Welcome to the University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre's
online beekeeping video series! The goal of the University of Guelph
was to provide new and advanced beekeepers with demonstrations by
their staff on a variety of topics ranging from how to open a hive
to queen rearing. We'd like to thank the University of Guelph Alumni
Association and all of the generous donors for their successful
crowdfunding campaign to produce this video series.
The following videos are compiled by various sources and are excellent
material for training beekeepers. Please understand that the information presented may not
reflect the same attitude and beliefs of A-Bee Honey or Costanza Orchards in the various
management practices that are exhibited in these video presentations.
Unless stated the following videos were posted on YouTube. The series
titled "University of Guelph" are presented on YouTube with permission
of the University of Guelph Center for Continuing Education. Because
of the value of these videos to our industry we are listing them
We purchase rough sawn pine products from the Kuykendall's in Tres
Piedras, NM (30 miles west of Taos) to mill into our bee products.
Here we are loading on March 3rd 12" pine lumber. We will
place it in a solar kiln in Edgewood and add fans and heaters to
speed up the drying process before we can begin to mill this lumber
into supers, frames, tops and bottoms and other hive components.
Lanny and his family can be reached at
9 Rodeo Road,Tres
What is one way to effectively expand the brood nest? This
video shows how to add frames in a manner that will encourage the
hive to quickly expand the brood nest. We are also encouraging
the hive to increase in numbers in advance of a nectar flow.
While working hives at one of our apiaries we noticed a hive where
the bees began to cluster on the front of the hive. What was the
reason? Preparation for swarming, over crowding or over heating?
We take a look into this hive and correct the problems.