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  1. Commercial Beekeeping
    Hello all! I've been a beekeeper in Paris, France for four years now and head beekeeper at the company for two years. We run 650 (mostly urban) beehives and space is becoming an issue in our storage / extraction room. At the moment we've got a converted two car garage with a sink in one...
  2. Photo/Video Gallery
    We let our hives go a while this summer and so just bottled 4 gallons of Maple/Blackberry honey. We took 20 medium frames from 3 hives. One hive was small and one we didn't touch at all so it mostly came from 2 hives. This is just a very quick video of the bottling process. Nothing new to anyone...
  3. Bee Forum
    Had an interesting conversation this morning, the stand out was the question: Do I have a Process & Procedure guide, in writing, for my honey harvesting and handling. I am familiar with P&P guides in other businesses (i.e., ISO requirements) This person deals with it in vegetable handling and...
  4. Wanting to Buy
    I'm in Southern Colorado and seeking a store online or brick and mortar to puchase an induction motor. The old one has failed, or coils are spent. We have little time and would appreciate any suggestions Thank you
  5. Welcome Forum
    Hello everyone from Waianae, Hawaii Hawaiian Venom & Puerto Rican bee hustlers We have been running Hawaiian Venom for a few years now as well as Puerto Rican bee hustlers who specialize in the extraction and safe removal and relocation of bees. So contact us and support the local...
  6. Bee Forum
    Hi all, This is my second year in beekeeping. I think I made some mistakes last year, and I'd like to avoid them if possible this year :). I've a hive with 2 supers full of honey, and I'm not sure what is the best way to proceed at this point (please bear in mind that I live in Colorado so my...
  7. Bee Forum
    Temperatures are expected to soar across much of the US this weekend. Where I am temps are going to hit 97 on Saturday. Other than the fact that it can be incredible uncomfortable to inspect in such temperatures, is there a point where beekeepers just decide to leave the bees alone? Also, is it...
  8. Bee Forum
    What is the least amount of frames of honey are worth getting an extractor and the whole shebang? ****Renting/borrowing the extractor**** My alternative is crush and strain.
  9. Beekeeping 101
    Honey Extraction Tutorial Day at the Bee Club October 2015 Today, 25 Oct 2015, we are harvesting honey from the club hives. The first Extraction of the year. We got a a total of 35 Kg today. We were expecting a little more but some frames had Brood in there. Some of the Hives were a little...
  10. Everything Honey
    How long should I let extracted honey sit in the bucket before jarring? This is my first year extracting and I have heard different things about how long to wait between extracting and jarring the honey. Do the presence of bubbles really matter or is it just aesthetic? Thank you for any advice!
  11. Equipment/Hardware
    I have a set of Mann Lake honey filters (200, 400, and 600 micron). What is the best way to clean them? I used a spoon to collect that honey/wax/foam residue after they'd dripped as clean as they were going to get overnight and managed to smear the solid components of that mix into the fine...
  12. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Determination of Parameters for the Supercritical Extraction of Antioxidant Compounds from Green Propolis Using Carbon Dioxide and Ethanol as Co-Solvent The aim of this study was to determine the best processing conditions to extract Brazilian green propolis using a supercritical extraction...
  13. Everything Honey
    First timer here. When it comes time to extract honey- Is the only way to extract honey from a plastic based foundation by way of a spinning extractor? I really don't want to try and cut all the comb of both sides of the plastic foundation so it can be crushed. I did watch the guy flinging the...
  14. Equipment/Hardware
    Hi all, Today a beek told me he's using a Heat Gun instead of a capping knife or a capping fork. Have you ever tried it? Doesn't it damage the comb?
  15. Bee Forum
    Kind of a weird question but after last year we need to do something different. We are going to try to take off the honey this weekend and was wondering if it would be OK to close up the hive as we do so. We do not have a place that is air tight and will be doing it in the garage. Last year...
  16. Commercial Beekeeping
    We are considering purchasing a decapping, extraction and filling line from Swienty and wanted to obtain feedback if anyone on the forum has used them before? We would like to know about 1. The quality of the products supplied 2. After Sales Service from them and how long you have dealt with...
  17. Bee Forum
    I am a first year beekeeper with one (soon to be two) hives. I am hopeful I will get a few frames of honey this first year and have been reading all I can on extraction. There are no beeks around here with extractors that I know of, and I certainly cannot justify an extractor at this point. I...
  18. Everything Honey
    Hi friends, Glad to be a part of the forum for help on all my new beekeeper questions! This is my first year as a beekeeper and as much as I want to extract that honey, I want to make sure my girls are okay over winter, as well. If I do extract, what should I feed them and how much? I used an...
  19. Equipment/Hardware
    I have been beekeeping for a while and decided I wanted to make extracting honey easier for me (and my wallet) and wanted to know if anyone found a really good deal an a 2-4 frame honey extractor.
  20. Beekeeping 101
    There have been several instances when I've needed to take several frames out of the hive to manage whatever I needed to do inside properly, but I didn't have places to put the frames. - Firstly, the issue is that wherever I put them, I have to be mindful that the whole thing is covered by...
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