Hayley's Beekeeping

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Hayley's Beekeeping

  1. 1. Urban Beekeeping
  2. 2. Why keep bees? <ul><li>Provide home for nature’s master pollinator </li></ul><ul><li>Bees are fascinating </li></ul><ul><li>HONEY IS THE NECTAR OF THE GODS </li></ul>
  3. 3. But bees sting! <ul><li>Bees aren’t angry </li></ul><ul><li>Only eat nectar and pollen </li></ul><ul><li>Won’t chase after you in killer swarms </li></ul><ul><li>They don’t want to die! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Anatomy of the Honey Bee
  5. 5. The Caste System Worker Drone Queen (50,000) (100) (one!)
  6. 6. Can you find the queen?
  7. 7. Can you find a drone?
  8. 9. Types of Hives Skeps Supers Topbars
  9. 10. Skeps
  10. 11. Supers -Moveable frames -Utilized idea of “ bee-space” -Good for mass production of honey -Separates brood and honey -Expensive
  11. 12. Top Bars <ul><li>Cheap and easy </li></ul><ul><li>Bees make wax </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize bee-space </li></ul><ul><li>Frame mobility </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Honey! </li></ul><ul><li>Beeswax </li></ul><ul><li>Pollen </li></ul><ul><li>Propolis </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Jelly </li></ul>Bee Products
  13. 14. Beekeeping Tools <ul><li>Veil </li></ul><ul><li>Smoker </li></ul><ul><li>Hive tool </li></ul><ul><li>Gloves </li></ul><ul><li>Guru </li></ul>
  14. 26. Time to enjoy our first honey harvest!

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