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The Hive Is Alive is a bi-monthly podcast from the media collective, Apiary Digital, highlighting the history, current state, and potential future of digital marketing through statistics and storytelling. In each episode, we will be guided by the resident host through the world of digital marketing using personal stories and points of view (POVs). Stories and POVs are written and presented by top digital marketing experts from Apiary Digital, as well as leading marketing professionals in the ...
 
SILLY BIO: Born in Philadelphia and educated at Emerson College, F. Omar Telan has directed at La Mama ETC; performed at the Dodge Poetry Festival, PS122, the Philippine Embassy; published in a Gathering of the Tribes, Apiary Magazine, 225 Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. SERIOUS BIO: F. Omar Telan attributes his lack of literary success on his slothfulness. With the imagined rejections of thousands of unsent submissions, Omar day dreams of winning many literary awards. Bor ...
 
Relationships can be challenging. Especially when it comes to merging two lifestyles together from a “ME” to a “WE” with your health habits. Join Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT and her husband, Taco, as they get real about what it takes to live a healthy lifestyle while in a committed relationship. Hear from other couples as well about their challenges and learnings as they started living together and throughout the relationship. Whether you’re newly engaged, n ...
 
Kaz Gable and Bill Price love board games. More than that, they love board game design. The roasted games podcast is an exploration of what does and does not make a good game and the brilliance and pitfalls of board game design. They also touch on their own experience as budding game designers and the status of games they have in development.
 
The Fields of Success podcast brings you behind the scenes to hear real success stories of rural Ontario businesses and brings you insights from leading consultants about different aspects of running a successful business. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking for inspiration or an experienced business owner there are insights and ideas to take away. Subscribe to the show and learn more about the host at www.seedtimeandharvestwc.ca.
 
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Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 164 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: This week we have another week of glorious sunshine, complaints about the heat and a warning about beekeepers Health and Safety in the apiary. Honey Paw Hives - Poly Langstroth Hives Designed by Beekeepers, for Beekeepers Zukan Bee …
 
Kim and Jim ask some interesting questions this week, maybe some you’ve asked yourself, or perhaps you asked a close friend. For instance, should a colony being used for honey production spend time and energy raising drones? Or should a beekeeper be getting rid of drones? There are some who believe so. And where do you go to get good information wh…
 
In this episode, we talk with Ben and Kimberly Carpenter of Hungry Bear Farms, current owners of Ross Rounds Honey Supers and Sundance Pollen Traps. Ross Rounds Honey Supers were created by Tom Ross several years ago, then the business was purchased by Lloyd Spears, who then developed the Sundance Pollen trap to increase his business. In 2017 he so…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 166 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Borage and my Ford Ranger Truck, these are the two things keeping me awake at night at the moment, listen in to find out why. Sponsorship: I'm delighted to say that our podcast is now sponsored in part by Simon The Beekeeper - 'Maki…
 
Have you ever had European Foulbrood (EFB) in one or more of your hives? How do you know if it was EFB? What does it look like? What does it smell like? Does it smell like American Foulbrood (AFB), or look like AFB? If you’re not sure, how do you find out? Who can you call? And what can you do about it if it is EFB? Burn, treat, scorch, feed, let i…
 
In this episode we talk with Dr. Gene Kritsky, who has authored or edited 10 books and over 250 papers on subjects as diverse as entomology, Egyptology, evolution, history of science, dinosaur biology, insect poetry and insect mythology. The Tears of Re: Beekeeping in Ancient Egypt is one of his Egyptology stories in a book, and Periodical Cicadas:…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 165 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: I have a question for you, Do swarms have a preference for where they settle? Two swarms, just days apart, both in the same tree, is that just coincidence? Honey Paw Hives - Poly Langstroth Hives Designed by Beekeepers, for Beekeepe…
 
I had the absolute pleasure of spending some time with Dr. Chelsea Cook from the Cook Lab at Marquette University. This conversation took us in so many directions and it begs the question: are you a curious bee or a focused bee? Visit the Cook Lab here! You can connect with Chelsea on Twitter here! Check out our website at www.beekeeperconfidential…
 
It’s been hot in Ohio so far this summer (and a lot of other places too) but it’s also been wet. Hot and wet can make keeping bees a lot harder than normal. Kim and Jim talk about hot summers and their bees. Kick the air conditioner down a couple of degrees, pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage and listen in. Jim is visiting up in Michig…
 
We continue this week exploring the work of the Honey Bee Health Coalition we started on the March 29th, Season 3, Episode 44, with Matt Mulica. The HBHC has several goals, tasks and programs it is pursuing and the one we are exploring today, with Dr. Dewey Caron, Representing the Western Apiculture Society and Mary Reed, Texas Apiary Inspector and…
 
How many colonies had to be replaced last year? How many in winter, summer, total? How many beekeepers were surveyed? How many commercial operations, how many sideline operations, and how many hobby beekeepers? It used to be called the annual colony loss survey, but even that has changed because one thing they have found is that colony counts aren’…
 
