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2 Million Blossoms - The Podcast

2 Million Blossoms - The Podcast

The podcast edition of the publication by the same name, dedicated to protecting all pollinators, large and small!


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Adrian Fisher - Sub-Lethal Exposure to Pesticides and Fungicides (024)

Sept. 11, 2022

Adrian Fisher has been investigating the impacts of fungicides on honey bee health. Fungicides are often considered bee safe, because they don’t outright kill adult bees. But Adrian has found some troubling sub-lethal effect…

The Mind of the Bee - Lars Chittka (023)

June 29, 2022

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a bee? How they perceive the world and learn to understand the landscape? On today’s episode, Kirsten talks with noted neurobiologist and bee scientist Lars Chittka from the…

Wild Bees Across Canada with Jess Vickruck (022)

May 24, 2022

Today’s episode features Jess Vickruck, a wild bee scientist working in New Brunswick in Canada. In addition to converting the sunny spots in her garden into bee habitat, she studies competition in wild bee communities. She’…

Updates, News and What Makes and Good Scientist (021)

March 28, 2022

In this episode, podcast host Kirsten Traynor reflects on what are the characteristics of a great scientist and the mentors, who have helped her succeed in her own career. She discusses some of her early failures, how she qu…

Monika Maeckle - Texas Butterlies (020)

Feb. 25, 2022

In this episode, Kirsten talks with Monika Maeckle. Monika runs the Texas Butterfly Ranch, which is more a state-of-mind than a physical place. She is a writer, Master Gardener, pollinator enthusiast and has tagged countless…

Wild Survivors - African Elephants and Honey Bees (019)

Dec. 28, 2021

Fran Mahoney is crazy about elephants. And to help protect elephants, she’s enlisted the help of over 144 honey bee colonies. In Tanzania, elephants face massive poaching threats. Subsistence farmers often turn in elephants …