A Web-Based Introductory Beekeeping Training Program

Sponsored by:

Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers AssociationOhio State Beekeepers Association

Presenting Beekeepers:

John Grafton & Jim Tew

Supporting On-Line Text Book:

Backyard Beekeeping
By Dr. James E. Tew

Video Segments

  1. Assembling Hive Equipment (6:20)
  2. Frame Assembly  (8:13)
  3. Branding Wooden Equipment (3:39)
  4. Lighting a Smoker (2:26)
  5. Spring Bee Flight (2:19)
  6. Spring Management Part 1 (5:35)
  7. Spring Management Part 2 (6:52)
  8. Spring Management Part 3 (5:35)
  9. Spring Management Part 4 (7:26) (Feeding Bee Hives)
  10. Correcting a Cross-Comb Colony (9:16)
  11. Refurbishing Hive Equipment (5:40)
  12. Evaluating a Queen’s Performance Part 1 (5:11) (Determining the need for a new queen)
  13. Evaluating a Queen’s Performance Part 2 (5:53) (Stabilizing the weakened colony until a queen can be purchased.)
  14. Evaluating a Queen’s Performance Part 3 (7:44) (Installing the new queen)
  15. Evaluating A Queen’s Performance Part 4 (5:45) (Checking the new queen release procedure)
  16. Package Bees Part 1 (5:14) (Preparing the hive and the queen)
  17. Package Bees Part 2 (3:07) (Releasing the bees)
  18. Hiving a Swarm (7:45) (From beneath the screen bottom board)
  19. Hiving Three Swarms (5:45)  (Three swarms found in three different situations)
  20. Laying Workers Part 1 (7:58) (How to combine it with another colony)
  21. Laying Workers Part 2 (6:03) (Combining a laying worker colony with a queen-right nucleus colony)
  22. A Quick View of a Propolis Forager (2:16)
  23. Water Foragers (3:24)
  24. Moving Two Bee Colonies (8:16)
  25. An Introduction to Wintering Biology (3:10)
  26. Basic Hive Equipment (7:08)
  27. Feeders Part 1 (8:00)
  28. Feeders Part 2 (6:09)
  29. Hive Supers (6:35)
  30. Preparing Colonies for Winter (3:53)
  31. Protective Equipment (5:32)
  32. Specialty Beehive Equipment (5:04)
  33. Transferring Bees Part 1 (8:34)
  34. Transferring Bees Part 2 (5:30)

PowerPoint Productions

  1. Honey Bees and Parasitic Mites – A Historic Review with Some Control Suggestions (45 min)
  2. Commercial Pollination (17:50)
  3. The Dynamics of Pollination (12:45)