Thursday, 19 July 2018

Making a split from a top bar hive

Making a split from a top bar hive
Prior to this video I split a very strong colony in half, taking the queen out and moving her and half the combs to a new hive. 9 days later in this video I create a ...

Monday, 16 July 2018

Transfer From Langstroth To Top Bar Hive

Transfer From Langstroth To Top Bar Hive
As I say in the video... This is my first time fooling with a top bar hive so don't take this as an expert method on transferring bees. We're just having fun ...

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Langstroth Nuc to Top Bar Conversion

Langstroth Nuc to Top Bar Conversion
Hands on preview of converting a Langstroth Nuc Box to a format that will load into a top bar hive.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Scrap wood bee hives and a BEE Update!

Scrap wood bee hives and a BEE Update!
Here is a quick update of my bee project where I caught 4 bee swarms this spring and relocated them into 4 DIY scrap wood top bar bee hives. The hives are a ...

Friday, 13 July 2018

Top Bar Hive: Explaining the Build Up Period

Top Bar Hive: Explaining the Build Up Period
Phil Chandler explaining the Build Up Period and how to take account of the bees' need to expand quickly during the fruitful period. See more information about ...

Top bar hive swarm prevention. Making a split

Top bar hive swarm prevention. Making a split
Making a split out of one of my top bar hives.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Transferring Bee into the Top Bar Fridge Bee Hive - Episode 71: "It Fridging Works"

Transferring Bee into the Top Bar Fridge Bee Hive - Episode 71: "It Fridging Works"
In this episode of The Bush Bee Man, Mark transfers bees into the Top Bar Fridge Bee Hive. If you would like to buy some honey check out: ...

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Transferring Swarm Bees To Top Bar Hive.How To Attach Loose Comb To TopBar.

Transferring Swarm Bees To Top Bar Hive.How To Attach Loose Comb To TopBar.
Another swarm of water meter bees to transfer to a top bar hive. How to attach the loose comb to the top bars. Declare Your Food Independence: Support My ...

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Honey harvest from a top-bar hive

Honey harvest from a top-bar hive
I filmed a portion of my first harvest of honeycomb. I installed these bees in a top-bar hive on May 15, 2009.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Building a Top Bar Bee Hive Using a Fridge (Part 4 of 5) - Episode 69: "Making an Entrance"

Building a Top Bar Bee Hive Using a Fridge (Part 4 of 5) - Episode 69: "Making an Entrance"
In this episode of The Bush Bee Man, Mark makes an entrance for the fridge hive. If you would like to buy some honey check out: ...

Monday, 2 July 2018

DIY! New and Improved Top Bar Hive! part 1 Introduction

DIY! New and Improved Top Bar Hive! part 1 Introduction
This is the introduction to our new beehive design we've been working on for a years.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

The Most Amazing Top Bar Hive Ever Built!

The Most Amazing Top Bar Hive Ever Built!
Watch the step by step building of the sweetest top bar hive this side of the Mississippi and on the other side too! Also join us for a sneak peek at the bees ...

Splitting The Huge Top Bar Hive Is Done!

Splitting The Huge Top Bar Hive Is Done!
It's done. So now I just wait and see if they make a queen. Declare Your Food Independence: Support My Channel By Ordering Your Non- GMO Organic ...

Saturday, 30 June 2018

A Lazutin Hive at Village Farm, South Devon, UK

A Lazutin Hive at Village Farm, South Devon, UK
Emily Reed, beekeeper at Village Farm, Devon, UK, talks to Phil Chandler about her Lazutin hives, which she has built and installed to house native black ...

Friday, 29 June 2018

Feeding honey to bees in a Top Bar Hive in winter.

Feeding honey to bees in a Top Bar Hive in winter.
With Top Bar Hives, sometimes a problem develops in winter where the bees must stay in a cluster to keep the queen and brood warm. Here in the Upper ...

Thursday, 28 June 2018

how to make a topbar beehive

how to make a topbar beehive
This is a video that shows the basics of how I make my Topbar beehives. This is not how I make all of them. If you have any suggestions on how to improve I'd ...

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Building a Top Bar Bee Hive Using a Fridge Part 1 - Episode 66: "Fantastical Ideas"

Building a Top Bar Bee Hive Using a Fridge Part 1 - Episode 66: "Fantastical Ideas"
In this episode of The Bush Bee Man, Mark begins building a top bar beehive using a fridge. If you would like to buy some honey check out: ...

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Beekeeping For Beginners pt1

Beekeeping For Beginners pt1
Building a top bar bee have is a simple DIY project almost anyone can do for under $50. I'm excited about bee keeping. Not only will the bees help to pollinate ...

