In this video we discuss several topics related to small-scale backyard beekeeping. Please feel free to post your questions in the comments section below for consideration to be included in FAQ 23 which will post on Friday.
In this video we discuss the following topics:
1) Should samples of all honey stored by the bees be left on the hive so the bees can have their preference regarding nectar sources?
2) What is the best camera/system to use in order to monitor the bee yard and see what animals are visiting it?
3) What is the purpose of the green drone frames and should I be removing all drone cells from the hives?
4) There isn't a lot of pollen in the area where I live, how can I support a modest hive without sufficient pollen? https://www.pollen.com/
5) Do field bees search out and bring back what the hive needs, or do they just gather whatever they find?
6) What's the difference between the Oxalic Acid Vaporizers that are either 12v DC or 110V AC? Is one better than the other? What's the best time to treat? How do I protect the honey supers and get the bees out of that part so they get treated also?
New Gear to consider - Butterfly nets for swarm collection!
Oxalic Acid Vaporizer that plugs into a 110V Outlet or extension cord: https://amzn.to/2N2u4gm
Oxalic Acid Vaporizer that connects to a 12V Battery - https://blythewoodbeecompany.com/product/oxalic-acid-vaporizer-varroa-mite-treatment/
SpyPoint Solar Powered Trail Camera: https://amzn.to/2Ncu8KC
(missed the skunk a few times with a delayed shutter)
I also recommend the Bushnell Trail Cameras: This one gets the Close-Ups: https://amzn.to/2Iu3M25
Please let me know if I left something out!
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