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What happens when you take a professional Fishing Guide, pair him with a Master Beekeeper, and throw in some Texas Red Headed Mutt Honeybees? Well, we are about to find out! Ken Milam, host of The Great Outdoors & Sunday Sportsman radio shows, and professional fishing guide, has decided that he thinks he’d like to start keeping bees. Problem is, he has absolutely no idea where to start. Enter John Swan, owner of Wicked Bee, and a Texas Master Beekeeper. Together they are going to embark on a beekeeping journey as Ken learns all there is to know about honeybees and the art of beekeeping. Tune in to the podcast and join them on their journey, and see what all trouble they manage to get themselves into along the way. New episodes are released the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month with additional bonus episodes scattered throughout.

The Hive Jive - Beekeeping Podcast John Swan; Ken Milam

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What happens when you take a professional Fishing Guide, pair him with a Master Beekeeper, and throw in some Texas Red Headed Mutt Honeybees? Well, we are about to find out! Ken Milam, host of The Great Outdoors & Sunday Sportsman radio shows, and professional fishing guide, has decided that he thinks he’d like to start keeping bees. Problem is, he has absolutely no idea where to start. Enter John Swan, owner of Wicked Bee, and a Texas Master Beekeeper. Together they are going to embark on a beekeeping journey as Ken learns all there is to know about honeybees and the art of beekeeping. Tune in to the podcast and join them on their journey, and see what all trouble they manage to get themselves into along the way. New episodes are released the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month with additional bonus episodes scattered throughout.

    043 - Listener Questions pt 8

    043 - Listener Questions pt 8

    In this listener question episode we get an update from Downunder, talk about the mystery of a queenless colony that isn’t queenless, ponder the details on potentially placing hives at a business or retail establishment, and tackle a few questions about a Long Lang style hive.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    042 - Bee Thievery

    042 - Bee Thievery

    Sometimes bad things just happen. And, sometimes it is because bad people cause them to happen. Every year when almond pollinations comes around, the news of hive thefts starts popping up across the country. But, sometimes this string of thefts is driven by other factors, such as the natural disasters that Australia recently experienced with the bushfires. In both cases, some people out there see an opportunity to try and make a quick buck, and they do it at the expense of those who are just trying to make ends meet and get by. What is even worse, is when people choose to vandalize someone’s hives for no apparent reason other than to create chaos. Could this happen to you? Should you be worried about your hives? Well… lets talk it over for a moment, shall we?

    • 31 min
    041 - Initial Checklist for your Second Year

    041 - Initial Checklist for your Second Year

    You have survived your first season of beekeeping, and you are almost through your first winter, congrats! Now it is time to start considering what you want to do in your second year of beekeeping. This episode will provide you with the initial checklist of items to start working on as your second season approaches.

    • 35 min
    040 - Listener Questions pt 7

    040 - Listener Questions pt 7

    Someone thought it would be a good idea to take ALL of the Listener Questions from over the holiday break all the way up through now, and answer them all at once. This will be the first, and likely last, nearly TWO HOUR episode! Take your time, break it up, digest it slowly. There is are plenty of tidbits of information spread throughout.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    039 - Feeding Solid Sugars

    039 - Feeding Solid Sugars

    The guys are finally back in the studio to kick off the second season in rare form. There are a lot of big announcements to be had, some catching up to be done, and laughs to be had along the way. However, as promised, they do eventually get around to talking about feeding solid sugar to your bees as emergency winter food rations.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Bonus - Random Clips Pt3

    Bonus - Random Clips Pt3

    The guys have taken all the scraps left over from 2019 and stitched together one last, final, final episode for your listening pleasure. Buckle up, this ones gonna be a long one! We'll see you again in 2020. Happy New Year Everyone!

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

ellenwheels ,

The Hive Jive

Very informative podcast! Information delivered in an easy to understand and entertaining manner. Always look forward to it on Mondays! I have found myself going back and listening again as I encounter things with my colonies. Thank you for what you do!

amarkofbeekeeping ,

Best Beekeeping pod cast ever!

Keep up the great infotainment

Bubba - Georgia ,

Great podcast

This is a great podcast, especially for new beekeepers.

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