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How-To Videos

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.

To view the videos in high definition, please click the "Settings" button in the bottom right hand corner of the video, select "Quality" and then choose 720p or 1080p.

To enable subtitles, please click the "CC" button in the bottom right hand corner of the video.  

Getting Started With Bees

Hive Location & Set-Up

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Hive Equipment

 

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Protective Clothing

 

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Smoke Use

 

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Stinging

 

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Working With Bees

Opening Hives

 

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Colony Inspection

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Introducing a Nucleus Colony

 

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Working With Queens 

Finding Queens

 

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Re-Queening

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Marking & Clipping Queens

 

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Colony Management

Supering

 

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Swarm Control

 

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Splitting Hives

 

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Moving Hives

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Harvesting Honey

 

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Feeding Bees & Overwintering

 

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Abnormal Colony Conditions

Abnormal Conditions Part I - Failed Queens & Chalk Brood

 

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Abnormal Conditions Part II - Wax Moth, Monitoring Mites & Antibiotics

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Abnormal Conditions Part III - Laying Workers & Sacbrood

 

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Double Nucleus Colonies

Making Double Nucleus Colonies - Part I

 

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Making Double Nucleus Colonies - Part II

 

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Fixing Problem Double Nucleus Colonies

 

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Transferring Double Nucleus Colonies

 

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Queen Rearing

Grafting

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Cell Building - Part I

 

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Cell Building - Part II

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Making Mini Nucleus Colonies

 

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Miscellaneous Videos

UoG's Honey Bee Research Centre - All About Bees

 

Buckfast Queen Mating Station on Thorah Island

 

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Bee Beards

 

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.

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University of Guelph
Honey Bee Research Centre
308 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Canada

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