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!

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John and Ken talk about some of the current events and John gives a high level walkthrough of a bee removal from a shed floor, and if you toss in a little crazy talk about smoke you will have rounded ...
October 18, 2021
In random string of thought fashion, this episode covers Ken's discover of Tom Seeley and his books; his incoming packages of bees; to treat or not to treat your hives; and even a little background on...
October 14, 2021
We continue our conversation with Mary Reed, Chief Apiary Inspector for the state of Texas where we join the gang amid a fit of laughter. All bets are off pretty much right from the start as the group...
October 11, 2021
What happens when you take the motor cowling from an 85 horsepower V4 Johnson outboard boat motor and turn it into a swarm trap? Well, we don’t actually know. However, Ken and his son Max are willing ...
October 7, 2021
Bees employ various strategies in order to fend off pest and diseases.  Join Nathalie as she discusses how bees do this naturally at both the colony and individual level and how this understanding can...
October 4, 2021
Grab yourself a slice of strawberry cake and pull up a chair while Ken and John ramble on. Did you know that a bad combo of bee genetics can be the cause of a spotty brood pattern? Could Ken finally g...
September 30, 2021
Join John and Ken in cabin 13 just off the shore of lake Buchanan as they discuss Ken's absence from the last main episode, his surgery, and him missing out on all the studio fun.  This includes a lit...
September 27, 2021
Who knew that clover and alfalfa could cause such a fuss?  Well, John is happy to tell us all about it while he vents about a recent encounter he had on this bonus episode... (Original Air Date: Feb 1...
September 23, 2021
(Original Air Date: Feb 6th, 2020)  This episode has it all… no till gardening, potato tipping which is not to be confused with cow tipping, planting by the phase of the moon, paper cows, and even pur...
September 20, 2021
(Original Air Date: Jan 30th, 2020)  In a fully hyped-up caffeinated sugar high type of morning, the guys are in rare form. They run through a series of seemingly unrelated (though mostly bee related)...
September 16, 2021

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