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Beekeeping Today Podcast

210 EpisodesProduced by Jeff Ott, Kim FlottumWebsite

The podcast for the latest beekeeping news, information and entertainment for today's beekeeper. Hosts Jeff Ott and Kim Flottum bring you interviews and commentary helping you become a more informed and knowledgeable beekeeper.

210 Episodes | 2018 - 2023

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

February 6th, 2023


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 …

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

January 30th, 2023


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 …

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

January 23rd, 2023


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 …

Overwintering Bees - Experiences Of A Yukon Beekeeper: Etienne Tardif (S5, E31)

January 16th, 2023


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 …

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

January 9th, 2023


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 Weaver Queens with Danny Weaver (S5, E29)

January 2nd, 2023


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 …

The Pollinators with Director Peter Nelson - 2022 Holiday Replay (S5, E28)

December 26th, 2022


Peter Nelson is a filmmaker, director and beekeeper. This combination of skills and passions lead to a documentary film about the business and lives …

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

December 19th, 2022


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 …

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

December 12th, 2022


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 …

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

December 5th, 2022


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 …

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

November 28th, 2022


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, …

Chinese Tallow Update with Steven Coy (S5, E23)

November 21st, 2022


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 …

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

November 14th, 2022


On today’s show, Jeff talks with Rory Hu, the $10,000 winner of the Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science MASTERS® Scholarship for middle …

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

November 7th, 2022


On today’s episode, we welcome back the good friend of the podcast, Dr. Samuel Ramsey. Also joining us today is Dr. Jim Tew, sitting in this week for Kim Flottum. Sammy joins Jeff and Jim to talk about his recent move …

Regional Beekeepers: Fall 2022 (S5, E20)

October 31st, 2022


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 time …

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

October 24th, 2022


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 …

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

October 17th, 2022


Would you believe varroa mites, carbon dioxide and indoor wintering are working together to make keeping bees easier and more profitable? Well, …

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

October 10th, 2022


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 …

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

October 3rd, 2022


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 …

Pragmatic Beekeeping with Cliff Struhl (S5, E15)

September 26th, 2022


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 …

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

September 19th, 2022


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 …

Bee Time with Mark Winston (S5, E13)

September 12th, 2022


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 …

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

September 5th, 2022


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 …

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

August 29th, 2022


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 …

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

August 22nd, 2022


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 …

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

August 15th, 2022


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 …

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

August 8th, 2022


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 is doing from her …

Beyond Pesticides with Jay Feldman (S5, E7)

August 1st, 2022


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 …

Apitherapy with Deb Klughers (S5, E6)

July 25th, 2022


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 …

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

July 18th, 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 …

Hive Heart with Duane Combs (S5, E04)

July 11th, 2022


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 …

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

July 4th, 2022


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 …

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

June 27th, 2022


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 …

Asian Giant Hornet and Indoor Wintering Research with Dr. Kelly Kulhanek (S5, E01)

June 20th, 2022


Dr. Kelly Kulhanek recently moved to Pullman, WA., where she has started her work there on assisting with the Asian Giant Hornet research. In …

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

June 13th, 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 …

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

June 6th, 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 …

NYPD Beekeeper - Darren Mays (S4, E50)

May 30th, 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 …

Beekeeping With Disabilities - Justin Ruger (S4, E49)

May 23rd, 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?

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

May 16th, 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 …

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

May 9th, 2022


Drs. Michael Simone-Finstrom and Dr. Frank Rinkevich, are research entomologists at the Baton Rouge Honey Bee Research Laboratory in Baton Rouge, …

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

May 2nd, 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 …

Regional Beekeepers: Spring 2022 Update (S4, E45)

April 25th, 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 …

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

April 18th, 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 …

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

April 11th, 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 …

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

April 4th, 2022


Dr. Andony Melathopoulos, an entomologist with the Oregon State University Agricultural Extension Service, returns to Beekeeping Today Podcast to …

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

March 28th, 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 Bee Informed Partnership

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

March 21st, 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 …

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

March 14th, 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 …

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

March 7th, 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 …

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

February 28th, 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 …

2022 Almond Season with John Miller (S4, E36)

February 21st, 2022


In today episode, we welcome back Friend of the Podcast, commercial beekeeper, and longtime industry advocate, John Miller, to share with you his …

Bees for Development with Nicola Bradbear (S4, E35)

