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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
    • 4.8 • 185 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.

    Steven Coy - APHIS and Chinese Tallow (S3, E39)

    Steven Coy - APHIS and Chinese Tallow (S3, E39)

    Steven Coy, Executive Board Member of American Honey Producers Association returns to the podcast. This time, he discusses the USDA-APHIS call for comments on the elimination of the Chinese Tallow Tree and the impact the elimination of this tree could have on honey producers from Texas to Florida.

    Also on the show, Jim Tew stops by to talk about Honey Bee Obscura, the new weekly beekeeping podcast he and Kim host.

    • 34 min
    The Bee Squad with Bridget Mendel and Becky Masterman (S3, E38)

    The Bee Squad with Bridget Mendel and Becky Masterman (S3, E38)

    In today’s episode, we talk with Bridget Mendel and Becky Masterman of the University of Minnesota Bee Lab’s “Bee Squad”. The Bee Squad currently headed up by Bridget and was originally led by Becky, who is still heavily involved in the project.  They have paired up with a host of other programs including the BIP Sentinel Program, the American Honey Producers Association and their habitat program, the University of Michigan’s Veteran’s programs, and thousands of beekeepers across the US.

    • 55 min
    The Bee Corp with Ellie Symes

    The Bee Corp with Ellie Symes

    This week we talk with Ellie Symes, CEO of The Bee Corp. We met Ellie at the recent Almond Growers virtual conference. With pollination hives in almonds renting for around $200 each, almond growers want to make sure they are getting good, strong hives to get maximum production from their orchards. Beekeepers want to make sure they measure up to a grower’s standards. Using Bee Corp’s IR technology and their cloud-based software, Verifli, both beekeeper and grower can have pollination confidence!

    • 52 min
    Bee Downtown with Ben Dictus

    Bee Downtown with Ben Dictus

    In today’s episode we talk with Ben Dictus, beekeeper for Bee Downtown.  The folks in the Bee Downtown organization have taken bees and beekeeping to a new level of education, promotion and opportunity. They have combined beekeeping and leadership training, with business leaders and employees: Bee yards with corporate landscapes.

    Ben manages about 150 colonies in the Research Triangle area of NC, working with the likes of corporations such as Delta Air, to establish colonies on their corporate grounds

    • 49 min
    Kaylee Richardson - The Honeystead with Kirsten

    Kaylee Richardson - The Honeystead with Kirsten

    On today’s show, we chat with Kaylee Richardson, who runs the Farm on Quail Hollow and posts about her life @the_honeystead. She’s grown her apiary substantially, building up from a couple of hives into a small, sideline business.

    Besides the honey bees, she and her family raise their own produce and just about everything they eat. She is an advocate of homesteading and posts regularly in social media all the ups and downs.

    Join Kirsten and Kaylee as they explore life at The Honeystead!

    • 49 min
    Return of the Regional Beekeepers - Winter Perspectives (S3, E34)

    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!

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
185 Ratings

185 Ratings

Cindybeebabe ,

So interesting!

I always learn something from those that you interview, even if it is an area that I’m not all that interested in! I always come away with something, and a lot of times I come away with something that I want to change or try in my beekeeping! Thank you for your diversity and down to earth perspectives!

Troy L 12345 ,

Your almond economics pollination podcast

The podcast about almond pollination was absolutely awesome it was nice to hear about pollination from an economics standpoint. It was refreshing to hear about the fact that the growers need to look at the risk factors for the beekeeper and how it can affect him the grower. I truly enjoyed the podcast. Thanks Jeff and Kim.

AdamRushing ,

Great resource

I’m new to beekeeping and have learned a great deal by listening to this podcast. So far my favorite episodes have been those that feature scientists. I still think Dr. Ramsey was one of the best episodes. A big thank you to everyone who works on this podcast.

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