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Season 4

Honey Harvesting & Extraction

Flow Hive's CEO - Cedar Anderson (S4, E52)

June 13, 2022

Seven years ago, father and son set out to redesign the way honey is harvested from bee hives. There must be a way, they reasoned, to get the honey from the comb without disturbing the bees and then bottling the honey direct…

Beekeeper Profile

Professional Bike Racer and Beekeeper - Maghalie Rochette (S4, E51)

June 6, 2022

This week we talk with professional bike racer, Maghalie Rochette, from Quebec, Canada. She is good. Really good. Maghalie came in 2nd in the Canadian National Championships, September, 2021; Is three-times Canadian Cyclocro…

Beekeeper Profile

NYPD Beekeeper - Darren Mays (S4, E50)

May 30, 2022

Imagine responding to every emergency call into 911 about swarms in New York City - across all five boroughs, including Times Square!  Well, imagine no more because, today’s guest, Darren Mays was the Official beekeeper for …

Guest: Darren Mays
Education Honey Bee Management

Beekeeping With Disabilities - Justin Ruger (S4, E49)

May 23, 2022

Can you imagine the difficulty in trying to work a standard Langstroth hive when sitting in a wheelchair? Or how about working bees while blind? These are just two of the handicaps that Justin Ruger is working on so that peo…

Guest: Justin Ruger
Author Honey Bee Behavior Research

Bee Hunting with Dr. Tom Seeley - Archive Super Episode - (S4, E48)

May 16, 2022

In this replay from the Beekeeping Today Podcast Archive Super, we talk with Dr. Tom D. Seeley. We originally talked with Tom in 2019. Dr. Seeley is a in Biology at Cornell University where he teaches courses on animal beha…

Pests And Predators Research Book Review Book Review

Pol-Line VSH Honey Bees with USDA-ARS Drs Frank Rinkevich and Mike Simone (S4, E47)

May 9, 2022

Drs. Michael Simone-Finstrom and Dr. Frank Rinkevich, are research entomologists at the Baton Rouge Honey Bee Research Laboratory in Baton Rouge, LA. They have completed an extensive set of tests in commercial beekeeping ope…

Education Products & Devices

Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk and Rob Seccomb - Commercial Beekeeper Course and More (S4, E46)

May 2, 2022

On today episode, we welcome Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk ('retired' from the University of Montana) and Rob Seccomb to talk with us about the Bee Health Guru app and the new Commercial Beekeeper Course they are developing in partn…

Beekeepers Honey Bee Management Natural Beekeeping Methods & Management

Regional Beekeepers: Spring 2022 Update (S4, E45)

April 25, 2022

We first met the Regional Beekeepers back in May of 2020. Then twice a year since, we've made a point to catch a chat with them to talk about their bees, their challenges, their successes and plans for the next six months. T…

Education Habitat, Forage,

Earth Day Update from Dr. Jonathan Lundgren (S4, E44)

April 18, 2022

Happy Earth Day… week. Earth Day is this Friday, April 22… and in recognition of that day, we’ve invited Dr. Jonathan Lundgren back to the show to talk about his work at Blue Dasher Farm and with the Ecdysis Foundation’s res…

Products & Devices Research

Best For Bees with Dr. Erica Shelley (S4, E43)

April 11, 2022

This week, Kim is back and we talk with Dr. Erica Shelley.  We find out what her research organization, Best For Bees, Ltd. does, and learn about their latest discoveries that will make your bees safer than you can imagine. …

Education Pesticides & Poisons Ed

Pesticides, Melittology and PolliNation with Andony Melathopoulos (S4, 42)

April 4, 2022

Dr. Andony Melathopoulos, an entomologist with the Oregon State University Agricultural Extension Service, returns to Beekeeping Today Podcast to talk to us about pesticides and how beekeepers can help mitigate the risk to t…

Education Research

Bee Informed Partnership Loss & Management Survey with Geoff Williams and Mikayla Wilson (S4, E41)

March 28, 2022

This week, we invite Geoff Williams and Mikayla Wilson from Bee Informed Partnership to talk with us about their 2022 Loss and Management Survey! It kicks off in April - in just a few days! The was started in 2007 by the a…

Education Products & Devices

HiveTracks 2022 Update and AID-CSB Partnership in Uzbekistan, Ethiopia and Lebanon (S4, E40)

