Beekeeping Part 12, Starting new hives, installing a package of bees


Part 12 in our series backs up and covers again how to install a 3 lb. package of bees. It's that time of year again- time to get started with your bees or to replace colonies you lost over the winter. Thanks for watching!

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  1. Gmailadi123
    10:25 am on May 30th, 2010

    where can i buy bees?

  2. IPman77
    10:55 am on May 30th, 2010

    Great series, I was thinking of doing it, now I am doing it, Cheers!

  3. pauluminous
    11:38 am on May 30th, 2010

    K. Thanks!

  4. SurvivalReport
    12:12 pm on May 30th, 2010

    @pauluminous Possible yes but not the best option. Good chance of getting Africanized bees or worse.

  5. pauluminous
    12:16 pm on May 30th, 2010

    Cool series! Thanks for posting!
    Would it be likely for local bees to start a colonie if I would just put up a bee hive?

  6. Flyz2Fast
    12:54 pm on May 30th, 2010

    Way cool, Someday I would like to have my own bee hives!

  7. desertcajun10
    1:43 pm on May 30th, 2010

    If you have multiple hives, do you have to seperate them by a certain distance? How much honey does a hive usually provide per year?

  8. manvilletrain
    2:24 pm on May 30th, 2010

    thanks man you’ve helped me out a lot.

  9. SurvivalReport
    3:22 pm on May 30th, 2010

    @manvilletrain Seems like if you buy the stuff separate without the inner cover it saves some bucks. Also the un assembled bodies save some money. Their is other suppliers also. For a first timer I’d recommend buying put together frames.

  10. manvilletrain
    3:37 pm on May 30th, 2010

    hey I am getting a beginner kit at brushymountain I was wondering if you know where I can ge ta better deal if any. theirs is a bit expensive thanks.

  11. ustahyou
    4:00 pm on May 30th, 2010

    I live in Kosovo and i have a very good place here where i live the mountain with sweet chestnut are everywhere and a lot more food for bees but the only prob. i am afraid is that because the school is around 40 feet away , Thank u in responding me thank u all for those videos

  12. manvilletrain
    4:21 pm on May 30th, 2010

    i think if you have them in the backyard that should be fine the bees wont attack anyone so its not like there dangerous to the school children but idk what kinda neighborhood you live in. Where do you live?

  13. ustahyou
    4:42 pm on May 30th, 2010

    Thank u very much ! but the school is near 50 feet but they are already more than 50 feet from my house is that good? and the street is a little bit near them :( but i like bees what u suggest me? thank u very much

  14. SurvivalReport
    5:27 pm on May 30th, 2010

    @ustahyou Don’t put them in your home obviously. I would put them at least 50 feet away from your home if possible facing away from the house if possible. Bees don’t eat school children so it shouldn’t be a problem near the school.

  15. ustahyou
    5:57 pm on May 30th, 2010

    can someone help me? i need one advice how far from human in my home can i place bees? there is a school near my house can that be a problem ??? thanx for helping me

  16. manvilletrain
    6:56 pm on May 30th, 2010


  17. SurvivalReport
    7:02 pm on May 30th, 2010

    @manvilletrain Wouldn’t hurt to order early. A lot of places get backed up quick in the spring. Good luck!

  18. manvilletrain
    7:33 pm on May 30th, 2010

    when should I place an order in for a package? a few weeks or months before or would now be good?

  19. Like2MilkGoats
    7:39 pm on May 30th, 2010

    you wouldnt know the best way to start seed for a biointensive garden?

  20. sassylindalou
    7:44 pm on May 30th, 2010

    Great job!! You did a great job explaining how to set up the box, something I’ve been really interested in for quite some time. Thanks for all the info. Keep up the good work.

  21. puddingbottom1
    8:09 pm on May 30th, 2010

    very informative, and explained in easy terms…makes it look simple….thank you

  22. SurvivalReport
    8:19 pm on May 30th, 2010

    All except the “diging bunkers” part anyway! They would fill with water down here.

    Thanks for watching.

  23. TheMelaniteSociety
    9:10 pm on May 30th, 2010

    Dang Dude, youve got beehives, saving gas, planting trees, diging bunkers… you are really doing it my friend. big respect…

  24. TheVinlander
    9:43 pm on May 30th, 2010

    Question, where does an aspiring beekeeper buy his first colony of bee’s? I’ve used search engines but it’s all twist and turns it seems.

  25. yunk9
    10:28 pm on May 30th, 2010

    Good vid.

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