This 2 DVD set is comprised of 34 detailed training videos that address practical aspects of elementary beekeeping. The video clips are short, 3-9 minutes in length, but provide concise information on the subject matter. The videos may be used chronologically or independently. Additionally, two slide presentations are provided as supplementary learning tools.
A Short History of the Honey Bee starts with the story of the honey bee -- why it is named Apis mellifera, how it has evolved from a solitary creature to one that travels in groups, why it stings, and how pollination really works.
Attracting Native Pollinators shows you how to encourage the activity of pollinators other than honey bees by creating flowering habitat and inviting nesting sites. Anyone can do it! You’ll find comprehensive information on every kind of pollinator, instructions for building nesting structures, ideas for involving children, and an extensive list of resources.
Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper chronicles Turnbull’s misadventures (and brief moments of triumph) in the curious world of backyard beekeeping–and also highlights both the threat to our bee population and what we can do to help these vital little creatures do their wonderful work.