Monday, 31 December 2018

Top bar hive with capped honey comb!!

Top bar hive with capped honey comb!!
A fun fast look at my first fully capped honey combs in my top bar hive. Truly an amazing sight!!

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Evicting the Drones

Evicting the Drones
At this time of year, workers withdraw the free passes issued to drones during the summer and refuse to let them into the hive. If they resist, they are escorted ...

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Willie Robson - comb honey production


Willie Robson has appeared on my podcast several times already, so if you are a regular listener, you will recognize his Northumbrian accent by now. 

Comb honey has always been an important feature of Chain Bridge Honey Farm and in this talk, Willie explains why it is important to their profitability and how they go about their production process.

https://www.chainbridgehoney.com

 

 


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Top Bar Hive Tour August 2018

Top Bar Hive Tour August 2018
Showing the structure and inner workings of our newly-constructed Top Bar Hive, a fairly easily built beehive that's bee friendly and easy on the beekeeper's ...

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Introduction to Natural Beekeeping with Phil Chandler

Introduction to Natural Beekeeping with Phil Chandler
If you are already a keen gardener, you may have considered the idea of having a beehive or two in your garden, but been put off by the cost and complications ...

Jim Ryan - Beekeeping without too many mistakes


Jim Ryan is a beekeeper with many years under his belt, who is not afraid to admit to making mistakes. He is current chair of the Galtee Bee Breeders.

This talk was recorded at the 2018 BIBBA conference in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

 

 


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Creating a Pirate Chandler, Cloth, Chain with Instructor Phil Dimitriadis

Creating a Pirate Chandler, Cloth, Chain with Instructor Phil Dimitriadis
Making more props for the Int. Pirate Restaurant location design.

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Bienen Update Juni 2016 Top Bar Hive

Bienen Update Juni 2016 Top Bar Hive
Die Top Bar Hive aus dem letzten Jahr entwickelt sich pr├Ąchtig. Wie der aktuelle Stand ist, sehen Sie in diesen Film.

Friday, 21 December 2018

Sustainable Farming Flow hive vs top bar

Sustainable Farming Flow hive vs top bar
We started a top bar bee hive last year, being newbies at bee keeping not sure we were doing it right so we expanded to a flow hive. Crazy I know but the best ...

Thursday, 20 December 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 ...

Polynuc feeder problem?

Polynuc feeder problem?
The side feeders on Payne's polynucs are ok for syrup - as long as you line them with wax or paint - but not so good for winter feeding with fondant. Top feeders ...

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Beekeeping - Installing My First Ever Package of Bees

Beekeeping - Installing My First Ever Package of Bees
I'm a first time beekeeper, who has taken a beekeeping course, watched an experienced keep release his bees the day before so I was ready. I am not shaking ...

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Philip Marlowe TV Series "The Ugly Duckling"

Philip Marlowe TV Series "The Ugly Duckling"
Raymond Chandler's Phillip Marlowe became a half hour television series that aired on ABC for 26 episodes in 1959/60 "The Ugly Duckling" is the first. Donna ...

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Swarm to Topbar Hive: Catching Bees part 3

Swarm to Topbar Hive: Catching Bees part 3
Here is a video of me transferring my Bee swarms to topbar hives from my swarm trap/ bait hive boxes. The topbar hives are of Kenyon and Tanzanian style and ...

Saturday, 8 December 2018

BarnOwlTrustTalkDavidRamsden

BarnOwlTrustTalkDavidRamsden
A talk about owls - especially barn owls - by David Ramsden of the Barn Owl Trust - www.barnowltrust.org.uk The event was hosted at Ashburton Town Hall on ...

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Installing Honey Bees into a Top Bar Hive

Installing Honey Bees into a Top Bar Hive
Just a short video showing you how easy it is to install a package of bees into a top bar hive. www.innisfilcreekhoney.com.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Cathedral Hive 3.0 (based on Corwen Bells original design - backyardhive.com)

Cathedral Hive 3.0 (based on Corwen Bells original design - backyardhive.com)
Hey everybody, here is a video explaining all the various features of the most recent version of my cathedral hives. The customer wanted to make the hive as ...