Beekeeping Things: Ariele and Peter Catch a Swarm [Video Series]


Given the nature of my next book (beekeeping!), I have decided to dust off some old videos of me and my dad doing beekeeping things over the years. Now, this is going to be both embarrassing for me and nostalgic, and I am very much looking forward to it.

The first video is of me and Dad playing with a swarm before catching it. It includes sticking our hands in the swarm and getting stung. I was 19 or 20 in this video, and although you can't see it, I was not wearing shoes. Unless flipflops count as shoes, which I'm pretty sure they don't.

This is a bad habit that I have carried with me into my slightly older age. Eventually, Dad will scold me enough times that I feel compelled to wear shoes in his apiary.

The video is 8 minutes long, but the good bits are at 0:05, 0:58, 2:35, 5:15, 6:14, and 7:28. 

Enjoy :)