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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In this episode, John discusses the concept of excess drawn wax comb creating a hoarding desire in the bees.  This is where generating extra drawn frames during your first two to three years of beekee...
May 10, 2021
In our third installment of the Natural Beekeeping Corner, Nathalie walks us through the differences between commercial beekeeping practices vs the urban backyard beekeeper.  She also covers the benef...
May 3, 2021
In this special edition of The Hive Jive, John takes us through the history of “Telling the Bees.”  For centuries, cultures the world round have had their version of telling the bees about significant...
May 3, 2021
Ever been in the situation where you desperately need to find a queen in order to do a split or because you are trying to re-queen a colony and you need her gone, but can’t find her no matter how hard...
April 26, 2021
This week the guys are joined by Tara Chapman of Two Hives Honey to discuss the uses of propolis.  Most beekeepers have a love-hate relationship with this dark sticky substance as it gets on everythin...
April 19, 2021
Sometimes you might find yourself in a situation where you might need to do a split, but you don’t really want to increase your total number of full-sized colonies.  Or, perhaps you often find yoursel...
April 12, 2021
It is the first episode of April and Ken seems to be missing in action.  Could it be a delayed April Fool’s day joke?  John does a quick recap of the topics from the first part of this year, and touch...
April 5, 2021
Spring is finally starting to show its beautiful face, despite the calendar stating it should have started a few weeks ago now.  The flowers are finally starting to bloom, albeit not in the quantities...
March 29, 2021
Ken is making plans to finally move some of his Langstroth colonies to his property located several counties away from his home apiary.  But, since beekeeping is typically a weekly event at this time ...
March 22, 2021
Today the guys are joined again by Steve Jimenez with Hives for Heroes to discuss all of the amazing progress the organization has made over the last year.  Hives for Heroes exists to help empower vet...
March 15, 2021

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