Here’s some video I shot yesterday while taking photos of the bees flying around Hive #2. Not the most exciting video, perhaps, but it does demonstrate the difference between Hive #2 and Hive #1, which we thought was queenless (and who knows, still could be).


I just noticed two bees fighting it out (at the 1:16 mark) on the bottom board and then falling off the edge. September is fighting month for the honeybees.

And just for kicks, here’s a photo of some bees fighting about a month ago:

3 Responses to “Honey Bees in Flight (Video)”

  1. Phillip says:

    I’m home sick today. But I was able to go out back and check on the bees. Hive #1, the possibly queenless hive, seems active again. Might have something to do with the newly installed top hive feeder. Not as active as Hive #2, which has been more active since September than it was all summer, but certainly not dead. I shot some photos and video. I’ll try to post them if I can muster it.

    I hope to build my insulated inner covers sometime this week.

    I don’t really know what felt is, but I think I found a big roll of what looks like felty material in my shed. I’ll post a photo of that too, and maybe someone can tell me if it is indeed felt. I’m clueless about construction material. If I do have felt, than I have enough to wrap 10 hives up for winter if had to.

  2. Jeff says:

    Felt is bacically black tar paper. Like they use to use on houses before tyvac or typar. Used it to keep liquid mositure off the wood surface.

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