Archive for the ‘advice’ Category

A bee smoker for the third world


2012
11.20

I’ve been working for a while on a design for a smoker that is appropriate for third world beekeeping.

Beekeeping photography


2012
08.30

The coolest beekeeping photos around! Worth a click. or two. or three. or…hell, I lost an hour here.

https://www.facebook.com/beekeeping.photo

Cutting out a Lang to transfer to a Top Bar Hive


2011
04.03

I got a question the other day that is re-occuring and wanted to answer it here.

“I’ve got this cross combed Lang that I want to move to a top bar hive since I have to cut into it anyway” – Anon. fan

 

First, Pick your battles.

Predicting Honeyflows and Swarms with Soil moisture maps


2011
02.14

There are good years, and bad years.

Warm Day in Winter Good for De-Cross-combing


2011
01.29

Visited the outyard today to drop off new hive stands and check in on the girls.

Role of Modern Beekeeping


2011
01.19

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Beekeeping isn’t what it use to be.
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Preparing Swarm Traps for Spring


2011
01.18

I ran 10 traps last year and caught 6 swarms. This year I’ve got 30 traps, and will be starting a grand experiment to find optimum locations, as well as making a DVD on swarm trapping.Swarm traps for the spring

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Winter is the most under used season of beekeeping, it is a time for maintenance, ordering equipment, planning marketing, and preparing for the coming year.

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