February 14th, 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 …

Scientific Beekeeping with Randy Oliver (S4, E34)

February 7th, 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 Scientific Beekeeping website,

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

January 31st, 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 …

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

January 24th, 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 Marketing with Jay Williams, William's Honey Farm (S4, E31)

January 17th, 2022


On today’s show, we welcome back Jay Williams of William’s Honey Farm and South Hall Farms. Right off, Jay, who was with us in December, talked about preparing and entering the Good Food Awards contest for Honey Has WON …

2022 Broodminder Update with Rich Morris (S4, E30)

January 10th, 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 …

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

January 3rd, 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 …

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

December 27th, 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 …

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

December 20th, 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 …

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

December 13th, 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 …

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

December 6th, 2021


Dr. Caydee Savinelli leads the Honey Bee Health Coalition’s task force on Minimizing Pesticide Risk For Honey Bees.

Caydee is a passionate …

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

November 29th, 2021


Joining us is Bee Culture contributor and author, Ross Conrad. Ross is a commercial beekeeper in Vermont. He runs a small commercial operation …

Bee Smart Designs with Cliff Struhl (S4, E23)

November 22nd, 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 …

2021 Good Food Awards Honey Finalists (S4, E22)

November 15th, 2021


Last year, we talked with The Good Food Foundation about their annual honey contest (S3, E14). This year, we bring you four of the 15 finalists to talk about their entries and their beekeeping operation. Winners will be …

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

November 8th, 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

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

November 1st, 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 …

AŽ Hives with Jonna Sanders (S4, E19)

October 25th, 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 …

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

October 18th, 2021


Imagine a completely automated beekeeping operation. Well, BeeWise has created the Bee Home, housing 24 colonies that is a solar powered, insulated, …

Swarming Essentials with Stephen Repasky (S4, E17)

October 11th, 2021


In this episode, we talk with Steve Repasky about his book, Swarming 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, …

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

October 4th, 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 …

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

September 27th, 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 …

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

September 20th, 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 …

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

September 13th, 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 …

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

September 6th, 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 …

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

August 30th, 2021


Jerry Hayes’ journey to become the current Editor of Bee Culture magazine makes him uniquely qualified to lead the A.I. Root Company’s 149-year-old …

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

August 23rd, 2021


Eugene Makovec has been Editor of the American Bee Journal 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 …

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

August 16th, 2021


On today’s episode, we welcome back friend of the podcast, James Wilkes, beekeeper, professor and Founder of HiveTracks. HiveTracks continues to …

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

August 9th, 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 …

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

August 2nd, 2021


Max Cherney is Director of Operations at Nectar Technologies and Dr. Rae Olson is a postdoctoral researcher at Washington State University. Together …

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

July 26th, 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.

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

July 19th, 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, …

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

July 12th, 2021


We continue this week exploring the work of the Honey Bee Health Coalition we started on the March 29th, Season 3, Episode 44, with Matt Mulica. The …

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

July 5th, 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 …

"Work I Knew I Must" - with Tammy Horn Potter (S4, E2)

June 28th, 2021


Returning to join us in this episode is Tammy Horn Potter. (She originally visited us back in Season 2!) Not only is Tammy the State Apiary Inspector for Kentucky, but she is also an accomplished author. She has just …

Pollinator Week with Kelly Rourke & Miles Dakin of Pollinator Partnership (S4, E1)

June 21st, 2021


What better way to start Pollinator Week than to get the latest info on everything Pollinator from Kelly Rourke, Executive Director of Pollinator …

Charlotte Ekker Wiggins and A Beekeepers Diary (S3, E55)

June 14th, 2021


Charlotte Ekker Wiggins, author of two books about beekeeping and beekeepers, is our guest today. Her first book, Bee Club Basics, Or How To Start A Bee Club, dealt with managing teachers mentors, students, classes and …

The National Honey Board with Margaret Lombard & Catherine Barry (S3, E54)

June 7th, 2021


In this episode, we talk with Margaret Lombard (CEO) and Catherine Barry (Dir. of Marketing) from the National Honey Board. The NHB is an organization designed with the express purpose of marketing honey. There are 10 …

The Art of the Bee & Honey Bee Genetics with Dr. Rob Page (S3, E53)

May 31st, 2021


Today, we invite Dr. Robert E. Page, Jr.  to the podcast to talk about his research on honey bee genetics and his new book, The Art Of The Bee. Shaping the environment from Landscapes to Societies.

