Beekeeping

Beekeepers quick links page
(to articles on this site, and to videos elsewhere)

Beekeepers Spinner Tilting Boards
Home made tilting boards for spinners – a winter project
Read the article about tilting boards

Foundation Free Frames In Use In My Hives
A YouTube video of examples of brood and super foundation free frames in use.
Watch the video of the frame examples

The Reluctant Swarm
A YouTube video of strange swarm behaviour
Watch the video of the swarm

What is it?
A beekeepers puzzle
To have a guess click this

Collecting Swarms Using A Home-Made Swarm/Bee Vac
Swarm vac construction and usage
To read the article about my swarm vac (23 images)
To watch a video about my swarm vac click here

Pitched Roofs and Hive Weights
Some thoughts on weather protection for hives.
To read the article on pitched roofs and hive weights click here (16 images)

Setting Up and Using Bait Hives
Practical information on how to do this
To read the article about bait hives click here (10 images)

A Swarm Arrives at a Bait Hive – video A
A huge swarm arrives at a bait hive on my allotment shed
Watch the YouTube video of the swarm arriving

A Swarm Arrives at a Bait Hive – video B
A huge swarm arrives at a bait hive in my apiary
Watch the YouTube video of the swarm arriving

Making and Using Foundation Free Frames
My experiments, success and failures in making and using foundation free frames.
To read the article on this web site (21 photos)
Watch the YouTube video about making and using foundation free frames
Watch a video clip about setting up a bait hive using foundation free frames.

Badger and Deer Proof Hive
A beekeeper’s experimental hive, and a solution to both inquisitive badgers, and clumsy deer. A permanent hive which can be confidently left in woodland. It can be made to accommodate any sized frame (e.g. National, Langstroth, etc.)
To read the article on this web site (10 photos)

Back-pack Hive Frame Carrier
An improvised, DIY piece of equipment which allows me to safely carry honey super frames, and brood frames, across rough terrain, up or down steep slopes, or from remote apiaries, by myself, when a wheel barrow cannot be used.
To read the article on this web site (8 photos)
Watch the YouTube video about the back-pack

Snide Honey – a beekeeper’s test!
An old recipe for something lovely, and which could easily be mistaken for honey, by the unwary, even by a beekeeper.
To read the article on this web site (1 photo)

Mouse Makes A Nest in a  Bee Hive
A mouse makes its home in a rodent proof bee hive, unaware of the hive’s status.
Watch the YouTube video about the mouse

Boxing Day Floods – 2015
How one man, a beekeeper, narrow boat owner, and allotment grower, spent his day during the floods in the Upper Calder Valley, Yorkshire, England, on 26th December 2015, Boxing Day.
Watch the YouTube video about the floods

 

error: Content is © copyright !!