Sunday 23 March 2014

young BOY HELPING build a timber honey frame - inserting eyelets

Dear viewers,

I could not help myself and had to upload this one! COOL little BOY helping build our timber honey frames. Very cute, very excited, and great skill with the eyelets and all the tools to be honest. We believe in getting kids involved in beekeeping young and in all the activities associated with it. Bee it hive inspections, building brood boxes, painting and cleaning honey supers, extracting honey, bottling, and off course cooking with RAW honey and in the end, enjoying the fruits of our labor. Get them away from the TV and computer games and get them out there, into the back yard, into nature and into the fields, learning real life skills. This video is a little example of such an activity. Great little beekeeper in the making. Take a look and share the video. We trust you will enjoy this short clip and it may put a smile on your face.

Enjoy and have a fabulous day.


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CLOSEUPS of Honey Bees - Beekeeping (playlist)

CLOSEUPS of Honey Bees - Beekeeping (playlist)

This is a new beekeeping playlist we have created which consists of all sorts of videos of our bees. This includes our Honey Been as well as our Australian native Stingless bees. Most videos are closeups or slow motion to give you an opportunity to really see the been in detail. So please, click though to flick through the videos, like them, and we invite you to subscribe for many more intriguing beekeeping additions in the future.

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Thursday 20 March 2014

Decapping fresh honey frame wax cappings with hot knife closeup

This is a short clip of a fresh honey bee full timber frame being decapped with an electric hot knife. Rather a slow process, especially where the wax and comb have not been built up by the honey bees over and above the timber top and bottom bars. Those areas we decap with a decapping fork. We find the electric hot knife sufficient, but perhaps a steam hot knife would be better. Also a larger version would be nice. This one is cooled too quickly and does not reheat fast enough, so its slow and your hands get ratehr sore after a while. Before running the hot knife just under the wax cappings, we use a blunt knife to clean the frames and have them ready for use in the hives. This frame is a very light coloured but absolutely delicious tasing raw honey.

I may do a video later showing the entire process and the setup we have. Beekeeping is a great hobby, and we are only just learning so any feedback or suggestions are very welcome.