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  1. #1
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    Some pics from Beaches' Bee-Haven Apiary

    Here are some pictures of my Apiary. Started last year with one hive, Beaches' Bee-Haven has grown to 7 colonies in all.

    The Apiary, Station 1:


    The Apiary, Station 2:


    Glad I was able to figure out how to post pics. Thanks Administration!

    -Nathanael
    Beaches' Bee-Haven Apiary http://beachesbeehaven.com
    Aiken Beekeepers Association http://aikenbeekeepers.org

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    More Pics.

    Here are some more pictures of my set up.

    The Honey House, a work in progress:


    Last fall's crop from one medium super. We could have extracted a deep, but we're new and we didn't know how much we should have left on for the winter:


    -Nathanael
    Beaches' Bee-Haven Apiary http://beachesbeehaven.com
    Aiken Beekeepers Association http://aikenbeekeepers.org

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    hungry just looking at that crop !!

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    how do you like those beemax hives?
    Always question Conventional Wisdom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrass View Post
    how do you like those beemax hives?
    I've been very impressed with them. They are surprisingly durable and very lite. The ventilation and insulation is wonderful! One thing that I don't like about them are their think walls. It's hard to avoid killing a few bees when I close up the hive, but that's what gives them great insulation. I haven't kept bees in wooden ware yet, so I can't really compare them to traditional hives. But over all I like 'em.

    -Nathanael
    Beaches' Bee-Haven Apiary http://beachesbeehaven.com
    Aiken Beekeepers Association http://aikenbeekeepers.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaches' Bee-Haven Apiary View Post

    One thing that I don't like about them are their think walls. It's hard to avoid killing a few bees when I close up the hive, but that's what gives them great insulation.

    The trick to not squishing bees when stacking boxes is to slide the boxes together instead of just sitting a box on top. Maybe you allready knew that . Smoker helps also. Did you paint your boxes?
    Last edited by betrbekepn; 06-09-2007 at 01:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by betrbekepn View Post
    The trick to not squishing bees when stacking boxes is to slide the boxes together instead of just sitting a box on top. Maybe you allready knew that . Smoker helps also. Did you paint your boxes?
    Yes, I found that to help a little. But then there are those bees that crawl out at the last minute and get run over as I push the super along. I should probably bring the smoker out with me to shoo the bees away from the edges. It's been a while since I've lit the smoker now that I just spray 'em down with sugar water.

    Oh yes, I painted my boxes with exterior latex. Only problem was that I didn't let them dry long enough, so now they stick a little. But I'm not the only one... http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...or+latex+paint

    -Nathanael
    Beaches' Bee-Haven Apiary http://beachesbeehaven.com
    Aiken Beekeepers Association http://aikenbeekeepers.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaches' Bee-Haven Apiary View Post
    Here are some pictures of my
    The Apiary, Station 1:
    I don't think much of your bear fence

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