How is honey harvested from a bee hive? British tv presenter and science ‘edutuber’ Maddie Moate spends the day with her mother, a beekeeper, to collect a few honey-filled frames from their two hives. This How to Harvest Honey video is one in a series of vids dedicated to bees on Moate’s excellent YouTube channel.
In this next video, they assemble a brand new bee hive, explaining the levels and parts of the box along the way:
We love bees. For more offline exploration, check out Bees: A Honeyed History, a beautifully illustrated book about the bee life cycle, bee anatomy, swarms, the Waggle Dance, beehives, pollination, flowers and our food, bees and dinosaurs, and more.
Related link: Can You Pick the Bees Out of This Insect Lineup?
Watch more of our favorite bee videos, too: The first 21 days of a bee’s life, a time lapse in 64 seconds–an incredible video, Why do honeybees love hexagons? and Meet the Natives: Can wild bees also pollinate our plants & crops? Bonus vid: This is not a bee.