Episodes

June 22, 2020

Pollinator Week Series: Pollinator Partnership with Laurie Adams & Kelly Rourke (S3, E1)

Welcome to the first of our Pollinator Week Special Episodes. Each day this week we’ll release new interviews with teams and individuals who are all working to protect, provide and propagate pollinators all over the globe! Pollinator Week was...

June 15, 2020

The BeeMD and More with Dr. Jamie Ellis (S2, E34)

This week, we talk with Dr. Jamie Ellis, from the University of Florida about The BEEMD website, the UoF Bee Lab, Coloss, research, teaching and his extension work! All his work is centered on honey bees, is beekeeper driven and embraces...

June 08, 2020

Dr. Meghan Milbrath - Honey Bees, Disease and More with Kirsten Traynor (S2, E33)

In this episode, guest co-host and 2 Million Blossoms editor Kirsten Traynor joins Jeff and Kim with her Dr. Meghan Milbrath interview. Meghan applies her epidemiology background in her work with honey bee diseases as an academic specialist at...

May 29, 2020

Talking Russian Honey Bees with Dr. Tom Rinderer and Steve Coy (S2, E32)

Ask beekeepers and you will hear many different opinions on Russian Honey Bees. Mostly, they either love them, hate them or know nothing about them.  In this episode, we go directly to the US source of these bees with Dr. Tom Rinderer and Steve...

May 22, 2020

Tucka Saville - Loving The Queen Bee with Kirsten Traynor (S2, E31)

Guest co-host and 2 Million Blossoms Editor, Kirsten Traynor and Tucka Saville chat this week, talking about treatment free beekeeping, having bees in Florida and Upstate New York, raising queens with Michael Palmer in Vermont, and working with Sam...

May 20, 2020

World Bee Day - Remembering Ann Harmon (S2, E30)

On this day as the world is celebrating honey bees and all that they do, Dewey Caron, Kim Flottum and Kathy Summers share stories and memories of Ann Harman, a world bee celebrity who passed on May 1. Ann was an exceptional beekeeper, active in honey...

May 15, 2020

Regional Beekeeper Perspectives: East, Midwest and Mountain States (S2, E29)

This week, get out your traveling bee suits, because we are going to visit three different beekeepers in across the country. This time of the year, beekeepers in the US and northern hemisphere are all very busy, but are they all doing the same? Are...

May 08, 2020

Bee Girl, Sarah Red-Laird with Guest CoHost Kirsten Traynor (S2, E28)

This episode is our first with guest co-host, 2 Million Blossoms editor, Kirsten Traynor. Kirsten will be our guest co-host on a regular basis bringing us interviews with young and upcoming personalities and researchers in the world of beekeeping. In...

May 01, 2020

Queen and Drone Viability, Honey Fraud and Apimondia with Dr. Jeff Pettis (S2, E27)

Dr. Jeff Pettis left the USDA some time ago to pursue other avenues of research. His current work is studying issues with queens, primarily longevity, affect of pesticides, virus interactions, shipping problems and more. Relatedly, he is working with...

April 21, 2020

Earth Day Special with Jonathan Lundgren Ecdysis Foundation (S2, E26)

Fifty years ago today, at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, there was a celebration of the very first Earth Day, sponsored by then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, who had organized the event as a teach-in on campuses across the country. It was...

April 17, 2020

The Pollinator Victory Garden with Author Kim Eierman (S2, E25)

Sit back and listen while Jeff and Kim talk with Kim Eierman, founder of EcoBeneficial, and the author of The Pollinator Victory Garden, How To Win The War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening. If you’ve been thinking of starting some...

April 10, 2020

Developing A Breeding Program with Sue Cobey, Dr. Tim Lawrence and Dr. Steve Sheppard (S2, E24)

Sue Cobey, Tim Lawrence and Steve Sheppard join the podcast this week to discuss their new three-part video series on how to develop an effective and productive honey bee breeding program. Topics discussed in the series include record keeping, drone...

