Weak Hive Inspections-Tiny Swarm and Hive #17 S4E16 #Beekeeping

by MAC

Late March inspections of my weakest hives in central Oklahoma. Tiny Swarm is a late swarm from 2019 and Hive #17 was a mid season supercedure queen from last year that had a hard time catching up with enough winter stores. Both hives were fed through winter with solid sugar and pollen patties were added in February. See how they fared.
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O'Donnell's Aussie Homestead August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

joined a while ago, and i have been enjoying your channel, hoping you can  come over to my channel, like, etc .need the hours😎

Andrew Klahold August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

Hello how are you i just installed 12 new packages of bees yesterday was wondering how soon should i give then the vap treatment should i vap them in one month or two weeks what do you sujest ???

YHVH WINS L'OLAM August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

That bee at the end was not keeping her social distance from you.

Dee Nash August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

I put supers on my three hives this week, and then, of course, it got cold. My bees are very grumpy too. Oh well, come on honey flow!

1952toots August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

We are overrun with ticks I have had two imbedded in me and pulling them off the dog. As a result I want get chickens. Do you have any recommendations for breeds?

Stu Farnham August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

Always enjoy your videos, thanks for sharing. Please, you and yours stay safe and well. Stu

Niki Gores August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

Thanks, Darren for keeping these videos coming. There's no better distraction from the COVID-19 madness than watching bee videos!

Nancy Nolton August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

Looking like Easter with all those spring bulbs blooming! Come on and give that tiny swarm a few good solid frames of capped brood – if you were closer I'd give you several – Glory do I have a lot of bees and brood in all the hives! With the virus going around our State Inspector was laid off until further notice. Scratching my head over that one… seems to me the State Inspector is pretty essential to the industry.

Russell Koopman August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

A good Beek knows when to back off and you did good. There will be another day coming. Hive 17 looked to strong from the top to condense into one box. You would have to throw another box on in a couple of weeks and disrupt them some more. SHB and wax moths shouldn't be much of problem this early in the year. Good video Darren. Is the work slow now with nobody flying? Might be a good time to take off some sick leave if the sun shines.

peter murphy August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

Thank you for posting , nice healthy looking hive you have there , I cracked open my hive yesterday and mine where the same very grumpy that were bothering them when it’s a bit cold I was expecting too lose a lot of my girls because we had a very wet winter over here in the UK but they have surprised me haven’t lost many , my bees are just starting to collect pollen with the dandelions popping up every where. Thx my friend nice video.

Massachusetts Prepper August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

Yes sir brother, they definitely don't like being messed with when the temperatures are not exactly ideal. Thanks for sharing my friend.

426 SUPER BEE August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

Need a rain coat to work bees here, i can't mow or do any thing out side and we got 3 more weeks of rain : ( Stimulus Check? direct depost will get them 1st for $1200 dollars> I can't put a link up it put to much of my info on the links LOOKE IT UP > 2020 Coronavirus Stimulus Checks> DAM we needs at less 1 million dollars! Lets take care of our own 1st I do Support Mr. Trump sure hes arrogant! but i support his endeavors MAKE AMERICA STRONG it so rud way the news media treats him! They throw him into a pit of vipers, every time!

OkieRob August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

I've got a little 5 frame medium nuc that came through winter with maybe 2 frames of bees.

Don Bearden August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

Darren, I think you were smart to not go any further. Bees were swarming here on Wednesday, I managed to catch or retrieve 2 different clusters of swarms. I got very lucky both were only 3 to 4 feet from the ground about 2 hours apart on my neighbors property. It is possible that one came from one of my hives. Bee safe and be safe!

Bees and Huskies HomeStead August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

Hives looking good bud! Thanks for sharing 🙂

PJK August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

Good Video! Nice apiary. You’re doing well. It ain’t easy! Bees are tough to manage. Best Wishes! (Pete in NYC. Sitting out the Coronavirus. Cooped up in this apartment til the end of April and perhaps beyond that.)

Baddest Bees August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

Dang this Cold Snap and rain, every year my two huge crab apples bloom and get screwed,be lucky to get to work em a day,hope them plums take the weather

CB's Greenhouse and Garden August 1, 2020 - 12:50 am

Straw worked perfectly. Grumpy bees they are no doubt. That was scary looking of them butts in the hood trying to sting ya. You could tell they was cussing you out! LMBO. Stay safe over there buddy! Hope you folks have a great weekend!


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