Beginner Beekeeping Ep 8 – Brood Inspection

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Louise demonstrates one of the most crucial practices in beekeeping, a brood inspection. She discusses what to look for including symptoms of disease, pollen, nectar, eggs, queen cells and honey!

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Chris Miller says:

so even with the flowhive, if you end up with getting AFB or EFB you would still need to burn the whole hive including the super?

Andy Anderson says:

i would love to have a flow bee hive, but i don't have enough confidence to take care of the bees, so sadly, i have to miss out on this little joy

Permaculture Homestead says:

no need to smoke your bees, sugar sprays are better and wont harm the bees long term.  As many commenters have already said, these hives are about to swarm… lots of swarm cells.  This was an amateur (at best) hive inspection and explanation.  No need for excluders … they damage the wings of bees long term.  Hive beetle traps are about $1.50 you could never smash them all and preventing damage is cheap, omgosh your shaking your frames  now….    this did nothing but deter me from ever thinking of buying, or suggesting your product to anybody.    Thanks

Nomadjackalope says:

Is that the queen at 7:14 on the bottom edge of the frame?

TaoVosh Games says:

Are hive beetles bad?

TaoVosh Games says:

Is it ever safe to remove a queen cell if you do not want some of your hive swarming with a new/old queen and loosing some of your hive?

Evanita Rose says:

I absolutely loved that! I've always dreamed of keeping bees, maybe when I retire…

BeeTV84 says:

8:50 this brood comb is very black and should be replaced, right ? How do you do a hygienic change of the brood combs ?

Димуля Димочка says:

this box is about to swarm

ThePenatron says:

capped queen cells

Erik Darm says:

Are you concerned with the multiple queen cells on the frames? That hive is preparing to swarm.

Glenn Locke says:

Great example of a brood inspection. Really important to shake the bees off the frames. Well done Flow for promoting responsible beekeeping.

MegaRedMan83 says:

Hi Flow Hive, what do you do with the plastic flow frames if your hive gets AFB or EFB?

Andrew Whyte says:

Hi Flow Team
just wondering if you could please do a video of Queen bees piping and why they make this noise Thanks

hoggy1707 says:

Do your bees need more room or is there an other explanation for the presence of the queen cell?

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