Beekeeping Part 3


The series finale. My buddy Jim extracts honey from his beehive for the 1st time.

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  1. bementb
    10:02 pm on May 30th, 2010

    Thanks! My buddy Jim has 2 hives now. We’ll have to see how they do after winter ends….

  2. gallo1252
    10:04 pm on May 30th, 2010

    Thanks for the great Videos, I’m getting into bee keeping next year and your videos are a great help.

  3. Kaprice24
    10:43 pm on May 30th, 2010

    What does the smoke do? Is it to keep the bees calm and from getting angry ??

  4. madxmike98
    10:50 pm on May 30th, 2010

    I was just woundering how was to hive to feeder do for you?

  5. godhell4
    11:04 pm on May 30th, 2010

    can you tell me in part 1 what did you spray on the bees to feed them and where you get the hive and the stemer and the bee suit and how do you know when you can harvest the honey and put on the 2st and the 3rd pease of the hive and can you tell me how you exstrater because i what to become a bee keeper but i dont know how to do it so can you show me how to do it

  6. bementb
    11:21 pm on May 30th, 2010

    Update for everyone. Poor old sparky had to go to doggy Heavan. His hips / back legs gave out on him. It was sad, but he lives on in the bee trilogy. Fairwell old timer… You were a good dog.

  7. isaacsegura
    12:08 am on May 31st, 2010

    great vid!. How long did it took to produce all that honey? keep us informed of this year season. good luck Jim!!

  8. bementb
    12:59 am on May 31st, 2010

    Combs work best if it’s nice and warm out ( 80 degrees F , or so ). You just break the caps off, and spin out the honey.

  9. bementb
    1:21 am on May 31st, 2010

    You, know, I’m not sure, as my bud Jim did all the work. I don’t think it was more than a few hundred bucks for the bees, hive, and protective clothing….

  10. bementb
    2:05 am on May 31st, 2010

    hmmm, you wouldn’t want to disturb the bees in winter. They can’t take the cold. If you messed with them in winter, I’m not sure how they’d react, and I wouldn’t try it.

  11. wumbublimentos
    2:31 am on May 31st, 2010

    QUESITON: i see uncapping knifes and combs (the one you used) in different videos… under what conditions do you use a knife or a comb?

  12. ianupton
    2:56 am on May 31st, 2010

    interesting vids. i was looking into beginning bee keeping and found them to be informative. thanks

  13. jaymeez
    3:35 am on May 31st, 2010

    Great vids I saw all 3. How much does it cost to start beekeeping for materials?

  14. Ltr17
    4:06 am on May 31st, 2010

    So in the winter if you even hold the wasp nest and destroy all the honey like you did do they just stay close to the beehive and not sting you?

  15. Kabloooy
    4:14 am on May 31st, 2010

    Nice video. I need to move where I can have bees again. They are so much fun.

  16. houlyn
    5:03 am on May 31st, 2010

    oh, that’s too bad. Good luck Jim!

  17. crazylikeamoose77
    5:14 am on May 31st, 2010

    im sorry they did not make it through the winter. I wander if there is a way to keep them warmer? i hope this year they will fare better. Good luck to your buddy jim

  18. bementb
    5:19 am on May 31st, 2010

    In the winter, they just stay in the hive to keep warm. Unfortunately, my buddy Jim checked his hive a week ago, and the bees were all dead. A bee expert came out to check why, and he said it appears they froze to death… So Jim is starting over this spring with a new batch.

  19. crazylikeamoose77
    5:20 am on May 31st, 2010

    wow this is really great i fun watching you how do you know your not taking to much from the bees? i would like to see what you do to help them through the winter. wow!!! after seeing you keep bees i think i would like to to that some day i hear bee are great for your garden and the plant life around your house up to 3 miles (those bees work so hard) thanks for sharing.

  20. bementb
    6:02 am on May 31st, 2010

    My buddy Jim did get honey! Not a lot, but a few gallons I think. He was happy, and the honey tasted great!

  21. bementb
    6:58 am on May 31st, 2010

    yes, the “frames” are what hang in the box. They are made up of a wax film that has a honeycomb indentiions pressed into it, which makes it easy for the bees to store honey

  22. kleinmattahorn
    7:48 am on May 31st, 2010

    Nice job! Tell me you got honey your first year?? That is highly unusual

  23. kastnmagic
    8:28 am on May 31st, 2010

    We’ve been looking for days for this type of information that actually SHOWS this process! Thank You!! This is spectacular!
    The “frame” are the hanging pieces in the box? Is that correct?

  24. bementb
    9:10 am on May 31st, 2010

    hahaha! Yeah, Sparky is a good Old dog. He’s not even mine, but when I go over to his house, he always wants to play fetch, even though he has bad hips now and hobbles a bit. Still, Sparks a good old dog. :)

  25. lilbob369
    9:14 am on May 31st, 2010

    i like honey on peanut butter and bananas,or
    just a spoon of honney is good too!
    sparky is just cool as a fan! wish i could give him some beef jerky or a rawhide!
    love him up a little for me!!!!
    louisiana rob

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