Duration: 2h 30m | Video: .MP4, 1920×1080 30 fps | Audio: AAC, 48 kHz, 2ch | Size: 4.76 GB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English
Learn how to successfully raise your own queen using a graftless method suitable for all hive designs.
What you’ll learn
Recognize the difference between eggs and larva in a cell
be able to state the best time of the year to start queen breeding
state what needs to be present to successfully reed queen in your apairy
construct a kit holding frame
be able to set up a cell builder colony
be able to state what makes a good queen to breed from
discover the pros and cons or this type of method
Prepare a nucleus hive for your queen cells
learn how to correctly position your queen cells in a nucleus hive.
How to safely handle a queen bee
learn how to quickly locate a queen in a colony
state what a non grafting kit is and demonstrate how to use it.
No equipment is necessary to begin this course.
AFTER completing the course you may choose to buy a non grafting kit from your local bee keeping supply retail outlet.
Are you a backyard beekeeper who would like to learn a new skill?
Would you like to raise your own locally adapted queen bees?
Would you like to save money, have fun, breed and raise quality queen bees to increase your apiary?
Would you like to breed queens but are put off by the specialized skills required to graft larvae? This technique uses an ingenious non-grafting kit! No grafting necessary.
Finally a course which demonstrates how to successfully raise queen bees using the Top Bar Hive design.
Raising your own queen bees is something all backyard beekeepers can learn to do. It is fun, saves you lots of money, prevents any diseases being introduced to your hives and raises the best quality queens.
I have been raising my own queens for a number of years using a easy non grafting kit called the Jenter kit. This system suits me and my Top Bar bees perfectly. This course is for all backyard beekeepers (whatever hive design your bees are housed in) but especially suited to people who choose to keep their bees in a top bar hive design.
I will take you through the whole process, step by step. Explaining and demonstrating how to adapt this system to your unique apairy. Each video lesson will have you right in the hive with me seeing and doing, which I think is the best way of learning. No stuffy old text books in this course.
Who this course is for
A hobbiest bee keeper who would like to learn to successfully raise their own locally adapted queen bees .
A beekeeper who has mastered basic beekeeping and who would like to extend their skill base and learn another aspect to their beekeeping hobby.
a beekeeper who keeps bees in a top bar hive, warre hive or langstroth hive
A beekeeper who would like to save money and build up their hive numbers easily and efficiently.
a beekeeper who wants to produce bees who have varroa sensitive hygiene traits
This course is not appropriate for an absolute beginner beekeeper.