Another Day in the Life of a Beekeeper

This is what it’s like, again, to tag along with me while I’m beekeeping for about 28 minutes.


Parts of the video with the parts where I’m actually inside a hive or where there’s something to see highlighted in italics:

00:00 — Propolis.
01:12 — Secret location beeyard.
01:40 — Burr comb everywhere.
02:15 — Honey above escape board.
02:45 — Crack in defective super.
03:25 — Scraped away burr comb.
04:25 — Leaving honey for the bees.
05:00 — Advantages of syrup feeding.
05:20 — Honey as insulation.
06:35 — Summary.
07:00 — Wet drawn comb.
07:30 — Too many beekeepers?
08:05 — Survey of fireweed.
08:30 — Fireweed seeds floating away.
08:50 — Review of Flatrock beeyard.
10:10 — Plans for escape boards.
10:36 — Floating fireweed seed.
11:18 — Pulling top off hive.
11:50 — Cracking off inner cover.
12:10 — Pulling and inspecting honey frames.
12:25 — Cross comb.
13:00 — Talking through inspection.
13:20 — Good shots of capped honey.
14:35 — Lifting honey box.
15:05 — Review of honey harvest with escape board.
16:00 — Digging into another hive.
16:30 — What honeyless frames look like from the top.
17:20 — Disappointing beehives in Flatrock.
17:55 — Hard to find queens in NL when I need one.
18:12 — Old queens in cold weather aren’t great.
19:30 — Goals for next year: Make my own queens and put on pollen traps.
20:05 — Digging into a third hive in Flatrock.
20:40 — Replacing empty frames with drawn comb.
21:00 — Close inspection of comb with explanations.
24:00 — Tilting up box.
24:30 — Checking frames in lower box.
25:50 — Drone comb.
26:40 — Scraping off burr comb.
27:00 — Rebuilding the hive.
27:40 — This is a strong colony.
28:00 — Examination of pulled frames.
28:20 — Shaking bees off frame.
28:40 — Bees marching back into the hive.

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