Friday, September 14, 2018

Making Pollen Patties with Mandy Shaw

Hey everyone! Long time no post! I've been getting some emails and messages from people wondering if I'm okay and still keeping bees. Thanks for checking up on me everybody! :)

Yes, I'm still alive and doing well. I'm also still actively keeping bees, but also engaging (or re-engaging) in other hobbies. I currently don't have any time to shoot, edit, and publish videos, so that's not happening. I'm still active in my local beekeeping group, although no longer president or on the board. I've passed the torch on. In fact, the new president is none-other than my friend Mandy Shaw who just launched a new beekeeping podcast: Beekeeper Confidential. And I had the honor of participating in one of her episodes where we made pollen patties together. Go check it out: Episode 2 | Pollen Patties.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

I was in a commercial!

(Posting this really late to the website. Sorry...)

This was really fun to make! In late June 2016 a casting call went out to the Portland beekeeping mailing lists and forums looking for a beekeeper to be in a commercial. I applied, auditioned, and (to my surprise) was cast for the part!

Watch and enjoy. :)


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Monday, September 5, 2016

Harvesting Honey Part 2 - Bee Vlog - Sep 5, 2016

Now in Part 2 I show how I extract the honey from the combs with inexpensive (less than $40 USD) equipment. In Part 1 I showed how to remove honey supers from a hive easily and without disturbing the bees.


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For more information about the expense of wax production.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Harvesting Honey Part 1 - Bee Vlog - Aug 29, 2016

In Part 1 I show how to remove honey supers from a hive easily and without disturbing the bees. Come back for Part 2 where I extract the honey from the combs with inexpensive (less than $40 USD) equipment.


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Monday, June 13, 2016

Observation Hive at Festival of Flowers - Bee Vlog - Jun 13, 2016

The theme of Festival of Flowers this year at Pioneer Courthouse Square is "Be Friendly PDX." I was invited to be on KGW's morning news "Out & About" segment, bring an observation hive, and talk about bees in Portland.

Tour de Hives is on June 25-26, 2016. Buy tickets here.


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You can watch the entire interview below.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wasp Nest In My Trap - Bee Vlog - May 18, 2016

I was refreshing the bait in one of my swarm traps and found a wasp nest. After some slo-mo inspection of the video footage (and discussion with others in the YouTube comments), it look like this was a yellowjacket nest.


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Monday, May 9, 2016

Supers, Splits, & Starvation - Bee Vlog - May 9, 2016

So much going on in this video! I got to meet Michael Bush! I give a quick rundown on my winter successes and failures. The plan today was to just run to all my out-yards and add supers, but found queen cells in one and split them to make 2 new resource hives (more on what a resource hive is in a future video). I also go through a dead-out to see what done them in.


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