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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. Fi…

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"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, , chronicl…

Habitat, Forage,

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 a…


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 ! Gl…

Beekeepers Education

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, …

Author Education

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.…

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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 hist…

Guest: Jerry Hayes
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It Is Combplex - A New Approach To Varroa Treatments - (S2, E07)

Nov. 10, 2019

Joining this episode is a team representing one of the 18 finalist in the Empire State Development and Cornell University’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement for “”. Grow-NY is a food innovation and agricultural techn…

Guest: Nathan Oakes
Beekeepers Research

A Look Back At Apimondia 2019 (S2, E06)

Oct. 15, 2019

Every two years, beekeepers from around the globe swarm to a chosen city for a week to discuss the honey bee: The latest research, latest products, the latest gadgets, and the must have knowledge for all those interested in …

Beekeeper Profile

Orenda Winery: Xander and Samantha Kent (S2, E05)

Sept. 7, 2019

When Xander and Samantha met several years ago, the thought they'd end up owning and running a winery in Carnation, Washington, was not even a germ of an idea. In fact, the thought that they'd be running 15 colonies and prod…


Steve Pernal: Apimondia 2019 Program Director (S2, E04)

Aug. 26, 2019

Dr. is a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (the Canadian USDA), located at the lab in Beaverlodge, Alberta, CAN. When he isn't working with the bees in the fields of canola, clover and alfalfa of the …

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Tammy Horn Potter: Author, "Flower Power" & KY State Apriarist (S2, E03)

Aug. 9, 2019

Dr. Tammy Horn Potter started her professional life with a PhD in American Literature. Today, she is State Apriarist for Kentucky. Along the way, she's taught English and literature at several universities in the Southeast, …

Products & Devices

Rich Morris: Lead Drone - Broodminder - (S2, E02)

July 31, 2019

Rich Morris is a beekeeper and electrical engineer whose passion and career combined to produce Broodminder.  Broodminder is a set of battery powered sensors and scale that provide insights to beekeepers on the changes withi…

Guest: Rich Morris
Beekeeper Profile

A.I. Root Company History with Brad Root - 1919 to the '80s - (S2,E01)

July 5, 2019

We continue our celebration of the A. I. Root Company's 150 anniversary we started in with Brad Root. In this episode, we pick up about 1920 and continue to the 1980's.  Brad relates several of the key events in the history…


Season One Wrap-Up: A Look Back at What Was and Forward to What Will Bee! - (032)

June 28, 2019

In this Season One wrap-up, Jeff and Kim talk about how the show got started, talk about some of the guests on the show. Kim also interviews Jeff during the show. Who is Jeff and why is HE on the podcast? They also discuss s…

Pollination Science

Pollinator Week: Adam Allington - The Business of Bees - (031)

June 21, 2019

Adam Allington is the producer and host of the Bloomberg Environment podcast, The Business of Bees.  Adam joins Jeff and Kim on this final podcast of the 2019 Pollinator Week series. Business of Bees is a six-part podcast se…

Pollination Management

Pollinator Week: Gene Brandi - California Pollinator - (030)

June 20, 2019

Gene Brandi is a West Coast beekeeper, based out of Los Banos, California. Gene is is a great spokesman for the beekeeping industry having spent over 40 years in the business. Gene is Past President of , has served as the Ch…

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Pollinator Week: Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda, Honey Bee Pollination - (029)

June 19, 2019

Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she focuses her time on honey bee health, pollination and as the State's Extension Service apiculturist. Prior to her current …

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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, ho…

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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. Pollinato…

Guest: Kelly Rourke
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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 …

Education Research

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 an…


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 H…

Habitat, Forage,

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

March 28, 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! …