71 episodes

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

Beekeeper Confidential | Bees & Beekeeping Mandy Shaw

    • Leisure
    • 4.7 ‱ 61 Ratings

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

    Tom Cinquini | Sowers Apiaries

    Tom Cinquini | Sowers Apiaries

    Today’s guest got into bees in a big and unusual way. He fell in love with a commercial beekeeper's daughter! Running 3000 colonies and pollinating crops ranging from almonds, fruit, and seeds, this guy knows how to hustle. I drove down to visit him a few weeks ago and got to spend a day following him around asking a million questions. I even got to drive a forklift! Since this episode was recorded, his bees are now on their way back from California and I hope to take him up on that self-invitation to see if I can keep up with his team.
    To bee continued

     
    Connect with Tom on Instagram
    See Tom's Feature on the OSBA website
     
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    You can also find Beekeeper Confidential on Facebook and Instagram.

    • 52 min
    Bee Charming | Heather Wilk

    Bee Charming | Heather Wilk

    Today's guest is a beekeeper from San Antonio, Texas who’s journey into beekeeping guided her through the loss of a loved one. Her transformation as a beekeeper is nothing short of amazing and her story reminds us that things do happen for a reason! I am always impressed with her ability to keep a cool head with hot bees, which has become one of her signatures on social media. Meet the ultra cool Heather Wilk!
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    Connect with Heather on Instagram
    Watch Heather on the Charlie Bee Company show
    Check out the Alamo Area Beekeeping Association
    Gretchen Bee Ranch
    Honeybee Obscura Podcast
     
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    You can also find Beekeeper Confidential on Facebook and Instagram.

    • 57 min
    Mission Beelieve | Monica Schmitt

    Mission Beelieve | Monica Schmitt

    Today’s guest is a beekeeper who is on a mission to bring the therapeutic values of beekeeping to veterans and first responders. But her offering doesn’t stop there, she has created an entire curriculum of comprehensive beekeeping education backed by industry influencers and scientific data. She is a powerhouse of generosity, empowerment, and beekeeping know-how. If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further. We’ve got it right here in this episode! Meet the founding director of Mission Beelieve, Monica Schmitt!
     
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    Connect with Mission Beelieve on Instagram and Facebook 
     
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    You can also find Beekeeper Confidential on Facebook and Instagram.

    • 45 min
    Dr. Erin Zagadailov | Lady Grantham Apiary

    Dr. Erin Zagadailov | Lady Grantham Apiary

    Dr. Erin Zagadailov is the founder and creator of Lady Grantham Apiary, a bees first flower farm in Grantham, NH with a mission to promote pollinator conservation and locally grown flowers. Taking a sabbatical from biotech, she is a pharmacist and health economist with expertise in developing and commercializing treatments for oncology and rare diseases. Her research has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, and other scientific journals. In her spare time, Dr. Zagadailov volunteers with the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation.
    Visit Lady Grantham Apiary on Instagram 
    Lady Grantham Apiary
    Get your official Lady Grantham Apiary Merch!
    Learn about creating a backyard pollinator heaven: Grantham Garden Club 
    Apimaye Hives

    • 45 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 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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