All Episodes

Pollinator Week: Davey Hackenberg - Commercial Beekeeper - (028)

June 18, 2019

Davey Hackenberg is a second-generation of beekeeper following in the steps of his father, Dave Hackenberg, in the honey and pollination business. Davey lives in Lewisberg, PA where he and his family run Hackenberg Honey, home of Buffy Bee Honey! In...

Pollinator Week: Pollinator Partnership - Kelly Rourke & Vicki Wojcik - (027)

June 17, 2019

is the organization responsible for bringing us Pollinator Week, so it is only fitting "P2" leads off our special week of podcasts! In 2007, Congress unanimously declared a week of June as National Pollinator Week. Pollinator Week has now grown into a...

Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk/Dr. David Firth: Bee Health Guru & UoM Master Beekeeper Program - (026)

May 7, 2019

Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk and Dr. David Firth from the Univerisity of Montana are working together on a new application for beekeepers called .  The application uses artificial intelligence (AI) to listen to the sound and based upon complex...

Geoff Williams/Selina Bruckner: Bee Informed Partnership Annual Colony Loss Survey - (025)

April 26, 2019

Dr. Geoff Williams is an assistant professor at Auburn University. He is in charge of the Bee Lab and is on the Board of the . Selina Bruckner is a PhD student in entomology at Auburn and working on the Annual Colony Loss and Management Survey. The...

Meredith May: The Honey Bus - (024)

April 25, 2019

Meredith May is a beekeeper, journalist and author who grew up in the Big Sur area, along the central California coast. Her mother withdrew from Meredith's and her brother's lives following the breakup of her marriage. The Honey Bus is Meredith's...

Jonathan Lundgren: Regenerative Agriculture and Honey Bee Health - (023)

March 27, 2019

Dr. Jonathan Lundgren is a former USDA-ARS soil scientist, having received his PhD in Entomology from the University of Illinois in 2004. Today he is Director of and CEO of . He has also recently contributed to magazine! is focused on researching...

Peter Nelson, Director & Beekeeper: The Pollinators Movie - (022)

March 7, 2019

Peter Nelson is a filmmaker, director and beekeeper. This combination of skills and passions lead to a documentary film about the business and lives of pollinators - both the two legged and six legged kind!  The documentary, is currently making...

True Source Honey with Eric Wenger - (021)

Feb. 24, 2019

Eric Wenger is the Chairman of True Source Honey, LLC - an organization created through the efforts of multiple honey companies and honey industry participants who collectively working to provide a way consumers and customers from the problems...

Dr. Reed Johnson: Insecticide Use and Toxicity in Almond Orchards - (020)

Feb. 13, 2019

In this episode, Jeff and Kim talk with Dr. Reed Johnson. Reed got his start in research beekeeping while looking for a summer job in his hometown,  Missoula, Montana. He knocked on the door of Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk at the University of Montana,...

Dr. Tom D. Seeley: Honey Bees In The Wild - (019)

Feb. 4, 2019

Dr. Tom D. Seeley is a in Biology at Cornell University where he teaches courses on animal behavior, specializing in understanding the social life of honey bees. His scientific research focuses on the phenomenon of swarm intelligence, which is...

Report from the American Honey Producers Assn. Annual Meeting - (018)

Jan. 11, 2019

Welcome to our first podcast of 2019! Well, to kickoff the year, Kim is enjoying the sights and sounds of the AHPA annual meeting and convention in Phoenix.  Late in the evening, Kim gave Jeff and call and provided this report. Join them as they...

Brad Root - Root Company, The First 50 Years - (017)

Dec. 26, 2018

The coming year, 2019, marks the 150th anniversary of the . On this episode, Brad Root - the great, great grandson of Amos Ives Root, joins Jeff & Kim on the podcast to discuss the first 50 years of the AI Root Company. When AI first came to , the...

Honey Connoisseur, Marina Marchese - Honey Tasting and Food Pairings - (016)

Nov. 23, 2018

Marina Marchese is a beekeeper and honey sommelier. She is the founder of the American Honey Tasting Society and is a frequent speaker and author on the topic of honey tasting and pairing. In this podcast, Marina joins Jeff and Kim to introduce the...

Dr. Samuel Ramsey: The Honey Bee Fat Body and the Varroa Mite - (015)

Nov. 6, 2018

Dr. Samuel Ramsey is a life long entomologist. His interests in all things insects started in his youth along with his parent's encouragement and his siblings displeasure! He continued his studies in college (Cornell) and just recently completed his...

Shane Gebauer - Discussion on Treatment Free Beekeeping - (014)

Oct. 31, 2018

Shane Gebauer is the President and Partner at , the catalog and online bee supply company based in Moravian Falls, NC.  Shane has been keeping bees for many years and speaks nationally on beekeeping.  You can also see Shane on several ...

Dan Conlon: It's All About The Russians (Russian honey bees, that is) - (013)

Oct. 21, 2018

For as long as he can remember, Dan Conlon has enjoyed and kept honey bees. When he was 50, he threw all in and went commercial with his  in South Deerfield, MA along with his wife, Bonita. Today they sell  honey, pure beeswax candles, and...

Bill Hesbach - Bee Talks and The Connecticut Queen Breeders Cooperative - (012)

Oct. 8, 2018

Bill Hesbach is a long time Connecticut beekeeper, an EAS Master Beekeeper and an University of Montana Master Beekeeper. In this episode, Jeff and Kim talk with Bill about the Connecticut Backyard Beekeepers Organization, the CBA "Bee Talks"...

Dr. Warwick Kerr's Passing and His Africanized Honey Bee Legacy with Jim Tew - (011)

Sept. 21, 2018

Dr. Warwick Kerr passed on 15-Sept, leaving behind a legacy that haunted him and changed beekeeping in the America's for years to come. In this episode, the podcast visits Dr. Jim Tew in his shop in Wooster, Ohio to discuss his work with the USDA...