Wooden Pegs for frames

Wooden Pegs / Dowels for Native Bee Frame Construction Wooden pegs or dowels can be used to pin frames together for that fancy box you’re making if you’re trying to get away from the exposed screw look. You can use any kind of wooden dowels bought from the hardware store.…

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Box Testing – Temperature

These are simple tests, I put boxes in the sun and recorded the temps. The boxes shown aren’t rated “good or bad” The charts simply shows the results These are boxes I’ve made, not from other sellers I only have a limited amount of boxes to test Check back for…

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Wood Sample Testing

Wood Sample Test – Exposure to the elements I thought i’d throw a few samples of different wood together for some weather exposure tests. Alex of Spicers Hollow Native Bees is trialing some Paulownia and donated a few left over samples and also some PVC board that some box makers…

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Honey Super Designs & Testing

////\\\\ Article under construction ////\\\\ Stingless Bees can create their honey pots everywhere within the hive but it’s commonly thought they will store their honey further away from the entrance, and place Pollen nearer the entrance. (See photo below that displays this) For “optimum” pure honey it is best to…

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Build or Buy Empty Boxes?

Should you start building your own boxes or just buy them? Many new hive owners contemplate that question and probably never work out what to do or waste money heading in the wrong direction. Buy boxes? If you’ve just got your first full native bee colony and aren’t really sure…

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Painting Gaps

Gaps between frames can be a real problem with bee hives as they allow pests easier access. Once your frames are together the bees will seal the inside join with their wax/resin mix. The bigger the gap the more work for the bees, the longer it takes them to secure…

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