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  1. Equipment/Hardware
    Hi there good ol' BeeSource community, Looking to build an entrance reducer that would in fact close off the entrance to all bees within the hive, and let forager bees re-enter the hive as well. It would basically be an escape-board, but for the entrance of the hive. This is my idea so far...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hi! I'm new here and I'm from Indonesia, wanting to start my own apiary in my family's palm (Elaeis) plantation in Jambi, Indonesia (if you want to check it out, you can google the area). My apologies if I'm posting this thread on the wrong forum. So, the problem is that I wanted to start an...
  3. Welcome Forum
    Hello. Complete newbie here but I did get a veil for Xmas :) I have searched the internet for hours looking for someone that sells beehive box kits. I do not want blueprint plans since I don't have the tools to do carpentry work. I am very good with a screw driver, hammer, and am mechanically...
  4. Equipment/Hardware
    I am in the process of making a honey extractor. Brute 32 gallon container, bike rims, threaded rod, some bearings, bolts + washers and a wooden bit of board for the bottom, powered by a drill. Found the design on youtube. I am not sure what to treat the parts with to qualify it as "food...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Hi All, I'm a bit of a new-bee when it comes to European Bees (Second year with 3xItalian hives) but I just wanted to share a nifty little trick I figured out for making smoker fuel cheap & naturally using Paper Bark (it's an Australian tree). First post/thread so here goes; 1. Collect the...
  6. Bee Forum
    Hello, My lab needs to have 3 additional 8-Frame (2x4 vertical) observations hives built very soon. We currently have one that we "borrowed" :shhhh: from the University of Illinois, but I do not have the plans to replicate the design. :( Does anybody have observation hive plans? This is our...
  7. Equipment/Hardware
    Hello, sun is coming back ! It's time to build a sensible swarm catching box for easy handling and safe transportation as seen on this french Warré forum une cage à essaim (swarm cage) http://i23.servimg.com/u/f23/11/48/39/60/c_e_to10.jpg...
  8. Equipment/Hardware
    I've been looking at a number of hive plans online and in books while always trying to thing of bee space. Today I took the plans from this site for the hive bodies and frames and sketched it all up in AutoCAD to see how it all lays out. The Langstroth hive plans call for inner dimensions of 18...
  9. Beekeeping 101
    Hello All, I am building my first hive bodies and supers. The plans on beesource say that you can use 1X12 boards for the deep body, but do I need to rip the boards to 9 5/8 or will the bees tolerate the actual depth of 11 1/4 inches. dkbee
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