Hive Inspection Show

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A slide show demonstrating how to inspect a beehive

A slide show demonstrating how to inspect a beehive

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  • 1. Power Point Presentation How to Inspect a Honey Bee Colony Illustrated By: Andy Ulsamer
  • 2. A Typical Colony Many Beekeepers place a cinder block or brick on the top
  • 3. Smoking the Entrance of the Hive And before each piece of the Hive is removed
  • 4. Opening the Hive Smoke is blown into the hole in the center of the Inner Cover
  • 5. Next Step The Top and Inner Cover are now Removed
  • 6. Remove the Upper Deep Hive Body Checking the Top Hive Body first would drive the bees into the Bottom Hive Body
  • 7. Moving On Blowing smoke between the two Hive Bodies before removal
  • 8. Getting to the Good Stuff Upper Hive Body Removed
  • 9. Make Sure the Girls are Calm Blowing Smoke on the Bees
  • 10. Now we are Inside Removing a Frame using the Hive Tool
  • 11. Looks like it’s a Strong Hive
  • 12. Ya Gotta look hard Examining a Brood Frame
  • 13. A few of the Girls and Honey Comb
  • 14. These are the Working Girls No Unions here – just hard workers
  • 15. The Drones The ones with the BIG eyes. These Guys just eat and hangout somewhere until they are needed by a Virgin Queen