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Check out this video My wife made when a young lad visited our apiary.
These are all the links from our class on July 17 2010. I put the links up prior to the event and these were what I would have talked about had the internet not crashed and burned. I'm adding a couple of new links that I talked about at the bottom of the page.
Beekeeping for Beginners – Internet
Two words from my presentation that are most important.
Guttation and Imidacloprid
Search Yahoo, Google, or whatever search engine you use in the following manner. You can search them separate and then together. Next search them as--- guttation and bees --- then --- imidacloprid and bees. That would be five separate searches in all. Do yourself a favor and take a little time out of your schedule and do each search, even if it is only one search per day. The education you get will be enormous.
Our local club Tristate Beekeepers Association http://www.tristatebeekeepers.com/
West Virginia http://www.wvbeekeepers.org/
The Barefoot Beekeeper - Natural beekeeping in top bar hives and free hive plans.
http://www.biobees.com or the forum http://www.biobees.com/forum/index.php
Beesource Beekeeping http://www.beesource.com/forums/
Note: You can also search for Google or Yahoo groups on beekeeping.
Beltsville Bee Lab http://www.ba.ars.usda.gov/psi/brl/highlights.htm There are links to other labs and research as well.
Mid Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium http://maarec.cas.psu.edu/
Cyberbee.net http://www.cyberbee.net/research.htm List of many research sites worldwide.
Warre’Beek http://www.warrebeek.com/ Here is all the info on the Warre’ hive.
Diybeehive This is a link to the Garden Hive Construction Guide http://diybeehive.com/
Dave’s Bees http://www.davesbees.com/masonbees.html All the info or where to get it on mason bees.
Some Ohio Nectar and Pollen Producing Plants http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2168.html
The Melissa Garden http://www.themelissagarden.com/plants.html
Vanishing of the Bees - Trailer
Backwards Beekeepers TV - The Honey Harvest
Or if you want to extract comb from a Kenya top bar hive then check this out.
James of BeeLanding.com Extracting a top bar hive comb.
Here are additional links from the class
Sam Comfort and anarchy apiaries. This is a link to his home page. http://anarchyapiaries.org/hivetools/ and this is a link to the video that we were watching that I had to cut short. http://anarchyapiaries.org/hivetools/node/14
A question was asked about queen cells and I told you about the fat bee man... well here is your video. If you were too scared to enable theses windows then here is the direct link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVKLgBgYPok&feature=related
Wait! the show is not over! I some how forgot to mention Michael Bush's fabulous website and make sure you book mark it. http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm
Here is a great video by Michael Bush. Very informative video!
Michael Bush on Treatment-Free Beekeeping - HoneyLove
Here is a direct link to Michael's Book. The Practical Beekeeper Volume I, II & III Beekeeping Naturally
You can easily record any of these videos right on your computer for viewing later using the WM Recorder shown below. I've been using this program for years and I love it. This is how I was able to save and run these clips in Power Point without an internet connection.
To search for books on sustainable living check out Chelsea Green Publishing - the leading publisher of sustainable living books since 1985.
Our local Beekeepers Association. Tri-State Beekeepers Association
Top Bar and Natural Beekeeping Forum - Beekeeping the natural way - chemical-free and sustainable. Sign in and get involved; you'll be glad you did. You should definitely download the free top bar hive plans so you can get started building your hive right away. I also highly recommend the book: The Barefoot Beekeeper With the book and free plans you'll have all you need to start keeping honeybees naturally.
Here are two more forums I'm a member of that you may like to join:
Beesource Beekeeping Forums
Beemaster's International Beekeeping Forums
Honey Bee Queen Lays An Egg from DavesBees on Vimeo.
Here is a link to someone that may take up the slack for me a bit http://donsbees.com/ Thanks Don!