Short, in-depth review of all things honey bees with hosts, Kim Flottum and Jim Tew
Here are some great episodes to start with. Or, check out episodes by topic.
June 8, 2023
All beekeepers must one day, cross a threshold: dealing with bee stings. For some, it is a small, hardly seen threshold. For others, it is a major challenge that takes time to overcome. On today's episode Jim and Jeff Ott ta…
June 1, 2023
Replacing a seemingly good queen can be a difficult decision to make. If her brood pattern is good, the colony temperment is nice, they've produced a good crop... and the only fault against her is that she is last year's que…
May 25, 2023
If you've been a beekeeper for any length of time and especially, after your first year in your own bee yard, you've seen a swarm, looked away to pick up something - maybe your camera, turn around and they're gone! Just like…
May 18, 2023
Anyone who's moved more than one hive, more than once in a season has considered... a simpler way of getting the job done. We've all see photos and videos of beekeepers moving around an orchard of some sort, using BobCats or…
May 11, 2023
If you’ve been keeping bees for a bit, you probably already have a couple of stories about that “one time in a beeyard”, or honey house, or somewhere that gave a whole new meaning to the word “sting”. Teaching a beginner’s c…
May 4, 2023
A lot of times, when somebody asks us a bee question, the best answer we can give them is, “It Depends.” In today’s episode, Kim and Jim explore the topic of Swarms. Where did it come from? Where do you put it? What do you d…
In my opinion, observations hive fall into two broad categories Nicely constructed, permanent-type furniture hives. Simple, quick glass box type hives for short term use. Furniture grade hives are much more satisfying from a furniture quality…
Dr. James E. Tew is an Emeritus Faculty member at The Ohio State University. Jim is also retired from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. During his forty-eight years of bee work, Jim has taught classes, provided extension services, and conducted research on honey bees and honey bee behavior.
He contributes monthly articles to national beekeeping publications and has written: Beekeeping Principles, Wisdom for Beekeepers, The Beekeeper’s Problem Solver, and Backyard Beekeeping. He h
Kim Flottum attended the University Of Wisconsin, Madison, receiving a BS in Horticulture Production. While an undergrad he worked for the UW Entomology Department, researching insect control in green houses and gardens, and writing Extension Bulletins about those pests.
After graduation, he worked for the USDA Honey Bee Research Lab in Madison for four years, studying crop pollination, pesticide problems with honey bees and using honey plants in the home landscape. When the lab closed, he m
"I look forward to each & every Thursday so I can listen to Kim & Jim. Their knowledge is beyond reproach & I love the format. Keep it up!! The beekeepinmg community is in good hands with these two…"
Entertaining, Fun & Educational
"I completely enjoy listening to Kim Flottum and Jim Tew in this short and informal podcast. Best enjoyed with a cold lawn mower beer in hand! Wonderful and unpretentious."
"I have learned so much from this podcast. Their laid back approach makes it enjoyable to listen to."
"I listen to a few different podcasts but by far you guys are my favorite. So much information that’s put in a way average joes like myself can understand. Also done in a fun way, I dare anyone to try…"
"Short sweet and to the point if I could give it 10 stars I would"