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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,…

Education Research

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 numbe…

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"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 finishe…

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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 b…

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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 …

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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 profess…

Beekeepers Products & Devices

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 tha…

Guest: Mike James
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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 Langstr…

Guest: Paul Longwell
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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 hi…

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…

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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 …

Pests And Predators Research

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 f…

Habitat, Forage, Honey Bee Biology Research

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…

Pests And Predators Research

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 A…

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The Honey Bee Health Coalition with Matt Mulica (S3, E44)

March 29, 2021

Meet Matt Mulica, Senior Project Director of The Honey Bee Health Coalition a group of more than 50 organizations who have come together to implement solutions to achieve a healthy population of native and managed pollinator…

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The 2021 Almond Season & Indoor Wintering with John Miller (S3, E43)

March 22, 2021

John Miller is a based in Gackle, North Dakota and New Castle, California.  His family has been keeping bees since 1894. Their season starts each spring when John and his sons take their bees to the almond orchards in Centr…

Guest: John Miller
Honey Bee Behavior Honey Bee Biology Honey Bee Management

Russian Honey Bee and EAS Updates with Dan Conlon (S3, E42)

March 15, 2021

In this episode, we invite Dan Conlon back to learn how the Russian Honey Bee Program is progressing, since now is the time to consider trying packages, nucs or queens for the coming season. Arguably, Russians are the most t…

Beekeeper Profile Research

Research for Hire with Jessie & Bobby Louque (S3, E41)

March 8, 2021

Today, we talk with Jessie and Bobby Louque, of Louque Agricultural Enterprises.  Testing the interactions of pesticides and honey bees is what this company does on a daily basis. They have combined their passion for bees wi…

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Boris Baer - Center for Integrative Bee Research (S3, E40)

March 1, 2021

Our guest this week is Boris Baer, Professor of Entomology at UC Riverside. Boris is the recent recipient of a $900,000 grant from the University of California’s Office of the President.  He is the Principal Investigator of …

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Steven Coy - APHIS and Chinese Tallow (S3, E39)

Feb. 22, 2021

Steven Coy, Executive Board Member of American Honey Producers Association  returns to the podcast. This time, he discusses the USDA-APHIS call for comments on the elimination of the Chinese Tallow Tree and the impact the el…

Guest: Steven Coy
Beekeeper Profile Education

The Bee Squad with Bridget Mendel and Becky Masterman (S3, E38)

Feb. 15, 2021

In today’s episode, we talk with Bridget Mendel and Becky Masterman of the University of Minnesota Bee Lab’s “Bee Squad”.  Dr. Marla Spivak created Bee Squad as an outreach group 10 years ago in the Twin Cities area to help …

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The Bee Corp with Ellie Symes (S3, E37)

Feb. 8, 2021

This week we talk with Ellie Symes, CEO of The Bee Corp. We met Ellie at the recent Almond Growers virtual conference. With pollination hives in almonds renting for around $200 each, almond growers want to make sure they are…

Beekeeper Profile Education

Bee Downtown with Ben Dictus (S3, E36)

Feb. 1, 2021

In today’s episode we talk with Ben Dictus, beekeeper for Bee Downtown.  The good people in the Bee Downtown organization have taken bees and beekeeping to a new level of education, promotion and opportunity. They have combi…