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  1. Re: Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    RichardsonTX,

    We will use a variety of hives, beginning with the hollow cylinder bark hives, but will add more and more of the Kenyan top bar hives and Langstroth as we find ways to make them or...
  2. Re: Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    Website is finally live. Still needs tweaking, but 95% functional.
  3. Re: Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    RichardsonTX,

    Excellent questions. As far as organized agriculture, it is almost all subsistence agriculture in the area. They grow maize, cassava, sorghum, groundnuts (a kind of peanut), sim-sim...
  4. Re: Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    Calvin,

    There are areas along the North-South border, which are part of the north but want to break away, where rebels and Sudanese armed forces are skirmishing and civilians are suffering from...
  5. Re: Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    RichardsonTX,

    South Sudan, the part that became its own country in 2011. Down in a place called Kajo Keji.
  6. Re: Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    Calvin and RichardsonTX, thank you that is good advice. That is precisely what we are planning to do.

    I do not expect my "quick start" bee suits to last forever. We have to get to the revenue...
  7. Cleaning buckets without tainting honey

    Hello BeeSourcers, another Africa beekeeping question. For our beekeeping project in South Sudan, it isn't always easy to get clean water. We'll be collecting the honey in 5 gallon buckets, even...
  8. Re: Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    Ya'll have some really great feedback. Right now most of the beekeeping is done in a very rudimentary way. We're down in the "Green Belt" area in the southernmost state near Uganda, so there's ample...
  9. Re: Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    Thanks Rader. With next Thursday as the departure time, that probably won't happen. Actually I plan to involve a local women's sewing group in the same community as the beekeepers. Provides work for...
  10. Re: Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    Thanks mgolden. I'm bringing over some polypropolene elastic zip up coveralls as well, so those should tuck in.

    I think I'll also get some velcro adjustable straps, or just tape, to help hold...
  11. Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    Hello all. Trying to equip some beekeepers in South Sudan, East Africa, on a tight budget. I can get the Tulle veil from Dadant at 10.95 (bulk pricing)...
  12. Greetings from the World's Newest Country (and also Texas)

    Greetings BeeSource Community!

    I'm a Texan working in South Sudan, the world's newest country, helping communities there set up sustainable businesses. We're starting with beekeeping and honey...
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