March 21, 2022

On today’s episode, we invite back friend of the podcast, James Wilkes to talk about the latest updates and changes to the HiveTracks: the Beekeeper’s Companion, which has grown beyond being just a great hive management appl…

Education Marketing & Sales

Bees in the D 2022 Update and More (S4, E39)

March 14, 2022

Today, we invite back Brian Peterson-Roest from Bees In The D. Bees In The D is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a cooperative effort between residents, schools, organizations, and businesses in the city …

Honey Bee Management

End of Winter Discussion with Kim, Jim Tew & Jeff (S4, E38)

March 7, 2022

What should a beekeeper be doing this time of year - end of winter and the beginning of spring? What is different between the southern and the northern tier of States? Where do you start? What do you look for? What can you d…

Guest: Jim Tew
Products & Devices

Combplex Update with Hailey Scofield and Nathan Oakes (S4, E37)

Feb. 28, 2022

This week we welcome back to the podcast Hailey Scofield and Nathan Oakes. They joined us back in November, 2019, when they were nominated as the one of the 18 finalists in the Empire State Development and Cornell University…

Beekeepers Pollination Management

2022 Almond Season with John Miller (S4, E36)

Feb. 21, 2022

In today episode, we welcome back Friend of the Podcast, commercial beekeeper, and longtime industry advocate, John Miller, to share with you his perspective of the 2022 almond pollination season. We caught up with John whil…

Guest: John Miller
Education

Bees for Development with Nicola Bradbear (S4, E35)

Feb. 14, 2022

In this episode, we welcome Nicola Bradbear to the podcast for the first time. Nicola is the Director of Bees for Development. Bees for Development uses bees to reduce poverty through sustainable beekeeping and increase biod…

Pests And Predators Research

Scientific Beekeeping with Randy Oliver (S4, E34)

Feb. 7, 2022

On today’s episode, we are joined by Randy Oliver. If you don’t read Randy’s ABJ column and don’t check in on his  you’ve been missing some of the most up to date news on breeding mite resistant bees, and the newest, best mi…

Guest: Randy Oliver
Author Beeswax Education

Beekeepers Lab with Bee Culture's Kim Lehman (S4, E33)

Jan. 31, 2022

We have a special treat this week because Kim Lehman has come for a visit. Kim is an educator at heart and works with children of all ages. She started her regular column, All The Buzz In Bee Kids Corner, for Bee Culture ove…

Guest: Kim Lehman
Products & Devices Stings & Venom

Venom Collection with Whale Labs' - James Watts (S4, E32)

Jan. 24, 2022

Today, we welcome James Watts from Whale Labs, in Australia. Whale Labs works on a variety of research projects, but today we talk with him about the honey bee venom collection and the commercial value of that venom. Whale L…

Guest: James Watts
Honey Bee Management Marketing & Sales

Honey Marketing with Jay Williams, William's Honey Farm (S4, E31)

Jan. 17, 2022

On today’s show, we welcome back Jay Williams of and . Right off, Jay, who was with us in December, talked about preparing and entering the contest for Honey Has WON this very prestigious award for this year. You heard him…

Products & Devices

2022 Broodminder Update with Rich Morris (S4, E30)

Jan. 10, 2022

This week we’ve invited Rich Morris, of Broodminder, to provide updates on what’s new and what’s improved with his Broodminder Hive Monitoring sensor collection. Broodminder has been in the hive monitoring business for many …

Guest: Rich Morris
Pests And Predators

2021 Asian Giant Hornet Update with Sven-Erik Spichiger (S4, E29)

Jan. 3, 2022

This is the third time we’ve talked with Sven-Erik Spichiger about the Asian Giant Hornet in the state of Washington, and this time he shares some history, enlightens us with the discoveries they’ve made so far, what they ma…

Pests And Predators Research

Dr. Samuel Ramsey - 2021 Holiday Replay (S4, E28)

Dec. 27, 2021

Hey everybody. Kim and Jeff are taking the week off and will be back next week with a new episode. For this week's Holiday Reply, we bring you our talk with Dr. Sam Ramsey from April, 2021. We hope you enjoy it as much as we…

