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What happens when you take a professional Fishing Guide, pair him with a Master Beekeeper, and throw in some Texas Red Headed Mutts (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 the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.

What happens when you take a professional Fishing Guide, pair him with a Master Beekeeper, and throw in some Texas Red Headed Mutts (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 the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.
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United States

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What happens when you take a professional Fishing Guide, pair him with a Master Beekeeper, and throw in some Texas Red Headed Mutts (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 the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.

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English

Contact:

512-677-7404


Episodes

012 - Ken Finally Gets His Bees

5/13/2019
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The wait is finally over, Ken got his first bees! John and Ken spent the weekend scouting locations and setting up Ken’s first four beehives. Working with what was built and (mostly) ready to go, Ken is starting off with two standard 10 frame Langstroths Deeps, and two 19 inch style Topbar hive bodies. Join us as the guys decompress and breakdown the events of Bee Day One on Ken’s journey into beekeeping.

Duration:00:36:45

011 - Feeding Your Bees - Spring Edition

5/6/2019
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Your new bees have just arrived and you want them to grow up big and strong. So, what do you feed them? How much and how often should you feed them? John and Ken talk spring/summer feeding tips, concepts, and advice on this episode of The Hive Jive.

Duration:00:32:23

Bonus - Random Clips Pt1

4/29/2019
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This bonus episode contains random clips from previous releases of The Hive Jive that were originally edited out for time limits during their specific original episodes. Enjoy the randomness!

Duration:00:11:13

Bonus - Listener Questions pt 2

4/22/2019
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Join us for this special Bonus episode of The Hive Jive where the guys make a second attempt at answering YOUR listener questions! This discussion follows many topics such as how to cycle out old comb, feeding bees, varroa mites, and even whether boys can see better than girls. Wait, what...?

Duration:01:08:18

010 - Where My Bs At

4/15/2019
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When getting started in beekeeping, waiting on your first colony to arrive can feel like an eternity. John and Ken talk through the process so that you know what is going on with packages, nucs, and queen bees during this crucial period before your first bees are ready for pickup.

Duration:00:38:04

Bonus - Bee Laws

4/8/2019
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In this Bonus episode of The Hive Jive, John and Ken discuss the importance of being aware of current legislation, doing your own research, and forming your own opinions about current affairs without blindly following what you see on social media.

Duration:00:14:30

009 - Dont BEE a Fool

4/1/2019
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Its April Fools Day and apparently all bets are off when the guys chase Easter bunnies around while trying to address random bee misconceptions on this episode of The Hive Jive! Good luck keeping this one on the right path.

Duration:00:53:31

008 - Interview with Les Crowder

3/18/2019
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On this episode of The Hive Jive, John and Ken interview world renowned natural beekeeper, and author of Top-bar Beekeeping, Les Crowder. Les' approach to beekeeping is, at times, a spiritural experience. Don't miss this special extended episode!

Duration:00:50:13

Bonus - Swarms

3/11/2019
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Duration:00:33:46

007 - First Signs of Spring

3/4/2019
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On this episode of The Hive Jive, the guys will take a moment to stop and smell the flowers... so to speak. They will discuss which flowers to watch for as spring begins, and what benefits those flowers provide to your bees.

Duration:00:26:38

006 - An Interview with Pamela Yeamans

2/18/2019
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On this episode of The Hive Jive, the guys will be holding their very first interview, with special guest, Texas Master Beekeeper - Pamela Yeamans. The trio will discuss a variety of topics, including Pamela's love for creamed honey, honey shows, and what she enjoys most about her bees.

Duration:00:41:10

Bonus - Listener Questions Pt 1

2/12/2019
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Bonus Episode! Join the guys as they tackle your listener questions regarding Honeybees and Beekeeping. Learn why we mark our queens with colored dots, and what each color means. Find out why beekeepers breed queens, and how re-queening a colony change its behavior. Can Topbar hives survive extreme norther winters? Well, tune in to find out!

Duration:00:31:05

005 - Choosing Hive Location and Apiary Setup

2/4/2019
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In this episode of The Hive Jive, the guys will discuss how to choose the best location to setup your Apiary. Finding the right spot to place your beehives can be a stressful process when you start your beekeeping journey. High ground, or low? Sun, or shade? South facing, or east facing? These are just a few of the many factors that will be considered in this segment.

Duration:00:30:16

Bonus - The Drone Bee

1/25/2019
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This is a special BONUS episode of The Hive Jive. Its time we learn about the ultimate college frat house bee, also known as The Drone Bee!

Duration:00:14:53

THJ Bonus - The Drone Bee

1/23/2019
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This is a special BONUS episode of The Hive Jive. Its time we learn about the ultimate college frat house bee, also known as The Drone Bee!

Duration:00:14:39

004 - When, Where, and How to get Your Bees

1/21/2019
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On this episode of The Hive Jive, join the guys as they discuss how to acquire your first honeybees. Do you want a package of bees, or is the nuc a better option for your situation? How hard is it to catch a swarm? Where can you find bees in your area? Tune in to find out!

Duration:00:25:41

Bonus -The Worker Bee

1/18/2019
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This is a special BONUS episode of the Hive Jive. Today's focused subject is all about the Hard Knock Life of the Worker Bee!

Duration:00:27:37

THJ Bonus Ep 2 - Worker Bees

1/16/2019
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On this Bonus episode of The HIve Jive, John breaks down the hard knock life of a Worker Bee. There are may tasks that must be completed inside the beehive, and she is responsible for all of them. This worker bee literally works itself to death!

Duration:00:15:17

Bonus - The Queen Bee

1/16/2019
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This is a special BONUS edition of The Hive Jive. Today's topic will be an in depth look at the life and times of a queen bee. From egg, to swarm, John will take you on a detailed journey of what it means to be the Queen!

Duration:00:15:52

003 - Choosing Your Hive Style

1/16/2019
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On this episode of The Hive Jive, the guys will take a look at the different beehive styles out there. Are you having a hard time trying to decide if you should start your beekeeping journey with a Langstroth hive or a Topbar hive? Don't fret! You can use these 5 considerations to help make your decision a bit easier.

Duration:00:32:50