This is a pretty cool video of the latest top bar hive inspection. I show how I inspect and manage the hive and it is wonderful to see so many active bees raising brood and making a real home sweet home. The other two hives in the yard are Langstroth hives and they are struggling with raising new queens in
This is Episode-191- of todolisthome.com Night Guards At The Beehives. I’m your host Tony Teolis and I’m Keeping track of things to do for a better life. Throughout these episodes I refer to four honey bee colonies. Hive A died in 2012, Hive B was started in 2012, and Hives C and D were started in April 2013. I have
This video shows how to inspect a top bar beehive for the queen, larvae and eggs. It also depicts my methods for feeding the colony and controlling pests. The video begins with a view from the plexiglass window and then how I replace the feeder which is located inside the hive but set outside one of the follower boards. I
I waited the appropriate five days before going to check on the queens for the Langstroth and top bar hives being released. The video show the Langstroth Hive C check first and there is a special surprise
Here is Part 2 of installing the new packages of honey bees. In this video I show the preliminary steps for putting bees in the top bar hive. This is a first for me but I have been preparing for it since before
Today is the day the bees came! Two packages of bees came in the mail and the post office called my home twice while I was at work to come get them. My wife graciously went and picked them up. She’s amazing!
This spring I will have honey bees living in two Langstroth hives and one Kenyan style top bar hive. So far for the second Langstroth I have a stand, screened bottom board, 1 medium super, inner hive cover and outer hive cover. To make this hive complete I need to build a second and third medium super now and a fourth one
I have completed my first top bar hive and this build cost less than $100 and took a week of evenings to complete. Not bad for an amateur woodworker. The Makita Magnesium hypoid circular saw made it easy as it did for the kiwi arbor I built in November. All that is left to do is to add the bottom screen when it arrives.