Rob is an Emeritus …

Hive Types - Part 5: The Future of Hives - The HyperHyve with Mike James (S3, 52)

May 24th, 2021


This is without doubt, the most technologically advanced, commercially available, honey bee hive monitoring system developed so far.

Mike James has a …

Hive Types - Part 4: AZ Hives with Paul Longwell (S3, E51)

May 17th, 2021


In Part 4 of our 5-part series on hive types other than the standard Langstroth, we talk with Paul Longwell about the AZ Hive. Paul has been keeping …

Hive Types - Part 3: Long Hives with Tina Sebestyen (S3, E50)

May 10th, 2021


In Part Three of our five-part Hive Types Series, we talk with Colorado Master Beekeeper and columnist Tina Sebestyen about the Long or Horizontal …

Hive Types - Part 2: Top Bar Hives with Christy Hemenway (S3, E49)

May 3rd, 2021


We continue with our five-part series on hive types other than the standard Langstroth, with Christy Hemenway. Christy has been working with top bar hives for just over 14 years now and has developed a good sense of how …

Hive Types - Part 1: Flow Hive with Stuart Anderson (S3, E48)

April 26th, 2021


This week, we start our multi-part series on hive types other than the standard Langstroth.  We start with the Flow Hive.

In this episode, we talk …

Dr. Samuel Ramsey - Varroa & Tropilaelaps Updates and More! (S3, E47)

April 19th, 2021


Dr. Sam Ramsey is back with us again, looking at all sorts of questions than bother beekeepers, and working with smart kids and science!

Sammy hasn’t not let any grass grow under his feet since he was forced to return …

The Climate Change Impact on Bees & Floral Sources with Dr. Christina Grozinger (S3, E46)

April 12th, 2021


In this episode, we talk with Dr. Christina Grozinger, from Penn State’s Department of Entomology. Her recent research and paper of climate changes …

2021 Asian Giant Hornet Update with Sven-Erik Spichiger (S3, E45)

April 5th, 2021


In this episode, we have a return visit with Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Sven-Erik Spichiger, to see how our honey bees’ newest …

The Honey Bee Health Coalition with Matt Mulica (S3, E44)

March 29th, 2021


Meet Matt Mulica, Senior Project Director of The Honey Bee Health Coalition a group of more than 50 organizations who have come together to implement …

The 2021 Almond Season & Indoor Wintering with John Miller (S3, E43)

March 22nd, 2021


John Miller is a commercial beekeeper based in Gackle, North Dakota and New Castle, California.  His family has been keeping bees since 1894. Their season starts each spring when John and his sons take their bees to the …

Russian Honey Bee and EAS Updates with Dan Conlon (S3, E42)

March 15th, 2021


In this episode, we invite Dan Conlon back to learn how the Russian Honey Bee Program is progressing, since now is the time to consider trying packages, nucs or queens for the coming season.

Arguably, Russians are the …

Research for Hire with Jessie & Bobby Louque (S3, E41)

March 8th, 2021


Today, we talk with Jessie and Bobby Louque, of Louque Agricultural Enterprises.  Testing the interactions of pesticides and honey bees is what this …

Boris Baer - Center for Integrative Bee Research (S3, E40)

March 1st, 2021


Our guest this week is Boris Baer, Professor of Entomology at UC Riverside. Boris is the recent recipient of a $900,000 grant from the University of …

Steven Coy - APHIS and Chinese Tallow (S3, E39)

February 22nd, 2021


Steven Coy, Executive Board Member of American Honey Producers Association (AHPA) returns to the podcast. This time, he discusses the USDA-APHIS call for comments on the elimination of the Chinese Tallow Tree and the …

The Bee Squad with Bridget Mendel and Becky Masterman (S3, E38)

February 15th, 2021


In today’s episode, we talk with Bridget Mendel and Becky Masterman of the University of Minnesota Bee Lab’s “Bee Squad”.  Dr. Marla Spivak created Bee Squad as an outreach group 10 years ago in the Twin Cities area to …

The Bee Corp with Ellie Symes (S3, E37)

February 8th, 2021


This week we talk with Ellie Symes, CEO of The Bee Corp. We met Ellie at the recent Almond Growers virtual conference. With pollination hives in …

