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Παρασκευή, 26 Ιουνίου 2015

Bait Hive, the easiest way to catch a swarm


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.

Honey bees - Natural History


Honey bees are social insects in the family Apidae, order Hymenoptera. The most important species to humans is Apis millifera, the honey bee. Honey bees live in colonies or bee hives. Bees have two pairs of wings and compound eyes. Beekeepers make hives for the bees out of straw, pottery, or wooden boxes. Wild bees make their hives in hollow trees or logs or sometimes under the eaves of houses. Worker bees stand guard at the entrance of the hive, keeping out bees from other hives. Honey bees protect their hive by stinging intruders.

Hallucinogen Honey Hunters - Hunting mad honey - documentary


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

Attacked By 2000 Bees


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.


The life cycle of the wasp


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

Honey Bee Swarm, how to recover a swarm and return the workers to the original hive


Swarm Returns to Original Hive; I was asked by a documentary company to make a high def video of a swarm departing, the queen, the swarm in swarm mode and the arrival of the swarm at the new residence... In the process of making this video, I discovered that by re-routing the Queen, the workers will, in her absence, return to the original colony location... how NOT to lose your valuable worker bees.

Checking Warnholz Mini Nuc's (Nucleus) - Queen Rearing Beekeeping Techniques



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

Hobby-Imker gibt Einblicke in Bienenvölker


Hobby-Imker Klaus Ruppert hat neben seinem Haus im Weißenbrunner Ortsteil Grün (Landkreis Kronach) vier Bienenvölker und gibt Einblicke in sein Hobby.

Kamera: Friedwald Schedel
Schnitt: Alexander Kroh

How To Kill Bees And Find Snakes


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,GA Pollen Trap Beehives,Propolis Honey bees hive,Beekeepers Beekeeping John Pluta


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.

Three Simple Ways To Process Honey


Three simple ways to process raw honey.
We have up to two tons of honey every year to process - and we keep things as simple as possible..

tags: rose, hives, extractor, centrifuge, comb, cells, tank, pure, sugar-free, beekeeping, bees, apis melifera, cold-filtered, beeswax, process, processing, self-sufficiency, Organic, Smallholding,

Τρίτη, 23 Ιουνίου 2015

Beekeeping: Robbing the Bees


I'm showing my method of robbing the bees. I don't use a bee brush. I have some fairly impressive full frames of honey to show. I ended up with 14 boxes in this video plus another 8 boxes from the previous afternoon & this afternoon.

BEES TURNED HOUSE INTO HIVE BEE!!! Incredible video ...


Drone Frame full of Varroa mites


Looking through cells for varroa, before putting the drone frame into the freezer at -18C for 3 days to kill off mits

Found the queen bee!! Good video of her laying eggs...


So this was my "strong hive" until it swarmed about 2 weeks ago. Since then I had not seen the queen nor any young brood. I did see about 4 queen cells, and actually killed one of the queen larva on accedent when bringing out the frame. So i was looking thru this hive and wasnt seeing any capped or uncapped brood, and then i found the queen.. then some young larva!

Δευτέρα, 22 Ιουνίου 2015

Queen Marking


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.

Checking Queen Bee 5 days after installing Bee Package.


Looking for the queen bee about 5 days after installing a 3 pound bee package. Also checking for workers building comb. Notice the ball of bees that falls off the inter cover when I lift it.

Another way to Install a package of Honey bees, in your hive.


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.

New Beekeeper - What to do now


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.