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Beekeeping Today Podcast

Sep 14, 2020

Bonnie MorseThe Bee Audacious conference brought together beekeeping luminaries like Mark Winston, Marla Spivak, Tom Seeley and many others. The event was created and organized by Bonnie Morse, who recently sat down to chat with guest host Kirsten Traynor. In today’s episode they talk how Winston’s editorial in Bee Culture encouraged audacious thinking about bee health inspired the event. It was an unusual conference focused on dialogue instead of talks, bringing together bright minds to try and find creative solutions to pressing issues in the bee industry.

And what has she been up to since that first conference in 2016? Based in California, she’s been working closely with fire safety officials to ensure that fire prevention policies don’t obliterate important nectar and pollen sources. With her husband Gary, she runs Bonnie Bee & Company, helping others learn to keep bees successfully in their climatically diverse region near San Francisco. Listen today to learn more about this high-energy beekeeper, who is helping to shape pollinator friendly policy in California.

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Podcast music: Young Presidents, "Be Strong", Musicalman, "Epilogue"