Originally Posted by chrisd4421
My present practice is effective but very time consuming.
Doe anyone have a different method and are still married?
Chris in NJ
it would be just as simple to use a leaf blower and blow the bees out. Then your handling the boxes and not the frames. You can also pretty much get all the bees out if you want to
Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper
Originally Posted by southeastflorida
Do those high power gas leaf blowers, do a lot of damage to the bees?
I tried a small battery blower, but it didn't get many bees, the gas ones have 5x the velocity.
na, blow into the grass infrount of the hive, and they will march back in
I used my Electric on with my inverter on the truck
Originally Posted by EastSideBuzz
So I used my kitchen until I had 40 hives. Now I only use the inside for specialty extractions and bottling. My partner has a cowen 60 and full set up that I use for my 150 operation.
I wish my partner, Uncle Olly, would let me use his extractor.
President, San Francisco Beekeepers Association