Beekeeping- first harvest

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This is a video of my first harvest.

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  1. rimsa80
    4:21 am on March 23rd, 2010

    something is happening U shuld run like hell…

  2. alfredwestlake
    4:48 am on March 23rd, 2010

    Ok I see. What it does is to allow the bees to leave the supers above but not go back up into the supers. That way when I go to take off the supers in order to harvest the honey I don’t have a lot of bees in the way.

  3. manvilletrain
    5:30 am on March 23rd, 2010

    well you said you installed that wood thing on yer hive and its a one way door for the bees,so what dose this do for the hive?

  4. alfredwestlake
    5:51 am on March 23rd, 2010

    What do you mean? I don’t understand the question.
    Alfred

  5. manvilletrain
    6:11 am on March 23rd, 2010

    so what dose that one way door thing do at 5:05?

  6. golan4isaac
    6:43 am on March 23rd, 2010

    At the time 7:06 , I see a squirrel behind you. :D

  7. ninja2134
    7:01 am on March 23rd, 2010

    Fence is pretty easy to construct I would suggest that you use a solar charger mine requires an outlet so it isn’t very mobile and I have this extension cord that runs accross the yard.

    Never did figure out what the fuss was about but no big deal as it passed.

    The posts are just part of putting your stuff out there. I do recomend seeing the Nudebeekepers videos pretty funny.
    Alfred

  8. erochow
    7:24 am on March 23rd, 2010

    i too have bears in my area, and i like that you showed us your elect fence, as i will have to have one as well.

    did you ever determine what was causing the bees to act up at the end of the clip?

    thx for the vids, ignore the rude comments people post, i get a ton of them. eric of gardenfork

  9. ninja2134
    7:52 am on March 23rd, 2010

    You Guys are a hoot… and just a little crazy!

    But to address your comments I have Bears that come into my yard every year in the fall, so that is what the fencing is for.

    From your videos you nut heads have your hives in a heavily forested area, Haven’t you had any problems with wild life? Maybe your naked naturalness is scaring the Bears away?

    Like your video posts and I look forward to more.

    Alfred

  10. NudeBeekeepers
    8:01 am on March 23rd, 2010

    Land Sakes Mr… its a beehive, not fort knox… and always remember… only sissies wear bee suits.

  11. cyrus709
    8:14 am on March 23rd, 2010

    This is definitely your first year.

    1) you need to learn how to light a smoker
    2)you dont have much room to work
    3) its called a hive tool

  12. ninja2134
    8:36 am on March 23rd, 2010

    All of the activity at the end of the video was the next day…..
    Alfred

  13. dryblkcat
    8:45 am on March 23rd, 2010

    i think maybe the reason that you have so much activity at the very end there is that you may have killed several bees in your attempt to realighn your burr comb, as they send a death pheremone into the air. just a guess, but as soon as you find burr, it really ought to be removed.

  14. ninja2134
    9:33 am on March 23rd, 2010

    Yes I didn’t give them enough room to grow in the brood area, additionally there was too much space under the feeder. I am now using a completely different type of hive. Top entrance with bottom screened and slatted bottom as well. Better ventilation so no need for the shim, less space to build burr comb. I have also been making more frequent checks on the hives so that I catch it earlier.

    Alfred

  15. ninja2134
    10:28 am on March 23rd, 2010

    I haven’t had enough to sell yet. This year I added 3 hives that I got as swarms, but they probably won’t produce much if any this year.

    There are others who produce honey and comb in the area. contact the northern colorado beekepers association.
    Alfred

  16. lambutan82
    11:07 am on March 23rd, 2010

    After you sealed the upper chamber the bees had no more place to store additonal nectar which might explain why you had so much burr comb under the cover.

  17. bvtbee
    11:53 am on March 23rd, 2010

    Great first time bee hive video! u sell comb honey?

  18. ChickenWingProject
    12:51 pm on March 23rd, 2010

    great video. i hope you will upload more for our benefit!

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