Episodes

February 14, 2019

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

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,...

February 04, 2019

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

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...

January 11, 2019

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

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...

December 26, 2018

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

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...

November 23, 2018

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

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...

November 06, 2018

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

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...

October 31, 2018

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

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 ...

October 22, 2018

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

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...

October 08, 2018

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

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"...

September 21, 2018

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

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...

September 11, 2018

BTP Sponsorship Promo - 2018

We've received questions regarding sponsorship of a Beekeeping Today Podcast episode. This is certainly possible! You can sponsor a single episode or multiple episodes. Listen to the sample here to hear how the introduction of your company's product...

September 03, 2018

Dewey Caron - Master Beekeeper Certification, Beekeeping in Oregon and Bolivia, Honey Bee Health Coalition (010)

Dr. Dewey Caron has been working to help educate beekeepers for years starting with his work with Dr. Roger Morse (Cornell) and Eastern Apiculture Society (EAS). He helped to establish the EAS Master Beekeeper Certification program and has worked with...

August 07, 2018

Jerry Hayes & Barb Bloetscher - Varroa RNAi Based Treatments Update and State of Ohio Apiarist Update (009)

In this episode, Jerry Hayes and Barb Bloetscher escape the rain in Medina Ohio and join Jeff and Kim on the podcast.  Jerry (former FLA State Apiarist) provides an update on what he learned while at Monsanto regarding the challenges faced by...

July 19, 2018

Tom Theobald - The Problem With Neonicotinoids (008)

Tom Theobald is a long time beekeeper who lives outside Boulder, Colorado. Tom has been sounding the alarm about the problem we all face with the over use and accumulation of neonicotinoids (neonics) in the environment since before his July, 2010...

July 18, 2018

James Wilkes - HiveTracks and the Computerized Hive (007)

Dr. James Wilkes is a co-founder and CEO of . When he is not working at HiveTracks or teaching computer science at Appalachian State in Boone, NC, James manages over 150 colonies with his son to producing sourwood honey on their . In this...

July 03, 2018

Toni Burnham - DC Beekeeper Alliance / Urban Beekeeping (006)

We've invited regular contributor, Toni Burnham to the podcast to talk about the and urban beekeeping. Urban beekeeping is on the rise as demonstrated by the membership growth of the DC Beekeepers over the past couple of years. Join Jeff and Kim as...

June 27, 2018

Dr. James Tew - Beekeeping Lessons Learned (005)

We invited (mostly retired) to the podcast to share with us some of his beekeeping experiences and observations. Jim brings an insightful and sometimes humorous perspective from how he got into bees... and how a bee once got into him!   Jim has...

June 22, 2018

Bee Broker - Joe Traynor (004)

Joe Traynor is a bee broker in the almond orchards of California. Joe smoothes the business interactions between the beekeeper/pollinator and the almond grower. He has been in the pollination business since the early '70s and has seen it all. He has...

June 21, 2018

Xerces Society - Matthew Shepherd (003)

Matthew Shepherd is the Director of Communications and Outreach for the . Jeff and Kim invited Matthew to  Beekeeping Today Podcast to discuss the Xerces Society's various programs including Protecting Pollinators, Monarch and Bumble Bee...

June 20, 2018

Commercial Pollinator - John Miller (002)

John is a commercial beekeeper who splits his time between Newcastle, CA, and Gackle, ND.  We invited John to the podcast to discuss the challenges facing commercial pollinators in the almond orchards and the movement of bees back out to the...

June 19, 2018

Pollinator Partnership - Amber Barnes (001)

Jeff and Kim speak with Amber Barnes of Pollinator Partnership () about their many different projects, including Monarch program and pollinator habitat protection. Later in the episode, Kim discusses the health and future of pollinators during his...

June 11, 2018

Beekeeping Today Podcast Promo

An introduction to the Beekeeping Today Podcast, presented by Bee Culture Magazine!   Questions/Comments:   Thanks to Bee Culture, the Magazine of American Beekeeping, for their support of The Beekeeping Today Podcast. Available in print...