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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.

Beekeeping Today Podcast Jeff Ott, Kim Flottum

    • Home & Garden
    • 4.9, 132 Ratings

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.

    Tucka Saville - Loving The Queen Bee with Kirsten Traynor (S2, E31)

    Tucka Saville - Loving The Queen Bee with Kirsten Traynor (S2, E31)

    Guest co-host and 3 Million Blossoms Editor, Kirsten Traynor and Tucka Saville chat this week, talking about treatment free beekeeping, having bees in Florida and Upstate New York, raising queens with Michael Palmer in Vermont, and working with Sam Comfort in Florida. They discuss raising queens, swarms, making simple, simple hive, being online and the whole community of beekeepers.

    Tucka is a commercial beekeeper and queen producer mostly in FL with over 300 colonies. Listen today!

    • 51 min
    World Bee Day - Remembering Ann Harmon (S2, E30)

    World Bee Day - Remembering Ann Harmon (S2, E30)

    On this day as the world is celebrating honey bees and all that they do, Dewey Caron, Kim Flottum and Kathy Summers share stories and memories of Ann Harman, who passed on May 1. Ann was an exceptional beekeeper, active in honey shows around the world and held key positions in the Eastern Apicultural Society.

    Ann will be missed by beekeepers around the world. We know that wherever she is now, it will be better with her being there. Thanks Ann.

    Thanks to Bee Culture for their support of this Podcast.

    • 29 min
    Regional Beekeeper Perspectives: East, Midwest and Mountain States (S2, E29)

    Regional Beekeeper Perspectives: East, Midwest and Mountain States (S2, E29)

    This week, we are going to visit three beekeepers in across the country. This time of the year, beekeepers in the US and northern hemisphere are all very busy, but are they all doing the same?

    We talk with three beekeepers from NC, OH, and CO. Each of these beekeepers have a unique, and somewhat tricky environment to raise bees and they are as much different from each other as they are alike to each other. We brought them all together and their conversations and observations are fascinating!

    • 56 min
    Bee Girl, Sarah Red-Laird with Guest CoHost Kirsten Traynor (S2, E28)

    Bee Girl, Sarah Red-Laird with Guest CoHost Kirsten Traynor (S2, E28)

    This episode is our first with guest co-host, 2 Million Blossoms editor, Kirsten Traynor. Kirsten will be our guest co-host on a regular basis bringing us interviews with young and upcoming personalities and researchers in the world of beekeeping. In this first episode, Kirsten introduces us to Sarah Red Laird.

    Sarah Red-Laird, probably better known as The Bee Girl. She’s very visible in the beekeeping community for her work with kids and bees at National, Regional and local beekeeper’s meetings.

    • 50 min
    Queen and Drone Viability, Honey Fraud and Apimondia with Dr. Jeff Pettis (S2, E27)

    Queen and Drone Viability, Honey Fraud and Apimondia with Dr. Jeff Pettis (S2, E27)

    Dr. Jeff Pettis left the USDA some time ago to pursue other avenues of research. His current work is studying issues with queens, primarily longevity, affect of pesticides, virus interactions, shipping problems and more. Jeff Pettis has been serving as the Bee Health Commissioner for the International Beekeeping Association, Apimondia, for the past 8 or 9 years. In 2019, he was elected President of Apimondia, becoming that organization's the first President from America!

    • 56 min
    Earth Day Special with Jonathan Lundgren Ecdysis Foundation (S2, E26)

    Earth Day Special with Jonathan Lundgren Ecdysis Foundation (S2, E26)

    Fifty years ago today, we celebrated very first Earth Day. So we could think of no better guest today than asking Dr. Johnathan Lundgren back to the podcast! Jonathan is a leader in the Regenerative Agriculture movement. His work with soil microbiomes and overall soil regeneration, the restoration of cover crops and plant diversity creating a living roof, the value of compost and the marriage of crops and animals making betters soils, crops, better farmers and help to produce healthier honey bees.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

Mgolivo ,

Informative and educational

There are different speakers and guests who join the show and share their insights on various topics to provide a broad view on beekeeping and pollination.

zLeigh3 ,

Episode 29 was fabulous!

What a delight to hear the roundtable of different regional beekeepers! This may be my fave episode so far and I listen to every one. I particularly enjoyed hearing from fellow North Carolinian Mark Smith even tho our climates are so different (I’m at 3000’ in the NC mountains). His close observations of the impact of the unusual winter/spring we had were very insightful. Some time soon I hope you will check in with an Appalachian beekeeper (Jason Bragg of New River Bees in WV comes to mind) since it’s another unique region. Thank you both!
Leigh, from the Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm Podcast

ohoneyfarm ,

Diverse topics

I look forward to each new episode. I enjoy the diversity in the beekeeping community. Keep up the good work

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