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Season 5

May 29, 2023

The Spotted Lantern Fly and Bad Honey with Dr. Robyn Underwood (S5, E…

In today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Robyn Underwood of Penn State’s Lopez-Uribe Lab. We’ve invited Robyn as she has researched and written about the Spotted Lantern Fly and how its presence can impact honey production. Have you ever tasted …

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May 22, 2023

Amy Vu - University of Florida Extension (S5, E49)

Amy Vu is the State Extension Entomologist for the State of Florida. She works out of the University Of Florida’s Honey Bee Research Lab, headed by Dr. Jamie Ellis. As part of the Research Lab she is involved in the …

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May 15, 2023

Varroa Control with Bill Hesbach (S5, E48)

On today's show, we invite Connecticut Master Beekeeper, Bill Hesbach back to the show to talk about the latest developments in practical varroa management. Whether you are a long time beekeeper, aka BVD beekeeper (Before Varroa Destructor) or a new...

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May 8, 2023

What A Bee Knows with Stephen Buchmann (S5, E47)

Anyone who's watch the front entrance of a hive or watched honey bee gathering nectar and pollen from flowers on a tree or a field of flowers has wondered about the life of a bee. That ultimately leads to the …

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May 1, 2023

Beekeeper Confidential with Mandy Shaw (S5, E46)

On today’s episode, Jeff and Kim talk with Mandy Shaw of the Beekeeper Confidential podcast. Mandy is a Portland, OR, beekeeper, active with the Portland Urban Beekeepers Association as President and other roles. We talk with her today about her...

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April 24, 2023

Honey Bee Longevity with Dr. Anthony Nearman (S5, E45)

In today's episode, we talk with Dr. Anthony Nearman on his recently published research on honey bee longivity in the lab. In fact, his research indicates that caged bees in the lab are only living half as long as bees …

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April 17, 2023

Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) with Mary Duane and Lou Naylor (S5,…

On today's episode, we welcome Mary Duane and Eloise (Lou) Naylor of the Eastern Apicultural Society. EAS was founded in 1955 for the "promotion of bees, education of beekeepers, certification of Master Beekeepers and excellence in bee research. EAS...

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April 10, 2023

2023 Almond Season Updates and Tropilaelaps with John Miller (S5, E43)

John Miller, a commercial beekeeper with Miller Honey Company in North Dakota, just finished his almond pollination season. In this episode, John returns to talk about the weather before and during his time in the orchards, the water issues almond...

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April 3, 2023

Drones and Mapping Drone Congregation Areas with Julia Mahood (S5, E4…

Today, we talk with Julia Mahood, a Master Beekeeper in Georgia. Julia is fascinated with drone honey bees and especially Drone Congregation Areas. To find out more about DCA’s, she is on a quest to find as many as she …

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March 27, 2023

Beekeeping with Fred Dunn (S5, E41)

There was one time when one mentioned YouTube beekeepers, the immdiate image was one of misinformation, mockery, and mistakes. But that is no longer the rule. There are great beekeepers producing great YouTube content, one of them is our guest …

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March 20, 2023

Beekeeping in Arizona (S5, E40)

When you think of Arizona, beekeeping typically does not come to mind. On today's episode, we talk about beekeeping in Arizona with three Arizona beekeepers: Duane Combs, Joc Rawls, and Monica King. Duane has been on the podcast in the …

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March 13, 2023

Honey Bees and Golf At The University of Georgia with Jennifer Berry …

Close your eyes and think of a gold course. We’re pretty sure that when you think of the landscape and maintenance of a typical golf course, with lots trim flat greens, schedules of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and other chemicals - …

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March 6, 2023

Nina Bagley - Women in Beekeeping's Past (S5, E38)

Today we talk with Nina Bagley. Nina lives in Columbus, Ohio, and has a profound interest in the role women have played in beekeeping in this country. She is a county bee inspector, runs about 50 colonies in and around …

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Feb. 27, 2023

HiveTracks: Bees as Biosensors with James Wilkes and Max Rünzel (S5, …

Today we meet up again with James Wilkes, founder, and Max Rünzel, CEO, of Hive Tracks. The people at HiveTracks have raised the bar when it come to gathering data about your bees, your bee yards, the environment in which …

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Feb. 20, 2023

Russian Bee Program Update with Dan Conlon (S5, E36)

Returning today is Dan Conlon, vice president of the Russian Bee Breeders Association. Dan updates us on how the Russian bee breeding program, the status of the association and how the Covid shutdowns impacted the USDA Baton Rouge Bee Lab, …

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Feb. 13, 2023

Seeds for Bees with Project Apis m. (S5, E35)

Density, Diversity and Duration. These are the three Project Apis m. objectives when selecting the best Seeds For Bees plantings. Today, Rory Crowley and Stetcyn Malonado join us to talk about the importance of planting ground cover in the fall …

