Τρίτη, 11 Αυγούστου 2015
Παρασκευή, 26 Ιουνίου 2015
It's a waiting game, and you never know what kind of luck you'll have with it, but bait hives are really the easiest way to get a swarm. You set it up, walk away, and hope the bees move in. And if they do the only work that's left is to move them to a hive.
I hung this up last year, but I think I did it too late. This past week there have been a lot of swarms in the area, and my bait hive was getting a lot of attention for the past few days. Some very strange behavior. Fighting and battles at the entrance. In hind sight, I think a group of bees were staking a claim to the hive and keeping other "intruders" from getting in. It was pretty interesting to watch.
A tribe of Nepal hunt a wild honey with natural psychoactive properties ("mad honey")
they use it as a medicine and a soft drug.
Dipak, the translator of this movie is overdosing and fall unconcious.
Πέμπτη, 25 Ιουνίου 2015
Across the pond we meet Lemar who was attacked by bees last summer. These weren't any old bees thought, these were angry Africanised bees. Innocently driving his tractor Lemar was attacked by up to 2000 bees which left him on the brink of death.
This video features a hands-on look at the inside of a Yellowjacket colony. Yellowjackets are a common wasp, their life cycle is one of complete metamorphosis. The video shows eggs, larva, pupa and adults in the colony. This video is suitable as a resource for teaching about insects and insect life cycles
A video showing a beekeeper checking a mini nucleus (nuc) for a fertilized honeybee queen.
You put sugar syrup in one end of the nuc and a little bit of wax on each wood strip. Then you put a cupful of bees in the hive and seal them in for 48 hours in the dark. Release them early in the morning. They will build up the wax comb inside and start collecting stores of nectar & pollen.
Put a sealed queen cell in the next day, leave and do not touch for a week. Check after that time to see if the queen has emerged and possibly laying. If not leave and check again after another five days. Once you see eggs you know she has been mated.
Τετάρτη, 24 Ιουνίου 2015
In an attempt to locate a beehive under a backyard storage shed, the base of the shed had to be moved. In order to get some distance from what they might fight, they got on the roof of the house and lifted the floor of the shed with straps they had attached to it. The person taking the video was concentrating on the bees and was taken by surprise when the snake moved.
Bee Pollen Traps,Trapping Honey Bee collected pollen from beehives of Beekeeper John Pluta in Milledgeville Georgia. More at http://georgiabees.blogspot.com Propolis trap on honeybees hive.See the color and volume amounts of 7 daily collected Bee Pollen traps from flowers,grass, weeds and trees.Beekeepers collect Pollen for human health sales and to feed back for early bee spring brood rearing.Bee pollen is produced in high volume spring and fall as a high protein energy food. Beekeeping propolis traps on honey bee hives for propolis trapping.Propolis is bee glue from tree buds used by honey bees to seal up bee hive cracks and as an antibiotic by humans for cuts,burns,stomach and dental mouth problems.
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We have up to two tons of honey every year to process - and we keep things as simple as possible..
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Τρίτη, 23 Ιουνίου 2015
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Δευτέρα, 22 Ιουνίου 2015
Have you wanted to mark your queens but weren't sure how to go about it? Or maybe you were scared you would hurt her. Well with this simple homemade device you can safely mark your queens without any harm. This cage can be purchased through most bee equipment suppliers but I have always enjoyed making stuff myself. Plus it save a few bucks with little time invested.
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You can install a package of Honeybees in your hive as demonstrated in this video. You need to wear protection gear which is not shown.
Spring of the year brings hope & excitement. Just like the new blooms and flowers start blooming bring in excitement of new life and a beautiful day, Sweet Breath of Spring is here. The Aroma of a new chapter with beauty awaits the bees and the beekeeper.
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What a new beekeeper needs to look for in his (her) hive. Honey (food) & pollen. Late winter or early spring, we need to be sure our bees have enough food (honey) to be sure they don't starve in case of a few days in a row of rain. You can't control the pollen very well but you sure can keep them from starving.