It’s un BEE-lievable how amazingly a hive works to make choices in the best interest of the group. This sustainable and delicious approach is something Scott Jorgensen of Hercules Bees fully incorporates in running his business. After learning to keep wild bees in the Gambia, he decided to take his talents to his hometown where he innovated on the beekeeping process to produce honey & teach about it in a sustainable way. Listen in as we discuss the importance of pride, rethinking growth, and bee cred.
LIFE INNOVATOR: Scott Jorgensen
Strengths: not held back by limitations, committed to a vision of quality, ain’t scared of bees
Unexpected conclusion: Pride is a useful emotion when achieved by making
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1:15 Season 2 Launch Party THANK YOU!!
2:03 No’s traumatic bee story
4:35 Introducing Sustainability and Scott Jorgensen the bee keeper
7:19 Scott explains why he does beekeeping as a business and not just for fun
11:56 The Peace Corps and the killer bees of Africa
20:20 Sustainable v. commercial beekeeping
23:29 Humans becoming more like bees?
29:04 Working around the limits of sustainable beekeeping
40:20 Measures of success
44:28 Daily desires: try to give a fuck
46:24 Scott’s super power
48:02 Sex-Ed of Bees
54:15 Most other beekeepers think Scott’s crazy
1:00:10 O+NO Reflections: Quality, pride, and efficiency
1:07:30 Question you didn’t know was relevant: Is it sustainable to you? What do you take pride in?
59:07 Alameda Beekeepers club
MUSIC + SOUNDBITES
0:00 TITLE ROLL
13:55 2Pac – Dear Mama
18:53 Fuck This Shit I’m Out
31:57 Mariah Carey – Honey
48:33 Kelis – Milkshake
59:36 Gucci Mane – Street cred
1:10:26 Joh Lee Hooker- Queen Bee