Thursday, December 11, 2014

Langstroth Bee Hive Plans

If you decide to build your own equipment Pine is commonly used. Just make sure you paint them with a good exterior paint. Or you can stain them and use a exterior polyurethane. Just keep in mind exterior paints hold up better than exterior polyurethanes.   

Cypress and Cedar lumber are great exterior lumbers but you pay a little more for them. Avoid using heavy dense lumber like Oak. They may seem like a good idea until you have to carry/ lift them very much. Let the bees add the weight to the boxes..

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Treating Mites With Mite Away Quick Strips (MAQS)

If you have kept bees for very long than you know about the Varroa mite. This pest returns to the hive on foraging bees that are working th...

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