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Organic Beekeeping 101 DVD

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Vineyard Productions
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004BORPGI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,427 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Organic Beekeeping 101 focuses on raising bees the way nature intended. The purpose of the DVD is to enable anyone to become a beekeeper. Professionally filmed footage in a step-by-step format enables new beekeepers to establish and maintain their own hives using organic principles. Randy Sue Collins demonstrates how to start your own backyard hive, from building the hive stand to collecting the honey. The DVD follows Randy Sue as she goes on a swarm call and starts new hives from "scratch", while close-up high definition video takes you deep into the workings of an active hive. The DVD also includes a forward that describes the plight of the honeybee in the United States and ways in which anyone can contribute to the health of the environment and the honeybee. This DVD is based on fully organic principles. Randy Sue believes that bees, left to their own natural processes, become their own pest control agents. Bees developing resistance to mites, pests and fungus will survive without support of chemicals or other pest control practices.

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Educational DVD March 10, 2011
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I have been interested in joining the beekeeping profession for some time now. I read many books but did not have a clear picture of what it really took to get started and continue forward until I watched this DVD. This DVD accomplished what hours of reading could not. As they say "a picture is worth a thousand words" and for a starting beekeeper this is absolutely true. Thank you to Randy Sue and team for really getting me started beekeeping with this video.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Organic Beekeeping 101 October 13, 2011
By J. Bell
This video is GREAT for somebody who is looking into beekeeping for the first time. I've wanted to do this for years but was just too intimidated by it all. Randy made it look so easy! Her smile is beautiful and I just wanted to jump in there with her and watch her while she put together those beehives. It's very obvious that she loves this.
Just buy it...and get busy with those bees!!!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I've always wanted to try beekeeping... January 24, 2011
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I've always wanted to try beekeeping but had many reservations. After watching this very informative DVD I'm sure I can be successful at beekeeping. Thanks!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming little buzzers December 14, 2010
By maizey
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This video was charming, informative and professionally done. It would be very appropriate in a school science class, environmentalist or agriculturalist library, or for anyone who enjoys science made intelligently entertaining. It is a very timely video, beautifully encouraging the average "Joe" to have his or her own hive at a time when hives are disappearing and small time hive keeping is really catching on. Excellent practical information on how to actually get a hive going. It is keepers like Randy Sue (the star of the video) who may hold the key to the future of bees in north america. Great Job! All that is missing is a national registry of beekeepers willing to help you get bees. Is that out there?
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Passion Comes Through Loud and Clear! March 24, 2011
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Randy's passion, knowledge, and organized approach make this DVD a wonderful asset! Excellent photography and clear explanations provide a wonderful introduction and inspire confidence! Thanks for creating this.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks! January 29, 2011
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This is an easy to understand and follow DVD on organic beekeeping.
I am inspired to set up a hive now that I have more accessible information.

Thanks for creating an entertaining and well produced film on a environmental threat that needs attention.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars kudos to Randy Sue and Paul! December 5, 2010
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Randy Sue and Paul have created a much needed, lovely, and detailed account for the beginning beekeeper in this long awaited film. Randy deftly builds hives from top to bottom, describes and demonstrates collecting a swarm and managing a hive from beginning to sweet, sweet end, all the while professing her deep love of these magical creatures. I particluarly appreciate the information about colony collapse disorder, a mysterious syndrome that is decimating bee populations around the world. It't time for more backyard beekeepers! This is truly an educational delight. Now I know what to give for Christmas!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You too can do it!! March 25, 2011
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This DVD provided clear descriptions and visuals of the steps and equipment needed to start up a hive of your own. I found it facinating to learn more about bees and what is involved in creating a good home for them. Collecting swarms and providing a habitat for them is so much more sensible than calling a pest control company to destroy the colony. This DVD showed how easy it is to provide a place for bees in our increasingly urban/suburban areas so we can have these wonderful pollinators in our communities.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Organic Bee Keeping
If your want to start beekeeping, this is the DVD to get. I had been reading books about beekeeping for quite some time, but they seemed to complicate it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Susan Weise
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the beginner
Fair amount of info and really gives a feel for raising bees.
However should be paired with a more detailed manual.
Published 2 months ago by T. M. Clancy
3.0 out of 5 stars Organic ?
Nice little introduction video on bee keeping but no information on keeping Organic bees and NO information on recognizing or treating bee diseases.
Published 2 months ago by Jim
4.0 out of 5 stars Good information
We have had a local bee keeper place his hives on our property. We have been so curious...what's going on in there? Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bonnie F. Beechler
5.0 out of 5 stars Cautiously optimistic
I love the DVD and have taken heart that there might be a better way to raise bees. After a long and very helpful conversation on the phone with Randy Sue herself, I understand... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Risa Gold
4.0 out of 5 stars well presented and enjoyable
This is a professionally presented dvd advocating organic bee keeping. It is interesting that she uses conventional box hives, unlike many who have opted for top bar hives. Read more
Published 5 months ago by christopher clayton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Video for Beginning Beekeepers
I have a 4-H beekeeping project and rely on this video to help my members learn about beekeeping. Randy Sue's video is wonderfully written, well organized and offers lots of... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Carla Renard
5.0 out of 5 stars Great video
Very informative - we knew nothing about starting a hive going into this and it really gives you everything you need to know. Definitely looks doable.
Published 11 months ago by B. Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars organic bee keeping 101
i loved this video....she makes it look fun and exciting....can't wait to start !....Here in Missouri we're big honey eaters as Alot of us are Homesteaders and bee leave (ha) in... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Renee King
5.0 out of 5 stars organic beekeeping 101
I bought this DID for my husband. We are just getting into bred. We drive a truck and had DID shipped to an operating center so we would be assured of getting it quickly. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Linda K.
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