Basic Beekeeping Frequently asked Questions FAQ #3
Part of my continuing series where I respond to your questions about how to keep honey bees in your own backyard.
In this FAQ session, I address the questions listed below:
1- How do I keep bees in my small urban backyard, is it ok?
2- Why are there screen landing boards? What's the difference?
3- What are splits, how do you make them to expand the apiary?
4- How do you stop your smoker after you are finished?
5- Southern Honey Bees, can they handle northern weather?
6- What's your opinion on plastic or wood frames?
7- How do you stop your bees during pesticide spraying?
8- Robbing protection, how do I stop my bees from being robbed?
9- When is the best time to inspect my beehive?
10- When is the best time to extract honey?
COMING UP IN MY NEXT VIDEO -
My survivor/varroa resistant honey bees, do I ever treat them with varroa killing chemicals? What do you recommend?
(My entire next video will be dedicated to that single question)
Links to items discussed in this video are below:
Screened Pest Management Bottom Board: https://amzn.to/2tbGF46
Robbing Screen for emergencies: https://amzn.to/2HVJkc5
(can also be used for swarm transport)
My favorite plastic frames: https://amzn.to/2Grqmb3
For Solid Wood Bottom Boards, I recommend:
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