Episodes

September 20, 2021

Seasonal Pollens and Nutrition Research with Dr. Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman (S4, E14)

Today we talk with Dr. Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman. Gloria is the Research Leader at the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Tucson, Arizona. Gloria and the researchers there are involved in several projects, but today we talked to her about just two that...

September 13, 2021

HBHC Part 3 - Pete Berthelsen, Habitat & Forage (S4, E13)

Today, we pick up on the third installment of our exploration of the Honey Bee Health Coalition’s programs as we talk with Pete Berthelsen. Pete runs the Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund, a non-profit organization working to improve the habitat for...

September 06, 2021

Beemmunity with James Web & Nathan Reid (S4, E12)

What on earth is a microsponge? And what do beekeepers do with them? In this episode, we talk with James Webb, CEO, and Nate Reid, Operations Manager at Beemmunity Labs on the exciting research and product development underway. They fill us in on a...

August 30, 2021

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

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 not what he wanted to...

August 23, 2021

Beekeeping and ABJ with Editor Eugene Makovec (S4, E10)

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 craft. He spent...

August 16, 2021

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

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 recordkeeping for the...

August 09, 2021

Bee City USA with Xerces' Molly Martin & City of Olympia's Amy Stull (S4, E8)

In this episode we talk first with Molly Martin, the coordinator of Bee City USA, and Bee Campus USA, both supported by the Xerces Society. The Xerces Society is as Pro Pollinator as any group can get, there’s no doubt about that. Of course, our...

August 02, 2021

Nectar Technologies - Max Cherney & Dr. Rae Olsson (S4, E7)

Max Cherney is Director of Operations at Nectar Technologies and Dr. Rae Olson is a postdoctoral researcher at Washington State University. Together they work with Precision Beekeeping in Quebec, Canada developing a data driven app for commercial...

July 26, 2021

Ross Rounds & More with Ben & Kimberly Carpenter (S4, E6)

In this episode, we talk with Ben and Kimberly Carpenter of Hungry Bear Farms, current owners of Ross Rounds Honey Supers and Sundance Pollen Traps. Ross Rounds Honey Supers were created by Tom Ross several years ago, then the business was purchased...

July 19, 2021

Dr. Gene Kritsky on Honey Bees and Cicadas (S4, E5)

In this episode we talk with Dr. Gene Kritsky, who has authored or edited 10 books and over 250 papers on subjects as diverse as entomology, Egyptology, evolution, history of science, dinosaur biology, insect poetry and insect mythology. The Tears of...

July 12, 2021

Honey Bee Health Coalition: Part 2 - Pests and Predators (S4, E4)

We continue this week exploring the work of the Honey Bee Health Coalition we started on the March 29th, . The HBHC has several goals, tasks and programs it is pursuing and the one we are exploring today, with Dr. Dewey Caron, Representing the Western...

July 05, 2021

2020-2021 Annual Colony Loss Report with Bee Informed Partnership (S4, E3)

Dr. Geoffrey Williams and Dr. Nathalie Steinhauer join us in this episode to discuss the just released survey of colony losses between April 1, 2020 and April 1, 2021 conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership, BIP. The numbers are not getting better...

June 28, 2021

"Work I Knew I Must" - with Tammy Horn Potter (S4, E2)

Returning to join us in this episode is Tammy Horn Potter. (She originally visited us back in Season 2!) Not only is Tammy the State Apiary Inspector for Kentucky, but she is also an accomplished author. She has just finished her fourth book entitled,...

June 14, 2021

Charlotte Ekker Wiggins and A Beekeepers Diary (S3, E55)

Charlotte Ekker Wiggins, author of two books about beekeeping and beekeepers, is our guest today. Her first book, Bee Club Basics, Or How To Start A Bee Club, dealt with managing teachers mentors, students, classes and the basics of organizing a...

June 07, 2021

The National Honey Board with Margaret Lombard & Catherine Barry (S3, E54)

In this episode, we talk with Margaret Lombard (CEO) and Catherine Barry (Dir. of Marketing) from the National Honey Board. The NHB is an organization designed with the express purpose of marketing honey. There are 10 Board Members, consisting of...

May 31, 2021

The Art of the Bee & Honey Bee Genetics with Dr. Rob Page (S3, E53)

Today, we invite Dr. Robert E. Page, Jr.  to the podcast to talk about his research on honey bee genetics and his new book, The Art Of The Bee. Shaping the environment from Landscapes to Societies. Rob is an Emeritus professor at both Arizona...

May 24, 2021

Hive Types - Part 5: The Future of Hives - The HyperHyve with Mike James (S3, E52)

This is without doubt, the most technologically advanced, commercially available, honey bee hive monitoring system developed so far. Mike James has a background in home automation and when he started keeping bees not all that long ago, a first thought...

May 17, 2021

Hive Types - Part 4: AZ Hives with Paul Longwell (S3, E51)

In Part 4 of our 5-part series on hive types other than the standard Langstroth, we talk with Paul Longwell about the AZ Hive. Paul has been keeping bees for quite a few years. He’s a Master Beekeeper and has bees in Langstroth hives, top bar hives...

May 10, 2021

Hive Types - Part 3: Long Hives with Tina Sebestyen (S3, E50)

In Part Three of our five-part Hive Types Series, we talk with Colorado Master Beekeeper and columnist Tina Sebestyen about the Long or Horizontal Langstroth. Horizontal hives are very much like the traditional Langstroth hives, which are vertical...

May 03, 2021

Hive Types - Part 2: Top Bar Hives with Christy Hemenway (S3, E49)

We continue with our five-part series on hive types other than the standard Langstroth, with Christy Hemenway. Christy has been working with top bar hives for just over 14 years now and has developed a good sense of how they work. She started out...

April 26, 2021

Hive Types - Part 1: Flow Hive with Stuart Anderson (S3, E48)

This week, we start our multi-part series on hive types other than the standard Langstroth.  We start with the Flow Hive. In this episode, we talk with Stewart Anderson, who, with his son Cedar imagined and then created the Flow Hive,...

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 home from his research in...

April 12, 2021

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

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...