Bee Downtown with Ben Dictus (S3, E36)

February 1st, 2021


In today’s episode we talk with Ben Dictus, beekeeper for Bee Downtown.  The good people in the Bee Downtown organization have taken bees and beekeeping to a new level of education, promotion and opportunity. They have …

Kaylee Richardson - The Honeystead with Kirsten (S3, E35)

January 25th, 2021


On today’s show, we chat with Kaylee Richardson, who runs the Farm on Quail Hollow and posts about her life as a modern-day homesteader …

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

January 18th, 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 …

The Importance of Propolis and More with Dr. Marla Spivak (S3, E33)

January 11th, 2021


Marla Spivak is a honey bee researcher at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Her work has covered a variety of subjects over the years …

Two Queen Honey Production with Tom Theobald (S3, E32)

January 4th, 2021


In this episode, we welcome back Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald. Tom had a small commercial operation in Colorado in the late 70’s, running up to …

Holiday Replay: Dr. Sam Ramsey & The Varroa Mite (S3, E31)

December 28th, 2020


On this special Holiday Replay, we bring back one of our favorite episodes from the first season, when we invited Dr. Sam Ramsey to the podcast to …

Newfoundland's Varroa Action Plan with Dr. David Peck and Peter Armitage (S3, E30)

December 21st, 2020


On today’s episode, we talk with Newfoundland beekeeper, Peter Armitage and Dr. David Peck, a Professor from Cornell University, David Peck.  Those of us south of the Canadian border tend to mispronounce the name of …

Honey Testing - QSI America with Tobias Wiezorek (S3, E29)

December 14th, 2020


QSI–America is a Germany based company that is in the business of testing honey for anything. Their US lab in Corona, California is led by Tobias Wiezorek, and employs about 35 scientists looking at the biochemical, …

Santa Cruz Bee Company's Emily Bondor with Kirsten (S3, E28)

December 7th, 2020


In this week’s episode, guest host Kirsten Traynor speaks with Emily Bondor of the Santa Cruz Bee Co about how she manages her colonies and those of …

Interviews with Beekeepers, Author Steve Donohoe (S3, E27)

November 30th, 2020


Starting several years ago, Steve Donohoe wanted to find out more about beekeepers and how they kept bees. His travels took him to California, where he talked to Randy Oliver and Ray Olivarez, to Vermont to talk to Mike …

Ernst Seed Company - Calvin Ernst with Kirsten (S3, E26)

November 23rd, 2020


Protecting pollinators and improving the habitat for honey bees often entails planting nectar and pollen rich plants. In this episode, Kirsten talks …

Bananas for Bees with Katharina Davitt (S3, E25)

November 16th, 2020


In this episode, Master Beekeeper, Katharina Davitt reveals the nutritional benefits honey bees derive from bananas. Yes, you read that correctly,

Oregon Fires - Sharon Schmidt with Kirsten (S3, E24)

November 9th, 2020


This autumn wildfires cut through large swaths of Oregon, destroying towns, homes and habitat. In this episode, Kirsten talks with Sharon Schmidt, founder of Cascade Girl Apiary, who lost her home and apiary in Phoenix, …

"Show Me The Honey" with Dave Doroghy (S3, E23)

November 2nd, 2020


Dave Doroghy works in the worlds of advertising and sports marketing and lives on a house boat on the Frasier River in southern British Columbia …

Organic Beekeeping and Importing Manuka: Madhu Honey with Kirsten (S3, E22)

October 26th, 2020


In this episode, Kirsten sits down with Matthew Pettersson of Madhu Honey, who fell into beekeeping after a chance encounter with a giant jar of honey in a New York City apartment. Fascinated by honey bees and the …

American Honey Tasting Society with Marina & Raffaele (S3, E21)

October 19th, 2020


Marina Marchese is the President of the American Honey Tasting Society. She refined her learning and teaching skills in Italy and Raffaele Dall'Olio was one of her teachers. Today we discuss with them all of the aspects …

Comb Building & More: Michael Smith, Ph.D with Kirsten (S3, E20)

October 12th, 2020


In this week’s episode, guest cohost, Kirsten Traynor, editor of 2 Million Blossoms, talks with Michael Smith, Ph.D. Michael grew up in Panama, then …

