Want to listen with a podcast catcher? – RSS Feed
Next Audio Conference - TDB
Date and Time: TBD, 2017 07:00 PM – (US/Eastern)
Dial-in Number: (712) 770-4010
Access Code: 499172
02/14/2018 Tom Sotiridy/Rob Overton - Spring Management
How Fall management and weather have lead to current hive conditions and strategies for Spring.
Tom Sotiridy/Rob Overton - Spring Management
11/18/2017 Tom Sotiridy - The mirror of the hive
The mirror of the hive. Organizational strategies of bees based on genetics, windfalls and stresses.
Tom Sotiridy - The mirror of the hive
11/18/2017 Rich Hines - Observational Beekeeping
Arm chair observations, confessions and insights of a non invasive beekeeper.
Rich Hines - Observational beekeeping
11/18/2017 Raymond DuBois - Beekeeping as a transcendent vehicle
Beekeeping as a transcendent vehicle, Ray’s unique experience of what the bees have given him.
Raymond DuBois - Beekeeping as a transcendent vehicle
11/18/2017 Rob Overton - Thermodynamics of Beekeeping
Thermodynamics of Beekeeping – Why beekeepers have it all wrong.
Rob Overton - Thermodynamics of beekeeping
11/18/2017 Tom Sotiridy - This Seasons Summary
This seasons summary, let us praise not so famous beekeepers, the invisible earth energies, thoughts from a dowser. Intuition as a beekeepers best friend. Is the missing component in our grace, or lack of.
Tom Sotiridy - This seasons summary
07/19/2017 Strong Microbials - Super DFM
Our call this month is with the good folks at Strong Microbials makers of Super DFM. Direct Fed Microbials or probiotics are making a very big difference in our hives, and those of you who have been hearing us speak know we always recommend this product.
This call will have the DFM team on board and we will discuss the development, implementation, research, and the benefits of using this product for healthier and stronger colonies.
Strong Microbials - Super DFM
04/19/2017 Jay Evans - Beltsville Laboratory
Jay Evans (http://orcid.org/0000-0002-
Jay Evans - Beltsville Bee Lab
03/22/2017 Michael Thomas - Bjorn Apiaries
Michael Thomas - Bjorn Apiaries
02/15/2017 Paul Cappy - NYS Head Apiarist
02/08/17 - Kirk Webster - How to implement a treatment free approach in bee crowded locations
01/18/17 Tom Sotiridy - What is Bee Improvement?
Tom discusses the principles of bee improvement, how we can improve our management, our stock and in depth look at our new programs for beekeeping education.
12/14/16 Ron Breland - Visionary Beekeeper
Ron is a fascinating individual, many of you might know him from the documentary “Queen of the Sun” where his dodecahedron hives were brought into examination. He has been working with bees since 1973 and after 23 yrs of Langstroths, lost his hives to varroa. This event, caused by early varroa infestation, left him devastated, and out of this experience the beginnings of the application of sacred geometry to hive design.
His thoughts and methodology as a beekeeper will cause you to ponder your relationship with your bees as well as life around the hives. Ron is a visionary utilizing his intuition, art, and unique insight in an alignment with the bees and while not for everyone, I think all will appreciate his sense of direction and his wisdom.
11/16/16 Grant Gillard - Beekeeper/Author
Grant is an ordained Presbyterian Pastor in Jackson, Missouri and author of “Sustainable Beekeeping: Surviving in an Age of CCD” & “Sustainable Beekeeping: Surviving in an Age of CCD”. His true passion is beekeeping and has served as President of the Missouri State Beekeepers Association.
Along with his many speaking engagements, both locally and nationally, he has authored several books on beekeeping, with special emphasis on beginning beekeeping and the shift from the hobby level to the income-producing level.
He maintains around 200 beehives in southeast Missouri and markets his naturally-produced honey through the local farmer’s markets and heath food stores. He also raises his own queen honey bees from locally-adapted, survivor stock.
08/10/2016 Paul Cappy - NYS Head Apiarist
Paul discusses his role as head inspector of NYS, his monitoring of the commercial honey operations, factors contributing to colony health including migratory exposure to agricultural toxins, management as part of the remedy, varroa and nosema, working with USDA in Beltsville, and innovative virus treatments some of the large commercial are using.