Dr. Geoffrey Williams and Dr. Nathalie Steinhauer join us in this episode to discuss the just released survey of colony losses between April 1, 2020 and April 1, 2021 conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership, BIP. The numbers are not getting better after 15 years. In fact, beekeepers across the United States lost 45.5% of their managed honey bee c…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 163 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: It's been a solid week of sunshine, the hives are dripping with nectar and I've also started collecting some pollen, listen in to find out why. Honey Paw Hives - Poly Langstroth Hives Designed by Beekeepers, for Beekeepers Zukan Bee…
 
A question from a book written 107 years ago comes up for discussion. “How do you keep your bees from bothering your neighbors?” Back then, it was mostly cattle and horses beekeepers were worried about Today? It’s the people in the house right next door, their swimming pool, their bird feeders and waterers and the water for their pooch. First, is i…
 
Returning to join us in this episode is Tammy Horn Potter. (She originally visited us back in Season 2!) Not only is Tammy the State Apiary Inspector for Kentucky, but she is also an accomplished author. She has just finished her fourth book entitled, “Work I Knew I Must. Reminiscence of Forty-One Years of Factory Life.” Jane Cole worked for the A.…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 162 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Once again the weather has me beaten, but there's warmer weather heading our way and so I'm starting my queen rearing programme. Simon The Beekeeper - Bee Suit, Nicot Kits and Much More Honey Paw Hives - Poly Langstroth Hives Design…
 
It’s rare, very rare, but sometimes beekeepers have to kill all the bees in a colony. It can be a tragic, emotional and usually it’s an expensive experience. Or it can be a life saving act to save the lives of friends, neighbors and family. At the very least, it will render a box of dangerous or sick bees no longer dangerous or reduce the chance of…
 
What better way to start Pollinator Week than to get the latest info on everything Pollinator from Kelly Rourke, Executive Director of Pollinator Partnership, and Miles Dakin, the Coordinator of Pollinator Partnership’s Bee Friendly Farming program. This week’s program also marks the beginning or Beekeeping Today Podcast’s FOURTH year! Our first pr…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 161 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Four seasons in one week, swarms that refuse to stay, being picked on by stinging bees and a Spring honey crop that's disappearing fast, so much to enjoy in this beekeepers world. Honey Paw Hives - Poly Langstroth Hives Designed by …
 
Let’s face it. Unless you live in an isolated part of the world, if you keep bees, you will need to eventually deal with encounters between your bees and your neighbors. Encounters don’t have to be negative. There are strategies you can use to minimize ‘bad publicity’ and ‘hard feelings.’ Some beekeeping clubs have written down these strategies and…
 
Charlotte Ekker Wiggins, author of two books about beekeeping and beekeepers, is our guest today. Her first book, Bee Club Basics, Or How To Start A Bee Club, dealt with managing teachers mentors, students, classes and the basics of organizing a start-up beekeeping organization. Her second book, just recently released is A Beekeeper’s Diary. Self G…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 160 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Eventually, the weather breaks, the sun shines and all hell breaks loose! We've been out and about inspecting colonies adding boxes and chasing swarms! Honey Paw Hives - Poly Langstroth Hives Designed by Beekeepers, for Beekeepers Z…
 
Packages arrive with a queen and together are installed in a hive of some kind. In a few days to a week the queen is released from her travel cage by either the bees or the beekeeper. Then the evaluation of that queen, and the bees, too, begins. How good is this queen? And when should I be able to decide if she needs replacing. A week? 2 weeks? A m…
 
In this episode, we talk with Margaret Lombard (CEO) and Catherine Barry (Dir. of Marketing) from the National Honey Board. The NHB is an organization designed with the express purpose of marketing honey. There are 10 Board Members, consisting of Honey Packers, Honey Importers, beekeepers and Sioux Honey who handle more than 250,000 pounds of honey…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 159 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Another frosty week, cold days and would you believe it, starving bees, It's May for heaven's sake! Swarming is imminent but when are we ever going to get into our hives, stay tuned for this week's update on all things beekeeping he…
 
Today, Kim & Jim review questions and answers asked in an ancient A. I. Root Co. publication, published in 1910. What’s changed, and what hasn’t? Kim and Jim tackle questions asked 121 years ago. You’ll be surprised at what they find. Do gentle bees make as much honey as mean bees? A question you still hear because sometimes it seems mean bees are …
 
Today, we invite Dr. Robert E. Page, Jr. to the podcast to talk about his research on honey bee genetics and his new book, The Art Of The Bee. Shaping the environment from Landscapes to Societies. Rob is an Emeritus professor at both Arizona State University and The University of California, Davis. He has published hundreds of research papers, and …
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 158 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: It's official, this has been the frostiest April for the last 60 years, that's the frostiest April I've ever seen, no wonder the bees are still shivering. Never fear, May is on its way with warmer weather for us and our bees to enjo…
 
