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Research Episodes

May 8, 2023

What A Bee Knows with Stephen Buchmann (S5, E47)

Anyone who's watch the front entrance of a hive or watched honey bee gathering nectar and pollen from flowers on a tree or a field of flowers has wondered about the life of a bee. That ultimately leads to the …

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April 24, 2023

Honey Bee Longevity with Dr. Anthony Nearman (S5, E45)

In today's episode, we talk with Dr. Anthony Nearman on his recently published research on honey bee longivity in the lab. In fact, his research indicates that caged bees in the lab are only living half as long as bees …

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Jan. 30, 2023

Bee Research Update In Germany with Dr. Kirsten Traynor (S5, E33)

The last time we talked with Dr. Kirsten Traynor she had just started her new role in Germany. On today's episode we catch up with Kirsten and learn what research her students are conducting in Germany, at the University of …

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Jan. 16, 2023

Overwintering Bees - Experiences Of A Yukon Beekeeper: Etienne Tardif…

Joining us today is Etienne Tardif. Etienne keeps his bees in the Yukon Territory, where he works as a mining consultant. His data driven approach to keeping bees relies a lot on the technology he uses, plus his study of …

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Jan. 9, 2023

AFB Vaccine for Honey Bees with Dr. Keith Delaplane (S5, E30)

A vaccine for American Foulbrood? Really? Yes, really! We sit down with Dr. Keith Delaplane at the University of Georgia as he explains why his honey bee research lab is involved in this project, how this vaccine works, when it …

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Dec. 12, 2022

Dr. Jeff Pettis - Apimondia 2022 In Review & More (S5, E26)

Dr. Jeff Pettis returns to Beekeeping Today Podcast with an update of this past September’s Apimondia Congress, in Turkey. Jeff was selected President of Apimondia when they last met in Canada three years ago. His goal was to hit the …

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Nov. 14, 2022

Broadcom MASTERS® Award Winner - Rory Hu (S5, E22)

The Effects of Pesticides, Caffeine & Tea Polyphenols on Honey Bees

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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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Oct. 17, 2022

Winter Storage, CO2, and Varroa with Dr. Brandon Hopkins (S5, E18)

Would you believe varroa mites, carbon dioxide and indoor wintering are working together to make keeping bees easier and more profitable? Well, believe it. Today, we talk with Dr. Brandon Hopkins from Washington State University. His research has...

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Oct. 10, 2022

Project Apis m - Costco USA Scholarship Winners #2 (S5, E17)

Join us for our second episode on the 2022 Project Apis m and CostCo Scholarship Awards. Students who receive this PhD Scholarship award bring new energy, ideas, and expertise to the scientists on the leading edge of bee health research. …

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Sept. 12, 2022

Bee Time with Mark Winston (S5, E13)

Mark Winston joins us on today’s episode. Mark just retired from Simon Frazer University in British Columbia. For many years his research focused on honey bees, beekeeping and agriculture. For about a decade he was a regular contributor to Bee...

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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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Aug. 22, 2022

Archive Special: Katarina Davitt - Bananas and Bees (S5, E10)

In this archive special episode from November, 2020, Master Beekeeper, Katharina Davitt reveals the nutritional benefits honey bees derive from bananas. Yes, you read that correctly, bananas! We all know that bananas are good for people. They are full...

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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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