A Web-Based Introductory Beekeeping Training Program

Sponsored by:

Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association
Ohio State Beekeepers Association

Presenting Beekeepers: John Grafton & Jim Tew

Video Segments

  1. Assembling Hive Equipment
  2. Frame Assembly
  3. Branding Wooden Equipment
  4. Lighting a Smoker
  5. Spring Bee Flight
  6. Spring Management Part 1
  7. Spring Management Part 2
  8. Spring Management Part 3
  9. Spring Management Part 4
  10. Correcting a Cross-Comb Colony
  11. Refurbishing Hive Equipment
  12. Evaluating a Queen’s Performance Part 1
  13. Evaluating a Queen’s Performance Part 2
  14. Evaluating a Queen’s Performance Part 3
  15. Evaluating A Queen’s Performance Part 4
  16. Package Bees Part 1
  17. Package Bees Part 2
  18. Hiving a Swarm
  19. Hiving Three Swarms
  20. Laying Workers Part 1
  21. Laying Workers Part 2
  22. A Quick View of a Propolis Forager
  23. Water Foragers
  24. Moving Two Bee Colonies
  25. An Introduction to Wintering Biology
  26. Basic Hive Equipment
  27. Feeders Part 1
  28. Feeders Part 2
  29. Hive Supers
  30. Preparing Colonies for Winter
  31. Protective Equipment
  32. Specialty Beehive Equipment
  33. Transferring Bees Part 1
  34. Transferring Bees Part 2


PowerPoint Productions

  1. Honey Bees and Parasitic Mites
  2. Commercial Pollination
  3. The Dynamics of Pollination

Assembling Hive Equipment

John shows the process for assembling a modern super including comments on nail types and glue usage.   Metal protectors are installed to prevent wear on the hive ledge called the rabbet. 

Next Lesson: Frame Assembly



  1. Is it necessary to nail super corners from both directions?
  2. Why are frame rests used?
  3. What are two items you should check for prior to driving that first nail?

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