S2.E20: Sustainable Bee-ing

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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

Owner of Hercules Bees, Editor of the Mount Diablo Beekeepers Association, Sustainable Beekeeper and Advocate

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?


23:29 Honeybee Democracy by Thomas D. Seeley

52:15 Bee Sex Essentials by Lawrence John Connor

59:07 Alameda Beekeepers club

59:14 Mount Diablo Beekeepers Association (Contra Costa County Beekeeping Club)

Honeybee Democracy
23:29 Honeybee Democracy by Thomas D. Seeley
bee sex essentials
52:15 Bee Sex Essentials by Lawrence John Connor
Mount Diablo Beekeepers Association
59:14 Mount Diablo Beekeepers Association (Contra Costa County Beekeeping Club)



Wu-Tang Clan – Clan In Da Front

Michael Jackson – Heal the World

Kermit- It’s not easy being green

Hi-Tek – Tired so tired

Lil Kim – Can’t fuck with Queen Bee

PBS Nova Tales From the Hive (2000, 2007)

Keeping it sustainable at Roche


2:17 Beyoncé – Get Me Bodied (Timbaland Remix) ft. Voltio

2:48 The Temptations – My Girl .

3:01 My Girl – Funeral Scene

4:16 Parachute Express – Butterfly

6:37 Rimsky-Korsakov – Flight Of The Bumblebee

11:48 The Jungle Book – Bare Necessities

13:12 I’m Having Fun In Sarasota!

13:55 2Pac – Dear Mama

18:53 Fuck This Shit I’m Out

22:48 ABILIFY® (aripiprazole) Anti-Depressant Add-on Treatment

23:18 Alice In Wonderland – All In The Golden Afternoon

28:49 Blvck O – Hard Work Pays Off

31:57 Mariah Carey – Honey

34:23 Koala Gets Kicked Out Of Tree and Cries!

35:52 Broad City – Abbi and Bingo Bronson Go to Whole Foods

36:19 Bo Diddley – You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover

43:38 Destiny’s Child – Bills, Bills, Bills

46:42 Harry Potter: Apparate – Disapparate

48:33 Kelis – Milkshake

51:50 Isabella Rossellini – GREEN PORNO: Bee

54:00 Ready to Die – Biggie (Original Version)

59:36 Gucci Mane – Street cred

1:00:24 Nicki Minaj – Beez In The Trap (Explicit) ft. 2 Chainz

1:10:26 Joh Lee Hooker- Queen Bee