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What happens when you take a professional Fishing Guide, pair him with a Master Beekeeper, and throw in some Texas Red Headed Mutt Honeybees? Well, we are about to find out! Ken Milam, host of The Great Outdoors & Sunday Sportsman radio shows, and professional fishing guide, has decided that he thinks he’d like to start keeping bees. Problem is, he has absolutely no idea where to start. Enter John Swan, owner of Wicked Bee, and a Texas Master Beekeeper. Together they are going to embark on a ...
 
Established in 2009. If you want to learn about beekeeping this is the show for you. It's been described by many as fun and informative. Hosts Gary and Margaret from New Zealand share tips, interviews and news about beekeeping. We discuss ways to bee more successful with your bees, get a sweet honey crop and keep your bees healthy. Please give us a listen.
 
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Spring is approaching for some sooner rather than others, and they guys are scheming and plotting what their first moves should be coming out of this winter. However, what are some of the things to consider before you start taking any actual actions with your colonies? Tune now to find out… Plus, its time for the first segment of our Natural Beekee…
 
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 California’s Office of the President. He is the Principal Investigator of a four-campus network of bee researchers and engineers to boost dwindling honey bee populations working in the Center for Integ…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 145 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Here in the UK the Government has approved the emergency use of Neonicotinoids sending alarm bells ringing among some beekeeping and conservation groups. It's time to open the can of worms. Zukan Bee Feeds - Apipasta Fondants, Apipa…
 
The guys poke their heads out for the first time after the historic winter blast that nearly crippled Texas. Did all their colonies survive? Only time will tell as the ice and snow begins to melt and the guys are able to finally get out and do some initial evaluations to see what possible losses they might be facing. Plus, its time for Ken’s first …
 
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 impact the elimination of this tree could have on honey producers from Texas to Florida. PLEASE NOTE: At the time of the podcast reco…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 144 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: I chat about the method I use to test for Nosema, an infectious disease of the honeybee gut that causes dysentery and can slow a colony from building in Spring. Zukan Bee Feeds - Apipasta Fondants, Apipasta Plus Pollen Substitute, a…
 
Though most of the northern U.S. has already been in the grips of winter for a while, a Polar Vortex has plunged everyone into a deep freeze unlike anything those of us in the far south have experienced in over a decade. What does this mean for our bees? Does this type of weather phenomenon affect all colonies across the country the same, or is the…
 
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 help local beekeepers and other people just wanting bees in the backyard, with just a couple of volunteers. It has blossomed into a …
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 143 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: More planning for 2021, managing bees in cold weather and Zukan Bee Feeds Zukan Bee Feeds - Apipasta Fondants, Apipasta Plus Pollen Substitute, and Apimix Syrups Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following ways: Early Release & A…
 
The guys are back for their first episode of 2021 and they might just have a few opinions to share. They discuss the effects of different invasive species and a current push to release the Chinese Flea Beetle in order to eradicate the invasive Chinese Tallow Tree in the Texas and other states in the U.S. They also introduce a couple of new segments…
 
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 almonds renting for around $200 each, almond growers want to make sure they are getting good, strong hives so they get maximum production from their orchards. Beekeepers want to make sure they are not spen…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 142 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Early Season Queen Rearing, New Kit, and a little snow! Modern Beekeeping: Apipasta Fondant Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following ways: Early Release & Additional Video and Podcast Content - Access Here Stewart's Beekeeping…
 
There may have been a few moments when the mics were still live while the guys catch up with each other over recent events, upcoming projects, and a few strong opinions about some new TV shows. Tune in now if you'd like to hear some random chatter.John Swan; Ken Milam による
 
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 combined beekeeping and leadership training, with business leaders and employees: Bee yards with corporate landscapes. Ben manages a…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 141 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Happy New Year and my Winter Feeding Strategy Modern Beekeeping: Apipasta Fondant Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following ways: Early Release & Additional Video and Podcast Content - Access Here Stewart's Beekeeping Basics Fa…
 
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 @the_honeystead. She shares the nitty-gritty details of what it takes to produce most of your food from your own farm both in beautiful photos and via informative YouTube videos. She’s grown her apiary substantiall…
 
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 Rocky Mountains and the West Coast of Washington. We talk with them about last season, this winter and what they expect for nex…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 140 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: This week, more hefting and a couple of very light colonies cause concern but resolving the issue is a simple fix. Modern Beekeeping: Apipasta Fondant Oxalic Acid Sublimation Research Paper Join Our Beekeeping Community in the follo…
 
Nick is an organic farmer with over a hundred colonies. Join us for this wide ranging interview. If you would like to support the production of this free podcast, please consider becoming a patron of this work at http://www.patreon.com/tfb Your support makes more of this type of material available to you and others around the world. Thanks. Treatme…
 
Update from Leigh.... (Ep 81, but not really) -- -- Please become a "Friend of the Podcast" on Patreon and join the folks who make the podcasts possible! In addition to huge gratitude, you get: • BONUS podcast or early access episode every month!• Access to Patreon blog posts including "Tip of the Week"• Special Q&A posts to ask me questions about …
 
