Beekeeping the Natural Way (Part 1 of 2)

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Beekeeping without chemicals. OJ Blount demonstrates his method of keeping honeybees, including his own hive design for keeping it free from pests and predators as well as other tips. Parts 1 and 2 total about 14 minutes.

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  1. MerryMaryMoon
    2:47 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    Thanks so much to you and your dad- this is wonderful information! His love of beekeeping is contagious. :)

  2. bdrowe
    3:44 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    Crisco is vegetable shortening. Its more solid and cheaper and greener than petrol products.
    The top screen is now commercially availible from Brushy Mt. in North Carolina

  3. ArtfullyYours
    4:27 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    OJ Blount is always inventing improvements to his hive. Check back here in December when his latest hive will be shown. Due to popular demand, he is going to offer his hive design for sale. He also now sells just the metal floor parts with precise holes that can be used in existing hives. Send any requests here. Thanks for wanting to keep bees naturally!

  4. ArtfullyYours
    4:54 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    OJ Blount does not have email but would be happy to phone you if you want to leave your number as he has unlimited long distance service if you are in the USA. Or he has his number posted but he goes to bed early so don’t call past 8:30pm Central time. His number is 334-222-0751. He’s saying a 5/32″ hole which will not let the bees go thru unless they are very young but lets most of the pests fall thru. He custom orders them in bulk and will be happy to tell you where.

  5. newmysite
    5:06 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    hi great videos, very informative and helpful! thanks so much for sharing! new to all this, so what is the bottom sheet thats pulled out, aluminum?? and also the 530 second screen mesh?? where can i get these they are not at my local hardwear supply store! please let me know where i can get them, thanks very much!

  6. ArtfullyYours
    5:47 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    He uses about 10% Vaseline. Basically a heaping tablespoon to a bottle of baby oil and mixes it well before spreading it on the tray which makes it stick better. Thanks for helping bees survive!

  7. studentbee
    5:50 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    Hi I am from Australia and new to bees; what is crisco?

  8. studentbee
    6:41 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    Did you say baby oil + vaseline? What ratio do you use? Thanks for posting this video.

  9. maslalita
    7:21 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    very good

  10. bigbillyholmes
    7:54 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    this is one great video…will watch part 2 now…thank you sir…..billy

  11. ArtfullyYours
    7:55 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    I told Dad about the spearmint essential oil and he’s always interested in ways to improve helping the bees. Thanks.

  12. bdrowe
    8:25 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    You can also use Crisco with spearmint essential oil as a substitute for the baby oil/ petro jelly. It will kill the mites 100x more. Great stand. I bet you could make the cement block by using a brood as a mold. I wouldn’t want to carry it around though. Perhaps you can make a set of 4 on a pallet for a forklift.

  13. nickkellie
    8:35 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    very cool!

  14. ArtfullyYours
    8:50 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    Beekeeping without chemicals. OJ Blount demonstrates his method of keeping honeybees, including his own hive design for keeping it free from pests and predators as well as other tips. Parts 1 and 2 total about 14 minutes.

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