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The BeeMD and More with Dr. Jamie Ellis (S2, E34)

June 15, 2020

This week, we talk with Dr. Jamie Ellis, from the University of Florida about The BEEMD website, the UoF Bee Lab, Coloss, research, teaching and his extension work! All his work is centered on honey bees, is beekeeper driven…

Pests And Predators

Dr. Meghan Milbrath - Honey Bees, Disease and More with Kirsten Traynor (S2, E33)

June 8, 2020

In this episode, guest co-host and 2 Million Blossoms editor Kirsten Traynor joins Jeff and Kim with her Dr. Meghan Milbrath interview. Meghan applies her epidemiology background in her work with honey bee diseases as an aca…

Honey Bee Behavior Honey Bee Biology

Talking Russian Honey Bees with Dr. Tom Rinderer and Steve Coy (S2, E32)

May 29, 2020

Ask beekeepers and you will hear many different opinions on Russian Honey Bees. Mostly, they either love them, hate them or know nothing about them.  In this episode, we go directly to the US source of these bees with Dr. To…

Queens & Queen Management Research

Tucka Saville - Loving The Queen Bee with Kirsten Traynor (S2, E31)

May 22, 2020

Guest co-host and 2 Million Blossoms Editor, Kirsten Traynor and Tucka Saville chat this week, talking about treatment free beekeeping, having bees in Florida and Upstate New York, raising queens with Michael Palmer in Vermo…

Beekeeper Profile

World Bee Day - Remembering Ann Harmon (S2, E30)

May 20, 2020

On this day as the world is celebrating honey bees and all that they do, Dewey Caron, Kim Flottum and Kathy Summers share stories and memories of Ann Harman, a world bee celebrity who passed on May 1. Ann was an exceptional …

Beekeepers

Regional Beekeeper Perspectives: East, Midwest and Mountain States (S2, E29)

May 15, 2020

This week, get out your traveling bee suits, because we are going to visit three different beekeepers in across the country. This time of the year, beekeepers in the US and northern hemisphere are all very busy, but are they…

Honey Bee Management

Bee Girl, Sarah Red-Laird with Guest CoHost Kirsten Traynor (S2, E28)

May 8, 2020

This episode is our first with guest co-host, 2 Million Blossoms editor, Kirsten Traynor. Kirsten will be our guest co-host on a regular basis bringing us interviews with young and upcoming personalities and researchers in t…

Queens & Queen Management Research

Queen and Drone Viability, Honey Fraud and Apimondia with Dr. Jeff Pettis (S2, E27)

May 1, 2020

Dr. Jeff Pettis left the USDA some time ago to pursue other avenues of research. His current work is studying issues with queens, primarily longevity, affect of pesticides, virus interactions, shipping problems and more. Rel…

Guest: Jeff Pettis
Habitat, Forage, Research

Earth Day Special with Jonathan Lundgren Ecdysis Foundation (S2, E26)

April 21, 2020

Fifty years ago today, at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, there was a celebration of the very first Earth Day, sponsored by then Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, who had organized the event as a teach-in on campuses…

Habitat, Forage,

The Pollinator Victory Garden with Author Kim Eierman (S2, E25)

April 17, 2020

Sit back and listen while Jeff and Kim talk with Kim Eierman, founder of EcoBeneficial, and the author of The Pollinator Victory Garden, How To Win The War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening. If you’ve been thin…

Guest: Rich Morris
Honey Bee Biology Queens & Queen Management

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 incl…

Pests And Predators

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 i…

Pests And Predators

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 s…

Education Honey Bee Management

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 h…

Marketing & Sales

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 Cali…

Products & Devices

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…

Honey Bee Management How To

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 Edito…

Honey Bee Management How To

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 Edito…

Honey Bee Management How To

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 Edito…

Honey Bee Management How To

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 an…

Author Education Products & Devices

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 an…

Research

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…

Author Beekeepers

"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…

Beekeepers

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.…

Author Beekeepers

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
Products & Devices

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…

Research

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 …

Author Beekeeper Profile

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…