…total of 15 cuts per side – that’s 4,500 cuts and took about 7 hours.
Buying deep plastic frames cost about $3.00 or so, while building wooden frames myself cost about $0.55
There is one foolproof way to kill beetles…
GAINS: 2 Rabbits and 5 more Hives LOSES: 1 Lazy Goose and 14.8lbs
5 minutes very well may have saved the hive.
It’s hard to tell if the red whelp on my cheek came from the bee stinging me on the nose or from me punching that bee with my fist like it was a grown man.
2×4’s cost less than $3.00, while 1×4’s cost closer to $4.50 – 50% of the wood at 150% the cost. So here is how I used 2×4’s on my hive lids and bottoms:
I have owned this book since 2014 and I listen to it every year before the beekeeping season starts. Alex Norton’s Scottish brogue has become the theme music of my beekeeping journey.
With a proper jig, a skill-saw can be the safest and easiest way to cut plywood down to size.
As I left the house, I felt as if I would vomit. Every plan I have for the next 5 years hinges on ending this year with 100 hives – and to do that, I need at least 13 hives to have survived the winter.
It saves me time but, more important, it saves me the frustration of trying to hold everything in place while I nail the super.
I am so pleased with my new hive stamp. It is 10” long and about 2” tall and, as you can see, works like a charm. I made it out of 1.5mm craft foam that you can get at WalMart or Amazon. In fact I had purchased some of this foam last Wednesday and had…
In 2006 I bought 50 beehives. Life happened and I was forced to abandon the project. In March 2015 I began again with the 3 surviving hives. Now I am trying to move from a Novice Beekeeping with 3 hives to Professional Beekeeper with 300 hives and a fully functioning homestead. I really have no…