67 episodes

A podcast about the curious lives of beekeepers and their bees.

Beekeeper Confidential | Bees & Beekeeping Mandy Shaw

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    • 4.7 ‱ 59 Ratings

A podcast about the curious lives of beekeepers and their bees.

    Rob Hull | Bee-ing Apis

    Rob Hull | Bee-ing Apis

    Today’s guest has been participating in the greater beekeeping conversation for many years with his comic, Bee-ing Apis. When I asked him to join me on the show I pointed out that “we the beekeepers” didn’t really know much about him and yet his work was, at least for me, a staple in our beekeeping content consumption. 
    Bee-ing Apis, in his own words, is a comic about beekeeping, with a strange sense of humor, bad puns, wordplay, dad jokes, and the occasional cerebral challenge. He is clever, quirky, humble, and has generously shared his comics with us since 2015.
    You can get an array of Rob’s designs at beeingapis.threadless.com He also has an author page at lulu.com where you can get the official Bee-ing apis desk calendar and a book featuring his work from 2015-2016. Bee sure to follow Bee-ing Apis on Facebook and Instagram.
     
    Check out our website at www.beekeeperconfidential.com!
    You can also find Beekeeper Confidential on Facebook and Instagram.
     

    • 39 min
    Swarm Vibroacoustics

    Swarm Vibroacoustics

    Join Mandy on an adventure inside of a colony leading up to and during a swarm! Sit back and enjoy this dramatic glimpse into the private lives of virgin queens and swarming bees.
     
    Check out our website at www.beekeeperconfidential.com!
    You can also find Beekeeper Confidential on Facebook and Instagram.

    • 29 min
    Janelle Dunlap | The Art of Beeing

    Janelle Dunlap | The Art of Beeing

    Today’s guest is a beekeeper and artist who’s voice is rooted in ecological and community awareness, and exploring our relationships to resources. In all of this, she finds solace with her bees and has moved into a deeper working relationship with them by harvesting hive materials that are used directly in her art work. Her contributions and accomplishments give her a unique voice in our community and I am so lucky to have spent a morning with her!
     
    To learn more about Janelle you can visit her online at janelledunlap.com
     
    Check out our website at www.beekeeperconfidential.com!
    You can also find Beekeeper Confidential on Facebook and Instagram.

    • 36 min
    Bee Informed Partnership Survey with Selena Brukner, PhD

    Bee Informed Partnership Survey with Selena Brukner, PhD

    Each year the Bee Informed Partnership conducts a colony management and loss survey and YOU ARE INVITED to participate! The data that is collected each year adds to the longest running pool of honeybee losses and management in the US. I'm joined by BIP affiliate Selena Bruckner, PhD from Auburn University who fills us in on the details from previous years survey results. 
    You can take the survey HERE
     
    Bee sure to follow us on social media @beekeeperconfidential

    • 36 min
    Ali Pinion | Dreaming The Bee

    Ali Pinion | Dreaming The Bee

    Today’s episode, which was recorded in early September, is very special to me and one that I feel is a deliciously thought provoking way to end 2021. Our guest is a beekeeper and educator that embodies wisdom, spirituality, religion, symbolism, and incorporates them into her beekeeping practices. She is one of the beacons of light in our community!

    • 59 min
    Alasdair Mackenzie | 18 Bees

    Alasdair Mackenzie | 18 Bees

    On today's episode we talk about what it means to walk a different path with bees. My friend and natural beekeeping advocate Alasdair Mackenzie of 18 Bees shares how his journey has evolved from traditional backyard beekeeping, to providing swarm habitat and educating land owners about the importance of forage throughout Oregon and Washington. 
     
    Check out our website at www.beekeeperconfidential.com!
    You can also find Beekeeper Confidential on Facebook and Instagram.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

SkinnyLeslie ,

Wonderful content

Enjoyed every episode and look forward to more. Thank you Mandy!

Cholly k ,

PC police

PC police. This is a podcast about bees not changing the language to be more inclusive to people of color
 bees don’t care about your color

zLeigh3 ,

So darn wonderful to hear you again!!

Was fascinated and heartened by the idea of ‘swarm habitat.’ What a breath of fresh air. Also, a pure delight to hear your voice again. Happy Winter Solstice Mandy. Bee season ‘starts’ tomorrow! 😄 I’ve tried to cut back to fewer hives. No luck on that at all. More bees than ever. Cheers to you!! —Leigh from Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm Podcast.

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