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Feb. 6, 2023

The Drayton Hive with Author Andrew Bax (S5, E34)

Joining us today is beekeeper and author, Andrew Bax. Andrew lives in the UK and has been keeping bees for decades. Like many of us ‘older beekeepers’, he has sought out better means of managing his colonies. Andrew switched from …

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Jan. 30, 2023

Bee Research Update In Germany with Dr. Kirsten Traynor (S5, E33)

The last time we talked with Dr. Kirsten Traynor she had just started her new role in Germany. On today's episode we catch up with Kirsten and learn what research her students are conducting in Germany, at the University of …

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Jan. 23, 2023

How To Taste Honey with Marina Marchese (S5, E32)

Returning to the podcast in this episode is Marina Marchese. Marina is back from a recent trip to Italy taking advanced courses from the Food Institute there in both learning, and teaching the skills necessary to claim the title of …

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Jan. 16, 2023

Overwintering Bees - Experiences Of A Yukon Beekeeper: Etienne Tardif…

Joining us today is Etienne Tardif. Etienne keeps his bees in the Yukon Territory, where he works as a mining consultant. His data driven approach to keeping bees relies a lot on the technology he uses, plus his study of …

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Jan. 9, 2023

AFB Vaccine for Honey Bees with Dr. Keith Delaplane (S5, E30)

A vaccine for American Foulbrood? Really? Yes, really! We sit down with Dr. Keith Delaplane at the University of Georgia as he explains why his honey bee research lab is involved in this project, how this vaccine works, when it …

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Jan. 2, 2023

Bee Weaver Queens with Danny Weaver (S5, E29)

Today, I welcome Danny Weaver to the show. Danny comes from a long line of queen breeders and beekeepers in the Navasota, Texas area. Danny’s father, Binford, was instrumental working with Congress to establish the National Honey Board in 1987....

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Dec. 26, 2022

The Pollinators with Director Peter Nelson - 2022 Holiday Replay (S5,…

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, is currently making...

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Dec. 19, 2022

Beekeeper vs. Tech in Startup Competition with Chris Bush (S5, E27)

Joining us this week is Northeast Ohio Beekeeper, Chris Bush. Chris was a contestant on an online series, kind of like - Survivor, meets SharkTank in Hell’s Kitchen. Chris took his honey and queen rearing business to compete against other …

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Dec. 12, 2022

Dr. Jeff Pettis - Apimondia 2022 In Review & More (S5, E26)

Dr. Jeff Pettis returns to Beekeeping Today Podcast with an update of this past September’s Apimondia Congress, in Turkey. Jeff was selected President of Apimondia when they last met in Canada three years ago. His goal was to hit the …

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Dec. 5, 2022

Tennessee Bees and Hive Life with Kamon Reynolds (S5, E25)

If you don’t already know about Kamon Reynolds and his YouTube channel with over 52,000 subscribers, it’s time you check him out. You’ll find it on YouTube under his name or the channel’s name Tennessee’s Bees. There he discusses a …

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Nov. 28, 2022

The UK's National Honey Show Interviews and Ed Colby (S5, E24)

One of the largest and perhaps oldest honey shows in the world in the UK’s National Honey Show. The first show opened in 1923 at the Crystal Palace, in London. While the National Honey Show took an understandable break during …

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Nov. 21, 2022

Chinese Tallow Update with Steven Coy (S5, E23)

Today, we’ve invited Steven Coy back to the how to provide an update on the Chinese Tallow tree and efforts to eliminate them. Chinese Tallow was brought to the USA in the 1700’s as an ornamental. They have very successfully …

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Nov. 14, 2022

Broadcom MASTERS® Award Winner - Rory Hu (S5, E22)

The Effects of Pesticides, Caffeine & Tea Polyphenols on Honey Bees

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Nov. 7, 2022

Dr. Samuel Ramsey - Fall 2022 Updates - (S5, E21)

Boulder, Tropilaelaps, Hippy Varroa and More

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Oct. 31, 2022

Regional Beekeepers: Fall 2022 (S5, E20)

This week, guest co-host Jim Tew is sitting in for Kim and we have invited four beekeepers to the podcast to talk about their season just past. We call it our Regional Beekeepers show. If you have been a long …

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Oct. 24, 2022

Winter Bees, Summer Bees and Imidacloprid (S5, E19)

Winter bees, those bees that emerge during the cold winter months when there is little to no exposure to the world outside, are very different from summer bees, which emerge during the hectic and exposed to everything bees are exposed …

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Oct. 17, 2022

Winter Storage, CO2, and Varroa with Dr. Brandon Hopkins (S5, E18)

Would you believe varroa mites, carbon dioxide and indoor wintering are working together to make keeping bees easier and more profitable? Well, believe it. Today, we talk with Dr. Brandon Hopkins from Washington State University. His research has...

