The Hive Jive - Beekeeping Podcast

What happens when you take a professional Fishing Guide, pair him with a Master Beekeeper, and throw in some Texas Red Headed Mutt Honeybees? Well, we are about to find out!

Ken Milam, host of The Great Outdoors & Sunday Sportsman radio shows, and professional fishing guide, has decided that he thinks he’d like to start keeping bees. Problem is, he has absolutely no idea where to start. Enter John Swan, owner of Wicked Bee, and a Texas Master Beekeeper. Together they are going to embark on a beekeeping journey as Ken learns all there is to know about honeybees and the art of beekeeping.

Tune in to the podcast and join them on their journey, and see what all trouble they manage to get themselves into along the way. New episodes are released every Monday!

Episodes Date

Spring is approaching for some sooner rather than others, and they guys are scheming and plotting what their first moves should be coming out of this winter.  However, what are some of the things to c...
March 1, 2021
The guys poke their heads out for the first time after the historic winter blast that nearly crippled Texas.  Did all their colonies survive?  Only time will tell as the ice and snow begins to melt an...
February 22, 2021
Though most of the northern U.S. has already been in the grips of winter for a while, a Polar Vortex has plunged everyone into a deep freeze unlike anything those of us in the far south have experienc...
February 15, 2021
The guys are back for their first episode of 2021 and they might just have a few opinions to share.  They discuss the effects of different invasive species and a current push to release the Chinese Fl...
February 8, 2021
There may have been a few moments when the mics were still live while the guys catch up with each other over recent events, upcoming projects, and a few strong opinions about some new TV shows.  Tune ...
February 3, 2021
Ken and John sit down for their final main segment episode for 2020 as they ring in the Holiday Season.  We find out who the winners were for Ken's Fruitcakes, as well as discuss an email from down un...
December 21, 2020
What is an acceptable drop rate during the winter, and how can you tell if finding dead bees at the entrance is normal or a sign of problems inside the hive?  Also, its that time of year again and Ken...
December 14, 2020
Welcome to our first LIVE (at the time of recording at least) Listener Questions episode.  In this installment the guys are joined by Jake from NE, Rachel from Oz, Frank from the UK, and JeffreyAnn, a...
December 7, 2020
Winter is finally making its first appearance in central Texas with our first freeze on the way.  But, does Ken have his colonies all prepped and ready for the end of the beekeeping season?  Do they h...
November 30, 2020
During times of dearth (no food available in nature) honeybees can be highly prone to robbing.  Even the slightest drop of a sugary substance can set off quite the catastrophic chain of events if the ...
November 16, 2020

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