Fantastic Bees and Where to Find Them, Pt. 1

Episode #17 June. 17, 2020 50m 17s Download
In this episode: Dr. Rob Carter and Joseph Darnell
Rob and Joseph finally dive deep into beehives! What makes bees tick? Where did beekeeping come from? Why would two guys take this hobby on? And what’s the science bee-hind the colony?

Highlights and Show Notes

The bee skep
Kenyan top-bar hive
Warre hives
Layan’s hive
Langstroth hives

The land flowing with milk and honey: “Then Moses said to the people, ‘Remember this day in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of slavery, for by a strong hand the Lord brought you out from this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten. Today, in the month of Abib, you are going out. And when the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey…’” Exodus 13:3-5.

Beekeeping in ancient Israel
Honey extractors
Origin of North American honey bees
4,000 native bee species of North America, including the southeastern blueberry bee, carpenter bees, bumble bees, azalea bees, squash bees, and many more.
Remote sensing in agriculture
The bee’s ‘waggle dance’
Purple honey from kudzu. Note: what Rob said might not be true.
Chinese honey may have been contaminated