To help promote his all-natural approach, 40 year beekeeper Jerry Dunbar participated in the creation of this video series - now on DVD - demonstrating his practices and the life cycle of a healthy colony of bees. Natural Beekeeping follows his narrative, augmented with footage of seasonal and hive behavior. Dunbar also introduces healthy products that can be made from substances found in the hive - including mead, honey straws, propolis tincture and edible lip balm. Natural Beekeeping is excellent for the classroom, library, or daycare center (kids are mesmerized by the honey bees)... and will broaden the horizons of anyone interested in ecological, health, and nutritional matters. Included: - Beekeeping Intro - Hive Tour - Swarm Removal - Bee Package Installation - Adding a Honey Super - Triangular Bee Escape - Hive Jacker - Harvesting Supers - Honey Extraction - Packing Comb - Fall Feeding and Spring Inspection ...and more!
DVD includes introduction to honey bees, their role in the cycle of life on the planet and dangers they face, and ways of promoting their species' strength and survival.
Complete, easy-to-follow demonstrations of everything involved in beekeeping, from starting a hive to harvesting honey.
Sections: Swarm Removal, Bee Package Installation, Adding Honey Supers, Triangular Bee Escape, Hive Jacker, Harvesting Supers, Honey Extraction and Bottling, Packing Honeycomb, Making Mead, Honey Sticks, Propolis Tincture, Lip Balm, Hive Overview
Also included: informational 4-panel booklet with photos, tips, measurements, and checklists for easy reference.