Bees for Beginners Part 5, peak oil, food storage

This is part 5 of a continuation of our series on getting started with bees. We’ll show how the hives we started are doing one month later. You learn the basics of doing a hive inspection and what to expect at this stage.


altinsilsile36 says:

Nice info with humour every now and then, but shame on the quality of recording. Either the camera does not have macro or you dont know how to use the camera. I think its time to invest in a HD camera and seek professional recording lessons for your cameraman. Far too many shaking to boot. I cannot differentiate the honey, pollen and brood – very poor.

MrHTWN says:

How do you remove the honey? Is it ok to allow some brood to mix with some bottled honey?

SurvivalReport says:

I think I mentioned that in one of these- we are down south and it doesn’t really get that cold here.

Richard Myers says:

do you not use an inner cover?

chancemft says:

I have a question for you, would it be better to tackle this bug out sittuation by myself, or try to recrute several other folks, like minded, to build our own comunity?

Highway420Music says:

are the bees dying, or relocating? are there large piles of dead bees being found? i’ve asked 6 different local beekeepers, and they’ve all told me the same thing. they haven’t found large piles of dead bees. the bees simply leave and don’t return. i find this strange, as well as covered up somewhat. maybe it’s just different where i live. in any case, click my user name and watch my video for an urban legend that may tell why the bees may be going underground for survival. are we in trouble?

MrYpres says:

does the plastic sheets you mentioned have a specific name? and i live in canada, would they be able to survive the winter, also would you think that the yeild of honey would be sufficient?

TheDouglasFarm says:

:( Wish I couldve seen it! Maybe another time.

monnie110 says:

This is very interesting. Thanks for uploading thes 🙂

CreamPie9uy says:

could you keep bees in a suburban environment? not sure how the neighbours would like it

SurvivalReport says:

Not sure why it looks grainy like that. They look much better here. High def isn’t possible- As it is it takes me no less than 3 hours usually to upload a video, their is no way I could afford to put up the high def videos. I’ve already been “over the limit” with internet use several months now because of putting videos up.

vefluffer says:

thanks for sharing this info vid. but very poor ql on part 5 .
cant hardly see it 🙁

SurvivalReport says:

Thanks for watching!

SurvivalReport says:

Really depends on your area, the amount of nectar flow, if it’s dry that year, etc. When you need more space for the bees, you will NEED more space for the bees, so I advise having as many hive bodies around that you’ll want for each hive early on. Sometimes in the spring the bee equipment places can get 3-4 weeks behind on orders. Good luck!

ken2119 says:

Very good. Thank you very much for your sharing.

lonewulf44 says:

Quick question for a newbie. I’m planning on a couple hives for this coming spring. Will I be able to harest honey this first year or do I have to have them around for a year, then add the honey supers on top before I can harvest?

CivysCare4Soldiers2 says:

Are you a survivalist hehe?

SurvivalReport says:

Congrats! We ended up with a tad less than 50 lbs. that was it. Here recently we had more problems with wax moth and there larvae, sometimes need to win the Nobel peace prize that figures out how to control those buggers!

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