April 03, 2020

Asian Giant Hornet with WSDA's Sven-Erik Spichiger (S2,E23)

The world’s largest hornet, The Asian Giant Hornet was discovered in the State of Washington in the fall of 2019. Also known as the Japanese Hornet, the Yak-Killer Hornet or the Giant Sparrow Bee, this ground nesting giant is as big as your thumb,...

April 01, 2020

Bonus Episode: New Giant Honey Bee Discovery

In this bonus episode, Jeff and Kim talk about the just announced discovery of a new race of honey bees, uncovered in the Solomon Islands, Apis gigantica-nordquist, on the smallest uninhabited island, Vangunu. Vangunu, the smallest, uninhabited speck...

March 27, 2020

BIP Sentinel Apiary Program with Kelly Kulhanek (S2, E22)

This week we meet with Kelly Kulhanek, a BIP Sentinel Apiary Scientist. Since gearing up in 2015, this program monitors colonies in 30 states with over 100 beekeepers. Once enrolled, you’ll take samples from your hives and have them tested for...

March 20, 2020

Sioux Honey Association Co-op: Matt Beekman (S2, E21)

We’ve all seen the bottles of Sioux Honey in the grocery store.  Ever wonder how the Sioux Honey cooperative works? Could you join? Would you want to? In this episode, we meet Matt Beekman, a 4000-colony co-op member in California who recently...

March 13, 2020

ApisProtect with Drs. Fiona Edwards Murphy & Padraig Whelan (S2, E20)

We recently talked with the good folks at ApisProtect, a technology company located in Cork, Ireland and Salinas, CA. Dr. Fiona Edwards Murphy and Dr. Whelan Padraig are the engineers and beekeepers whose ideas and hard work have made this possible....

March 06, 2020

How To Get Started With Bees - Part 4 (S2, E19)

Welcome to our four-part series on getting started in this fascinating and educational backyard pastime, sideline job, or full time career. All are possible with honey bees. Listen in as Kim Flottum, author and retired Editor of Bee Culture magazine,...

February 28, 2020

How To Get Started With Bees - Part 3 (S2, E18)

Welcome to our four part series on getting started in this fascinating and educational backyard pastime, sideline job, or full time career. All are possible with honey bees. Listen in as Kim Flottum, author and retired Editor of Bee Culture magazine,...

February 21, 2020

How To Get Started With Bees - Part 2 (S2, E17)

Welcome to our four-part series on getting started in this fascinating and educational backyard pastime, sideline job, or full time career. All are possible with honey bees. Listen in as Kim Flottum, author and retired Editor of Bee Culture magazine,...

February 14, 2020

How To Get Started With Bees - Part 1 (S2, E16)

Welcome to our four part series on getting started in this fascinating and educational backyard pastime, sideline job, or full time career, sponsored by ! All are possible with honey bees. Listen in as Kim Flottum, author and retired Editor of ...

February 07, 2020

Northern Bee Books with Jeremy Burbidge (S2, E15)

In this episode, we talk with Jeremy Burbidge of , located in Mytholmroyd, in northern England. Northern Bee Books publishes books on every aspect of bees and beekeeping you can imagine. Jeremy is a retired school teacher and a beekeeper, and has been...

January 31, 2020

New USDA-ARS Bee Lab @ UC Davis - Dr. Julia Fine. (S2, E14)

January 7th marked the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newest USDA Honey Bee Research Lab in Davis, California. Drs. , the lab’s Research Leader and  are the initial staff, looking at colony health and stress factors. Dr. Fine joins...

January 25, 2020

"How To Bee" - Talking With Movie Writer, Director and Co-Star, Naomi Mark. (S2, E13)

Naomi Mark grew up and lives today in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Her mom and dad homesteaded there and raised five kids. Along with the way, he started beekeeping and passed the love of bees to Naomi. Her movie, , chronicles a period of three years...