Beekeeping Part 11, apiary, honey, homesteading, self reliance, bees


Part 11 of our Beekeeping series focuses on getting your colonies ready for winter.

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  1. cdhiles
    9:17 am on February 20th, 2010


    Thanks for the beekeeping vids! I am considering entering the hobby and your vids and information have been invaluable! Thanks again!

  2. maslalita
    9:53 am on February 20th, 2010

    distilled or boiled water is important for clean sugar water feeding

  3. Tickets825
    10:00 am on February 20th, 2010

    Good advice

  4. yunk9
    10:57 am on February 20th, 2010

    i agree.

  5. SurvivalReport
    11:43 am on February 20th, 2010

    I’m the “Dave” from the crew there, yes. The Idaho thing started as a joke and we just kinda ran with it. We explain that in Beekeeping part 3 or 4.

  6. dalbarnes
    12:04 pm on February 20th, 2010

    are you part of delta69alpha? just wondering. and if so are you all from the same area? anyways love your vids! ive learned alot

  7. bdrowe
    12:09 pm on February 20th, 2010

    Early cold is a good thing. If they do not form the ‘cluster’ until late december there are several weeks where the population will exceed the amount of food availible. Thus greatly reducing the amount of winter food stores and their chances of survival. However, any long or extreemly cold winter will also require additional food stores. Which is why Africanized hives don’t do well in cold areas.

  8. bdrowe
    12:58 pm on February 20th, 2010

    They are not too close together. The only problem of having hives close to eachother is a domino effect of alert pheramone. It is managed by working the hives in an alternating pattern. I have seen a hundred hives sitting all inches appart. How far do you think they are spaced when their comming off a commercial truck on a pallet?

  9. MacPharlain666
    1:01 pm on February 20th, 2010

    I would suggest that the hives are too close together and your entrances should be reduced more.

  10. SurvivalReport
    1:25 pm on February 20th, 2010

    Thanks! It’s been pretty cold already!!

  11. godsend420
    1:37 pm on February 20th, 2010

    its supposed to be a cold winter hope ur bees make it

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