Almond Contracts: An Economist's Analysis with Brittney Goodrich, Ph.D (S3, E19)

October 5th, 2020


In this episode, we invited Dr. Brittney Goodrich to discuss what her research has found in almond pollination contracts.  Brittney is a Cooperative …

The Ambeessadors with Steve Rogenstein and Kirsten (S3, E18)

September 28th, 2020


If you’re interested in starting a honey festival in your city, you have to speak with Steve Rogenstein who founded the Ambeesadors. A former event manager, he fell in love with bees and has used his unique skills to …

Dewey Caron - "The Complete Bee Handbook" & More (S3, E17)

September 21st, 2020


Dr. Dewey M. Caron’s latest book, The Complete Bee Handbook is quite the book. Not a scientific text, not a how-to beekeeping book, but one that’s …

Bee Audacious with Bonnie Morse and Kirsten (S3, E16)

September 14th, 2020


The Bee Audacious conference brought together beekeeping luminaries like Mark Winston, Marla Spivak, Tom Seeley and many others. The event was created and organized by Bonnie Morse, who recently sat down to chat with …

The Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium with Allie and Britteny (S3, E15)

September 7th, 2020


In today’s episode we talk to Britteny Kyle, DVM, President of the Honey Bee Veterinary Consortium (HBVC) and Alexzandra (Allie) Mosel, DVM, who is the President Elect. Both are beekeepers and small animal veterinarians …

Honey and the Good Food Awards with Sarah Weiner and Mark Carlson (S3, E14)

August 31st, 2020


In today’s episode we talk with Sarah Weiner, the Executive Director of the Good Food Awards Foundation and Mark Carlson, the Committee Co-Chair of the Honey Category. Sarah brings a global perspective to her position …

Weird Bee Behaviors - Dr. Rachael Bonoan with Kirsten (S3, E13)

August 24th, 2020


In this episode, Kirsten Traynor meets up with Dr. Rachael Bonoan, a bee biologist and ecologist. Bees have some unusual and quirky behaviors. They …

Strong Microbials with Drs. Vera and Slava Strogolova (S3, E12)

August 17th, 2020


Strong Microbials got their start producing probiotics to improve the health of cattle, dairy cows, poultry and swine. Their products improved animal …

Beekeeping Downunder: Simeon Valkenburg with Kirsten (S3, E11)

August 10th, 2020


In this episode, Kirsten chats with commercial beekeeper Simeon Valkenburg, who runs a commercial operation with his brother in Australia. He talks about building up their commercial operation from scratch. They started …

Bee Optimism with Dr. Jay Evans (S3, E10)

August 3rd, 2020


Dr. Jay Evans is the Research Leader at the USDA Honey Bee Research Lab in Beltsville Maryland. He and the resident scientists there are involved in …

Madeleine Ostwald with Kirsten Traynor (S3, E9)

July 27th, 2020


This week, guest co-host Kirsten Traynor joins us with Madeleine Ostwald. Madeleine studies bees, having worked with both honey bees and carpenter …

Dr. Samuel Ramsey - Tracking The Tropilaelaps & More (S3, E8)

July 20th, 2020


Dr. Sam Ramsey joins us again to share what he has found from his most recent work on Tropilaelaps mites in Thailand. He has been looking at the …

Heroes To Hives - Adam Ingrao with Kirsten Traynor (S3, E7)

July 13th, 2020


This week, guest co-host Kirsten Traynor chats with Adam Ingrao, Ph.D, founder of Heroes to Hive.  Heroes To Hives is a veterans training program he started five years ago. They train veterans, especially those …

World Bee Count with James Wilkes and Joseph Cazier (S3, E6)

July 6th, 2020


In this episode, we talk with James Wilkes and Joseph Cazier from Appalachian State University, who spearheaded the World Bee Count program just completed this spring. Bee Count is an annual event that aims to identify …

Pollinator Week Series: Pollinator Gardens & Bumble Bees with Dr. David Goulson and Kirsten Traynor (S3, E5)

June 26th, 2020


As part of the pollinator week special, guest host Kirsten Traynor chats with Dr. Dave Goulson, an expert on pollinator health from the University …

Pollinator Week Series: Bee Friendly Farming with Ron Bitner (S3, E4)

June 25th, 2020


Bee Friendly Farming has a good friend in Ron Bitner, Co-Chair of this Pollinator Partnership program. Ron runs Bitner Winery near Boise Idaho in …