2021 Holiday Special with Kim, Kirsten, Jim & Jeff (S4, E27)

Dec. 20, 2021

Happy Holidays Everybody! Come on along and listen in to Jeff and Kim and Kirsten and Jim when they get together around the virtual Christmas Tree and talk about the Holidays, the good and bad for last year and what they hop…

Natural Beekeeping Methods & Management

Common Sense Natural Beekeeping with Stephanie Bruneau (S4, E26)

Dec. 13, 2021

Joining the podcast today is Stephanie Bruneau, co-author of the new book, “Common Sense Natural Beekeeping.”  Stephanie Bruneau and our very own Kim Flottum, recently released this new book with Quarry Press. We talk with t…

Pesticides & Poisons

HBHC Crop Pest Control with Dr. Caydee Savinelli (S4, E25)

Dec. 6, 2021

Dr. Caydee Savinelli leads the task force on Minimizing Pesticide Risk For Honey Bees. Caydee is a passionate entomologist and pollinators of all kinds are a big part of her life, so she has been very instrumental in helpin…

Natural Beekeeping Methods & Management

EpiPen Pricing Scandal & Natural Beekeeping with Ross Conrad (S4, E24)

Nov. 29, 2021

Joining us is Bee Culture contributor and author, Ross Conrad. Ross is a commercial beekeeper in Vermont. He runs a small commercial operation running about 100 colonies and all are treatment free. He makes honey, does a bit…

Guest: Ross Conrad
Products & Devices

Bee Smart Designs with Cliff Struhl (S4, E23)

Nov. 22, 2021

In this episode, we invite Cliff Struhl on the show to talk about his company, Bee Smart Designs. Cliff actually got his start in manufacturing beekeeping equipment because his wife didn’t want cinder blocks and 2x4’s as hiv…

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2021 Good Food Awards Honey Finalists (S4, E22)

Nov. 15, 2021

Last year, we talked with The Good Food Foundation about their annual honey contest . This year, we bring you four of the 15 finalists to talk about their entries and their beekeeping operation. Winners will be announced the…

Beekeepers Marketing & Sales Pollination Management

The All Important Almond Season with Dr. Brittney Goodrich (S4, E21)

Nov. 8, 2021

We welcome back Dr. Brittney Goodrich, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist at the University of California, Davis. Brittney joined us originally on October 5, 2020 to talk about her research on the importance of . Tod…

Honey Bee Management How To

Return of the Regional Beekeepers - Fall 2021 (S4, E20)

Nov. 1, 2021

For this episode, we invite back our regular regional beekeepers to sit down with us and discuss how their season went, what surprises they had, what worked, what didn’t and what they were planning for in 2022. In their disc…

Products & Devices

AŽ Hives with Jonna Sanders (S4, E19)

Oct. 25, 2021

In this episode, we talk with Jonna Sanders about AŽ hives (NA Beekeepers say “AZ”. We learn today that it correctly pronounced “AH-shah”. Jonna is a lifelong AŽ Hive beekeeper and sells AŽ hives in the US. Today we talk wit…

Guest: Jonna Sanders
Pollination Management Products & Devices

Beewise and Bee Hive Automation with CEO Saar Safar (S4, E18)

Oct. 18, 2021

Imagine a completely automated beekeeping operation. Well, BeeWise has created the Bee Home, housing 24 colonies that is a solar powered, insulated, and completely automated for every beekeeping management task. Saar Safar, …

Guest: Saar Safra
Honey Bee Behavior Honey Bee Biology

Swarm Essentials with Stephen Repasky (S4, E17)

Oct. 11, 2021

In this episode, we talk with Steve Repasky about his book, Swarm Essentials, published by WicWas Press in 2014. Steve is in the middle of updating his book and we found him ready to talk about swarming in general, and what’…

Feeding Honey Bee Management Products & Devices

Seaweed, HiveAlive and Honey Bees with Dara Scott (S4, E16)

Oct. 4, 2021

Today, we talk with Dara Scott of Advanced Science out of Galway, Ireland, makers of HiveAlive. Off the west coast of Ireland grows a variety of see borne plants, commonly called sea weeds, that have evolved defenses against…

Guest: Dara Scott
Feeding Pollen

Good Nutrition, Good Bees with David Aston (S4, E15)

Sept. 27, 2021

This week we talk with researcher and author, David Aston about his book, Good Nutrition, Good Bees. It’s exciting to see how much information on honey bee nutrition is becoming available. This is happening as both new resea…

