Monday, February 23, 2015

Checking on winter survivors - Bee Vlog - Feb 14, 2015

Is spring here already? Not quite, but the bees are doing great and bringing in lots of pollen. I had a good winter, with a 64% survivor rate. In this video I take a look at the survivors and deadouts and report on the results.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Honey On Tap? - Bee Vlog Review

Have you been seeing this advertisement for the Flow Hive all over the internet like I have? I'll give you my thoughts on the product in this video.

Check it out for yourself:

Here's the patent.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

What type of bees? - Q&A #2 - Bee Vlog - Feb 16, 2015

Beginner beekeepers can often feel overwhelmed with choices when it comes to buying bees. In this Q&A I attempt to answer the question about the differences between the variety of bees on the market in the US and which ones a beginner should buy.

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Related video: Winterizing Beehives with quilt boxes.
I also suggest watching Deborah Delaney's presentation. More information about the different bee races and hybrids can be found at Michael Bush's website.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Bee Thinking - Top Bar & Warre Hives

I visited my friends at Bee Thinking in SE Portland to show you their show room and introduce you to their top bar and Warre hives. Quality craftsmanship and materials make their hives a top product.

Visit them at

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Visiting Ruhl Bee Supply

I needed to pick up some beekeeping supplies at Ruhl Bee. While I was there I shot a short video tour. You can visit them in Gladstone, Oregon, or online.

In this video I also do a short introduction to a "long hive" and show how robbing screens are used.

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