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Showing posts from July, 2009

Beekeepers Tool Box

The last few days I have spent some time in my wood shop. I needed a tool box to carry my beekeeping tools. It seems when I need a certain tool it is no longer around . But when it's not needed there it is. Funny how it works.

Ohio has been right in a line of storms coming from the south reaching the gulf. It's been rain everyday for the last 2 weeks. So I figured this was the time to build my tools box. I wanted something that would hold everything I needed when working the bees. From time to time I do removals (cutouts) and then I also graft my own queens. I need something that would accommodate all these needs.

I started by getting a few measurements off the bigger pieces that might go in the box. I wanted to make sure I allowed room. The biggest thing I had to carry besides the smoker was a grafting frame. Though I don't use the frame every time I go out, it would be nice to have it when needed.

So after some more thought and a few sketches. I came up with my design. I…

Company in the garden

7/22/09 I had company in the garden today. They always seem to amaze me. (click to enlarge)

Honey bees usually do not work sweet corn but we are in the middle of a very dry spell. Well, all except in my garden. So the bees take what protein they can get. Pretty cool to watch them.

Watch short clip of my garden guest.