Getting Started With Bees

Hive Location And Setup

Paul Kelly, research and apiary manager, explains how to select and set up a hive location.

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Hive Equipment

David Stotesbury, research and apiary assistant, shows and describes the different equipment involved in building a hive.

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Protective Clothing

Nancy Bradbury discusses the different forms of protective clothing used at the apiary.

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Smoke Use

Paul Kelly, research and apiary manager, discusses how to properly use a bee smoker.

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Stinging

Paul Kelly talks about the science of bee stings and how people who are stung should react.

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Comb Building

Paul Kelly, Research and Apiary Manager, demonstrates methods of helping bees draw comb on foundation.

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Assembling Equipment Part 1

Paul Kelly, research and apiary manager, gives tips on how to best assemble frames for beehives.

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Assembling Equipment Part 2

Paul Kelly, research and apiary manager, shows how to install foundation.

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Assembling Equipment Part 3

Paul Kelly, research and apiary manager, talks about putting boxes together.

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