Pollinator Week Series: The PolliNation Nation & More with Dr. Andony Melathopoulos (S3, E3)

June 24th, 2020


Andony Melathopoulos is the Pollinator Health Extension Specialist for Oregon State University. He’s not just about honey bees, but every pollinator …

Pollinator Week Series: Chasing the Monarch Butterfly with Dr. Chip Taylor (S3, E2)

June 23rd, 2020


Dr. Orley, “Chip” Taylor started Monarch Watch about 30 years ago. So far, he and his group have managed to tag over two million monarchs so they can …

Pollinator Week Series: Pollinator Partnership with Laurie Adams & Kelly Rourke (S3, E1)

June 22nd, 2020


Welcome to the first of our Pollinator Week Special Episodes. Each day this week we’ll release new interviews with teams and individuals who are all …

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

June 15th, 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 …

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

June 8th, 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 …

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

May 29th, 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 …

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

May 22nd, 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 …

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

May 20th, 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 …

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

May 15th, 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 …

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

May 8th, 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 …

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

May 1st, 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 …

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

April 21st, 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 …

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

April 17th, 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 …

Developing A Breeding Program with Sue Cobey, Dr. Tim Lawrence and Dr. Steve Sheppard (S2, E24)

April 10th, 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 …

Asian Giant Hornet with WSDA's Sven-Erik Spichiger (S2,E23)

April 3rd, 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 …

Bonus Episode: New Giant Honey Bee Discovery

April 1st, 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 …

BIP Sentinel Apiary Program with Kelly Kulhanek (S2, E22)

March 27th, 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 …

Sioux Honey Association Co-op: Matt Beekman (S2, E21)

March 20th, 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 …

ApisProtect with Drs. Fiona Edwards Murphy & Padraig Whelan (S2, E20)

March 13th, 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 …

How To Get Started With Bees - Part 4 (S2, E19)

March 6th, 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 …

How To Get Started With Bees - Part 3 (S2, E18)

February 28th, 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 …

How To Get Started With Bees - Part 2 (S2, E17)

February 21st, 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 …

How To Get Started With Bees - Part 1 (S2, E16)

February 14th, 2020


Welcome to our four part series on getting started in this fascinating and educational backyard pastime, sideline job, or full time career, sponsored …

Northern Bee Books with Jeremy Burbidge (S2, E15)

February 7th, 2020


In this episode, we talk with Jeremy Burbidge of Northern Bee Books, located in Mytholmroyd, in northern England. Northern Bee Books publishes books …

New USDA-ARS Bee Lab @ UC Davis - Dr. Julia Fine. (S2, E14)

January 31st, 2020


January 7th marked the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newest USDA Honey Bee Research Lab in Davis, California. Drs. Arathi Seshadri, the lab’s …

"How To Bee" - Talking With Movie Writer, Director and Co-Star, Naomi Mark. (S2, E13)

January 25th, 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, How …

Planting Large Scale Pollinator Habitats with Lindsey White and Randi Grout (S2, E12)

January 16th, 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 …

Beekeeping Today Podcast: 2019 - The Year In Review (S2, E11)

December 29th, 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! 

Bees In The D: Brian Peterson, Brian Roest (S2, E10)

December 14th, 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 …

2 Million Blossoms: Kirsten Traynor (S2, E09)

December 1st, 2019


Dr. Kirsten Traynor joins Beekeeping Today Podcast in this episode to talk about her new quarterly publication, 2 Million Blossoms. 2 Million Blossoms

Jerry Hayes & Kim Flottum: Passing the Torch at Bee Culture (S2, E08)

November 20th, 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 …

It Is Combplex - A New Approach To Varroa Treatments - (S2, E07)

November 10th, 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”. Grow-NY is a food innovation and …

A Look Back At Apimondia 2019 (S2, E06)

October 15th, 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 …

Orenda Winery: Xander and Samantha Kent (S2, E05)

September 7th, 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 …

Steve Pernal: Apimondia 2019 Program Director (S2, E04)

August 26th, 2019


Dr. Steve Pernal is a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (the Canadian USDA), located at the lab in Beaverlodge, Alberta, CAN. …

Tammy Horn Potter: Author, "Flower Power" & KY State Apriarist (S2, E03)

