Beekeeper Confidential | Bees & Beekeeping
By Mandy Shaw
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A podcast about the curious lives of beekeepers and their bees.
||CleanBee Man Dan | Kung Fu Bee Rescue||What do martial arts and bee rescue have in common? In this episode Mandy talks (via phone) with Dan, a professional bee rescue, relocation and rehabilitation specialist. His journey in beekeeping and Kung Fu are intertwined and have allowed him to buil||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCut Out Colony | Mandy Shaw||Mandy shares her experience with extracting and relocating a feral colony that had been residing in the wall of an abandoned home. Her excitement turned to dread when she realized that the colony had an invasive beehive pest, Small Hive Beetle. For n||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPSU Beekeeping Task Force | Isabel Rummell||Last week Mandy visited the Apiary at Portland State University and spoke with Isabel Rummell, who is tasked with caring for the bees and supporting student involvement in the program. Mandy first met Isabel at Zenger Farm, here in Portland where Portla||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRex McIntire | Caught Red Handed||Each fall the Oregon State Beekeepers Association holds a gathering for beekeepers near and far. Mandy attended this year's conference with her microphone in tow and met up with local beekeeper, Rex McIntire. While they talked, Mandy and Rex enjoyed the||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMead | Nectar Creek||Mandy visited Nectar Creek Tap Room in Philomath, Oregon. YUM! Mandy has been an admirer of Nectar Creek session meads for years and she was so happy that they accepted her invite to be a guest on the show. She was greeted with a refreshing flight of W||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCitizen Science | Tim Wessels||Nestled along side of the majestic St. John's Bridge, you'll find some magic. Tim Wessels is a Portland beekeeper known for his efforts to improve honey bee health and breed queens that are acclimated to the Pacific Northwest. His love for science and||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSocial Work of Social Insects | Beekeeping with Rachel Phariss||What do crisis management for the acutely mentally ill and beekeeping have in common? More than you would think! In this episode I chat with Portland beekeeper & social worker Rachel Phariss. She has been working with bees for 4 years and has had som||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHands on Beekeeping | Byron the Bee Man||This week Mandy talked with Byron the Bee Man, a commercial beekeeper from Louisiana. Byron got into bees when he was 18 and looking for work. His desire to learn and love for the bees has elevated him from working as a honey processor to saving bees al||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWarre Cafe | Hive Inspection with Ken Matley||Join Mandy in Ken's Portland apiary for a hive inspection. They talked frame construction, tasted honey, Ken shared a wealth of fascinating insights on Warre hives and their creator, Emile Warre, and they contemplate the question "can beekeeping really||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolice Escorted Swarm | Wei Chow||In this episode Mandy chats with her friend and fellow beekeeper, Wei Chow. They discussed swarm traps, brood diseases, mite treatments, and BEEKEEPER ANTHEMS. For episode notes, visit Mandy's blog at https://www.waggleworkspdx.com/blog Cover ar||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPollen Patties | In the kitchen with Bill Catherall||A high protien diet can be beneficial for the bees! In this episode, Mandy and her guest Bill make protien suppliments for their bees to get them nice and fat for the winter months ahead. For episode notes, visit Mandy's blog at https://www.wagglewo||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntro||A poetic account of why I enjoy working with bees, and how I got my start in beekeeping. Cover art by Meggyn Pomerleau Produced in part by Maxwell Monty||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great beekeeping podcast
Love your podcast Mandy!! Fun and creative, always wishing there was another one to listen to :)
What the buzz is about! 🐝
Insightful, charming and lovely, Mandy Shaw gives us the ultimate being the scenes look at hive life! #Bbbblessed
Beelieve me, worth a listen
It’s very charming and surprisingly well produced for such a new podcast. The little sound bites tossed in aren’t annoying like most podcasts and add a little quirkiness to every episode that’s very enjoyable.