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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…

Guest: Peter Nelson

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…

Pollination Management Pollination Science

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 …

Beekeeper Profile Pollination Management

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…

Education Pollination Science

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
Education Products & Devices

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! …

Author Beekeepers

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,…

Guest: Peter Nelson
Marketing & Sales

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 customer…

Pesticides & Poisons

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

Feb. 14, 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 U…

Author Honey Bee Biology Research

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 in…


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 repo…

Beekeeper Profile

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…

Author Honey Varieties

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 …

Pests And Predators Research

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 ju…