This 2 part video talks about the versatility of the Bushkill Bee Vac and demonstrates how to use if for capturing swarms and doing cut-outs.
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I just finished building 20 double 5 frame nucs that can be disassembled for storage and/or transporting. I used polystyrene deeps as they can be knocked down and reassembled in about 1 minute. I built a simple bottom board out of 1/2″ plywood with 3 inch entrances on opposite sides.
Special Thanks to Jim Hensel for sharing this idea, photos, and directions. Background: I am making my own hive boxes. I have researched handles and the choices are as follows: 1. Cleat 2. Dado slot 3. Canoe shaped routed pocket But I wanted something more. I noticed that many “store bought” boxes have a routed [...]
It seems like frames and frame assembly is something that the beginners on Beemaster forums often have questions about. So with the help of my son, I’m working on putting together a series of short videos. Here is the first session which is an overview of frame types, frame sizes, and frame styles. I will [...]
I don’t like to put frame spacers in my supers because I like to start new un-drawn frames 10 to a super to get the comb drawn correctly. Once the frames are drawn, I reduce them to 9 per super to make extracting easier. I’ve tried putting 9-frame spacers in some and no spacers in [...]