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Meet your “Two Bees in a Podcast” hosts, hear more about their positions and experiences, learn what to expect from this podcast, and how you can be more involved!

Two Bees in a Podcast UF/IFAS Honey Bee Lab

    • Science
    • 4.9, 60 Ratings

Meet your “Two Bees in a Podcast” hosts, hear more about their positions and experiences, learn what to expect from this podcast, and how you can be more involved!

    Queen Polyandry and the Label is the Law

    Queen Polyandry and the Label is the Law

    In this episode we speak with Dr. Keith Delaplane about queen mating behavior. For the second segment, Dr. Ellis and Amy discuss the role of labels and how to interpret them. Q&A includes: is there a way to control mold in a hive? How can you tell the difference between wax moths and small hive beetle larva? How do you deal with high moisture content in your honey?

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Black Bee Honey

    Black Bee Honey

    In this episode we speak to Black Bee Honey, a non-profit organization aiming to turn ‘food deserts to food oases,’ and encourage young entrepreneurs. The first segment describes how they provide youth the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship. In the second segment, we go more in depth into how this program was developed and how you can begin one in your area. Q&A includes: is honey safe to eat when pregnant? Can bacteria in honey cause botulism? Does the bacteria affect the bees? Why do queens have different colored abdomens? Why do bees sometimes exhibit behavior of wash boarding?

    • 51 min
    Women in Beekeeping

    Women in Beekeeping

    In this episode we are joined by Dr. Tammy Potter to discuss the role of women in beekeeping. Then we speak with Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda about what it means to be an Extension Specialist, her programs in Tennessee, and some emerging topics in the honey bee world. Q&A includes: when moving a hive, is it true that you need to move them ‘two feet a day or two miles away’? How can we incorporate integrated pest management when using a top bar hive? Are there any essential oils we should not be using in the hive that attract small hive beetles?

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Queen 'Duets' and the Story of Honey Bee History

    Queen 'Duets' and the Story of Honey Bee History

    In this episode we discuss recent research conducted by lead scientist, Dr. Martin Bencsik, who studied honey bee queen ’duets’. Then we hear from Dr.  Malcolm Sanford, professor emeritus from the University of Florida, about his research and career experiences. Q&A includes: what does it mean when beekeepers are ‘treatment free’? Is Amdro safe to use around hives? How many dead bees is enough to be cause for concern?

    • 1 hr 24 min
    BeeMD and Honey Labeling Guidelines

    BeeMD and Honey Labeling Guidelines

    In this episode we discuss BeeMD with Dr. Dewey Caron and Dr. Debbie Delaney. Then we hear from Chris Hiatt, the vice president of the American Honey Producers Association (AHPA) to discuss AHPA, some of their initiatives, including a hot topic in the commercial beekeeping industry: honey labeling guidelines. Q&A includes: is there a resistance to amitraz? What does it mean when beekeepers talk about mite resistance or varroa sensitivity? Where would someone find queens who are resistant to certain problems?

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Best Management Practices and Factors That Determine a Worker vs a Queen

    Best Management Practices and Factors That Determine a Worker vs a Queen

    In this episode we discuss the five best and worst commercial beekeeping management practices with Dan Aruell and Matt Hoepfinger from the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP). Then we hear from Dr. Julia Bowsher, to learn about her research on the factors that determine whether a female larvae will become a worker or queen bee. Q&A includes: I have a hive with screen bottom boards. I coat the removable, plastic bottom boards with canola oil or vegetable oil to collect ‘all the good stuff’ that falls to the bottom: varroa, small hive beetle, etc. I’ve heard of others who use diatomaceous earth or small hive beetle traps instead. What are the pros and cons of diatomaceous earth versus oil? How does someone recognize the forage sources around them and are there resources for determining what kind of forage is around you? Are there quantitative measures?

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Bozher ,

Binge worthy

Packed with valuable info and the guests are fantastic. After all the episodes I’ve listened to I still giggle at the game show intro to Stuuuuump the Chuuuuuump! Thank you for taking the time to do it.

Maddengod ,

PERFECT BEEKEEPING PODCAST

This podcast is perfect for beginners or experienced keepers. I love it that the hosts are folks with so much knowledge and explain things in easy language as well as fully. The show flows and the hosts work well with each other. It’s not boring!! If you love bees, this is your place to “bee”!

Stram135 ,

Learning and Laughing Every Episode

This podcast is both entertaining and informative. The chemistry between Jamie, Amy and Cameron is awesome and makes every episode fun to listen to. It’s also great to have people that are so passionate about honeybees and honeybee keeping who are equally passionate about getting important information out to other beekeepers and the public in general. No matter what level of beekeeper you are or even if you’re not a beekeeper, this podcast is just fun to listen to and you may just learn something along the way.

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