Audacious Beekeeping

Audacious Beekeeping

I’ve spent decades tripping my way toward natural beekeeping. But that’s not necessary now. Beekeepers know that doing beekeeping as usual is no longer practical, let alone sustainable. It’s going to take some audacious thinking and action to move beekeeping successfully into the future. To that end, Bee Audacious gathered up a wide variety of researchers and beekeepers to discuss bold, new beekeeping ideas. And […]

Top Bar Beekeeping in Paradise

Top Bar Beekeeping in Paradise

Jan Rasmussen is an adept top bar beekeeper. And she is obviously having fun and loving it. A great way to keep bees in paradise. If you like the video, you’ll like her site at ParadiseNectar.com. -dM

Ohio State Beekeepers Association

Ohio State Beekeepers Association

The OSBA has a minimal looking site. Don’t be misled by the minimalist appearance or you’ll miss a beekeeping treasure. Beyond it’s great coverage of regional and association information, additional resources are available. A few of note are: best management practices and queen rearing resources web based introductory beekeeping program lots of videos down loadable book pdfs archived newsletters It’s a content rich site that’s […]

University of Guelph Honeybee Research Center

University of Guelph Honeybee Research Center

The Honeybee Research Centre, at the University of Guelph, is a beekeeping resource worth spending time at. Besides conducting research, they’ve created a Video Library, with more than 3 dozen videos that are second to none. Those videos show much of the nuance and art of beekeeping that’s so easily lost in text. And they cover a broad spectrum: getting started with bees working with bees […]

Superinfection Exclusion

Superinfection Exclusion

There are many factors that make natural beekeeping successful. Could this be one factor that explains why natural beekeeping principles work so well against mite and mite vectored disease? Need more information? Here’s the research article. -dM

Why Bees are Disappearing

Why Bees are Disappearing

Marla Spivak speaks out on TED: Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in surprising harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of the world’s crops. Could this incredible species be […]

Eric Tourenet

Eric Tourenet

Everything Eric Tourenet does is worth a look. I’ve been a fan of Eric’s  The Bee Photographer website. Now, I’ve just discovered his YouTube Channel. The combination of excellent photography on site sound and the story line creates a great bee focused experience. But there’s more. And that’s how beekeeping can fit into the larger human experience. Here’s a sample: And another: And yet another […]

Package Bees

Package Bees

After searching Youtube, I’ve found a video that shows how I handle and install package bees. As a commercial beekeeper, I’ve installed thousands of packages this way with some minor changes: using a spray bottle of light sugar water is easier than a spray tank manually release the queen after a week if the bees show no aggression towards her A couple of shots of […]

Learning Beekeeping

Learning Beekeeping

There’s nothing like hands on experience to learn beekeeping. But the use of audio and visual media are a good alternative when the bees aren’t near.  And there’s none better than McCartney Taylor’s website and YouTube channel. He has kept the camera rolling with lots of helpful info on natural comb handling, top bar hives, swarm trapping, cutouts, etc. It’s a must visit for everyone […]

Apis Cerana Japonica the Traditional Japanese Way

Apis Cerana Japonica the Traditional Japanese Way

Hi Guys Interested in natural beekeeping around the world? Check out Mituro36’s YouTube Channel. He uses a traditional Japanese hive that has much in common with the Warre’ hive. I’ve thought that such a hive, without the interference of the traditional top bars, might be a more natural hive for the bees. Here’s how he makes the hive. And what a neat way to show […]

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