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 beekeeping journey as Ken learns all there is to know about honeybees and the art of beekeeping.
Tune in to the podcast and join them on their journey, and see what all trouble they manage to get themselves into along the way. New episodes are released each Monday.
092 - Spring Mechinations
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 Beekeeping Corner with Nathalie B!
091 - After the Freeze
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 Cooking Corner segment!
090 - Polar Vortex
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 there more to it than just the drop in temperatures? Tune in now to learn more about this subject and more!
089 - Invasive
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 that will become a regular part of this third season. Tune in now!
Just Random Chatter
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.
088 - Happy Holidays 2020
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!