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Bee Talks Recap | March 2024

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In this episode of Bee Talks:

00:00:00 Welcome and Event Calendar

00:12:10 What is iNaturalist and how do I use it?

00:19:50 What is Seek and how do I use it?

00:24:05 Example of a bee carrying pollen

00:24:50 When do I install Supers?

00:25:24 How do I prevent mass hive death?

00:35:10 What’s the difference in modern mite reading methods?

00:38:07 When do I add a second hive box?

00:40:39 How do I prevent beetle infestations?

00:43:00 When do I use an excluder?

00:48:14 How can I encourage specific hive entrance use?

00:50:34 Can I buy “winter-proof” bees?

00:55:50 How does Thymol actually WORK?

00:59:40 Why do my royal jelly cells look empty?

01:04:20 How can I encourage specific hive entrance use?

01:06:40 Why are my frames moldy?

01:08:35 Do I have too few bees?

01:09:00 Should I reverse my boxes?

01:13:10 How Is royal jelly harvested for sales?

01:17:00 When should I interfere with my bees?


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Bee Talks are led by Bill Hesbach, Eastern Apicultural Society Certified Master Beekeeper and graduate of the University of Montana's Master Beekeeping Program. He teaches bee biology and beekeeping methods at events hosted by regional organizations, and appears as a guest speaker at national seminars. Bill is on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Apicultural Society, and is President of the Connecticut Beekeepers Association. His articles appear in Bee Culture, Bee Craft, and The American Bee Journal.


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