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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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
In this webinar we look at some of the less-often-discussed aspects of some important options available to the beekeeper. We cover the differing opinions on the use of queen excluders, when entrance reducers are justified, when to feed your bees, the logistics of hive inspections and more.
As we head towards summer, our bees get busy and the population explodes. This can result in an increased likelihood of swarming. One tactic beekeepers use to reduce the risk of swarming is to carry out a split. There are, in fact, other benefits of splits too. In this webinar, we take a close look
As spring approaches many beekeepers are looking to install new hives (perhaps our first ones), to give their existing hives a cleanup or both. In this webinar, we look at some jobs you should consider in and around your hives to ensure your bees are off to a great start, leading towards the warmer and
In this webinar look at that vital time of year when bees transition from the winter cluster to the relative warmth of spring. Among the topics we cover, we discuss… . Assessing the colony before the first inspection, through weight . Why hive monitors are not just for the summer or fall . A target
As we move towards the depths of winter, it’s a good time to reflect on what happens in the hive, both before and during the cold months, In this Colony webinar, we first look at the preparation of our bees, as they transition from fall to winter. We look at their efforts to build sufficient