Barney's  Bees

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WE DO NOT TREAT OUR HIVES WITH CHEMICALS! 

 "As long as we treat we get weaker bees who can only survive if we treat, and stronger parasites who can only survive if they breed fast enough to keep up
with our treatments."
- Michael Bush, Bush Bees.


Videos and Pictures

 

Check out all of our videos now on YouTube!

http://www.youtube.com/user/barneysbees

 


Below is a slide show of our apiary and one of our hive inspections from a few years back. There is also a picture of the swarm that landed on one of our empty hives May 5th, 2011.  We had inspected our other hives the day before and there were no swarm cells in any of them.  This swarm covered 15 of the 20 frames in the 2 hive bodies and 4 of them were empty frames with no comb or foundation. 
( We only use foundation in the honey supers of our hives.  
This lets the bees choose the size cells they prefer for the brood nest which minimizes varroa mites naturally.
 WE DO NOT TREAT OUR HIVES WITH CHEMICALS! 
   "As long as we treat we get weaker bees who can only survive if we treat, and
stronger parasites who can only survive if they breed fast enough to keep up
with our treatments."
- Michael Bush, Bush Bees.
http://youtu.be/DuglDhnSDeA



Do the Honey Bee!


An inspirational video that Barney found on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpyY9_9y9Qw&hd=1

A team of recent high school graduates with the help of the people at Häagen-Dazs, concerned about the serious situation facing honey bees, created their own interpretation of the instinctual honey bee waggle dance. Grab a friend, learn the dance, and "Do the Honey Bee!"

http://www.helpthehoneybees.com/


 

 

A live hive we removed from the eve or "Flying-Rafter" area of a house.

Click Here to see the full video!

(Video Comentary provided by Ryan Anderson and Mike Fisher.)