Sunday, 24 June 2018

What Is a Top Bar Hive?

What Is a Top Bar Hive?
Bee Built walks you through all of the features of the previous version of our top bar hive. Shop Now: https://beebuilt.com.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Imkern mit der Top bar hive (Test)

Imkern mit der Top bar hive (Test)
Hier mein erstes video zur Top bar hive das ist ein Test da ich nur wenig Erfahrung mit Videos habe weitere folgen.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Installing a swarm into a top bar hive

Installing a swarm into a top bar hive
Hawii caught a swarm in Plymouth and I helped him install it into one of his new top bar hives.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

My First Bee Hive! (Foundationless) + Natural Beekeeping Info

My First Bee Hive! (Foundationless) + Natural Beekeeping Info
Today I'll be explaining the foundationless Langstroth style hive I built 2 years ago. Lot's of great information about natural beekeeping. This was my first ever ...

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Quadratic Hive: Queen cells, ekes and entrances

Quadratic Hive: Queen cells, ekes and entrances
In this video, I transfer queen cells from a Quadratic hive to a top bar hive; change the order of boxes in a Quadratic hive; add an eke andd demonstrate the use ...

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Honey Bee Winter Honey In A Top Bar Hive Part 1

Honey Bee Winter Honey In A Top Bar Hive Part 1
http://todolisthome.com/blog Today's video is from November 2 when I went into the top bar hive to check on the bees' winter honey supply and to put in top bar ...

Friday, 1 June 2018

DON'T go through that gate!

DON'T go through that gate!
www.studiobeeproductions.com It simply amazes me the varied locations that a swarm of bees will chose to come to rest on. So far this year I have pulled them ...

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

New Beekeeper, Ancient Hobby

New Beekeeper, Ancient Hobby
Beekeeper Pam Hyland of Anacortes, Washington took up beekeeping because of the honey and to help out pollinators and the environment.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Thermal imaging helps find bees, which I remove by hand

Thermal imaging helps find bees, which I remove by hand
My thermal imaging camera proves useful in helping to locate the position of a nest of honeybees, which I have to remove by hand. No bees were hurt in the ...

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Honeybee Swarm with Thermal Imaging

Honeybee Swarm with Thermal Imaging
A swarm of honeybees landed on a phone box in Totnes High Street. A basket was placed on the roof and they all walked in, watched by a fascinated crowd.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Spring 2018 top bar hive inspection

Spring 2018 top bar hive inspection
Filmed at my top bar bee yard in Dundas, ON. A first look at two colonies that survived the winter.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

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 ...

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Biodynamic Farming Weekend with Jeff Poppen Day 2 UNCUT

Biodynamic Farming Weekend with Jeff Poppen Day 2 UNCUT
Join Jeff Poppen, 'the Barefoot Farmer' for day two of this biodynamics intensive based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner. Amy Hamilton and Craig Ciska also ...

Friday, 18 May 2018

Koenen Vented Top Bar Hive System

Koenen Vented Top Bar Hive System
BeeVangelist founder Charlie Koenen explaines his unique Koenen vented top bar hive system and its benefits for urban beekeepers and for bees.

Bee Keeper - Inside Job

Bee Keeper - Inside Job
Check out more of Polished at http://plshd.tv/moreInsideJob On this episode of Inside Job we take a look at Chelsea McFarland, beekeeper, honey enthusiast, ...

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Monday, 14 May 2018

Top Bar Hive Introduction

Top Bar Hive Introduction
Top bar hive beekeeping 101. Explanation of benefits of top bar bee hives and why it was originally designed. New World Corniolan ...

Sunday, 13 May 2018

How to Raise Queen Bees - the Nicot queen rearing system explained

How to Raise Queen Bees - the Nicot queen rearing system explained
The Nicot system is a relatively simple way to start new queen cells without grafting, which means that larvae are not handled or disturbed during their ...

Friday, 11 May 2018

Bee Keeping: How to Make a Top Bar Bee Hive

Bee Keeping: How to Make a Top Bar Bee Hive
So we got the garden going and now the orchard is finally in. How do we ensure a great harvest and still continue with adding to our preps? Bee's is how we do ...

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Installing a Package of Bees in a Top Bar Hive

Installing a Package of Bees in a Top Bar Hive
The Bees have arrived and I could not be happier, here is a walk-through of pick-up and installation. http://www.turtlebeefarms.com/ Please check us out at ...

Monday, 7 May 2018

Warre Hive Ready for Honey Harvest

Warre Hive Ready for Honey Harvest
Exceptional conditions this spring will mean we can harvest summer honey and the bees will have ample time to add to winter stores which are already well ...

