Today’s homeschool activity included our hive inspection. What I love most about the homeschool experience is how engaged the students are with the everyday practice of learning.

In this video I check in on the health and vitality of the two new colonies of Carniolans I installed about three weeks ago. I have a little beekeeper apprentice working along side me this time.

During this Langstroth Hive inspection I am looking for larva, the creation of queen cells, drawn comb, and other signs of the colony’s progress towards self sufficient living.

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Installing Package Bees the Easy Way

This video records two methods for introducing another bundle of bees. One way exhibits the more customary strategy for shaking the honey bees from the bundle into the Langstroth Hive. The other strategy exhibits how to just place the new honey bee bundle specifically into the hive.

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