Principals of Beekeeping : Feeding Kept Bees

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Run your own bee hive! Learn all about how to feed bees with these tips from a professional beekeeper in this free beekeeping tutorial video. Expert: Jorge Gomez Bio: Jorge Gomez has been a professional beekeeper for over 15 years. He currently cares for many bee hives in the Austin area.

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  1. fadikillzall
    10:06 pm on February 24th, 2010

    i’ll take your advice and look into my local beekeeping community, but i must ask why do you say that he is in no position to become a teacher of beekeeping??

  2. tamudo034
    10:16 pm on February 24th, 2010

    You don’t see it is all old epty beeehives ready to pe restaured and returned to medows omg are you expected him to beekeep in hes garden lol

  3. 84skelington
    10:53 pm on February 24th, 2010

    Ya im sure the bees really care about how their house looks and where they are in this guys backyard.

  4. putitrightagain
    11:12 pm on February 24th, 2010

    your ignorance shines out from your comment

  5. putitrightagain
    11:35 pm on February 24th, 2010

    the bees care not one jot. and who are you to pontificate over this man opinion of himself?…. your user name is very apt

  6. FancyPantsElitist
    12:33 am on February 25th, 2010

    you feed the bees because people rob the hives too much. So do other critters, like wasps. I’m not happy with this guy because his bee hive setup look like a trash heap, he’s not respecting the bees. Or himself or his neighbors. Lots of things wrong with his setup.

  7. Tickets825
    1:03 am on February 25th, 2010

    This guy has interresting videos , wow thats alot of bee hives.

  8. pankisica
    1:14 am on February 25th, 2010

    Hes latino cut him some slack fucken england sour crout

  9. pankisica
    1:32 am on February 25th, 2010

    FUCK U ringadingadan pound of dog shit

  10. cckv1
    2:18 am on February 25th, 2010

    when feeding your trying to start a hive your not collecting honey from them yet.

  11. onebrandofdemocracy
    3:05 am on February 25th, 2010

    Why feed the bees? Honey is their food. I think this degrades the quality of the honey produced. It’s like feeding cows horse shit and then expecting your hamburger to taste delicious.

  12. frozentootsiepop
    3:42 am on February 25th, 2010

    oh okay. thanks!

  13. alwcurlz
    4:41 am on February 25th, 2010

    Not just water and sugar….
    You should also consider Fumagilin B.
    FUMAGILIN-B has action against Nosema apis, a microscopic, single celled parasite which causes nosema disease in honey bees.

    To make 2 gallons of syrup
    1 part sugar
    1 part water
    2 tsp Fumagilin B

  14. dirtybird2212
    5:38 am on February 25th, 2010

    no they cant

  15. lurdk
    6:07 am on February 25th, 2010

    yes against the queen of england. WE all know shes a wasp. IM sure in some manner they could be. Thats why in some cases you need a license to bee keep.

  16. PilchuckRiverRat
    6:30 am on February 25th, 2010

    hives dont need to be cleaned, the bees clean up after themselves

  17. scebboaliwiw
    7:26 am on February 25th, 2010

    Can bees be used as weapons? random qeustion but I’m just curious.

  18. HiddenFlamez
    7:28 am on February 25th, 2010

    My dad’s a beekeeper. It is so fun!

  19. frozentootsiepop
    7:40 am on February 25th, 2010

    just sugar and water

  20. choculutchipcuki
    7:54 am on February 25th, 2010

    what is the syrup comprised from?

  21. prkx998
    7:58 am on February 25th, 2010

    On a warm day in the spring, both boxes [hive bodies] are removed and the bottom board is scraped off with a hive tool. Often, the top box is put back in the bottom position [reversing the hive bodies] at the same time to encourage the bees who are now in the bottom box to move up slowly to the upper.

  22. languagenut5
    8:16 am on February 25th, 2010

    How are the hives cleaned out?

  23. lupine411
    8:32 am on February 25th, 2010

    These are “Boardman” feeders, and are the worst choice for feeding colonies. The guy is right–they do cause “robbing” by other colonies. Most beekeepers prefer division board feeders, top feeders or inverted jars placed INSIDE the colony.

    Boardman feeders do make good waterers, though, on hot days.

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