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Foster a Hive Program©

THIS IS FOR CLARK COUNTY, NV - LAS VEGAS LOCAL RESIDENTS ONLY

Would you like to support our veteran program, pollinate your plants, and help in bee conservation all at the same time? Then our "Foster a Hive Program©" might be the right fit for you. As we work to build up stronger and better beekeeping setups for those in our program we need locations for the hives to thrive and grow until they are placed in forever homes. You provide the location on your property and we setup, maintain, work, and remove the hive when it is time for it to be placed or sold to raise funds for the program. You get free pollination services to help your plants thrive, you support bee conservation, and you are also providing a service to help us help more veterans. It’s a big WIN WIN WIN for all. If you are interested in becoming a hive foster home please fill out the form below. Please describe the size and location of your property and provide photos if possible. We will keep your application on file and stay in contact with you to let you know when we have a hive that needs fostering. Thank you for the support!!


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We offer humane bee removal services to the Las Vegas Valley and surrounding areas. These bees are used to build up hive startups for veterans. This equates to a huge savings for the organization so we are able to put those funds to good use to help more veterans. This also saves a hive of bees that are crucial to the environment.

If you are in need of these services please contact us at

(702) 377-9171 or at

info@hvtba.org

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Thanks to our supporters at Bee Champions we are able to provide the following educational resources to help you start or continue your beekeeping endeavors.

Beehive Biology  

    https://youtu.be/DMO5Sl9MBZs

 

Beehive Location  

    https://youtu.be/YNbpHXSLjIM

 

Starting and Using the Smoker  

    https://youtu.be/zmIQmbUTzzA

 

How the Smoker Works 

    https://youtu.be/ha6RxL0lY7s

 

The Frame Perch  

    https://youtu.be/JwYTeCH6Ji0

 

The Middle Bar Frame  

    https://youtu.be/ObsjYHSPigo   

 

Middle Bar Frames – Keeping Hives Level  

    https://youtu.be/96t-eK9A_W4

 

Overview of Feeding Bees  

    https://youtu.be/C8w_oeEG2tA


Feeding Bees Using the Comb  

    https://youtu.be/Rl3G09GJv1w

 

The Pollen Trap  

    https://youtu.be/CLwgmVOOG9w

 

Q&A: Can We Feed Honey to Bees?  

    https://youtu.be/lVkYVlrMro8

 

Q&A: Ratio of Sugar to Water to Feed the Bees  

    https://youtu.be/V0uPid9505g   

 

Feeding Bees  

    https://youtu.be/6mo-JPXSamM

 

Honey Foraging Behavior  

    https://youtu.be/GYkrFDrT3fM

 

Foraging Bees: Pollen and Nectar 

    https://youtu.be/lOkTqJxhEbg

 

You Can Call Me Queen Bee  

    https://youtu.be/vieT5GUS3js

 

How To Find the Queen  

    https://youtu.be/c2Abx0aEV_U

 

Finding and Marking the Queen Bee  

    https://youtu.be/A2spJFYs8uo

 

Identifying What Type of Queen Cell is Produced  

    https://youtu.be/3SaRbEP00qo


Queen Bee Troubleshooting  

    https://youtu.be/HU5xtZj9Mg4

 

Queen Bee Troubleshooting – Laying Workers 

    https://youtu.be/LUv8bbD38c0

 

What Happens to the Old Queen Once She Fails  

    https://youtu.be/v6bn226-BJU

 

Queen Breeding  

    https://youtu.be/z6Q0-rwaOOg

 

How Often Do We Need to Inspect Our Hives  

    https://youtu.be/RroZB4U65RI

 

Inspecting Bees  

    https://youtu.be/AE88GyNnEl4

 

Inspecting Bees Part 2  

    https://youtu.be/YtySCQoHWH8

 

Inspecting Bees Part 3  

    https://youtu.be/NNxyaVDI4p0

 

Inspecting Bees Part 4  

    https://youtu.be/zG6v9s0sBaA

 

Post Winter Inspection  

    https://youtu.be/foMeVyPOimE

 

How Do Bees Prefer to Draw Their Comb Out  

    https://youtu.be/UQntDqkP8Lg

 

Identifying the Difference Between a Brood and Honey Cells 

    https://youtu.be/u8tn7ktVl5M


How to Identify Different Broods Cells:  

    https://youtu.be/D_hDKLqZjw4

 

Why Do We Put Frames Back in the Same Order  

    https://youtu.be/pW0cgSiWPJc

 

Adding a Super  

    https://youtu.be/WH745puftTA

 

Honey Crystallization  

    https://youtu.be/6_cK4aqq8uM

 

Know When to Extract Honey 

    https://youtu.be/_rEEITWlLKw

 

Honey Extraction  

    https://youtu.be/xTSgBO6W6hY

 

How Much Honey Should I leave for the Bees?  

    https://youtu.be/Bz6LOJtXlhg

 

Finding Dead Bees Outside My Hive  

    https://youtu.be/7z2oLrBM_oY

 

Is it Possible There are No Varroa Mites in My Hive?  

    https://youtu.be/yiCW_WHriAM

 

Is it Concerning If Bees Start to Beard?  

    https://youtu.be/AqocoMkFF3o

 

Diagnosing and Preventing a Failed Colony  

    https://youtu.be/ErF8imRAhcg

 

Avoiding Drift  

    https://youtu.be/w4oX-RZ5iDk

 

How To Get Bees Out of Your Veil 

    https://youtu.be/N43PJfJ-fL8

 

What To Do With Frames With Dead Bees 

    https://youtu.be/on0oVrFyvZU


What is the Difference Between Using a Plastic Foundation and a Foundationless Frame?

     https://youtu.be/EegbR81Fmsg




Crown Bees: Pollen For Food