About The Hive Jive Podcast

What happens when you take a professional Fishing Guide, pair him with a Master Beekeeper, and throw in some Texas Red Headed Mutt Honeybees? Well, we are about to find out!

Ken Milam, host of The Great Outdoors & Sunday Sportsman radio shows, and professional fishing guide, has decided that he thinks he’d like to start keeping bees. Problem is, he has absolutely no idea where to start.

Enter John Swan, owner of Wicked Bee, and a Texas Master Beekeeper. Together they are going to embark on a beekeeping journey as Ken learns all there is to know about honeybees and the art of beekeeping.

Behind The Mic

John J. Swan

Co-Host of The Hive Jive

John is The Wicked Bee. A Director with the Texas Beekeeper’s Association, Part of the TX Master Beekeeping Program, President of the Travis County Beekeepers, and a board member for the Austin Area Garden Council.

As the owner of the Wicked Bee companies (Wicked Bee Apiary / Wicked Bee Honey / Wicked Bee Removal), John specializes in live honeybee removals, education, consultations & training, hive management services, and honey production/sales.

John is an adept public speaker and regularly speaks to large groups on a large array of beekeeping topics.

Ken Milam

Co-Host of The Hive Jive

Ken was born in Austin, is a sixth generation Texas outdoors-man, and an avid lover of the great outdoors!  He is a professional fishing guide, and has been a Striper Guide on Lake Buchanan, Texas for the last 34 years.  He has been featured on numerous TV Hunting and Fishing shows and has also been published in many newspapers and magazines.

When not out on the waters, Ken is on the radio, where he has been a DJ and talk show host since 1986.  Ken currently hosts “The Great Outdoors” and “The Sunday Sportsman” on AM 1300 The Zone.  

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