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Old 03-29-2013, 06:04 AM   #1
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Some of you know that I am a beekeeper, today I recorded some video of my son and me performing a swarm collection. We are putting the swarm into a top-bar hive. Feel free to ask any questions you might have. I am still uploading the videos (the last one is taking an estimated 260 minutes to upload) but you can go back later to see the videos I have yet to post. My Youtube page is found here https://www.youtube.com/feed/?feature=guide

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Ole "Uncle Bolshavick Sam" is making tuff on some beekeepers I know , claiming
"Brough" disease and other bull-crap..! Praise be to "Monsantos"....!
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That was very interesting. So.........do all the bees go into that hive, then? And do they just live in that "box"? It just seems like there's no semblance of order for them. What made the bees all swarm onto that branch and on top of the truck. Where did they all come from? And I want to see the Queen.
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Cool stuff!! Hey, V-dad, was that a swarm that just showed up, or was that a swarm from one of your hives?
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How much time does it take to brand them!?
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I need to find a beekeeper around here to get some local honey. I hear it's good for allergies if it's local.
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That was very interesting. So.........do all the bees go into that hive, then? And do they just live in that "box"? It just seems like there's no semblance of order for them. What made the bees all swarm onto that branch and on top of the truck. Where did they all come from? And I want to see the Queen.
Yes, they all go into the hive (this is the correct word for the "box".) Every last one of them. They start building comb as soon as they decide that it is a suitable place to live which is almost immediately. That is a "top-bar" hive and is specially designed for honeybees, right down to the angled sides. When they build comb they will build it from the top bar down, and leave a gap between the sides and floor. Below is a photo inside a top-bar hive where the bees have built up some comb (the plastic bag on the bottom is for feeding them).

Swarming is a normal behavior. When they run out of room in a hive (because I have not been paying attention to their needs) they will make a new queen and just before she emerges from her cell, half of the colony will split off and swarm away with the old queen. That had happened earlier in the day before we got there with the video camera.

As to seeing the queen, I will try to shoot some video when I do an inspection in a few days or maybe a couple of weeks and I should be able to find her for you. Hopefully I will be able to get my damned camera to focus better so you can actually see her!

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Cool stuff!! Hey, V-dad, was that a swarm that just showed up, or was that a swarm from one of your hives?
That was a swarm from one of my hives. I am working on uploading some other videos that show it all but I am having a little trouble in getting it done.

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I need to find a beekeeper around here to get some local honey. I hear it's good for allergies if it's local.
This is true. Bee healthy, eat your honey!

Here are all of the videos I have been able to upload so far if you have not yet seen them all. There are one or two more I am having trouble with.

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Cool video, my Uncle used to keep bees, I used to help him move em around & extract honey..............
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