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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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Beekeeping Reflections_Revisited

Beekeeping Reflections, Revisited

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

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Colony Cluster : May 2020

Hive Updates and Discussion from PerfectBee Ambassadors (4:05) Survival Stock Nuc (20:00) Asian Giant Hornets (21:59) Aggressive Hives (28:40) Sharing Equipment & American Foul Brood (35:00) Preferences Amongst the Ambassadors (37:32) Questions (49:14)

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Beekeeping, Data and Citizen Science

Beekeeping, Data and Citizen Science

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

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Colony Cluster April 2020

Colony Cluster : April 2020

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

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Bee Nutrition Webinar

Why Beekeepers Should Understand Bee Nutrition

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

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Colony Cluster : March 2020

Colony Cluster : March 2020

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

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The Impatient Beekeeper

Winter Activities For The Impatient Beekeeper

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

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Colony Cluster February 2020

Colony Cluster : February 2020

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

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Colony Cluster

Colony Cluster : January 2020

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

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Colony Cluster

Colony Cluster : December 2019

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

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