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.
Return of the Regional Beekeepers - Winter Perspectives (S3, E34)
In this episode of Beekeeping Today Podcast, we reconnect with our beekeeping friends from Season 2, Episode 9. They come from across the country including Central NC, North East OH, the western slope of the Rocky Mountains and the West Coast of WA. We talk with them about last season, this winter and what they expect for next season.
Four different regions. Four different beekeepers. Four different approaches to managing through the seasons. Listen today and see what you might do differently this year!
The Importance of Propolis with Dr. Marla Spivak (S3, E33)
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.
Two Queen Honey Production with Tom Theobald (S3, E32)
In this first episode of 2021, we welcome back Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald. Tom had a small commercial operation in Colorado in the late 70’s, running up to 200+ colonies when he first started using 2-queen colonies. The biology of running 2 queens in a colony does make sense if you use the technique Tom perfected. His production hives ran 3 deeps for brood production and 7 mediums for honey storage. Tom’s two queen colonies averaged between 240 and 270 pounds!
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Holiday Replay: Dr. Sam Ramsey & The Varroa Mite (S3, E31)
Dr. Samuel Ramsey is a life long entomologist. His interests in all things insects started in his youth and with his parent's encouragement and his siblings displeasure! He continued his studies in college (Cornell) and just recently completed his PhD this year at The University of Maryland under Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp.
Dr. Ramsey made headlines earlier this year with the publication of his doctoral research on the feeding behaviors of the varroa destructor mite on the honey bee.
Newfoundland's Varroa Action Plan with Dr. David Peck and Peter Armitage (S3, E30)
On today’s episode, we talk with Newfoundland beekeeper, Peter Armitage and Dr. David Peck, a Professor from Cornell University, David Peck. The good people who live on Newfoundland Island have managed to keep this rather inhospitable island completely free of Varroa mites. Not one mite. And Newfoundlanders are determined to keep it that way, using their Varroa Action Plan.
Learn about the Newfoundland Varroa Action Plan, the education, the sentinel hives and more on this informative episode!
Honey Testing - QSI America with Tobias Wiezorek (S3, E29)
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.
The sophistication of QSI tests continues to grow as the people who are in the business of adulterating honey change practices and It turns out honey is a good indicator the quality of the environment the bees live i