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 has sprung down under, and Fall has come again to North America.  That means winter will not be too far behind and it will be hitting the northern states sooner rather than later.  Its time to ...
September 28, 2020
On this episode John is joined by Nathalie Biggie to discuss how the foundations of natural and treatment free beekeeping has formed the basis for all that they do at Bee Mindful.  From the minimalist...
September 21, 2020
Ken and John have some big news to share regarding the major changes and transitions the show has recently undertaken.  They are joined by a couple of special, though silent, guests in the recording s...
September 14, 2020
Today John sits down with author and reluctant beekeeper, Dave Doroghy.  Dave recently released a new book about his misadventures in beekeeping called “Show Me the Honey – The Adventures of an Accide...
September 7, 2020
In this special bonus episode of The Hive Jive, John sits down with Gemma Astley from Homestead Hens and Honey.  The pair talk about how Gemma got started in podcasting, her love for animals big and s...
September 2, 2020
In this latest listener questions episode, the guys tackle emails and online submissions from: Asha K, Charli B, Rachel S x2, James (Jimmy P), Jadyn S, Jamie S, Louise J, and Roger T.  Tune in now to ...
August 31, 2020
Though Ken has mentioned it a few times, and a few listeners have also asked about it, the timing for Fall Splits completely slipped John's mind. Where we usually do really well about getting the con...
August 24, 2020
The original point of this episode was to talk about some of the natural predators of the Honeybee during the peak of summer. However, first we must due some quick updates from around the world, and ...
August 17, 2020
Oh my gawd its back again! (The summer dearth that is...) John reminds us that most things in beekeeping are cyclical and points to a couple of episodes from year one of the podcast that can help you...
August 10, 2020
John checks in with Ken to see how things are going so far. Has Ken finally learned his lesson about not being a Front Porch Beekeeper? We’ve heard a lot about how many new colonies have been acquir...
August 3, 2020

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