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 including queen breeding and disease prevention and lately she has been working on the relationship of honey bees and propolis. Propolis is simply a mixture of resins honey bees collect from a variety of pl…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 139 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: This week I've been out hefting and looking through clear coverboards and we also had a brilliant Zoom gathering so listen in for more beekeeping fun. Check out our new products here: www.norfolk-honey.co.uk Join Our Beekeeping Comm…
 
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 200 or so colonies when he first started using two queen colonies. The biology of running two queens in a colony does make sense if you use the technique Tom perfected, but the better you get, the more …
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 138 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Our new product launch finally happened and I'm focussing on Oxalic Acid treatments and how best to achieve a varroa free Winter. Check out our new products here: www.norfolk-honey.co.uk Join Our Beekeeping Community in the followin…
 
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 talk about the Varroa Mite. Sam Ramsey is a life long entomologist. His interests in all things insects started in his youth along with his parent's encouragement and his siblings displeasure! He continu…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 137 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: I'm trying to figure out how best to use the plastic frames and also having a crack at making sloe gin with honey Randy Oliver's Scientific Beekeeping Website can be found HERE Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following ways: Ea…
 
-- Please become a "Friend of the Podcast" on Patreon and join the folks who make the podcasts possible! In addition to huge gratitude, you get: • BONUS podcast or early access episode every month!• Access to Patreon blog posts including "Tip of the Week"• Special Q&A posts to ask me questions about YOUR bees• Input on the podcast topics• Shout-out…
 
Ken and John sit down for their final main segment episode for 2020 as they ring in the Holiday Season. We find out who the winners were for Ken's Fruitcakes, as well as discuss an email from down under and talk about possibly building an AZ hive. Happy Holidays Everyone!John Swan; Ken Milam による
 
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 that big Island off the east coast of Quebec and just north of Prince Edward Island. We tend to slur it, saying ‘Newfundlund’ instead. …
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 136 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: I'm trying to figure out how best to use the plastic frames and also having a crack at making sloe gin with honey For great advice and superb products visit Paul at Modern Beekeeping Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following wa…
 
Some notes on the bees this month...and a bookmark for the full episode for Patrons which is a book review and thoughts about Michael Bush's new book...Beekeeping Naturally: A Simple Recipe. -- Please become a "Friend of the Podcast" on Patreon and join the folks who make the podcasts possible! In addition to huge gratitude, you get: • BONUS podcas…
 
What is an acceptable drop rate during the winter, and how can you tell if finding dead bees at the entrance is normal or a sign of problems inside the hive? Also, its that time of year again and Ken has succumbed to his fruitcake madness!John Swan; Ken Milam による
 
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, microbiology, chemical and pollen aspects of the honey and wax samples. They can perform many tests, including moisture content, the p…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 135 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Time to start thinking about changes for next season and think about different methods of managing some colonies Check out Google Scholar here The International Bee Research Association can be found here Join Our Beekeeping Community…
 
Welcome to our first LIVE (at the time of recording at least) Listener Questions episode. In this installment the guys are joined by Jake from NE, Rachel from Oz, Frank from the UK, and JeffreyAnn, as well as several other members who were listening and chatting along in the comments section during the event. The guys tackle questions about good ba…
 
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 other beekeepers without chemical intervention. Emily discuss the types of losses beekeepers should expect when foregoing varroa treatments, how to be an ethical treatment-free beekeeper, so that your …
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 134 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: My look back at the 2020 Beekeeping Season, The Good, The Bad, and The Exciting. Join Our Beekeeping Community in the following ways: Early Release & Additional Video and Podcast Content - Access Here Stewart's Beekeeping Basics Face…
 
Random tidbits about shed bees, moving nucs, see-through inner covers, hive beetles and more. I'm so thankful for each of you listeners! kind regards, Leigh Links I mentioned in this epidode are here for everyone: https://www.patreon.com/posts/44482859 -- Please become a "Friend of the Podcast" on Patreon and join the folks who make the podcasts po…
 
Winter is finally making its first appearance in central Texas with our first freeze on the way. But, does Ken have his colonies all prepped and ready for the end of the beekeeping season? Do they have enough food? Did they get their mite checks done? Treatments? So many questions, and yet, we are all out of time!…
 
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 Palmer, then back the UK to talk to Murry McGregor in Scotland and Peter Little, who used to work with Brother Adam, then on to a …
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 133 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: My Virtual trip to the 2020 Virtual National Honey Show and a round up of other beekeeping stuff. Featured Links In Today's Podcast: Honey Paw Hives - Designed by Beekeepers, For Beekeepers. National Honey Show I’m grateful to Honey …
 
Protecting pollinators and improving the habitat for honey bees often entails planting nectar and pollen rich plants. In this episode, Kirsten talks with Calvin Ernst, founder of Ernst Seeds, who has been deeply involved with growing native plants for over 50 years. Learn how providing seeds for erosion control to the Department of Transportation h…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks and welcome to Episode 131 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Finally, I've got myself into a Virtual Beekeeping Meeting, we get cleaning the honey sump and pump and this week I promise, I will update you on how the mead making is going. Featured Links In Today's Podcast: Honey Paw Hives - Desi…
 
Show notes are available to everyone at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/43960833 -- Please become a "Friend of the Podcast" on Patreon and join the folks who make the podcasts possible! In addition to huge gratitude, you get: • BONUS podcast or early access episode every month!• Access to Patreon blog posts including "Tip of the Week"• Special Q&A p…
 
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