Video Library

A yearly Beepods online membership is required to view this Member-only educational video series and to access other items that we release on a monthly basis. When you subscribe, you will gain access to our entire historical database of videos and other new material we create for our members immediately as they come out every month.

01 ~ Beepod Setup

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    Orientation Training Session & Bee Installation

    Laura, a Beepods beekeeping expert, walks through the components of the Beepods equipment and transferring a nucleus of bees from a Harvest Box into a
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    Harvest Box Lid Assembly

    Watch as Brad shows how to assemble the Harvest Box Lid. It can be challenging, but a quick once over of this video shows what
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    Lid Assembly

    Watch as Brad shows how to assemble the Beepod Lid. It can be challenging, but is easy if you watch this video first.
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    Site Rejection

    Charlie Koenen explains what can happen if the bees do not like the environment that the Beepod is placed.
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    Ground Surface Selection

    Charlie Koenen walks viewers through the importance of setting a Beepod beekeeping system in the correct area.
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    Starting Beepod Setup

    Charlie Koenen goes over how to set up the inside of a Beepod for the first time.
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    Basic Features

    This video explains some of the basic set up necessary for Beepods beekeepers prior to installing the bees. It’s a great overview of the
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    Honeybee Flight Path

    Ever thought of your bees as airplanes? If not, this video will change your mindset by showing the importance of a bee runway.
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    Hive-side Bar Stand

    Charlie Koenen shows the benefit of having the Beepods Hive-side Stand
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    BEE TV

    Keep an eye on your bees with Bee TV.

02 ~ Getting Started

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    Bee Installation

    Watch as Charlie safely transfers bees from his package to the Beepod with little effort.
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    Nucleus Hive Transfer

    Watch as Charlie and Laura transfer a Beepods Nucleus Hive to a Beepod Beekeeping System. See how easy it is to transfer your nucleus
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    First-time Bee Install from a Package

    Watch as Charlie teaches Darcy how to install bees into her very first nucleus hive. Darcy is nervous, but shows anyone can do it.

03 ~ General Education

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    Propolis Harvest

    In the warmer weather, propolis (made from tree resin and plants found within a 40 meter diameter of their hive) can be harvested.
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    Beekeeping Through the Years (2)

    Charlie Koenen walks through a variety of hive types explaining the history and the pros and cons of each.
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    Beekeeping Through the Years (1)

    Charlie Koenen walks through a variety of hive types explaining the history and the pros and cons of each.
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    Responsible Choices

    What are you interested in? Do you live in an Urban environment? When bringing 50,000 head of cattle into your neighborhood, you need to make
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    Agriculture and Stacked Box Hives

    Charlie Koenen discusses the role of industrial agriculture on Honeybee populations.

04 ~ Maintenance & Troubleshooting

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    Carpenter Bees

    Watch as this Carpenter Bee burrows into the side of the Beepod. It’s OK! We promise. We learned that when Beepods are placed
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    Swarm Catchers II

    Charlie and Myles use a swarm catching tool to capture a swarm over 30 feet up in a tree and transfer it to a Harvest
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    Capturing a Swarm

    Charlie Koenen uses a Decoy Queen box in order to draw bees to it so that he can find the living queen.
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    Repairing the Honey Comb

    Charlie Koenen and Jesse Graves show us how to repair broken honey comb. Using zip ties, the bar stand a Bee Wrangler to put
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    Damage from Un-level Beepod

    Charlie and the Beepod Team teach what happens when the Beepod or any hive is not placed on a level plain. Honeybees will change

05 ~ Winter Preparation & Recovery

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    Removing Dead Heater Bees

    Charlie shows how to do basic post-winter maintenance to get ready for the Spring installation of some new bees.
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    Winter Hive Post-Mortem

    Charlie Koenen shows what not to do if owning a Beepod. He shows us what happens during the cold winter months in Wisconsin, but
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    What Bees Do In Winter

    Are you curious about what your honeybees do all winter? Charlie Koenen explains what occupies the hive's time during the long winter months.