August 9th, 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 …

Rich Morris: Lead Drone - Broodminder - (S2, E02)

July 31st, 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 …

A.I. Root Company History with Brad Root - 1919 to the '80s - (S2,E01)

July 5th, 2019


We continue our celebration of the A. I. Root Company's 150 anniversary we started in Season 1, Episode 17 with Brad Root. In this episode, we pick up about 1920 and continue to the 1980's.  Brad relates several of the …

Season One Wrap-Up: A Look Back at What Was and Forward to What Will Bee! - (032)

June 28th, 2019



In this Season One wrap-up, Jeff and Kim talk about how the show got started, talk about some of the guests on the show. Kim also interviews Jeff during the show. Who is Jeff and why is HE on the podcast? They also …

Pollinator Week: Adam Allington - The Business of Bees - (031)

June 21st, 2019


Adam Allington is the producer and host of the Bloomberg Environment podcast, The Business of Bees.  Adam joins Jeff and Kim on this final podcast of …

Pollinator Week: Gene Brandi - California Pollinator - (030)

June 20th, 2019


Gene Brandi is a West Coast beekeeper, based out of Los Banos, California. Gene is is a great spokesman for the beekeeping industry having spent over 40 years in the business. Gene is Past President of American …

Pollinator Week: Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda, Honey Bee Pollination - (029)

June 19th, 2019


Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she focuses her time on honey bee health, …

Pollinator Week: Davey Hackenberg - Commercial Beekeeper - (028)

June 18th, 2019


Davey Hackenberg is a second-generation of beekeeper following in the steps of his father, Dave Hackenberg, in the honey and pollination business. …

Pollinator Week: Pollinator Partnership - Kelly Rourke & Vicki Wojcik - (027)

June 17th, 2019


Pollinator Partnership is the organization responsible for bringing us Pollinator Week, so it is only fitting "P2" leads off our special week of …

Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk/Dr. David Firth: Bee Health Guru & UoM Master Beekeeper Program - (026)

May 7th, 2019


Dr. Jerry Bromenshenk and Dr. David Firth from the Univerisity of Montana are working together on a new application for beekeepers called Bee Health Guru.  The application uses artificial intelligence (AI) to listen to …

Geoff Williams/Selina Bruckner: Bee Informed Partnership Annual Colony Loss Survey - (025)

April 26th, 2019


Dr. Geoff Williams is an assistant professor at Auburn University. He is in charge of the Bee Lab and is on the Board of the Bee Informed Partnership

Meredith May: The Honey Bus - (024)

April 25th, 2019


Meredith May is a beekeeper, journalist and author who grew up in the Big Sur area, along the central California coast. Her mother withdrew from …

Jonathan Lundgren: Regenerative Agriculture and Honey Bee Health - (023)

March 27th, 2019


Dr. Jonathan Lundgren is a former USDA-ARS soil scientist, having received his PhD in Entomology from the University of Illinois in 2004. Today he is …

Peter Nelson, Director & Beekeeper: The Pollinators Movie - (022)

March 7th, 2019


Peter Nelson is a filmmaker, director and beekeeper. This combination of skills and passions lead to a documentary film about the business and lives …

True Source Honey with Eric Wenger - (021)

February 24th, 2019


Eric Wenger is the Chairman of True Source Honey, LLC - an organization created through the efforts of multiple honey companies and honey industry …

Dr. Reed Johnson: Insecticide Use and Toxicity in Almond Orchards - (020)

February 14th, 2019


In this episode, Jeff and Kim talk with Dr. Reed Johnson. Reed got his start in research beekeeping while looking for a summer job in his hometown, …

Dr. Tom D. Seeley: Honey Bees In The Wild - (019)

February 4th, 2019


Dr. Tom D. Seeley is a Horace White Professor in Biology at Cornell University where he teaches courses on animal behavior, specializing in …

Report from the American Honey Producers Assn. Annual Meeting - (018)

January 11th, 2019


Welcome to our first podcast of 2019!

