Episodes

The Climate Change Impact on Bees & Floral Sources with Dr. Christina Grozinger (S3, E46)

April 12, 2021

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Christina Grozinger, from Penn State’s Department of Entomology. Her recent research and and plant growing season has confirmed many suspicions on the long term impact these changes have on all bees, both native...

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 AGH was wildly...

The Honey Bee Health Coalition with Matt Mulica (S3, E44)

March 29, 2021

Meet Matt Mulica, Senior Project Director of The Honey Bee Health Coalition a group of more than 50 organizations who have come together to implement solutions to achieve a healthy population of native and managed pollinators. These include...

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 Central California. In this...

Russian Honey Bee and EAS Updates with Dan Conlon (S3, E42)

March 15, 2021

In this episode, we invite Dan Conlon back to learn how the Russian Honey Bee Program is progressing, since now is the time to consider trying packages, nucs or queens for the coming season. Arguably, Russians are the most tested breed of honey bee in...

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 with their passion for...

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 a four-campus...

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 elimination of this...

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 local...

The Bee Corp with Ellie Symes (S3, E37)

Feb. 8, 2021

This week we talk with Ellie Symes, CEO of The Bee Corp. We met Ellie at the recent Almond Growers virtual conference. With pollination hives in almonds renting for around $200 each, almond growers want to make sure they are getting good, strong hives...

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 combined beekeeping and...

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 your food from your own...

Return of the Regional Beekeepers - Winter Perspectives (S3, E34)

Jan. 18, 2021

In this episode of Beekeeping Today Podcast, we reconnect with our beekeeping friends from Season 2, Episode 29. They come from across the country including Central North Carolina, North East Ohio, the western slope of the Rocky Mountains and the West...

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 on the relationship of...

Two Queen Honey Production with Tom Theobald (S3, E32)

Jan. 4, 2021

In this episode, we welcome back Colorado beekeeper, . Tom had a small commercial operation in Colorado in the late 70’s, running up to 200 or so colonies when he first started using two queen colonies. The biology of running two queens in a colony...

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 interests in all things insects...

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 Island off the east...

Honey Testing - QSI America with Tobias Wiezorek (S3, E29)

Dec. 14, 2020

is a Germany based company that is in the business of testing honey for anything. Their US lab in Corona, California is led by Tobias Wiezorek, and employs about 35 scientists looking at the biochemical, microbiology, chemical and pollen aspects...