Thursday, 30 August 2018

Trapping and transferring a feral honeybee from a top-bar trap to hive

Trapping and transferring a feral honeybee from a top-bar trap to hive
Moving a swarm of trapped honeybees to a top-bar hive.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

The Secret to a Successful Top Bar Bee Hive

The Secret to a Successful Top Bar Bee Hive
Hear about my very first swarm capture and what I learned from it. We got some great film of the queen laying eggs! Also get a peek at what makes our top bar so ...

Monday, 27 August 2018

Hornets hunting bees!

Hornets hunting bees!
The European hornet (Vespa crabro) does take a few bees, but seems to prefer prey that doesn't fight back.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Hornets occupy an empty top bar hive!

Hornets occupy an empty top bar hive!
European hornets (Vespa crabro) like to find a cosy, protected place to build their nest, as they build it with paper made from chewed wood, which is not ...

What are these bees doing?

What are these bees doing?
A crowd of bees in front of a hive doesn't necessarily mean that something is wrong.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Orren Fox | Barefoot Bee Keeper

Orren Fox | Barefoot Bee Keeper
Bee advocate extraordinaire. — Margaret Mead would have loved Orren. A soulful and gifted young man who has done more to help make a positive impact by ...

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Making a Top Feeder for My Hybrid Top Bar Beehive - Flowhive Gets Dirty

Making a Top Feeder for My Hybrid Top Bar Beehive - Flowhive Gets Dirty
In this video I make a top feeder to test for over wintering the bees. I think it will work fine. Places you can find me! facebook: ...

Saturday, 11 August 2018

new top bar hive and top bar swarm trap.

new top bar hive and top bar swarm trap.
a little look at the new top bar hive and swarm trap that I built. hopefully my bees like them and move in when its swarm time!!

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Michael Bush, Top Bar Hives

Michael Bush, Top Bar Hives
Michael Bush talks about Top Bar Hives to Shenandoah Valley Beekeepers Association members and guest.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Top Bar Hive Summer Tips

Top Bar Hive Summer Tips
Bars are added in a top bar hive in order to give the bees more area in which to build comb. If they have too few bars to build upon, they may start swarming or ...

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Dadant hive: treatment free bees

Dadant hive: treatment free bees
This hive has had no Varroa treatment for 3+ years and - as you can see - they are strong and healthy. In that time, they have provided comb and brood for a top ...

Friday, 3 August 2018

Modular Top Bar Bee Hive and Bee Swarm Traps in one

Modular Top Bar Bee Hive and Bee Swarm Traps in one
After making a standard Top bar bee hive out of scrap lumber I needed some bee traps to capture a swarm. I've seen many different types of traps but everything ...

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Top Bar Bee Hive Honey Harvest :) 2 of 5

Top Bar Bee Hive Honey Harvest :) 2 of 5
Top Bar Bee Hive Honey Harvest :) Bee sure to watch all 5 parts.