Hives & Equipment

How to Clean a Beehive Smoker

Have you noticed that your smoker isn’t working as well as it used to? If so, it is probably past time to clean your beehive smoker.

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Honey Extractors Explained
August 6, 2022 · · Hives & Equipment

In the beekeeping world, variety seems to be the common thread among us and honey extractors are no exception. So, here’s a quick rundown on what to look for when selecting a honey extractor.

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My Flow Hive: Three Years In

Add to Favorites Many people are familiar with the look of a common Langstroth beehive. They can easily recognize the classic white stacked (or sometimes colorfully painted) boxes forming a …

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A Slatted Rack and Robbing Screen Can Improve Your Hive Entrance
July 13, 2022 · · Hives & Equipment

One of the best things about a Langstroth beehive is its adaptability. By using optional pieces of beehive equipment like a slatted rack and robbing screen, you can adapt your beehive to suit local conditions.

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How to Customize Your Hive With a Screened Inner Cover and Imirie Shim
July 13, 2022 · · Hives & Equipment

Add to Favorites Just as you can alter the entrance to your Langstroth beehive, you can also alter the top. Two pieces of optional equipment to consider are a screened …

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How to Harvest Honey — Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial from Backyard Beekeeping and Miller Bee Supply, we’ll take you through the basics steps of harvesting and extracting your honey.

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Disability and Beekeeping

While we may not think of beekeeping as a strenuous activity, it does require a certain degree of fitness and mobility. The amount of lifting, turning, and bending may seem small, but it can seem overwhelming if you have mobility, dexterity, or balance problems.

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What’s in Your Beekeeping Smoker?

Add to Favorites When our son first started keeping bees I had no idea what a beekeeping smoker was used for or what to put in the smoker. The smoker …

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What You Can Learn from the Beehive Entrance

here are many things you can learn about your hive just by watching the beehive entrance and the environment around the beehive.

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Successful Hive Move Hinges on Preparation

A hive move can be spurred for many reasons. Relocating an established hive is not a simple act of picking up and moving.

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