What is tanging? Basically, beekeepers use some sort of device, an old cooking pot for instance, to make a loud noise by beating it with a spoon or stick, while chasing an escaping swarm. It is thought this may convince the bees that a storm with thunder is approaching and they need to find a place to land, now, and then the beekeeper can capture t…
 
This is without doubt, the most technologically advanced, commercially available, honey bee hive monitoring system developed so far. Mike James has a background in home automation and when he started keeping bees not all that long ago, a first thought was supporting his package bees with some insulation. And, to no one’s surprise, his insulated pac…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 157 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Still we have frosts but daytime temperatures are rising, the bees are flying and finally I've been able to get into the hives and see what's going on, it's time for disease inspections. Checking for Chalkbrood Video can be viewed h…
 
Honey bees are purchased from commercial operations in business to sell bees to beekeepers. They can be sold as complete eight or ten frame hives with a queen, frames with comb, bees and brood and some stored food. Or, they may be sold as a 5-frame small colony, traditionally called a nucleus colony, or more commonly a Nuc, with a queen, comb, food…
 
In Part 4 of our 5-part series on hive types other than the standard Langstroth, we talk with Paul Longwell about the AZ Hive. Paul has been keeping bees for quite a few years. He’s a Master Beekeeper and has bees in Langstroth hives, top bar hives and has a shed with his AZ Hives. AZ hives, if you’re not familiar with them were developed in Sloven…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 156 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: What a difference a week makes, temperatures of 20 degrees celsius have given way to days barely above freezing. Stay tuned for updates on how this is affecting my colonies and why the number 35 is so important to our honeybees. Hon…
 
Old comb. What is old comb? Old comb is that which is darkened through generations of tiny bee's feet (ok, for the technically minded, tarsus and tarsal claws...) running across its surface. Is it good for years or should beekeepers pull and replace it? At what point should it be pulled? In this episode of Honey Bee Obscura, Kim and Jim discuss all…
 
In Part Three of our five-part Hive Types Series, we talk with Colorado Master Beekeeper and columnist Tina Sebestyen about the Long or Horizontal Langstroth. Horizontal hives are very much like the traditional Langstroth hives, which are vertical stacks of boxes, except horizontal hives are only one box high and about three boxes long. The very be…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 155 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: What a difference a week makes, temperatures of 20 degrees celsius have given way to days barely above freezing. Stay tuned for updates on how this is affecting my colonies and why the number 35 is so important to our honeybees. Hon…
 
Spring inspections, especially early spring, need a balance of not too often, but often enough to avoid problems. The first thing you see is…what’s left from last fall. In the south, these inspections took place some time ago, and in the north, they are just wrapping up, but what you find early on will help determine what needs to be done now. Mite…
 
We continue with our five-part series on hive types other than the standard Langstroth, with Christy Hemenway. Christy has been working with top bar hives for just over 14 years now and has developed a good sense of how they work. She started out liking them because – It’s all about the wax – clean wax was important to her and top bar hives produce…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 154 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: A beautifully sunny Spring day sat in the apiary musing about records, first inspections and general beekeeping "stuff". Honey Paw Hives - Poly Langstroth Hives Designed by Beekeepers, for Beekeepers Zukan Bee Feeds - Apipasta Fonda…
 
Why do you keep a box full of bugs that you just know will sting? It should be an easy answer, but there’s more here that you might think, especially if you’re just getting started. Even if you’ve been doing this for years and you’re doing everything right, someday, you will get stung, no matter what. But what about the beekeeper dressed in only sh…
 
This week, we start our multi-part series on hive types other than the standard Langstroth. We start with the Flow Hive. In this episode, we talk with Stewart Anderson, who, with his son Cedar imagined and then created the Flow Hive, certainly the most cosmic jump in the technology of honey harvesting developed since the first mechanical honey extr…
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 153 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: The new season is upon us and I have some great tips for beginner beekeepers about what to keep in their wash bucket. Stay tuned for more beekeeping chat and a reminder about the National Honey Monitoring Scheme. Honey Paw Hives - P…
 
So, how do you eat comb honey? It isn’t a mystery, but until you have tried eating comb honey, it can be a tad daunting. At first, it’s a beautiful product. Snow white cappings, beautiful honey, the perfect sweetener. But then, you take a sample and that chunk of comb honey begins to leak, and the honey runs out and covers the bottom of the dish yo…
 
Dr. Sam Ramsey is back with us again, looking at all sorts of questions than bother beekeepers, and working with smart kids and science! Sammy hasn’t not let any grass grow under his feet since he was forced to return home from his research in Thailand studying Tropilaelaps mites (Tropilaelaps clareae and T. mercedesae) so we are ready if and when …
 
Hi, I’m Stewart Spinks, and welcome to Episode 152 of my podcast, Beekeeping Short and Sweet. In This Week's Podcast: Mid-March already and inspections have yet to start. It really won't be long, so here are some reminders of what to look for and a warning of the "Red Zone". Honey Paw Hives - Poly Langstroth Hives Designed by Beekeepers, for Beekee…
 
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