Brood Temperature Monitoring

David at Northside Native Bees is a bit of a wiz with gadgets and has built his own monitoring system. The device measures outside temperature and also Brood temperature. The information is sent via wifi to his computer then updates his website every six minutes.     Below: Previously the…

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Pollination Box

I recently purchased a new Pollination Box sold by Sugarbag Bees because i was interested in the design of the box. This box is designed with the purpose for crop pollination on farms. It’s a PVC construction and has no honey super top frame so isn’t intended for honey extraction.   lets get…

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Log Cabin – Hive Duplication

I decided to set up one of my Log Cabins for Budding (Hive Duplication). This process could be done with just about any kind of empty box. I thought it might be better to do it this way than to split a hive because then you will have to split it…

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Syrphid Fly – Wasp Mimic

I noticed this hive had liquid dripping from the entrance hole. Not a good sign! Hives generally have a fair bit brown propolis around the entrance but is usually pretty dry. When you see liquid it’s a sign that the hive has an issue.  This particular hive grew weaker over…

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Splits 08/10/2017

Above photo: Top half of the Red Mail Box hive, and bottom of the Treasure Chest hive. These have been in place since early 2017. I’ve now split them and added the matching halves of the boxes so now I have one complete Red Mail Box and one complete Treasure…

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