Sunday, 6 May 2018

How to Assemble a Bee Built Top Bar Hive

How to Assemble a Bee Built Top Bar Hive
Watch our step by step instructional video on building our Top Bar Hive.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Monday, 30 April 2018

Top Bar Hive Beekeeping book by W A Mangum

Top Bar Hive Beekeeping book by W A Mangum
A 12-minute summary of Top Bar Hive Beekeeping: Wisdom and Pleasure Combined, 12 Chapters, 421 pages, and 350+ color photographs, only available at tbhsbywam.com.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

The New Bee Built Top Bar Hive

The New Bee Built Top Bar Hive
Check out Bee Built's newest hive! Order now at: https://beebuilt.com/products/top-bar-hive.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Top Bar Hive Assembly Instructions - Bee Built

Top Bar Hive Assembly Instructions - Bee Built
Learn how to assemble your top bar hive! Follow along here: https://beebuilt.com/pages/hive-assembly-instructions.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Black bees in a top bar hive on the Isle of Man

Black bees in a top bar hive on the Isle of Man
During the BIBBA conference in September 2016 on the Isle of Man, local beekeeper Johnny Kipps showed me his top bar hives, believed to be the first on the island. We went through both colonies...

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Top Bar Hive Spring inspection - 1 of 3

Top Bar Hive Spring inspection - 1 of 3
http://www.LearningBeekeeping.com Join us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/LearningBeekeepingcom/143318882355886 Haven't checked on this remote hive since last July. Noticed lots...

Saturday, 7 April 2018

How To Harvest Honey From A Top Bar Hive

How To Harvest Honey From A Top Bar Hive
How in the heck do you harvest honey in a top bar bee hive? If you are new to having a top bar hive, or looking forward to your first top bar honey harvest, this video will show you how easy...

Friday, 6 April 2018

Top Bar vs Lang!

Top Bar vs Lang!
Just what are the differences between a top bar beehive and a regular good old Langstroth hive? Today, I will show you.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Top bar beehive from plastic barrel finished

Top bar beehive from plastic barrel finished
One thing that just came to me in a flash of inspiration today was a source of material for the cover of the beehive. I was walking past an appliance store and stacked up outside were loads...

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Learning Top Bar Hive Beekeeping - Pests 1/2

Learning Top Bar Hive Beekeeping - Pests 1/2
http://www.LearningBeekeeping.com Join us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/LearningBeekeepingcom/143318882355886 A spring inspection April 29 looking for Swarm cells. However, we...

LGS beekeeping club - Transferring the nucleus into octagonal top bar hive

LGS beekeeping club - Transferring the nucleus into octagonal top bar hive
The nuc is put into the 5 centre slots, where the top bars, have been removed. Queen has purple dot and bees are now happily in place and being fed. Roof insulated with sawdust and quilt helps...

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Package Bees Installed in Barrel Top Bar Hive Chicken Coop

Package Bees Installed in Barrel Top Bar Hive Chicken Coop
Watching the bees just after installing them into our new hives. More details can be found at http://www.IndependenceHomestead.com.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Easy Money Teaser

Easy Money Teaser
From Pyrolight Productions and Nicalex Productions DIrected By Kathy Wells (Phil Chandler:Private Investigator) and Alexa Wint Comes a new short film "Easy Money" Starring Isaak Wells Brandon...

Honey Harvest

Honey Harvest
Harvesting honey from my hive, then using the 'crush and strain' method for filtering.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

How To Make Top Bars & Add Them to a Top Bar Beehive

How To Make Top Bars & Add Them to a Top Bar Beehive
Learn how to make additional bars to add to a horizontal top bar beehive. The new top bars get added to the hive with bees with the hopes of eventually splitting the hive and starting a new...

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

The Bottomless Beehive

The Bottomless Beehive
A Kenyan top bar hive with no floor. This colony came through the 2007-8 winter in SW England on their own stores, with no floor in their hive at all. Free top bar hive plans here - http://biobe...

Sunday, 25 February 2018

bee harvest

bee harvest
Talon and his crew of ecoversity students harvest honey from the topbar hives at ecoversity. Original music by don Guillermo one world orchestra.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Top Bar Hive Tool from BackYardHive.com

Top Bar Hive Tool from BackYardHive.com
Finally a top bar hive tool that works wonderfully to loosen and pry top bars easily. Use either end to get between bars and loosen them. Also use the the too to remove comb attached to the...

The Quadratic Hive: the most versatile beehive in the world! (Part 2)

The Quadratic Hive: the most versatile beehive in the world! (Part 2)
http://biobees.com/quadratic-hive.php The Quadratic have was designed to be versatile, and in this video I show you some of the ways you can use it. Featured is a prototype Quadratic Hive...

