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Jerry Hayes & Barb Bloetscher – Varroa RNAi Based Treatments Update and State of Ohio Apiarist Update

Aug 7, 2018 Jerry (former FLA State Apiarist) provides an update on what he learned while at Monsanto regarding the challenges faced by those researching the use of RNAi technology to combat varroa. And Barb, Chief Apiary Inspector, talks about current Inspection policies and thoughts in Ohio

Tom Theobald – The Problem With Neonicotinoids

Tom Theobald is a long time beekeeper who lives outside Boulder,Colorado.Tom has been sounding the alarm about the problem we all face with the over use and accumulation of neonicotinoids (neonics) in the environment since before his July, 2010 article in Bee Culture.

James Wilkes – HiveTracks and the Computerized Hive

Dr. James Wilkes is a co-founder and CEO of HiveTracks. When he is not working at HiveTracks or teaching computer science at Appalachian State in Boone, NC, James manages over 150 colonies with his son  producing sourwood honey on their Faith Mountain Farm.

Toni Burnham – DC Beekeeper Alliance / Urban Beekeeping               

We’ve invited regular Bee Culture contributor, Toni Burnham to the podcast to talk about the DC Beekeeper’s Alliance and urban beekeeping. Urban beekeeping is on the rise as demonstrated by the membership growth of the DC Beekeepers over the past couple of years.

Dr. James Tew – Beekeeping Lessons Learned

We invited (mostly retired) Dr. James Tew to the podcast to share with us some of his beekeeping experiences and observations. Jim brings an insightful and sometimes humorous perspective from how he got into bees… and how a bee once got into him!   Jim has retired from the Ohio State University Ag Extension

Bee Broker – Joe Traynor

Joe Traynor is a bee broker in the almond orchards of California. Joe handles the business interactions between the beekeeper/pollinator and the almond grower. He has been in the pollination business since the early ’70s and has seen it all. He has written several books and has donated the proceeds to bee research….

Xerces Society – Matthew Shepherd

Matthew Shepherd is the Director of Communications and Outreach for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Jeff and Kim invited Matthew to  Beekeeping Today Podcast to discuss the Xerces Society’s various programs including Protecting Pollinators, Monarch and Bumble Bee Conservation, and more.

Commercial Pollinator – John Miller

John is a commercial beekeeper who splits his time between Newcastle, CA, and Gackle, ND.  We invited John to the podcast to discuss the challenges facing commercial pollinators in the almond orchards and the movement of bees back out to the prairies of North Dakota. He is a speaker at the upcoming MY STORY event hosted by Bee Culture Magazine

Pollinator Partnership – Amber Barnes

Jeff and Kim speak with Amber Barnes of Pollinator Partnership ( about their many different projects, including Monarch program and pollinator habitat protection.

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