Episodes

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

April 10, 2020

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...

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

April 3, 2020

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,...

Bonus Episode: New Giant Honey Bee Discovery

April 1, 2020

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...

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

March 27, 2020

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...

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

March 20, 2020

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...

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

March 13, 2020

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....

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

March 6, 2020

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,...

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

Feb. 28, 2020

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,...

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

Feb. 21, 2020

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,...

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

Feb. 14, 2020

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 ...

Northern Bee Books with Jeremy Burbidge (S2, E15)

Feb. 7, 2020

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...

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

Jan. 31, 2020

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...

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

Jan. 25, 2020

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...

Planting Large Scale Pollinator Habitats with Lindsey White and Randi Grout (S2, E12)

Jan. 16, 2020

Lindsey White and Randi Grout work for Meadville Land Service, Inc., which is a "cousin" company of the Ernst Seed Company out of Cochranton, PA.  MLS specializes in planning, planting and maintaining large scale (multiple acre) pollinator...

Beekeeping Today Podcast: 2019 - The Year In Review (S2, E11)

Dec. 29, 2019

In this episode, the guys review key podcasts and guests from 2019. Then they take a look at what is planned for 2020.  What were your favorite episodes? Let us know at   ______________ This episode is brought to you by ! Global Patties is a...

Bees In The D: Brian Peterson, Brian Roest (S2, E10)

Dec. 14, 2019

Brian Peterson and Brian Roest are beekeepers and educators in the Detroit, Michigan area. They created "Bees in the D"; a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to create a cooperative effort between the residents, schools, organizations and...

2 Million Blossoms: Kirsten Traynor (S2, E09)

Dec. 1, 2019

Dr. Kirsten Traynor joins Beekeeping Today Podcast in this episode to talk about her new quarterly publication, . 2 Million Blossoms is dedicated to "protecting our pollinators - both wild and managed, before they disappear." 2 Million Blossoms (first...

Jerry Hayes & Kim Flottum: Passing the Torch at Bee Culture (S2, E08)

Nov. 20, 2019

In the last episode of Beekeeping Today Podcast, Kim announced that he was stepping down his post of 30+ years at Bee Culture and handing over the reins of the world class publication to Jerry Hayes.  Jerry has a a long history in beekeeping and...