Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Installing a queen excluder in a top bar hive.

Installing a queen excluder in a top bar hive.
Installing a queen excluder in a top bar hive.

Monday, 19 June 2017

The Gentle Beekeeper - The Queens Whim

The Gentle Beekeeper - The Queens Whim
May 2011 - Swarm Introduction, Absconding, and Recapture/Introduction.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Bellator NYC Media Call Fedor, Mitrione, Chandler, Primus, Davis, and Bader

Bellator NYC Media Call Fedor, Mitrione, Chandler, Primus, Davis, and Bader
Listen in on the Bellator NYC media conference call featuring Fedor Emelianenko, Matt Mitrione, Michael Chandler, Brent Primus, Phil Davis, and Ryan Bader.

First inspection of our new TopBar Bee Hive

First inspection of our new TopBar Bee Hive
The first inspection seven day after we installed the 3 lb package of bees and Queen. I also check the 2 quart feeders to see how they are doing.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

New Top Bar Hive - First Check

New Top Bar Hive - First Check
Last week we migrated the bees from a smaller hive into a larger hive. Let's see how things are going in there. Some cross comb is removed and it looks like ...

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

How to Inspect a Top Bar Hive in Summer

How to Inspect a Top Bar Hive in Summer
Last August I was inspecting a TBH. I found the brood nest to be healthy, the queen prolific, I show the egg pattern and then proceed to fix some comb issues.

Bees in danger: the BBKA is owned by BAYER

Bees in danger: the BBKA is owned by BAYER
http://www.britishbeekeeping.com The British Bee Keepers Association endorses pesticides manufactured by Bayer and Syngenta. That's right - the organization ...

Top Bar Hive at Welcombe, Devon

Top Bar Hive at Welcombe, Devon
http://www.biobees.com Those who say that top bar hives are unsuitable for our (UK) climate may like to watch this short video, which shows a top bar hive in ...

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Catching a Swarm of Honeybees

Catching a Swarm of Honeybees
http://www.biobees.com Catching a swarm of bees is not usually difficult if it is within reach. This medium-size swarm was conveniently placed and all I had to do ...

Top Bar Hive transfer

Top Bar Hive transfer
www.studiobeeproductions.com Well, I finally got around to using the TBH that I built in January, and wow, was it fine. Let me know your thoughts as this is all ...

Barrel Top Bar Hive Inspection 1-5-14 - Lakeland, Florida

Barrel Top Bar Hive Inspection 1-5-14 - Lakeland, Florida
I Took advantage a very mild day in January to inspect one of my barrel top bar hives.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Thursday, 8 June 2017

How to use the Morris Board to raise queens

How to use the Morris Board to raise queens
The Morris Board is device that can make the continuous raising of queen bees possible throughout the season. It is not difficult to make, although reasonable ...

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Burlington Stop with Phil Chandler - Day 2

Burlington Stop with Phil Chandler - Day 2
Burlington, Ontario Stop with Phil Chandler - Day 2 Freelance caricature artist, cartoonist and illustrator Phil Chandler. http://www.chandlerarts.ca Like, share, ...

Monday, 5 June 2017

Controlling Varroa mites in a top bar hive

Controlling Varroa mites in a top bar hive
This video provides suggestions on controlling Varroa mites in a top bar hive using cultural mechanical control methods.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Cathedral Hive New Hexagonal Top Bar Hive

Cathedral Hive New Hexagonal Top Bar Hive
The NEW Cathedral Hive! The next evolution in top bar hive design. The Cathedral Hive is designed by Corwin Bell and crafted by BackYardHive.com in ...

Top Bar Hive Mount/Stand

Top Bar Hive Mount/Stand
Here's a great way to mount our Top Bar Hives. The Mount bolts easily to a standard 4 x 4 set in the ground. This stand provides for a clear working area around ...

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Top bar hive - treatment free bees

Top bar hive - treatment free bees
This colony in a top bar hive is thriving despite having had no Varroa treatment for 2+ seasons. They have nearly filled the hive, so we are splitting them by ...

How to do a quick check on a top bar hive

How to do a quick check on a top bar hive
http://www.biobees.com Phil Chandler - The Barefoot Beekeeper - demonstrates how to do a quick inspection of a top bar hive using his two-follower system.