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

Package Bees – Part 1

In this segment, John shows how to prepare the package and the queen. The queen cage is prepared for positioning with the empty colony. Due to high winds at the time of release, a slightly modified release technique was used. 

Next Lesson: Package Bees – Part 2

Questions:

  1. What are the steps to preparing the package for dumping the bees into the hive?
  2. Should any frames be removed from the hive the bees are being dumped into and if so why?
  3. Why is the sugar end of the queen cage aimed upward?

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