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Pol-Line VSH Honey Bees with USDA-ARS Drs Frank Rinkevich and Mike Simone (S4, E47)

May 9, 2022

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 ope…

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Scientific Beekeeping with Randy Oliver (S4, E34)

Feb. 7, 2022

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 newest, best mi…

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

Jan. 3, 2022

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 ma…

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

Dec. 27, 2021

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 enjoy it as much as we…

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

April 19, 2021

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 home f…

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

April 5, 2021

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 A…

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

Dec. 28, 2020

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 inter…

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Newfoundland's Varroa Action Plan with Dr. David Peck and Peter Armitage (S3, E30)

Dec. 21, 2020

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…

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Dr. Samuel Ramsey - Tracking The Tropilaelaps & More (S3, E8)

July 20, 2020

Dr. Sam Ramsey joins us again to share what he has found from his most recent work on Tropilaelaps mites in Thailand. He has been looking at the history of this mite’s movement around the world, the biology and its life cycl…

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Dr. Meghan Milbrath - Honey Bees, Disease and More with Kirsten Traynor (S2, E33)

June 8, 2020

In this episode, guest co-host and 2 Million Blossoms editor Kirsten Traynor joins Jeff and Kim with her Dr. Meghan Milbrath interview. Meghan applies her epidemiology background in her work with honey bee diseases as an aca…

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Asian Giant Hornet with WSDA's Sven-Erik Spichiger (S2,E23)

April 3, 2020

The world’s largest hornet, The Asian Giant Hornet was discovered in the State of Washington in the fall of 2019. Also known as the Japanese Hornet, the Yak-Killer Hornet or the Giant Sparrow Bee, this ground nesting giant i…

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Bonus Episode: New Giant Honey Bee Discovery

April 1, 2020

In this bonus episode, Jeff and Kim talk about the just announced discovery of a new race of honey bees, uncovered in the Solomon Islands, Apis gigantica-nordquist, on the smallest uninhabited island, Vangunu. Vangunu, the s…

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Dr. Samuel Ramsey: The Honey Bee Fat Body and the Varroa Mite - (015)

Nov. 6, 2018

Dr. Samuel Ramsey is a life long entomologist. His interests in all things insects started in his youth along with his parent's encouragement and his siblings displeasure! He continued his studies in college (Cornell) and ju…

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Tom Theobald - The Problem With Neonicotinoids (008)

July 19, 2018

Tom Theobald is a long time beekeeper who lives outside Boulder, Colorado. Tom has been sounding the alarm about the problem we all face with the over use and accumulation of neonicotinoids (neonics) in the environment since…