Two Bees in a Podcast

Two Bees in a Podcast

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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!


BeeMD and Honey Labeling Guidelines
Jul 9 • 82 min
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…
Best Management Practices and Factors That Determine a Worker vs a Queen
Jul 2 • 76 min
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…
Blue Calamintha and ‘Found in Translation’
Jun 25 • 67 min
In this episode we discuss the re-discovery of the blue calamintha bee with Dr. Chase Kimmel. Then we hear from Dr. Jay Evans, to learn about his book, ‘Found in Translation’. Q&A includes: how do you deal with bull ants?I just installed a package of bees…
USDA Research Labs and State Beekeeping Associations
Jun 18 • 64 min
In this episode we hear from Dr. Jay Evans, and learn about the role of USDA Bee Research Laboratories and what they do for beekeepers. This is followed by a discussion with Jennifer Holmes, the Florida State Beekeepers Association president, on state…
The Role of Florida Farm Bureau Federation and Mosquito Control
Jun 11 • 59 min
In this episode we discuss the role of Florida Farm Bureau Federation and their relationship with apiculture. In the second segment of this podcast episode, we speak with Caitlin Gill from the Florida Department of Agriculture, about mosquito control for…
Social Immunity and Swarms
Jun 4 • 57 min
In this episode we are joined by Distinguished McKnight Professor, Dr. Marla Spivak, to learn about social immunity. Amy and Jamie have a discussion on swarms, and we wrap up with Q&A. Q&A includes: How soon should I put a honey super on a newly split ten…
Honey Bee Friendly Landscaping and Equipment Tips and Tricks
May 28 • 54 min
In this episode we are joined by UF/IFAS Extension Lake County Agent, Brooke Moffis, to learn about landscaping for bees. We wrap up this episode with a discussion on commonly asked question about specific beekeeping equipment such as woodenware and…
Asian Giant Hornet Special: Truths and Myths about Vespa mandarinia
May 21 • 43 min
In this episode we are joined by Chris Looney, Entomologist for the Washington State Department of Agriculture, who discusses the current situation surrounding the Asian giant hornet. Q&A includes: where does the Asian giant hornet occur? How do I know if…
Beekeeping in Barbados and a Look into the Use of Oxalic Acid
May 14 • 56 min
In this episode we are joined by David Smalls, who discusses his experiences and knowledge of beekeeping in the Caribbean and how Varroa have affected the industry. We wrap up this episode with Dr. Cameron Jack, who’s segment focuses on the use of oxalic…
COVID-19 Special: Updates on the Beekeeping Industry
May 7 • 38 min
In this very special episode, we discuss the effects of COVID-19 on beekeepers and how it connects with our food system. We are joined by Jason Mathis from Florida Farm Bureau, and Tony Hogg who is a beekeeper and the chair of the Apiary Advisory…
When You Have Competition It Raises the Quality of a Product
Apr 30 • 52 min
In this episode we are joined by Michael Young, who discusses Honey Judge Training programs, we wrap up Bill Kerns pest series with a conversation about miscellaneous pests, and we end the episode with Q&A. Q&A includes: What are books and resources for…
Popular Beekeeping Journals
Apr 23 • 62 min
In this episode we discuss available resources and beekeeping journals by editors around the country: Eugene Makovec, the editor of American Bee Journal, and Jerry Hayes, the editor of Bee Culture (who has a little surprise for our podcast listeners!). We…
Once a Bear Finds an Apiary, It Will Keep Going Back
Apr 16 • 58 min
We are accompanied by Sarah Red-Laird, the founder and executive director of The Bee Girl Organization, to talk about bee nutrition, forage, and regenerative agriculture, we will be continuing our Apiary Pest discussion with Bill Kern talking about bears,…
Top 10 Tips for Beekeepers
Apr 9 • 56 min
In this episode, Dave Westervelt discusses the history of beekeeping, we continue our pest series with Dr. Kern discussing wasps, and Dr. Ellis lists his top ten tips for beekeepers. Q&A includes: Can you smoke bees too much? How does the hive keep a…
Scientifically Rigorous Information
Apr 2 • 63 min
Interviews with key members of the International Bee Research Association, including Professor Dr. William Kirk, discussing the history of IBRA, Dr. Robert Brodschneider, the editor of the journal Bee World, and Dr. Maria Bouga, the editor of the Journal…
Even Though I’m an Entomologist, I’m Not an “Ant”omologist
Mar 26 • 39 min
An interview with 2020 American Honey Princess, Sydnie Paulsrud, about the American Beekeeping Federation and the Honey Queen Program, followed by Bill Kern beginning our “Pests in the Apiary” series with a discussion about ants, and Q&A. Q&A with Jamie…
Honey Bees Are Animals and They Deserve to Be in Good Health
Mar 12 • 56 min
An interview with Dr. Meghan Milbrath about European foulbrood, followed by a discussion with Dr. Milbrath about Honey Bee Treatments, Dr. Bill Kern talks about Africanized Honey Bees, and we finish with Q&A.
The First Responders in Bee Health Issues
Mar 5 • 71 min
A discussion with the Florida Assistant Bureau Chief of Apiary Inspection, Brandi Stanford, an interview with pollination ecology expert, Dr. Rachel Mallinger, and Q&A.
Commercial Beekeeping… One Day at a Time, One Issue at a Time
Feb 27 • 66 min
An interview with Dr. Josette Lewis with the Almond Board of California, a discussion with Sarah Stern, a commercial beekeeper/co-owner of Concord Farms about her life as a commercial beekeeper, and Q & A.
Risk Is Simply the Product of Multiplying Toxicity and Exposure
Feb 20 • 50 min
An interview with Dr. Judy Wu-Smart, Extension & Research Entomologist University of Nebraska-Lincoln, on her pesticide research, Jamie and Amy discuss pesticide risk and what that really means, and Q&A.
If Your Goal Is to Keep Your Bees Alive
Feb 13 • 73 min
An interview with Randy Oliver about monitoring Varroa, a discussion about the Bee Informed Partnership with Anne Marie Fauvel and Nathalie Steinhauer, and Q&A.
Species Without Natural Enemies
Feb 6 • 53 min
What to do about honey bee dead-outs with Dr. Humberto Boncristiani, a discussion on invasive species with Dr. Jim Cuda, and Q&A.
What It Takes to Provide Purposeful Education
Jan 30 • 65 min
A summary of Extension and Research, and an interview with Dr. Meghan Milbrath from Michigan State University discussing her 50/50 Research/Extension appointment.
The Mite Is Free to Move About the Cabin
Jan 23 • 54 min
A general overview of Varroa, honey bee pollen and nutrition, Master Beekeepers Programs, and Q&As.
The UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory
Jan 15 • 47 min
Learn about the HBREL, UF Instructional Programs, and what it means to have a Healthy Colony.
Introduction to “Two Bees in a Podcast”
Jan 7 • 37 min
Meet your “Two Bees in a Podcast” hosts, learn about their positions and experiences, find out more about what to expect from this podcast, and how you can be more involved!