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Video: Burt Talks to the Bees

I know many of you may have seen this already, but if you haven’t please watch – In this fantastical and wildly educational short film created by Isabella Rossellini, Burt (or someone impersonating him) of Burt’s Bees talks to the Bees for an extraordinary look inside the hive.

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Fourth hive inspection HD video – all ready!

Here it is! The second hive body surprised me with it’s progress. FOTB Greg and Mrs. Beekeeper were on hand to film and photograph. I just finished the video edits – I hope you enjoy experiencing the visit with the bees!

Here is a link to the video in HD quality.

I was pretty […]

New hive inspection video – and new poll!

Hello all! Yesterday was a great day – warm and sunny. Had a great visit with the bees. Lots of activity and yes, many more bees are in the hive now. FOTB Greg was there to capture the action as we did a full hive inspection frame by frame. Mellie makes an appearance, as well […]

Second Hive Visit – Video posted.

Here’s the video I promised – would have been up sooner but youtube now rejects video beyond 10 minutes. Since the video I uploaded yesterday was a bit long as it was a two-parter (including my explanation of my lil mistake) it was rejected so I had to do editing this morning to clip it […]

First quick hive inspection – with video.

Hi there! First visit to the hive after the bees were installed – they seems to be making a nice happy home! I pulled the frame next to where the queen cage was attached – they had created a sizable free standing comb on there! You can get a great look at it in the […]

The Hive is Live! With Video!

Well all, it’s bee-day! The hive is installed and up they’re all settling in to their new home!

It was a beautiful day – warm and sunny. The bees arrived at my local post office and I was able to get over there in the early afternoon to begin getting them home.

Here is the […]

“Hey, where my bees at?” Dance crew video.

Nice video from – funny and poignant.

It is a fact of nature: When a honey bee returns to the hive after finding a good source of nectar, it will perform a unique dance for its hive mates, detailing the distance, quality and quantity of the new food supply.

Sadly, honey bees are mysteriously […]

Building a foundation frame – Video

Here is a step by step instructional video for building a hive body foundation frame. I hope this helps anyone who is considering assembling their own frames.

I purchased the frames from Walter T. Kelley, so this is specific to their frame, but I hope this could be helpful to anyone.

Let me know […]

Documentary focuses attention on colony collapse disorder

I saw this press release and thought it would be good to share. I’ve embedded the trailer for this documentary below. -Will Honeybee Population Decline and Its Devastating Effects Are Topic of ‘Vanishing of the Bees’ Documentary is focus of three U.S. environmental groups’ Feb. 4 fundraiser NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Bee Native, […]