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Ed Colby

Beekeeper, Author

Sideline beekeeper. Columnist, Bee Culture magazine "Bottom Board" column since 2002. Author, A Beekeeper's Life, Tales from the Bottom Board. (https://www.amazon.com/Beekeepers-Life-Tales-Bottom-Board/dp/1912271885)

Actuarial tables indicate I should be retired, but I continue to be obsessed with Apis Mellifera. I live in western Colorado with the gal Marilyn, the blue heeler Pepper, 15 chickens, three geese, four lambs and way too many bees.

Pests And Predators Research

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

July 18, 2022

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 …

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 …

Guests: Ed Colby , Darren Mays
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 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 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 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…

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…

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…

Beekeepers How To

Return of the Regional Beekeepers - Winter Perspectives (S3, E34)

Jan. 18, 2021

In this episode of Beekeeping Today Podcast, we reconnect with our beekeeping friends from Season 2, Episode 29. They come from across the country including Central North Carolina, North East Ohio, the western slope of the R…

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…