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DISCLAIMER: Our bees are in Zone 5a in Massachusetts on a hill at 1200' elevation. It's windy and cold and our winter is 5-6 months long. During January and Feb
The temperature finally broke and I was able to get up and explore the hives to see who lived and who died. It turned out to be good and bad news. Not entirely
Billy Davis, an EAS Master Beekeeper and CEO of Sustainable Honeybee Program (SHP) in Purcellville, VA., demonstrates the use of the double nuc base used at SHP
In this video, I test my bees for Varroa mites using an alcohol test. Bees are killed in this video. I explain why I do it and show you how. I don't like killin
Second winter feeding just at the right time. moisture control and looking for dysentery.
BIG changes since the last video! I check on Balboa, deal with a situation... and then discover that the FrankenHive drama might be coming to a conclusion! This
It's a hot and humid NC summer with temps well above 90°. The bees are working overtime trying to keep the hive cool and I was told my hive didn't have enough
In my area moisture is the big winter killer. So to prepare the hives and help reduce condensation I'm adding quilt boxes (aka quilts, moisture box, moisture qu
This is not the original Flow Hive. This is a review of the assembled product of a Flow Hive Copy. It was purchased from a retail store for only $200!
This video describes how LASI uses oxalic acid to treat honey bee colonies as part of their integrated varroa management. This is based on research results exam
Supplementing winter Stores.
This is a bit of a twist for my videos. Here I have a weak hive that is healthy, but just needs a boost. Rather than unite them with another hive I am going t
In this video I am assembling a candy board for a honey beehive. Also I am showing how to make the candy / fondant.
I'm going to try to use a Resource Hive (a.k.a. Double Nuc Hive) to split a hive and overwinter nucs. I decided on this double hive system after reading and wat
Heating a beehive & wind protection
Here in Massachusetts, we have a decent spring and a great autumn for beekeeping... but I need help with bee-friendly plants for the summer. Any suggestions for
A little hive wellness check to see if they survived the Arctic blast last weekend. We've had yo-yo weather this month. We went from 60ºF to -12ºF in 3 days las