17 episodes

A podcast about unapologetic treatment-free Beekeeping

https://www.facebook.com/mitebombs/

www.ilovebees.buzz

PA Swarm King on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/rodriguezbruce Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bruce-rodriguez/support

The Mite Bomb Beekeeping Podcast Bruce Rodriguez

    • Science
    • 3.7 • 15 Ratings

A podcast about unapologetic treatment-free Beekeeping

https://www.facebook.com/mitebombs/

www.ilovebees.buzz

PA Swarm King on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/rodriguezbruce Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bruce-rodriguez/support

    Package Honeybees or Swarms? Different (Biased) Opinions

    Package Honeybees or Swarms? Different (Biased) Opinions

    This is just the raw audio of my recent (Feb. 29, 2024) live stream on YouTube. Unedited. If you'd rather watch it, here's the link . As always, if you have an opinion, let's hear it.

    For goofy, but absolutely over-priced merch, visit my shop.


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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Conversation with Evolutionary Biologist Dr. Seth Coleman on Natural Selection/Selective Breeding and Honeybees

    Conversation with Evolutionary Biologist Dr. Seth Coleman on Natural Selection/Selective Breeding and Honeybees

    If you'd rather watch this interview as a video, you can see it here: https://youtu.be/qwTnILF1J1A



    Check out Seth's YouTube channel:  Chuck Darwin 

                                    Instagram:  @chuckdarwinscience

                                      TikTok:   @chuckdarwin


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Treatment Free Beekeeping Chat with Wes Luther of Secure Acres Natural Bees

    Treatment Free Beekeeping Chat with Wes Luther of Secure Acres Natural Bees

    If you'd like to watch this interview on YouTube, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/IlORXDoqm9c



    To learn more about how Wes catches swarms and keeps his bees in Layens hives, you can check him out here: https://www.youtube.com/@SecureAcresNaturalBees



    If you want to stand out at the next bee club meeting, check out my eye-catching bee related t-shirts and merch here: https://swarmstead.myspreadshop.com/


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    • 39 min
    Conversation with BEE MINDFUL's Nathalie B.

    Conversation with BEE MINDFUL's Nathalie B.

    This was a very interesting conversation about treatment-free beekeeping. If you'd rather watch this exchange, you can view it here on my Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/_QPOUVZjxJo


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Treatment Free Beekeeping Chat with Master Beekeeper Angela Tollerson

    Treatment Free Beekeeping Chat with Master Beekeeper Angela Tollerson

    In this episode I speak with treatment free Master Beekeeper Angela Tollerson from Montana. We cover many topics including brood breaks, commercial beekeeping, and the often misunderstood concepts of selection for unassisted survival.  To see the video version of this conversation, please visit "The Mite Bomb Beekeeping Podcast" on YouTube. 


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    • 59 min
    Is South Africa Beyond Varroa Mites? You tell me.

    Is South Africa Beyond Varroa Mites? You tell me.

    South African beekeeper Chris Kroger visits the podcast to tell me if the things I've heard about beekeeping there are true or false. A chirping bird also makes an extended appearance. I'd love to hear your thoughts (not about the bird). 
    To watch this discussion on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7BezNyqxzQM  (please leave your comments there)
    To check out Chris's TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM88QWQGA/

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

rstlr ,

No nonsense opinion!

No nonsense podcast in the vain of Kirk Webster and other treatment free beekeepers. Discussions and ideas are based on his own experience. Definitely offers a point of viewDifferent from what you find in your local Bee club for the most part. Good listen.

Mike T... ,

Genetics are the only answer

Bees survived the ice age and have survived on the planet for probably millions of years. A queen breeds with 8-20 drones for genetic diversity. Treatment free is the only future in bee keeping.

Keep spraying your round up, treating bees, and believe the studies sponsored by the pharmaceutical companies...

Badger Beekeeper ,

Nonsensical

Although I do appreciate what treatment free beekeepers are trying to accomplish, Bruce’s arguments are nonsensical and often hypocritical. It always boggles my mind that some of the top TF beekeeping speakers in the country have only a handful of hives or none at all.

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