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Jim Tew

Cohost, Author, PhD

Dr. James E. Tew is an Emeritus Faculty member at The Ohio State University. Jim is also retired from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. During his forty-eight years of bee work, Jim has taught classes, provided extension services, and conducted research on honey bees and honey bee behavior.

He contributes monthly articles to national beekeeping publications and has written: Beekeeping Principles, Wisdom for Beekeepers, The Beekeeper’s Problem Solver, and Backyard Beekeeping. He has a chapter in The Hive and the Honey Bee and was a co-author of ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture. He is a frequent speaker at state and national meetings and has traveled internationally to observe beekeeping techniques.

Jim produces a YouTube beekeeping channel, is a cohost with Kim Flottum on the Honey Bee Obscura podcast, and has always kept bee colonies of his own.

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

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…

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Dr. Warwick Kerr's Passing and His Africanized Honey Bee Legacy with Jim Tew - (011)

Sept. 21, 2018

Dr. Warwick Kerr passed on 15-Sept, leaving behind a legacy that haunted him and changed beekeeping in the America's for years to come. In this episode, the podcast visits Dr. Jim Tew in his shop in Wooster, Ohio to discuss …

Guest: Jim Tew
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Dr. James Tew - Beekeeping Lessons Learned (005)

June 27, 2018

We invited (mostly retired) to the podcast to share with us some of his beekeeping experiences and observations. Jim brings an insightful and sometimes humorous perspective from how he got into bees... and how a bee once go…

Guest: Jim Tew