Welcome to the Honey Bee Research Centre's online beekeeping video series! Our goal was to provide new and advanced beekeepers with demonstrations by our staff on a variety of topics ranging from how to open a hive to queen rearing.
Scroll down to view all of the available videos or pick and choose which videos you'd like to watch by using the quick links in the list on the right.
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Getting Started With Bees
Hive Location & Set-Up
Working With Bees
Introducing a Nucleus Colony
Working With Queens
Marking & Clipping Queens
Feeding Bees & Overwintering
Abnormal Colony Conditions
Abnormal Conditions Part I - Failed Queens & Chalk Brood
Abnormal Conditions Part II - Wax Moth, Monitoring Mites & Antibiotics
Abnormal Conditions Part III - Laying Workers & Sacbrood
Double Nucleus Colonies
Making Double Nucleus Colonies - Part I
Making Double Nucleus Colonies - Part II
Fixing Problem Double Nucleus Colonies
Transferring Double Nucleus Colonies
Cell Building - Part I
Cell Building - Part II
Making Mini Nucleus Colonies
UoG's Honey Bee Research Centre - All About Bees
Buckfast Queen Mating Station on Thorah Island
Thanks for watching!
We'd like to thank the University of Guelph Alumni Association and all of our generous donors for our successful crowdfunding campaign to produce this video series.