Photo, courtesy of Dadant Supply Co., shows queen bee.
Her central role in the hive is explained in the video.
Index - Subject Explained
0000 - How to build a hive, mistakes to avoid; by Rick Burnett.
2645 - Mixing a feeding of sugar water medicated for Nosema; by Fred Magee.
2800 - Installing a new package of bees, care of bees, care of the queen; by Fred Magee.
3000 - Inspecting the hive three days after installation, use of the smoker; by Dave Spalding.
3655 - Mid-summer inspection of brood, nectar, pollen, honey.
3749 - Inducing a captured swarm to take residence in a hive.
4124 - Fall inspection.
4130 - Large volume harvesting: Visit to a professional honeyhouse to witness uncapping, centrifugal extraction, filtering, bottling, wax melting, cutting & boxing honey in a comb; by Fred Magee.
4535 - Small scale home harvesting by melting.
4600 - Home candle making with bees' wax.
4690 - Winter management, helping your colony survive.
4870 - Diseases and parasites, detection and treatment.
4900 - Bee behavior: Raising a new queen, mating with drones, growth from egg to larva to pupa to emergence, hive operation, bee as chemical factory, bee as navigating forager & pollinator, bee communications, temperature and humidity regulation.
5306 - Publications: Bee Culture, Speedy Bee, American Federation of Beekeeping News, Bee Science, Beekeeping in the United states, ABC & XYZ of Beekeeping, First Lessons, The Hive & the Honey Bee, American BeeJournal, The Honey Kitchen.
5500 - A look inside a worker bee: head, thorax, abdomen.
5525 - Separating Bees from the honeycomb: Brush & fan, fume board. Plastic vs. wood frames. Low cost suit. A queen cell. Hive tools. Queen excluder. Bee escape.
5745 - Wax Moth Infestation: How to avoid, kill by freezing.
5805 - Reactions to bee stings: Ice for pain, Benadryl for hives, epinephrine for anaphylactic shock.
END: Warnings! (2 hours long)
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