Another podcast you’ll like

I’m a steady fan of two great beekeeping podcasts. Kiwimana, produced in New Zealand, is a nice mix of practical beekeeping, bee news stories,  and interviews with beekeepers. The PolliNation podcast, made up of bee chats with Dr Andony Melathopoulos and his guests, comes from Oregon State. It focuses on research and various pollinators, including honey bees. Both podcasts, possibly desperate for material, invited me for conversations with their hosts during the past couple of years. I am interviewed at these two links: Kiwimana and PolliNation.

Recently, I became aware of a new podcast that may also be worth my time. Bloomberg (the business news firm) started The Business of Bees podcast on May 1, 2019. You can subscribe through I-Tunes or Android-friendly machines, or you can listen through your computer at this link.

It looks like The Business of Bees will be a series of interviews and analyses about bees in general and the financial burden of beekeeping in particular. Today’s release includes some general history of beekeeping – from ancient Egypt through Langstroth’s bee space. Along the way, Tammy Horn Potter, and several beekeepers, are briefly interviewed. The podcasts are well-written and informative. Rather than long interviews, Bloomberg is presenting 20-minute vignettes narrated by broadcasters Adam Allington and Dave Schultz. Last week, they discussed almond pollination and colony collapse disorder.  I don’t yet know if The Business of Bees will be a favourite podcast for me, but it’s got my attention. See if you like it: Bloomberg’s The Business of Bees.

About Ron Miksha

Ron Miksha is a geophysicist who also does a bit of science writing and blogging. Ron has worked as a radio broadcaster, a beekeeper, and is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has written two books, dozens of magazine and journal articles, and complements his first book, Bad Beekeeping, with a popular blog at www.badbeekeepingblog.com. Ron wrote his most recent book, The Mountain Mystery, for everyone who has looked at a mountain and wondered what miracles of nature set it upon the landscape. For more about Ron, including some cool pictures taken when he was a teenager, please check Ron's site: miksha.com.
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3 Responses to Another podcast you’ll like

  1. beeculture says:

    Ron,
    Have you tried http://www.beekeepingtodaypodcast.com?

    Kim Flottum
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    • Ron Miksha says:

      Hi Kim,
      I didn’t know about it! Your podcast looks great – the most recent one is about the new hive monitoring app from Jerry Bromenshenk and friends, a device which uses the bees’ sounds to diagnosis hive health. I’m looking forward to listening to it, and then some of the older episodes.
      Thanks for the note,
      Ron

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  2. Erik says:

    Thank you for the reference, Ron! I am a regular listener of Pollination as I have a healthy commute. This sounds like a good addition, and I really enjoy podcasts that make an effort to be under 30 minutes. I will check it out.

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