Feeding Pollen

Seasonal Pollens and Nutrition Research with Dr. Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman (S4, E14)

Sept. 20, 2021

Today we talk with Dr. Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman. Gloria is the Research Leader at the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Tucson, Arizona. Gloria and the researchers there are involved in several projects, but today we talked …

Habitat, Forage, Pollen

HBHC Part 3 - Pete Berthelsen, Habitat & Forage (S4, E13)

Sept. 13, 2021

Today, we pick up on the third installment of our exploration of the Honey Bee Health Coalition’s programs as we talk with Pete Berthelsen. Pete runs the Bee and Butterfly Habitat Fund, a non-profit organization working to i…

Education

Beemmunity with James Web & Nathan Reid (S4, E12)

Sept. 6, 2021

What on earth is a microsponge? And what do beekeepers do with them? In this episode, we talk with James Webb, CEO, and Nate Reid, Operations Manager at Beemmunity Labs on the exciting research and product development underw…

Author Beekeeper Profile

Life and Times of Bee Culture Editor, Jerry Hayes (S4, E11)

Aug. 30, 2021

Jerry Hayes’ journey to become the current Editor of makes him uniquely qualified to lead the A.I. Root Company’s 149-year-old Magazine for Beekeepers. He started as a high school teacher in Georgia, but soon found that was…

Guest: Jerry Hayes
Beekeeper Profile

Beekeeping and ABJ with Editor Eugene Makovec (S4, E10)

Aug. 23, 2021

Eugene Makovec has been Editor of the for only a short time and isn’t well known in the Beekeeping world.  He is working to change that. He grew up helping his father keep the family’s bees, so has a good background in the …

Apiary Beekeeper Profile Honey Bee Management Products & Devices

HiveTracks' Beekeeper's Companion with James Wilkes (S4, E9)

Aug. 16, 2021

On today’s episode, we welcome back friend of the podcast, James Wilkes, beekeeper, professor and Founder of HiveTracks. HiveTracks continues to evolve and grow from the ‘simple’ 2008 technology platform focused on recordkee…

Guest: James Wilkes
Education Habitat, Forage, Pollination Management Research

Bee City USA with Xerces' Molly Martin & City of Olympia's Amy Stull (S4, E8)

Aug. 9, 2021

In this episode we talk first with Molly Martin, the coordinator of Bee City USA, and Bee Campus USA, both supported by the Xerces Society. The Xerces Society is as Pro Pollinator as any group can get, there’s no doubt about…

Products & Devices Research

Nectar Technologies - Max Cherney & Dr. Rae Olsson (S4, E7)

Aug. 2, 2021

Max Cherney is Director of Operations at Nectar Technologies and Dr. Rae Olson is a postdoctoral researcher at Washington State University. Together they work with Precision Beekeeping in Quebec, Canada developing a data dri…

Marketing & Sales Products & Devices

Ross Rounds & More with Ben & Kimberly Carpenter (S4, E6)

July 26, 2021

In this episode, we talk with Ben and Kimberly Carpenter of Hungry Bear Farms, current owners of Ross Rounds Honey Supers and Sundance Pollen Traps. Ross Rounds Honey Supers were created by Tom Ross several years ago, then t…

Education Research

Dr. Gene Kritsky on Honey Bees and Cicadas (S4, E5)

July 19, 2021

In this episode we talk with Dr. Gene Kritsky, who has authored or edited 10 books and over 250 papers on subjects as diverse as entomology, Egyptology, evolution, history of science, dinosaur biology, insect poetry and inse…

Education Pesticides & Poisons Research

Honey Bee Health Coalition: Part 2 - Pests and Predators (S4, E4)

July 12, 2021

We continue this week exploring the work of the Honey Bee Health Coalition we started on the March 29th. The HBHC has several goals, tasks and programs it is pursuing and the one we are exploring today, with Dr. Dewey Caron,…

Education Research

2020-2021 Annual Colony Loss Report with Bee Informed Partnership (S4, E3)

July 5, 2021

Dr. Geoffrey Williams and Dr. Nathalie Steinhauer join us in this episode to discuss the just released survey of colony losses between April 1, 2020 and April 1, 2021 conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership, BIP. The numbe…