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Uploaded by Marisol Dubois on August 22, 2013 at 23:11
Because bees fly out of the hive only a few feet then spiral up to about 15 to 29 feet into the sky you do not need much space to have bees. They will pollin…
Two questions, first how much honey do you get from a hive like this? Second, do the bees bother you if you are out on your deck having a few burgers and soft drinks?
avocado tree ?
I use ApiGuard for mite treatment twice a year, as per the instructions. I have not seen a mite problem but if you do see a problem you are way behind the curve in treating them. All beehives have mites.
Hello LDSPrepper….I have another question for you if you do not mind. I have watched all of your beekeeping videos and i don’t remember if you touched on this subject. Really its a couple of questions.Do you raise your hives without the use of chemicals such as treatments for mites. And also did you have trouble with mites at all and if you did how did you treat for them? thanks
I recommend having at least two hives. If you only have one and it dies you have none. A hive swarms when there is no room for the queen to lay eggs. Just make sure she has room. If there isn’t enough harvest honey or add another box to the hive.
I want to have one hive in my yard, how do I prevent swarming other than splitting into two hives?
I don’t understand the question.
I do have a beekeeping playlist. You might check that out or just do a search for “beekeeping” on my channel. That will bring up all of my videos on bees.
Love your videos LDSPrepper do you have a link to see all from start to present??
I have a question; how would a beekeeper just have one hive, with the swarming activity I have seen ?
I used roofing tar paper at a barrier between the tree mulch and the fence so the fence would not rot out.
Hi Prepper. . is that weed fabric covered with mulch under your hives? It looks like you have it all the way to your fence line. . it is attached to the fence somehow?
Congratulations! I hope you really enjoy yours as much as I do mine.
You have motivated me to start beekeeping. Built the hive last week, and prepared the area today.
I lived in the Tacoma and Seattle areas. Bees will do great there.
Great video! Well did!
I have lots of Russian Sage in my budding orchard. They pound the sage when in bloom. I wish that I had an acre of Russian Sage.
They are 275 gallon totes. It is part of my rain gutter water storage system. Please watch my playlist to see how I designed and use it. I have 1,650 gallons of water stored in them. If it rains 1″ the totes are completely refilled. My vegetables really love the rain water vs tap water.
Cold and wet climate like where?
Is that a wood Gasifacation boiler on the side of your house?Love your bees,great vid.
It took 3 years for the bees to find my valencia orange tree.
My wife’s garden gets the full sun area. 🙂 But this gets the next best sun. It is in sun for most of the day. The house blocks the sun in the early afternoon. I wanted the hives pointing south and in as much sun as possible. Pointing south warms the hive and gets the bees going in the morning. The sun keeps mold and bacteria from growing in the hive. If the bees get too hot they just go out on the porch and hang out.
Yes, Yankee it is very doable. My property is only 70’x50′. I know people who have bee hives in a fenced area of only 6′ square. If you are concerned about the kids and dogs you could put up a 3′ or 4′ high fence or fencing to keep them out. I know last year when we put in our bee hives our garden output quadrupled. And that was during the worst year of the Texas drought. I hope that helps.
I share 4 hives with a friend that we went in on together. The hives are kept at another property 10 minutes away next to a marsh. We take turns caring for the bees. This is our 2nd year “beekeeping”. I have about an 1 1/2 of property that I live on and have thought about putting a hive on it as well, but wondered about the dog and kids. Your vid makes me think that it is very do-able.
is that a full sun area? do you think that has any bearing the location? we have seen a much larger amount of bees already this year, may be due to the amount of flowers and fruits that are in bloom.
very thankfull !
yeah thats the same response my wife had hahahaha I’m thinking he must not have been married when he made that video lol
LOL yup thats the hammer 😀
Of course! Just like Friar Tuck use to make.
and mead 😀 Good video, hope this gets people started.
Hmm, maybe rule #5 should be rule #1. My #1 rule is “Happy Wife. Happy Life.” 🙂
just have to work on rule #5 I think it is from your bee book friend, lol, you know in his 5 rules to starting bee keeping I think it was callled…rule #5: “getting your spouse to allow it” hahahaha
It maybe hard to see exactly in the video but directly in front of the hive is open so they can fly straight out. However an old trick to controlling bee flight is toput an obstacle in front about 5-6 feet away will force them to spiral up.
well it sounds like such a fun thing to get into man, thanks for the info. It will be nice to follow your bee adventure as you post more vids about it…fascinating!
Thank you. they are one to three years old. Have you planted some where you live?
Thank you. I wish everyone who could would plant fruit trees. You plant it once and get harvests for years. In addition you get the beauty of the blossoms and know you are making the property not only pretty but useful.
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