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  1. Beekeeping 101
    One of the most frustrating parts of being new to this has been keeping my smoker lit. Honestly I thought it was me not taking the proper time to pack it right. And then my new smoker from Dadant arrived. I only have 5 hives but one is more aggressive than the others so smoke delivered at...
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I was getting questions and PM's on another group about Swarm Trapping so I made a video. I'm not a pro youtuber, i'm not a monetized channel, i'm just a guy in a shop, so be nice. I made this in one take, no editing so it's a little long...but i've covered all the basic points about building...
  3. Equipment/Hardware
    So, I like my Merrill Tool Box. It's really great especially when I want to pull a split from an outyard. The trouble is the thing is just plain awkward. The straps are always in the way, the latch gets caught under the bellows, the smoker slips out from its strap and the tools all over the...
  4. Equipment/Hardware
    I have no woodworking skills. I have a cheaper table saw (skill 3310) and a circular saw I need a book on how to make, the equipment and the basic tool set. I bought a dado blade this weekend, but wondering how much more ill end up needing.
  5. Equipment/Hardware
    So.... I splurged and purchased a Brushy Mountain bee tool box.. http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Tools-Included-Merrill-Tool-Box/productinfo/247TI/ After being excited over the prospect of it having compartments for all basic tools, as well as doubling as frame holder, temporary bee...
  6. Where To Buy . . .
    Heya Beeks! I'm wondering what companies are the best for competitive prices, free shipping, speedy delivery when it comes to beekeeping tools.. I'm sure this is a redundant question, but suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! -BK
  7. Bee Forum
    I am already using a 1/4inch crown stapler to assemble frames with a frame jig (which I love-beats the old by hand nailing...LOL). I am now looking for ways to speed up assembling supers. Any recommendations? Should I look into a wide crown stapler or a nail gun to assemble supers? And what...
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