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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(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
In this 6th segment of our Natural Beekeeping Corner, Nathalie talks about some of the key factors that are often attributed to honey bee colony decline… namely Varroa Mites and Viruses.  However, cou...
September 13, 2021
(Original Air Date: Jan 22nd, 2020) The guys are suffering from delirium after the never-ending listener question episode, and todays topic seems to reflect just that.  Yep, Alien Bees!  Don’t worry t...
September 9, 2021
(Original Air Date Jan 15th, 2020)  Welcome to your first new Bonus episode for all you Hive Jive Junkies out there.  Ken and John figured they should just start off with a bang, and what better way t...
September 6, 2021
It is time to say goodbye to yesterday… Season three of the podcast comes to a close and as the guys wrap up this little beginner beekeeping adventure that has spanned the last three years, they recap...
August 30, 2021
Today John is joined once again by Miss Tara Chapman from Two Hives Honey.  Tara teaches us about honey crystallization, what it means, and the four main factors that contribute to this process.  This...
August 23, 2021
This year’s honey harvest has come and gone, and it is leaving a few tears in its wake.  John discusses how the main apiary did this year, or rather, how much it didn’t do at all.  The bizarre weather...
August 16, 2021
This episode coils up and strikes at the heart of a slippery subject… Snakes in the bee yard.  There are all kinds of different critters out there that we often don’t notice as we go about our bee bus...
August 9, 2021
Recently the gang got together to host a LIVE Natural Beekeeping question and answer session.  Nathalie and John answer questions ranging from keeping survivor stock, to doing brood breaks, and even h...
August 2, 2021

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