PerfectBee Colony Webinars
Colony Webinars cover specific beekeeping topics, extending your knowledge of the wonderful world of beekeeping. These live webinars are a benefit of Colony membership, with recordings of previous Colony Webinars available below to Colony members.
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One of our most popular Colony webinars in 2019 was a wonderful discussion with Ron Lane, Senior Contributor here at PerfectBee. In fact, it was so well received that we did it again! Ron has many years of experience as a beekeeper, practicing his passion in deepest Oregon. He has taught hundreds of new and
In this webinar, PerfectBee Ambassador Pam Hepp looks at how beekeepers can help other beekeepers by an active engagement in citizen science. Participate in Citizen Science (2:13) Why Join Citizen Science Projects? (2:30) Bee Blitz (5:28) Bee Informed Project (BIP) (6:35) Sentinel Apiary Program and Hive Monitors (10:03) Mite-A-Thon (12:22) Data Collection and Survey Sites (14:04) BeeInformed
For this Cluster, we were joined by Senior Contributor Ron Lane and PerfectBee Ambassadors Judi Bogardus, William Gullick and Joe Bates. We had a wonderful discussion and covered the following beekeeping topics. Hive updates and discussion from PerfectBee Ambassadors (1:25) New Article : Swarm Management in Spring (6:05) Solar-Powered Electric Fences For Bears (10:48) Potential
In this webinar, PerfectBee Ambassador Pam Hepp discusses why nutritional diversity is an important topic for every beekeeper. The Fundamentals of Nutrition Carbohydrates (2:40) Proteins (7:41) Fats (10:30) Vitamins and Minerals (12:00) Water (14:25) The Nutritional Needs of Bees Carbohydrates and Nectar (15:09) Carbohydrates and Honey (19:28) How Bees Use Carbohydrates (21:53) Proteins and Pollen
In this Cluster, we were joined by Senior Contributor Ron Lane and PerfectBee Ambassador Joe Bates. In over an hour of great beekeeping talk, we covered the following topics. Preparing and looking after bees while away for a lengthy period (1:56) Facing starving bees (5:17) Nuc equipment to have on hand (8:51) Disposing old frames
While our bees cluster, keep warm and hopefully see their way to the warmer days of spring, there is less for beekeepers to do in and around our hives. But winter is a great opportunity for the intrepid beekeeper to get organized, learn and prepare for the spring. In this webinar PerfectBee Ambassador Judi Bogardus
In this Cluster, we were joined by Senior Contributor, Ron Lane and PerfectBee Ambassadors Judi Bogardus, Jeania Schmalhorst, Pam Hepp. In this Cluster… The dangers of warm days in the winter (3:00) Freezing frames over the winter (11:52) Three important factors for a strong colony (15:25) The one thing to help bees get through the
In this Cluster, we were joined by Senior Contributor, Ron Lane, as well as PerfectBee Ambassadors William Gullick and Joe Bates. We enjoyed some great questions posted by Colony members and covered the following… Should new beekeepers be overwhelmed by the threats bees face (0:00) Can I ever be mite-free? (4:57) When is the best
This was our first “roundtable”-type Colony Cluster, featuring participation from Senior Contributor, Ron Lane, as well as PerfectBee Ambassadors Judi Bogardus, William Gullick and Pam Hepp. As usual, our Cluster event offered Colony members the chance to post their beekeeping questions in real time. We enjoyed a lengthy discussion, thanks to great questions from participating