That's pretty cool. Some serious swarm action going on there at the beginning.
I don't understand how it was supposed to work when he gathered the swarms and then just ladled them out into multiple skeps - seems like either they would fight or end up queenless. Then it looked like he was sorting through and finding several queens in the same bucket-o-bees. That can't be right can it? Maybe it was a bunch of swarms poured in together.
Cutting out swarm cells and putting them in mating nucs I get. Tearing open swarm cells and releasing the queen back into the hive I don't get. I guess they aren't as delicate as I think.
The bee Keeper looks to have permanently swollen hands. He must be getting stung a lot. If it was a he.
I thought that skeps were a lot more hands off than this looks like.
Anyway, thanks for sharing. Cool video. Lots of beekeeping videos out there, but unfortunately only a few are very interesting.
Hey, new sub-forum idea. GOOD bee keeping videos.