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2021 Holiday Special with Kim, Kirsten, Jim & Jeff (S4, E27)

Dec. 20, 2021

Happy Holidays Everybody! Come on along and listen in to Jeff and Kim and Kirsten and Jim when they get together around the virtual Christmas Tree and talk about the Holidays, the good and bad for last year and what they hop…

Natural Beekeeping Methods & Management

Common Sense Natural Beekeeping with Stephanie Bruneau (S4, E26)

Dec. 13, 2021

Joining the podcast today is Stephanie Bruneau, co-author of the new book, “Common Sense Natural Beekeeping.”  Stephanie Bruneau and our very own Kim Flottum, recently released this new book with Quarry Press. We talk with t…

Pesticides & Poisons

HBHC Crop Pest Control with Dr. Caydee Savinelli (S4, E25)

Dec. 6, 2021

Dr. Caydee Savinelli leads the task force on Minimizing Pesticide Risk For Honey Bees. Caydee is a passionate entomologist and pollinators of all kinds are a big part of her life, so she has been very instrumental in helpin…

Natural Beekeeping Methods & Management

EpiPen Pricing Scandal & Natural Beekeeping with Ross Conrad (S4, E24)

Nov. 29, 2021

Joining us is Bee Culture contributor and author, Ross Conrad. Ross is a commercial beekeeper in Vermont. He runs a small commercial operation running about 100 colonies and all are treatment free. He makes honey, does a bit…

Guest: Ross Conrad
Products & Devices

Bee Smart Designs with Cliff Struhl (S4, E23)

Nov. 22, 2021

In this episode, we invite Cliff Struhl on the show to talk about his company, Bee Smart Designs. Cliff actually got his start in manufacturing beekeeping equipment because his wife didn’t want cinder blocks and 2x4’s as hiv…

Competitions Honey Varieties How To Marketing & Sales

2021 Good Food Awards Honey Finalists (S4, E22)

Nov. 15, 2021

Last year, we talked with The Good Food Foundation about their annual honey contest . This year, we bring you four of the 15 finalists to talk about their entries and their beekeeping operation. Winners will be announced the…

Beekeepers Marketing & Sales Pollination Management

The All Important Almond Season with Dr. Brittney Goodrich (S4, E21)

Nov. 8, 2021

We welcome back Dr. Brittney Goodrich, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist at the University of California, Davis. Brittney joined us originally on October 5, 2020 to talk about her research on the importance of . Tod…

Honey Bee Management How To

Return of the Regional Beekeepers - Fall 2021 (S4, E20)

Nov. 1, 2021

For this episode, we invite back our regular regional beekeepers to sit down with us and discuss how their season went, what surprises they had, what worked, what didn’t and what they were planning for in 2022. In their disc…

Products & Devices

AŽ Hives with Jonna Sanders (S4, E19)

Oct. 25, 2021

In this episode, we talk with Jonna Sanders about AŽ hives (NA Beekeepers say “AZ”. We learn today that it correctly pronounced “AH-shah”. Jonna is a lifelong AŽ Hive beekeeper and sells AŽ hives in the US. Today we talk wit…

Guest: Jonna Sanders
Pollination Management Products & Devices

Beewise and Bee Hive Automation with CEO Saar Safar (S4, E18)

Oct. 18, 2021

Imagine a completely automated beekeeping operation. Well, BeeWise has created the Bee Home, housing 24 colonies that is a solar powered, insulated, and completely automated for every beekeeping management task. Saar Safar, …

Guest: Saar Safra
Honey Bee Behavior Honey Bee Biology

Swarm Essentials with Stephen Repasky (S4, E17)

Oct. 11, 2021

In this episode, we talk with Steve Repasky about his book, Swarm Essentials, published by WicWas Press in 2014. Steve is in the middle of updating his book and we found him ready to talk about swarming in general, and what’…

Feeding Honey Bee Management Products & Devices

Seaweed, HiveAlive and Honey Bees with Dara Scott (S4, E16)

Oct. 4, 2021

Today, we talk with Dara Scott of Advanced Science out of Galway, Ireland, makers of HiveAlive. Off the west coast of Ireland grows a variety of see borne plants, commonly called sea weeds, that have evolved defenses against…

Guest: Dara Scott
Feeding Pollen

Good Nutrition, Good Bees with David Aston (S4, E15)

Sept. 27, 2021

This week we talk with researcher and author, David Aston about his book, Good Nutrition, Good Bees. It’s exciting to see how much information on honey bee nutrition is becoming available. This is happening as both new resea…

Feeding Pollen

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

Sept. 20, 2021

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 …

Habitat, Forage, Pollen

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

Sept. 13, 2021

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 i…

Education

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

Sept. 6, 2021

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 underw…

Author Beekeeper Profile

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

Aug. 30, 2021

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…

Guest: Jerry Hayes
Beekeeper Profile

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

Aug. 23, 2021

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 …

Apiary Beekeeper Profile Honey Bee Management Products & Devices

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

Aug. 16, 2021

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 recordkee…

Guest: James Wilkes
Education Habitat, Forage, Pollination Management Research

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

Aug. 9, 2021

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…

Products & Devices Research

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 dri…

Marketing & Sales Products & Devices

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 t…

Education Research

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 inse…

Education Pesticides & Poisons Research

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,…