Beginner beekeeping with Bija

We’re joined today by a new member of the Flow Hive team. Bija experienced her first ever brood inspection under Cedar’s guidance, and he answered her and your beekeeping questions along the way.

Here are some timeline highlights:

00:00 - Open hive
06:30 - Remove frames
12:55 - Smoker fuel & hive beetles
19:00 - Bees feeding larvae
27:00 - Bees rejecting queen?
31:45 - Bees bearding at night
41:45 - Installing a nuc
46:37 - Pack up hive

You can view the whole transcript here.

What were your biggest learning curves beginning beekeeping? Did you have a mentor? What would you do differently if you were to be starting out now?