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Beekeeping and honey harvesting process

Beekeeping and honey harvesting process
Farai Chinomwe explains the beekeeping and honey harvesting process. His beehives are situated at an open land in Lyndhurst.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

How to Use a 2 in 1 Polynuc Beehive

How to Use a 2 in 1 Polynuc Beehive
This new 2-in-1 polynuc from http://bshoneybees.co.uk looks like a useful piece of kit for any beekeeper who needs a flexible 6-frame nuc box that can be divided into two 3-frame sections for...

Monday, 19 February 2018

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Top Bar hive small hive beetle traps

Top Bar hive small hive beetle traps
Top Bar Hive small hive beetle traps. Alternative placements for simple traps used in standard hives. [update[ https://youtu.be/nr0SRRuJsbQ.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Topbar hives

Topbar hives
I discuss my two top bar hives, how I made them how they work, and how I baited them hoping to get a wild bee swarm to move in. Special shoutout to The Bee Lady Apiary https://www.youtube.com/cha...

Friday, 9 February 2018

The Sting - how a bee can remove its sting from human flesh (if you let it!)

The Sting - how a bee can remove its sting from human flesh (if you let it!)
http://www.biobees.com When a honeybee stings a human, it usually cannot withdraw its barbed sting from our elastic flesh, and so disembowels itself in its fight to get away. If you give...

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Wedge shaped top bars

Wedge shaped top bars
How to make top bars for a Kenya Top Bar Hive with a built in wedge, on a table saw. This video is for information only and what you do with it is not my responsibility.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Lots of honey

Lots of honey
Was looking in the hives today and a couple of the top bar hives have lots of honey close to being ready to harvest.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Phil Chandler - Kenyan Top Bar Hives

Phil Chandler - Kenyan Top Bar Hives
recorded at the Natural Beekeeping Conference - http://www.naturalbeekeepingalliance.com/

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

The Envy Corps - "Sylvia [The Beekeeper]"

The Envy Corps - "Sylvia [The Beekeeper]"
Featuring Chauntelle Dupree Of Eisley. This opening band was quiet amazing. April 14th. In Gville.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Saturday, 27 January 2018

The Top Bar Hive: key features and benefits

The Top Bar Hive: key features and benefits
A look at a beautifully made top bar hive made by Paul MacDonald. I moved a colony of bees into this hive using an unorthodox method that I had never tried before... Paul can be contacted...

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Winterizing a Top Bar Hive

Winterizing a Top Bar Hive
Wintering a bee hive is a process. Here are the steps that I took to try to get my bees through a tough Minnesota winter. These are top bar bee hives, it takes some special processes to get...

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Top Bar Hive Honey Harvest by Jon Peters

Top Bar Hive Honey Harvest by Jon Peters
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-Home-by-Jon-Peters/312021729836 Check out our new website: http://jonpeters.com/ Take a look as we harvest some honey from the top bar beehive I...

Monday, 22 January 2018

The Barefoot Bandit

The Barefoot Bandit
Filmed summer of 2015. Written by Katherine, Max, and Collin.

This is Why You Need to Inspect Your Top Bar Hive Regularly in the Summer

This is Why You Need to Inspect Your Top Bar Hive Regularly in the Summer
This video is taken in July (in Wisconsin) 5 days after a honey harvest I had to perform due to extensive cross-combing. I had to harvest 3 bars of heavy honey comb in order to put the bees...

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Top Bar Hive: Chop and Crop

Top Bar Hive: Chop and Crop
Phil Chandler explaining the Chop and Crop method of taking a standard frame into a Top Bar Hive. See more information about Natural Beekeeping and Horizontal Top Bar Hives at www.biobees.com.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Tanzanian Top Bar Hive 2015

Tanzanian Top Bar Hive 2015
Stephen Petersen, Apiary Consultant in Fairbanks, Alaska showcases a Tanzanian Top Bar Hive he built and its advantages. Stephen demonstrates the advantages of the hive and how to set it up...

Friday, 12 January 2018

Kyrgyzstan Beekeeping

Kyrgyzstan Beekeeping
Stanislav Pilipenko describes his work and his passion as a beekeeper in Issy Kul region, Kyrgyzstan. Filmed by Robin Forestier-Walker for APTN Horizons, September 2010.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Top Bar Hive Managment

Top Bar Hive Managment
BackYardHive.com demonstrates how to manage a top bar hive. How to listen to the bees, working slowly to not stress the bees, working with the hive tool, inspecting the comb and more.