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Oct. 10, 2022

Project Apis m - Costco USA Scholarship Winners #2 (S5, E17)

Join us for our second episode on the 2022 Project Apis m and CostCo Scholarship Awards. Students who receive this PhD Scholarship award bring new energy, ideas, and expertise to the scientists on the leading edge of bee health research. …

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Oct. 3, 2022

Minnesota Honey Producers' Ambassador Program and More (S5, E16)

The Minnesota Honey Producers Association has a whole bunch of good things going for them and in this episode we learn about their new Honey Ambassador Program (notice we didn’t say Honey Queen Program), plus the state wide habitat program. …

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Sept. 26, 2022

Pragmatic Beekeeping with Cliff Struhl (S5, E15)

In this week’s episode, we visit with Cliff Struhl about his thoughts on better ways to keep bees than is generally done today (and the past 170 years). Cliff is owner of Bee Smart Designs and has produced several products …

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Sept. 19, 2022

HBHC Varroa Management Guide Updates with Dr. Dewey Caron (S5, E14)

On today’s episode we are joined by professor, author and noted speaker Dr. Dewey Caron. Dewey is an active member of the Honey Bee Health Coalition where he helps with the creation and maintenance of the Coalition’s Hive Management program. …

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Sept. 12, 2022

Bee Time with Mark Winston (S5, E13)

Mark Winston joins us on today’s episode. Mark just retired from Simon Frazer University in British Columbia. For many years his research focused on honey bees, beekeeping and agriculture. For about a decade he was a regular contributor to Bee...

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Sept. 5, 2022

Dr. Tracy Farone - Veternarian To The Bees (S5, E12)

Dr. Tracy Farone, joins us in this episode. Tracy is a veterinarian, a professor of biology at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, a board member of the Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium, a beekeeper and a regular contributor to …

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Aug. 29, 2022

Project Apis m - Costco Scholarship Awards (S5, E11)

When we started this podcast back in 2018, not only did we want to bring you the known and established voices in beekeeping and honey bee research, we also set out to highlight the new voices. Today’s episode we introduce …

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Aug. 22, 2022

Archive Special: Katarina Davitt - Bananas and Bees (S5, E10)

In this archive special episode from November, 2020, Master Beekeeper, Katharina Davitt reveals the nutritional benefits honey bees derive from bananas. Yes, you read that correctly, bananas! We all know that bananas are good for people. They are full...

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Aug. 15, 2022

Bee Culture October Event with Jerry Hayes (S5, E9)

Bee Culture’s Annual October Event is back. After two years of dealing with Covid delays, Editor Jerry Hayes has put together a two day event in Medina, Ohio that you will not want to miss. On today’s episode, we talk …

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Aug. 8, 2022

The Bee Girl's Summer Tour with Sarah Red-Laird (S5, E8)

On this week’s episode, we are joined by Sarah Red-Laird, the Bee Girl and she is on a mission this summer. Sarah is visiting all sorts of people in the Midwest who are trying to do the same thing she …

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Aug. 1, 2022

Beyond Pesticides with Jay Feldman (S5, E7)

This week, Kim and Jeff talk with Jay Feldman, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Beyond Pesticides. Beyond Pesticides is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., which works with allies in protecting public health and the...

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July 25, 2022

Apitherapy with Deb Klughers (S5, E6)

This week we talk with EAS Master Beekeeper, Deborah Klughers. Deb lives out on the eastern end of Long Island where she keeps her own bees and manages colonies for other people in the area. Deb is leading the EAS …

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July 18, 2022

The Small Hive Beetle with Drs. Morgan Roth and Aaron Gross (S5, E05)

On this episode, we learn share everything you ever wanted to know about Small Hive Beetles, with Drs. Morgan Roth and Aaron Gross, from Virginia Tech. Small hive beetles cause about $3 million dollars damage to US beehives every year. …

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July 11, 2022

Hive Heart with Duane Combs (S5, E04)

On today’s episode, we talk with Dwayne Combs about his business Beehive Monitoring USA and the line of beehive sensors, by a Slovakian company manufacturing the HiveHeart monitor. Dave’s business is the US distributor of the equipment they...

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July 4, 2022

Jim Tew - Lessons Learned Archive Special (S5, E03)

We're taking the week off to prepare for our July 4th Holiday with our families. We hope you enjoy this special from our first year of the podcast where we introduced many of you to Dr. Jim Tew. Jim cohosts …

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June 27, 2022

Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist - Amara Orth (S5, E02)

First up on today’s podcast, Jeff talks with Maya Ajmera, CEO of the Society for Science who along with the pharmaceutical company Regeneron, host an annual science contest for high school seniors. Maya talks with Jeff about the contest and...

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June 20, 2022

Asian Giant Hornet and Indoor Wintering Research with Dr. Kelly Kulha…

Dr. Kelly Kulhanek recently moved to Pullman, WA., where she has started her work there on assisting with the Asian Giant Hornet research. In addition to this she is working with the research on indoor wintering of honey bees for …

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