Wintering Bees with Bruce White
A Step By Step Video
Recently, we spent some time with Bruce White guiding us through a detailed demonstration about preparing hives for winter. Commonly known as Wintering Bees. You can view it for free by clicking the play button below or visiting on youtube here.
The video shows many very specific tasks from opening a hive, smoking the beehive entrance, wraping the hive, placement and observing colony health.
The video has been divided up to about 23 chapters indexed so you can jump to specific spots in the video. A full transcript of the video is available here. See the video below and note the chapter topics indexed in the list.
00:17 observing the flight & entrance
01:07 the importance of keeping hives in the sun during winter
01:34 sloping (traditional langstroth) hives forward
02:07 keeping the hive entrance clear
03:22 preparing to open the hive
04:04 feeling the weight of the hive
04:42 observing frames covered with bees
05:16 removing the supers & observing the weight to indicate stored honey
08:01 observing the brood frames
08:51 frames covered with bees
09:26 inspection of brood health
10:33 observing stored pollen, honey & brood
11:25 controlling SHB (small hive beetle)
13:35 removing excess supers or mat
17:35 wrapping so most frames are covered with bees & kept warm
19:06 wintering bees checklist 19:44 reducing the entrance
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Thanks for the wintering bees video. Very detailed, clear and instructive.
Hi Tom and thanks for the feedback. If you haven’t already done so, please head on over to the video on the youtube channel here https://youtu.be/4SIeNtfF53w , where you can like the video and subscribe to get more free videos to be released very soon.
Thank you Bruce, Another wonderfully explained demonstration of the key aspects of beekeeping. We now have many cosy bees cuddling in under their Vinyl mats.
Thank you to Emmanuel for an excellent production. Liked the drone perspectives, recon your next challenge could be a bee go pro.
Hi Peter thanks for the wonderful feedback, i will pass on the comments to Bruce. Much appreciated