Sunday, 25 June 2017

KTB hive full of honey but with incorrect top bar width, Nialeya, Guinea

KTB hive full of honey but with incorrect top bar width, Nialeya, Guinea
Here is a KTB hive in a great honey-producing area. It suffers from an extremely common problem here: incorrect top bar width, and lack of a good starter strip or ...

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.