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Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist - Amara Orth (S5, E02)

June 27, 2022

First up on today’s podcast, Jeff talks with Maya Ajmera, CEO of the Society for Science who along with the pharmaceutical company Regeneron, host an annual science contest for high school seniors. Maya talks with Jeff about…

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Professional Bike Racer and Beekeeper - Maghalie Rochette (S4, E51)

June 6, 2022

This week we talk with professional bike racer, Maghalie Rochette, from Quebec, Canada. She is good. Really good. Maghalie came in 2nd in the Canadian National Championships, September, 2021; Is three-times Canadian Cyclocro…

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NYPD Beekeeper - Darren Mays (S4, E50)

May 30, 2022

Imagine responding to every emergency call into 911 about swarms in New York City - across all five boroughs, including Times Square!  Well, imagine no more because, today’s guest, Darren Mays was the Official beekeeper for …

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Life and Times of Bee Culture Editor, Jerry Hayes (S4, E11)

Aug. 30, 2021

Jerry Hayes’ journey to become the current Editor of makes him uniquely qualified to lead the A.I. Root Company’s 149-year-old Magazine for Beekeepers. He started as a high school teacher in Georgia, but soon found that was…

Guest: Jerry Hayes
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Beekeeping and ABJ with Editor Eugene Makovec (S4, E10)

Aug. 23, 2021

Eugene Makovec has been Editor of the for only a short time and isn’t well known in the Beekeeping world.  He is working to change that. He grew up helping his father keep the family’s bees, so has a good background in the …

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HiveTracks' Beekeeper's Companion with James Wilkes (S4, E9)

Aug. 16, 2021

On today’s episode, we welcome back friend of the podcast, James Wilkes, beekeeper, professor and Founder of HiveTracks. HiveTracks continues to evolve and grow from the ‘simple’ 2008 technology platform focused on recordkee…

Guest: James Wilkes
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The 2021 Almond Season & Indoor Wintering with John Miller (S3, E43)

March 22, 2021

John Miller is a based in Gackle, North Dakota and New Castle, California.  His family has been keeping bees since 1894. Their season starts each spring when John and his sons take their bees to the almond orchards in Centr…

Guest: John Miller
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Research for Hire with Jessie & Bobby Louque (S3, E41)

March 8, 2021

Today, we talk with Jessie and Bobby Louque, of Louque Agricultural Enterprises.  Testing the interactions of pesticides and honey bees is what this company does on a daily basis. They have combined their passion for bees wi…

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Boris Baer - Center for Integrative Bee Research (S3, E40)

March 1, 2021

Our guest this week is Boris Baer, Professor of Entomology at UC Riverside. Boris is the recent recipient of a $900,000 grant from the University of California’s Office of the President.  He is the Principal Investigator of …

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Steven Coy - APHIS and Chinese Tallow (S3, E39)

Feb. 22, 2021

Steven Coy, Executive Board Member of American Honey Producers Association  returns to the podcast. This time, he discusses the USDA-APHIS call for comments on the elimination of the Chinese Tallow Tree and the impact the el…

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The Bee Squad with Bridget Mendel and Becky Masterman (S3, E38)

Feb. 15, 2021

In today’s episode, we talk with Bridget Mendel and Becky Masterman of the University of Minnesota Bee Lab’s “Bee Squad”.  Dr. Marla Spivak created Bee Squad as an outreach group 10 years ago in the Twin Cities area to help …

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Bee Downtown with Ben Dictus (S3, E36)

Feb. 1, 2021

In today’s episode we talk with Ben Dictus, beekeeper for Bee Downtown.  The good people in the Bee Downtown organization have taken bees and beekeeping to a new level of education, promotion and opportunity. They have combi…

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Kaylee Richardson - The Honeystead with Kirsten (S3, E35)

Jan. 25, 2021

On today’s show, we chat with Kaylee Richardson, who runs the Farm on Quail Hollow and posts about her life as a modern-day homesteader @the_honeystead. She shares the nitty-gritty details of what it takes to produce most of…

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The Importance of Propolis and More with Dr. Marla Spivak (S3, E33)

Jan. 11, 2021

Marla Spivak is a honey bee researcher at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Her work has covered a variety of subjects over the years including queen breeding and disease prevention and lately she has been working …

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Santa Cruz Bee Company's Emily Bondor with Kirsten (S3, E28)

Dec. 7, 2020

In this week’s episode, guest host Kirsten Traynor speaks with Emily Bondor of the Santa Cruz Bee Co about how she manages her colonies and those of other beekeepers without chemical intervention. Emily discuss the types of …