November 6, 2021

Alasdair Mackenzie | 18 Bees

On today's episode we talk about what it means to walk a different path with bees. My friend and natural beekeeping advocate Alasdair Mackenzie of 18 Bees shares how his journey has evolved from traditional backyard beekeeping, to providing swarm habitat and educating land owners about the importance of forage throughout Oregon and Washington. 

 

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September 17, 2021

Manuka Honey | Noelani Waters

Today’s guest is a beekeeper with a very unique beekeeping journey. Her hands have touched bees from Hawaii to New Zealand offering hive inspection services and breeding queens. She works for Comvita, one of the world’s leading producers of manuka honey and she’s here to give us the scoop on all things manuka honey, wellness, queen breeding, and how she continues to feel the precious magic of the human bee relationship.

I'm pleased welcome Noelani Waters!

 

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Today’s guest is a beekeeper whose devotion to bees flowed lovingly from her pen and landed in the pages of her new book, the Pandeme of Bees. Together we explore her poetry, her unique initiation into beekeeping and the journey around the world that the bees have taken her on.

To connect with SezzaJai or to purchase a copy of her book Pandeme of Bees, click here

 

****To help former guest Ruby Reid rebuild after losing her home and bees to wildfire, click here.

 

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On today’s episode we visit with two seriously radical urban beekeepers who take on bee removals throughout Los Angeles. They’re intuitive, thoughtful, and show us that team work makes the dream work! They work strictly with feral bees and have some unique insights on the subtleties of honey bee behaviors. Meet Marvin Jordana & Jen Power!

Here's an amazing article with photos of hive behaviors we often don't get to see!

 

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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!

 

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Where has Beekeeper Confidential been all this time? Mandy Shaw is in the hot seat as guest host Fonta Molyneaux asks her about what has been happening in her life and why the show was put on pause.

September 30, 2020

Honey Hunting | Sara Carmody

This episode is SUCH a treat.

 

We get to know Sara Carmody, a recent anthropology undergrad who traveled to Cambodia to study the culture surrounding Apis Dorsata.

You can also learn more about this topic by subscribing to Dani Jump's channel Bees Unlimited.

 

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Our latest episode features a beekeeper based out of Texas who also moonlights as a member of the BIP Technical Transfer Team. We talk about what it takes to earn a living as an urban beekeeper, misconceptions about bees and hornets, invasive species, and finding bodies in walls... 

 

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Today’s episode is different from previous episodes in that we have not one or two but 4 guests! Each fulfills an important role in local beekeeping and ecological conservation. They share their personal stories and how bees have inspired them to take important steps to provide education to new beekeepers and to make their communities better for not just the bees but for the people, too.

 

In order of interview: Breanna Suarez, David Riera, Megan Long AKA Queenie, and Daniel Calzadilla.

 

How to connect:

 

@Breesbees1 @Plantman_dan  @Bee_wranglers  @SFLbeekeeping @meltingbigfoot @MiaSTEAMEduu

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Our current featured guest is extraordinary for her many talents, her journey with bees, and her generous spirit! She is the owner of Zia Queenbees based out of New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment which is also my home state. But the most recent twist in her journey brought her to the Iberian Peninsula for her Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship. I am so happy to share the first of many visits with Melanie Kirby!

 

To learn more about Melanie and her work, visit her online at ziaqueenbees.com!

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