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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 each Monday.

The Hive Jive - Beekeeping Podcast John Swan; Ken Milam

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    • 4.8 • 92 Ratings

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 each Monday.

    Bonus - Get the Alfalfa Outta Here

    Bonus - Get the Alfalfa Outta Here

    Who knew that clover and alfalfa could cause such a fuss?  Well, John is happy to tell us all about it while he vents about a recent encounter he had on this bonus episode... (Original Air Date: Feb 12th, 2020)

    • 35 min
    Bonus - Moon Bees

    Bonus - Moon Bees

    (Original Air Date: Feb 6th, 2020)  This episode has it all… no till gardening, potato tipping which is not to be confused with cow tipping, planting by the phase of the moon, paper cows, and even purple mushrooms! Oh, and bees of course. 

    • 39 min
    Bonus - Bees on Tinder

    Bonus - Bees on Tinder

    (Original Air Date: Jan 30th, 2020)  In a fully hyped-up caffeinated sugar high type of morning, the guys are in rare form. They run through a series of seemingly unrelated (though mostly bee related) topics from commercial beekeeping routes, to pesticide usage, and even a couple of rants about social media influences who do more of a disservice to their followers than they might realize. Bees on Tinder anyone?

    • 50 min
    122 - Natural Beekeeping Corner pt6 - Thoughts on Unintended Consequences

    122 - Natural Beekeeping Corner pt6 - Thoughts on Unintended Consequences

    In this 6th segment of our Natural Beekeeping Corner, Nathalie talks about some of the key factors that are often attributed to honey bee colony decline… namely Varroa Mites and Viruses.  However, could there be more to it than just that?  Nathalie challenges you to look beyond the forest, so to speak, and think a little bit about the unintended consequences that can come from other sources, like pesticides and even mite treatments.

    • 33 min
    Bonus - Alien Bees

    Bonus - Alien Bees

    (Original Air Date: Jan 22nd, 2020) The guys are suffering from delirium after the never-ending listener question episode, and todays topic seems to reflect just that.  Yep, Alien Bees!  Don’t worry though, they also talk a bit about mites, and hive beetles too.  Enjoy your latest bonus episode.

    • 53 min
    Bonus - Stop Buying Almond Milk

    Bonus - Stop Buying Almond Milk

    (Original Air Date Jan 15th, 2020)  Welcome to your first new Bonus episode for all you Hive Jive Junkies out there.  Ken and John figured they should just start off with a bang, and what better way than by insulting two very large groups of people... Commercial Beekeepers and Vegans! How dare they!

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

Real hunter27 ,

Awesome Podcast!

Great information for novice and experienced beekeepers alike. Plus you get to learn from Ken’s mistakes. Great podcast!!!

Chirolisa ,

Wow!

What a great combination of good information and easy-going humor. This level of mastery is, in my opinion, very uncommon, particularly in someone so articulate. Thank you so much for the easy to understand format And great information!

Blind Brian the Allfather ,

A great way to learn about bees!

Each show is packed with information but stil easily digestible.

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