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

Frame Assembly

John shows the procedure for putting a common wood frame together.  He shows the use of hammer and nails and he also uses a pneumatic pin driver.  Gluing all joints is a necessity.  Modern foundation “inserts” are used as a template for the bees to construct comb. 

Next Lesson: Branding Wooden Equipment

Questions:

  1. Should frames be glued during assembly?
  2. Why are top bars nailed from two directions?
  3. A sheet of ________  must be installed in each frame.

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