Jun 20, 2019
Gene Brandi is a West
Coast beekeeper, based out of Los Banos, California. Gene is is a
great spokesman for the beekeeping industry having spent over 40
years in the business. Gene is Past President of American
Beekeeping Federation, has served as the Chair of The National
Honey Board, Chair of the Almond Board of California, and
served in committees of both organizations… along with other
responsibilities including serving on the Project Apis m Board and Carl Hayden Bee Research
Center’s Industry Liaison Committee.
He is a busy man and we were fortunate to catch him on a busy
day while he had a spare moment. On the episode, Gene talks with
Jeff and Kim about the pollination business from the perspective of
a longtime beekeeper in the California Central Valley. Almonds are
a part of his business, but so are many of the other crops grown
there throughout the year. He doesn’t travel out of State with his
bees but he is often on the move with them from one crop to another
throughout the growing season.
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We hope you enjoy this podcast and welcome your questions and
Thanks to Bee Culture, the Magazine of
American Beekeeping, for their support of The Beekeeping Today
Podcast. Available in print and digital at www.beeculture.com
Thank you for listening!
Podcast music: Young Presidents, “Be Strong”