Episodes

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

Aug. 2, 2021

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...

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

July 26, 2021

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...

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

July 19, 2021

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...

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

July 12, 2021

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...

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

July 5, 2021

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...

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

June 28, 2021

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,...

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

June 14, 2021

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...

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

June 7, 2021

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...

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

May 31, 2021

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...

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

May 24, 2021

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...

Guest: Mike James

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

May 17, 2021

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...

Guest: Paul Longwell

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

May 10, 2021

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...

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

May 3, 2021

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...

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

April 26, 2021

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,...

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 from his research in...

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...