Well, to kickoff the year, Kim is enjoying the sights and sounds of the AHPA annual meeting and convention in Phoenix.  Late in the evening, Kim gave Jeff and call and provided this …

Brad Root - Root Company, The First 50 Years - (017)

December 26th, 2018


The coming year, 2019, marks the 150th anniversary of the (AI) Root Company. On this episode, Brad Root - the great, great grandson of Amos Ives Root, joins Jeff & Kim on the podcast to discuss the first 50 years of …

Honey Connoisseur, Marina Marchese - Honey Tasting and Food Pairings - (016)

November 23rd, 2018


Marina Marchese is a beekeeper and honey sommelier. She is the founder of the American Honey Tasting Society and is a frequent speaker and author on the topic of honey tasting and pairing. In this podcast, Marina joins …

Dr. Samuel Ramsey: The Honey Bee Fat Body and the Varroa Mite - (015)

November 6th, 2018


Dr. Samuel Ramsey is a life long entomologist. His interests in all things insects started in his youth along with his parent's encouragement and his …

Shane Gebauer - Discussion on Treatment Free Beekeeping - (014)

October 31st, 2018


Shane Gebauer is the President and Partner at Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, the catalog and online bee supply company based in Moravian Falls, NC.  Shane has been keeping bees for many years and speaks nationally on …

Dan Conlon: It's All About The Russians (Russian honey bees, that is) - (013)

October 22nd, 2018


For as long as he can remember, Dan Conlon has enjoyed and kept honey bees. When he was 50, he threw all in and went commercial with his Warm Colors …

Bill Hesbach - Bee Talks and The Connecticut Queen Breeders Cooperative - (012)

October 8th, 2018


Bill Hesbach is a long time Connecticut beekeeper, an EAS Master Beekeeper and an University of Montana Master Beekeeper. In this episode, Jeff and Kim talk with Bill about the Connecticut Backyard Beekeepers …

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

September 21st, 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 …

BTP Sponsorship Promo - 2018

September 11th, 2018


We've received questions regarding sponsorship of a Beekeeping Today Podcast episode. This is certainly possible! You can sponsor a single episode or …

Dewey Caron - Master Beekeeper Certification, Beekeeping in Oregon and Bolivia, Honey Bee Health Coalition (010)

September 3rd, 2018


Dr. Dewey Caron has been working to help educate beekeepers for years starting with his work with Dr. Roger Morse (Cornell) and Eastern Apiculture …

Jerry Hayes & Barb Bloetscher - Varroa RNAi Based Treatments Update and State of Ohio Apiarist Update (009)

August 7th, 2018


In this episode, Jerry Hayes and Barb Bloetscher escape the rain in Medina Ohio and join Jeff and Kim on the podcast.  Jerry (former FLA State Apiarist) provides an update on what he learned while at Monsanto regarding …

Tom Theobald - The Problem With Neonicotinoids (008)

July 19th, 2018


Tom Theobald is a long time beekeeper who lives outside Boulder, Colorado. Tom has been sounding the alarm about the problem we all face with the …

James Wilkes - HiveTracks and the Computerized Hive (007)

July 18th, 2018


Dr. James Wilkes is a co-founder and CEO of HiveTracks. When he is not working at HiveTracks or teaching computer science at Appalachian State in …

Toni Burnham - DC Beekeeper Alliance / Urban Beekeeping (006)

July 3rd, 2018


We've invited regular Bee Culture contributor, Toni Burnham to the podcast to talk about the DC Beekeeper's Alliance and urban beekeeping. Urban …

Dr. James Tew - Beekeeping Lessons Learned (005)

June 27th, 2018


We invited (mostly retired) Dr. James Tew to the podcast to share with us some of his beekeeping experiences and observations. Jim brings an …

Bee Broker - Joe Traynor (004)

June 22nd, 2018


Joe Traynor is a bee broker in the almond orchards of California. Joe smoothes the business interactions between the beekeeper/pollinator and the …

Xerces Society - Matthew Shepherd (003)

June 21st, 2018


Matthew Shepherd is the Director of Communications and Outreach for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Jeff and Kim invited Matthew to  Beekeeping Today Podcast to discuss the Xerces Society's various …

Commercial Pollinator - John Miller (002)

June 20th, 2018


John is a commercial beekeeper who splits his time between Newcastle, CA, and Gackle, ND.  We invited John to the podcast to discuss the challenges …

Pollinator Partnership - Amber Barnes (001)

June 19th, 2018


Jeff and Kim speak with Amber Barnes of Pollinator Partnership ( about their many different projects, including Monarch program …

Beekeeping Today Podcast Promo

June 12th, 2018


An introduction to the Beekeeping Today Podcast, presented by Bee Culture Magazine!




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