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television.

“Wisconsin Life” airs on WPR on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. during Morning Edition; on Central Time at 4:15 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays; and on the Joy Cardin Show” Fridays at 6:55 a.m.

“Wisconsin Life” airs on WPT on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.  Visit WPT for the full schedule for the “Wisconsin Life” television series.

Wisconsin Public Television transmission coverage


WHA-TV Madison Channel 21
WPNE-TV Green Bay Channel 38
WHRM-TV Wausau Channel 20
WLEF-TV Park Falls Channel 36
WHLA-TV La Crosse Channel 31
WHWC-TV Menomonie Channel 28


Bloomington Channel 22
Webster Channel 24
Fence Channel 45
Coloma Channel 48
Sister Bay Channel 15
River Falls Channel 47

Wisconsin Public Television – Wisconsin Life

Wisconsin Public Television producer Joel Waldinger visited Sweet Mountain Farm last summer. He came to film an episode for Wisconsin Life.  Wisconsin Life celebrates what makes Wisconsin unique through the diverse stories of its people. Its award-winning producers travel the state in search of stories that are personal, engaging and rich with the personality of Wisconsin, the state we call home.

Honey from different regions of the country take on different flavors such as buckwheat, cranberry, clover, and wild flower honey. It’s much like a fine wine. Honey is going to taste different depending on its floral source and its location and that’s why you have a whole new group of honey connoisseurs. Would 3,000 year old honey still be edible? Why was Alexander the Great placed in a vat of honey? Find out. Here are two trailers from an upcoming episode. Stay tune for an announcement about date and times of the full episode that features Sweet Mountain Farm.

Honey Connoisseurs

Alexander the Great Preserved in Honey