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.