Updated: 30th April 2021
Books are great, but it's always great to see things in action, especially when you're learning a new skill or looking for tips - and this applies to beekeeping too!
Here are 8 short and useful beekeeping videos offering tips on techniques for things like inspecting a
hive, building Varroa mite out of the bee hive, useful beekeeping tools,
swarm catching, and converting from frame to top bar hives.
7 of these videos were created by beekeeping guru, Phil Chandler.
....including a great idea for an icing/powdered sugar puffer.
Read more about Varroa, including natural treatments.
Bees naturally build their honey combs downwards.
Top Bar hives allow for this natural behaviour.
These next beekeeping videos demonstrate how to convert from a framed bee hive to a top bar hive.
The 'chop and crop' technique is used to ensure minimal disturbance to the bees.
When transferring bees from a Dadant beehive, to a Top Bar bee hive, such a task is best performed during the first half of the season.