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2010 USF Botanical Gardens Bee Workshops

USF Botanical Gardens

Bee enthusiasts brave the cold

Taking notes

New beekeepers taking notes on basics of beekeeping

not a veil

A $1.97 mosquito net is not a bee veil. Last class every guard bee got under the veil and stung.

Standing room only

The Garden staff did not expect the turnout in the extreme cold. There will be enough chairs from now on.

Warming up

The class starts warming as the sun comes out.

Bee vocabulary and tools

We covered words peculiar to beekeeping and the three tools.

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive building workshop

Hive inspection practical

Hive inspection practical

Hive inspection practical

Hive inspection practical

Hive inspection practical

Hive inspection practical

Hive inspection practical

Hive inspection practical

splits for next workshop and Kenyan top bar hive

splits for next workshop and Kenyan top bar hive

splits for next workshop and Kenyan top bar hive

splits for next workshop and Kenyan top bar hive

splits for next workshop

splits for next workshop and Kenyan top bar hive

Jason, USF Bee workshop student swarm

Decent swarm right along the road looking for a new home.

Jason, USF Bee workshop student collecting swarm

Shake and brush the bees into something they can still breath in. Notice swarms are not aggressive, even Africanized. Florida beekeepers suit is usually shorts and short sleeve shirt.

Jason's hive in a box

Jason, USF Bee workshop student collecting swarm

Jason taking the swarm home

Jason, USF Bee workshop student swarm

three frame split

making a three frame split at the swarms, splits, and package bee workshop - pull three frames from a strong hive and place in new hive with queen

3 frame split with queen cage

three frames in the new hive with a queen cage, these are all Cordovan queens for gentleness and to quickly determine if they go Africanized, swarms, splits, and package bee workshop

populating new beekeepers hive

transfer frames, how simple can it be!, swarms, splits, and package bee workshop

package bees flowing into hive

Packages can be shipped but bees will dwindle for 21 days or more, swarms, splits, and package bee workshop

Option with package bees

One option is to just remove the cover, feeder and queen cage. Let the bees find their own way out and deal with the brace comb they build in the shipping cage.

pulling syrup can from package bees

The gloves are as much to prevent disease transfer as keep propolis off, swarms, splits, and package bee workshop. Thin gloves offer little protection from stings but you do not squish bees either.

JZBZ queen cage explaining candy up or horizontal up

If the candy plug is facing down, the queen might be lost if a bee dies blocking the exit. swarms, splits, and package bee workshop

shaking a package of bees

The hives are not blocked in the front, no queen excluder, no fear! Notice the commando hive, camoflaged. out of sight-out of mind until the neighbors get acquainted with the benefits, swarms, splits, and package bee workshop

spraying sugar syrup to calm the bees

spray sugar syrup to calm the bees, brushing syrup can damage their legs, this is how they train bomb sniffing bees too

5 frame split

making a five frame split at the swarms, splits, and package bee workshop - pull three frames from a strong hive and place in new hive with queen

5 frame split

making a five frame split at the swarms, splits, and package bee workshop - pull three frames from a strong hive and place in new hive with queen

making a three frame split

looking for queen and moving three frames to new hive

squeezing burr comb into new hive

nectar, honey and royal jelly squeezed back into hive

scooping bees off bottom board

scooping bees off and back into new hive, covered in honey and royal jelly

Carla scooping her bees into the new hive

Gentleness is in the breeding and handling, her husband is taking the pictures without a veil on

Hive Inspection with Travis

A closer look

Hive Inspection with Travis

inspecting a frame

Hive Inspection with Travis

frame inspection

Hive Inspection with Travis

frame holder on side of hive

Hive Inspection with Travis

frame holder on side of hive

Hive Inspection with Travis

frame of honey and brood

Hive Inspection with Travis

covered in honey from crushing burr comb

Hive Inspection with Travis

it is common not to be stung when covered in honey

Hive Inspection with Travis

discussing what to inspect for

Hive Inspection with Travis

Practical demonstration of how to inspect a hive

Hive Inspection with Travis

just a closer look

Hive Inspection with Travis

State Inspector teaching practical hive inspection

Hive Inspection with Travis

State Inspector teaching practical hive inspection

Hive Inspection with Travis

making more splits

Hive Inspection with Travis

State Inspector teaching practical hive inspection

Hive Inspection with Travis

State Inspector teaching practical hive inspection

Hive Inspection with Travis

Beekeepers are bringing their bee tools in plastic totes.

Hive Inspection with Travis

Bees are interested in the honey left from cutting up burr comb. Everyone got a piece of comb honey.

Hive Inspection with Travis

Burr or brace comb from leaving a frame out. The comb was cut out and passed around to sample. Problems are created in the teaching hive that might occur to new beekeepers.

Hive Inspection with Travis

A deep super is used on this teaching hive to demonstrate how heavy it is. Extraction is different in intermediate size extractors that cannot hold the frames radially.

Bees begin flight operations

Bees have returned with the first loads of nectar and pollen.

Hive Inspection with Travis

Two handfuls of bees checking out the honey from removing burr comb.

Hive Inspection with Travis

Hive Inspection bee workshop with Travis

Hive Inspection with Travis

Comparison of deep, medium, and shallow supers. It is important to know the difference and beekeeping vocabulary.

Hive Inspection with Travis

A small hive beetle is running down the frame end bar.

Cordovan queen

There is a Cordovan queen on this nearly new frame.

Hive Inspection with Travis

Travis leads half the class in the practical portion of hive inspection.

queen battery box

multiple queens are transported or shipped in battery boxes like this from JZBZ

small hive beetle arva

small hive beetle larva have infested this hive destroying the comb and driving the bees out

Small Hive Beetle infestation

SHB larva are smaller than wax moth larva that do almost as much damage almost as fast

frame of brood

Topic was "What should and should not be in the hive" Good frames of healthy brood should be there.

frame of honey

Topic was "What should and should not be in the hive" Good frames of honey should be there.

green Pierco drone frame of honey

Topic was "What should and should not be in the hive" Beekeeper inspecting a green Pierco frame of honey.

deep frames full of bees' labor

Topic was "What should and should not be in the hive" Frames filled from edge to edge should be there.

beekeeper

beekeeper inspecting frame

Topic was "What should and should not be in the hive" Another beekeeper inspecting frames.

marked Cordovan queen

Topic was "What should and should not be in the hive" A good strong queen should be there. She has a dot. Can you find her?

recently added super

Topic was "What should and should not be in the hive" Room to store food (nectar, honey, pollen) should be there.