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Beekeeping Today Podcast

May 8, 2020

Kirsten TraynorThis episode is our first with guest co-host, 2 Million Blossoms editor, Kirsten Traynor. Kirsten will be our guest co-host on a regular basis bringing us interviews with young and upcoming personalities and researchers in the world of beekeeping. In this first episode, Kirsten introduces us to Sarah Red Laird.

Sarah Red-Laird, probably better known as The Bee Girl. She’s very visible in the beekeeping community for her work with kids and bees at National, Regional and local beekeeper’s meetings. But there’s so much more!

She works hand in hand with local farmers using regenerative agriculture, diversity in plantings and providing food for the soil, and food for bees. Bee pasture and bee nutrition are a big part of what she’s involved in, along with local farmer’s unions and getting everybody involved.

But then add in her work with local chefs and bakers and brewersSarah Red-Laird and millers using the diversity of grains these farmers are growing for some fantastic farm to table events.

Sarah Red-Laird is all of these things - beekeeper, teacher, land use coordinator and foodie. Listen to this talented and dynamic part of our beekeeping universe.

We wrap up the show with a recognition of the passing of longtime friend and advocated of beekeepers worldwide, Ann Harmon. We will miss you, Ann!

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2 Million BlossomsWe want to also thank 2 Million Blossoms as a sponsor of the podcast. 2 Million Blossoms is a new quarterly magazine destined for your coffee table. Each page of the magazine is dedicated to the stories and photos of all pollinators and written by leading researchers, photographers and our very own, Kim Flottum.


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Podcast music: Young Presidents, "Be Strong"