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Pests And Predators Episodes

May 29, 2023

The Spotted Lantern Fly and Bad Honey with Dr. Robyn Underwood (S5, E…

In today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Robyn Underwood of Penn State’s Lopez-Uribe Lab. We’ve invited Robyn as she has researched and written about the Spotted Lantern Fly and how its presence can impact honey production. Have you ever tasted …

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May 15, 2023

Varroa Control with Bill Hesbach (S5, E48)

On today's show, we invite Connecticut Master Beekeeper, Bill Hesbach back to the show to talk about the latest developments in practical varroa management. Whether you are a long time beekeeper, aka BVD beekeeper (Before Varroa Destructor) or a new...

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Nov. 7, 2022

Dr. Samuel Ramsey - Fall 2022 Updates - (S5, E21)

Boulder, Tropilaelaps, Hippy Varroa and More

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Oct. 24, 2022

Winter Bees, Summer Bees and Imidacloprid (S5, E19)

Winter bees, those bees that emerge during the cold winter months when there is little to no exposure to the world outside, are very different from summer bees, which emerge during the hectic and exposed to everything bees are exposed …

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Sept. 19, 2022

HBHC Varroa Management Guide Updates with Dr. Dewey Caron (S5, E14)

On today’s episode we are joined by professor, author and noted speaker Dr. Dewey Caron. Dewey is an active member of the Honey Bee Health Coalition where he helps with the creation and maintenance of the Coalition’s Hive Management program. …

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Aug. 29, 2022

Project Apis m - Costco Scholarship Awards (S5, E11)

When we started this podcast back in 2018, not only did we want to bring you the known and established voices in beekeeping and honey bee research, we also set out to highlight the new voices. Today’s episode we introduce …

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July 18, 2022

The Small Hive Beetle with Drs. Morgan Roth and Aaron Gross (S5, E05)

On this episode, we learn share everything you ever wanted to know about Small Hive Beetles, with Drs. Morgan Roth and Aaron Gross, from Virginia Tech. Small hive beetles cause about $3 million dollars damage to US beehives every year. …

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May 9, 2022

Pol-Line VSH Honey Bees with USDA-ARS Drs Frank Rinkevich and Mike Si…

Drs. Michael Simone-Finstrom and Dr. Frank Rinkevich, are research entomologists at the Baton Rouge Honey Bee Research Laboratory in Baton Rouge, LA. They have completed an extensive set of tests in commercial beekeeping operations on mite resistance,...

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Feb. 7, 2022

Scientific Beekeeping with Randy Oliver (S4, E34)

On today’s episode, we are joined by Randy Oliver. If you don’t read Randy’s ABJ column and don’t check in on his you’ve been missing some of the most up to date news on breeding mite resistant bees, and the …

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Jan. 3, 2022

2021 Asian Giant Hornet Update with Sven-Erik Spichiger (S4, E29)

This is the third time we’ve talked with Sven-Erik Spichiger about the Asian Giant Hornet in the state of Washington, and this time he shares some history, enlightens us with the discoveries they’ve made so far, what they managed to …

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Dec. 27, 2021

Dr. Samuel Ramsey - 2021 Holiday Replay (S4, E28)

Hey everybody. Kim and Jeff are taking the week off and will be back next week with a new episode. For this week's Holiday Reply, we bring you our talk with Dr. Sam Ramsey from April, 2021. We hope you …

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April 19, 2021

Dr. Samuel Ramsey - Varroa & Tropilaelaps Updates and More! (S3, E47)

Dr. Sam Ramsey is back with us again, looking at all sorts of questions than bother beekeepers, and working with smart kids and science! Sammy hasn’t not let any grass grow under his feet since he was forced to return …

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April 5, 2021

2021 Asian Giant Hornet Update with Sven-Erik Spichiger (S3, E45)

In this episode, we have a return visit with Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Sven-Erik Spichiger, to see how our honey bees’ newest threat, The Giant Asian Hornet, did last season in the Pacific Northwest. The AGH was wildly...

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Dec. 28, 2020

Holiday Replay: Dr. Sam Ramsey & The Varroa Mite (S3, E31)

On this special Holiday Replay, we bring back one of our favorite episodes from the first season, when we invited Dr. Sam Ramsey to the podcast to talk about the Varroa Mite. Sam Ramsey is a life long entomologist. His …

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Dec. 21, 2020

Newfoundland's Varroa Action Plan with Dr. David Peck and Peter Armit…

On today’s episode, we talk with Newfoundland beekeeper, Peter Armitage and Dr. David Peck, a Professor from Cornell University, David Peck. Those of us south of the Canadian border tend to mispronounce the name of that big Island off the …

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