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The Bee Girl's Summer Tour with Sarah Red-Laird (S5, E8)

Aug. 8, 2022

On this week’s episode, we are joined by Sarah Red-Laird, the Bee Girl and she is on a mission this summer. Sarah is visiting all sorts of people in the Midwest who are trying to do the same thing she is doing from her home …

Pesticides & Poisons

Beyond Pesticides with Jay Feldman (S5, E7)

Aug. 1, 2022

This week, Kim and Jeff talk with Jay Feldman, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Beyond Pesticides. Beyond Pesticides is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., which works with allies in prote…

Guest: Jay Feldman
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Apitherapy with Deb Klughers (S5, E6)

July 25, 2022

This week we talk with EAS Master Beekeeper, Deborah Klughers. Deb lives out on the eastern end of Long Island where she keeps her own bees and manages colonies for other people in the area. Deb is leading the EAS Conference…

Pests And Predators Research

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

July 18, 2022

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 …

Products & Devices

Hive Heart with Duane Combs (S5, E04)

July 11, 2022

On today’s episode, we talk with Dwayne Combs about his business Beehive Monitoring USA and the line of beehive sensors, by a Slovakian company manufacturing the HiveHeart monitor. Dave’s business is the US distributor of th…

Guest: Duane Combs
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Jim Tew - Lessons Learned Archive Special (S5, E03)

July 4, 2022

We're taking the week off to prepare for our July 4th Holiday with our families. We hope you enjoy this special from our first year of the podcast where we introduced many of you to Dr. Jim Tew. Jim cohosts the Honey Bee Obs…

Guest: Jim Tew
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Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist - Amara Orth (S5, E02)

June 27, 2022

First up on today’s podcast, Jeff talks with Maya Ajmera, CEO of the Society for Science who along with the pharmaceutical company Regeneron, host an annual science contest for high school seniors. Maya talks with Jeff about…

Honey Bee Management Research

Asian Giant Hornet and Indoor Wintering Research with Dr. Kelly Kulhanek (S5, E01)

June 20, 2022

Dr. Kelly Kulhanek recently moved to Pullman, WA., where she has started her work there on assisting with the Asian Giant Hornet research. In addition to this she is working with the research on indoor wintering of honey bee…

Honey Harvesting & Extraction

Flow Hive's CEO - Cedar Anderson (S4, E52)

June 13, 2022

Seven years ago, father and son set out to redesign the way honey is harvested from bee hives. There must be a way, they reasoned, to get the honey from the comb without disturbing the bees and then bottling the honey direct…

Beekeeper Profile

Professional Bike Racer and Beekeeper - Maghalie Rochette (S4, E51)

June 6, 2022

This week we talk with professional bike racer, Maghalie Rochette, from Quebec, Canada. She is good. Really good. Maghalie came in 2nd in the Canadian National Championships, September, 2021; Is three-times Canadian Cyclocro…

Beekeeper Profile

NYPD Beekeeper - Darren Mays (S4, E50)

May 30, 2022

Imagine responding to every emergency call into 911 about swarms in New York City - across all five boroughs, including Times Square!  Well, imagine no more because, today’s guest, Darren Mays was the Official beekeeper for …

Guests: Ed Colby , Darren Mays
Education Honey Bee Management

Beekeeping With Disabilities - Justin Ruger (S4, E49)

May 23, 2022

Can you imagine the difficulty in trying to work a standard Langstroth hive when sitting in a wheelchair? Or how about working bees while blind? These are just two of the handicaps that Justin Ruger is working on so that peo…

Guest: Justin Ruger
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Bee Hunting with Dr. Tom Seeley - Archive Super Episode - (S4, E48)

May 16, 2022

In this replay from the Beekeeping Today Podcast Archive Super, we talk with Dr. Tom D. Seeley. We originally talked with Tom in 2019. Dr. Seeley is a in Biology at Cornell University where he teaches courses on animal beha…

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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…

Education Products & Devices

Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk and Rob Seccomb - Commercial Beekeeper Course and More (S4, E46)

May 2, 2022

On today episode, we welcome Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk ('retired' from the University of Montana) and Rob Seccomb to talk with us about the Bee Health Guru app and the new Commercial Beekeeper Course they are developing in partn…

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Regional Beekeepers: Spring 2022 Update (S4, E45)

April 25, 2022

We first met the Regional Beekeepers back in May of 2020. Then twice a year since, we've made a point to catch a chat with them to talk about their bees, their challenges, their successes and plans for the next six months. T…

Education Habitat, Forage,

Earth Day Update from Dr. Jonathan Lundgren (S4, E44)

April 18, 2022

Happy Earth Day… week. Earth Day is this Friday, April 22… and in recognition of that day, we’ve invited Dr. Jonathan Lundgren back to the show to talk about his work at Blue Dasher Farm and with the Ecdysis Foundation’s res…

Products & Devices Research

Best For Bees with Dr. Erica Shelley (S4, E43)

April 11, 2022

This week, Kim is back and we talk with Dr. Erica Shelley.  We find out what her research organization, Best For Bees, Ltd. does, and learn about their latest discoveries that will make your bees safer than you can imagine. …

Education Pesticides & Poisons Ed

Pesticides, Melittology and PolliNation with Andony Melathopoulos (S4, 42)

April 4, 2022

Dr. Andony Melathopoulos, an entomologist with the Oregon State University Agricultural Extension Service, returns to Beekeeping Today Podcast to talk to us about pesticides and how beekeepers can help mitigate the risk to t…

Education Research

Bee Informed Partnership Loss & Management Survey with Geoff Williams and Mikayla Wilson (S4, E41)

March 28, 2022

This week, we invite Geoff Williams and Mikayla Wilson from Bee Informed Partnership to talk with us about their 2022 Loss and Management Survey! It kicks off in April - in just a few days! The was started in 2007 by the a…

Education Products & Devices

HiveTracks 2022 Update and AID-CSB Partnership in Uzbekistan, Ethiopia and Lebanon (S4, E40)

March 21, 2022

On today’s episode, we invite back friend of the podcast, James Wilkes to talk about the latest updates and changes to the HiveTracks: the Beekeeper’s Companion, which has grown beyond being just a great hive management appl…

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Bees in the D 2022 Update and More (S4, E39)

March 14, 2022

Today, we invite back Brian Peterson-Roest from Bees In The D. Bees In The D is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a cooperative effort between residents, schools, organizations, and businesses in the city …

Honey Bee Management

End of Winter Discussion with Kim, Jim Tew & Jeff (S4, E38)

March 7, 2022

What should a beekeeper be doing this time of year - end of winter and the beginning of spring? What is different between the southern and the northern tier of States? Where do you start? What do you look for? What can you d…

Guest: Jim Tew
Products & Devices

Combplex Update with Hailey Scofield and Nathan Oakes (S4, E37)

Feb. 28, 2022

This week we welcome back to the podcast Hailey Scofield and Nathan Oakes. They joined us back in November, 2019, when they were nominated as the one of the 18 finalists in the Empire State Development and Cornell University…