Monday, 27 July 2015

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SUPER productive bees in our Nuc box BEEHIVE - beekeeping equipment 

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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh_zYrlLHUc) Beekeeping honey frames are essential beekeeping equipment for any beekeeper. Backyard beekeepers or young bee keeping beginners need to learn how assemble frames and how to embed beeswax foundation sheets into a wired honey frame. This video covers that in detail. All parts can be sourced from our online beekeeping supplies store at http://ift.tt/1yAK5Iy at great prices, especially if you order bulk beekeeping frames, wax sheets, or hive components. Visit our store and get started in your beekeeping hobby.This video is the last part of our beekeeping equipment series that looks at honey frames specifically. Watching all the below beekeeping frame assembly videos will teach you all you need to know. PART 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRWxK2zc4qQ
PART 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–xHCd9k4kk
PART 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fltI7Zcg3bQ
PART 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLDLg0P-9hUIf you are a new beekeeper that has one or two beehives, you may be interested to learn how to save your already wired frames after extraction. This video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LJeMEf2lN0 shows a very simple method of removing beeswax foundation honeycomb structure after it has been extracted. It is wise to replace beeswax foundation every year or two to reduce the likelihood of diseases in the bee colony. The wax does not go to waste as you can melt it down and reuse for new foundation sheets or for many other craft projects such as candle making, cosmetics and so on.We hope these videos are of use to those considering joining the beekeeping community and possibly getting a beehive of their own, or those that may have a few hives already and are simply seeking new ways of doing things. We appreciate your support, so do give us thumbs up if you feel we deserve it, subscribe and share the links.Visit us on http://ift.tt/1opiWHi for lots of new content.
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Monday, 13 July 2015

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RAW HONEY
This is our new jar for 500g honey jar with raw honeycomb chunk.
Freshly extracted, untreated, unheated, unfiltered and completely raw honey. The best RAW food available. Visit our BEEKEEPING VIDEO channel to learn more about bees, honey, and the health benefits of honey, pollen, beeswax and propolis.
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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

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This is not your typical bulk manufactured beeswax. Our beeswax is triple filtered through a super fine mash for superior clarity, which will not splatter in candles and will provide you with a superior aromatic burn. They smell amazing! It is also food grade and smells of raw #organic #honey and pure beeswax so it is ideal for many craft projects. It comes in a range of colors, from the superior quality white bees wax, made from separated pure beeswax cappings ideal for cosmetics and lip balms, to the darker grades that deliver stronger beeswax aromas which are perfect for candles and wax art works. Each block is an easy size to manipulate and melt for the hobbyist. Our bees wax is NOT bleached. 

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Our pure #beeswax is perfect for small home craft projects, and this bulk pack provides sufficient quantity for making #candles , cosmetics, furniture polish, crafts, or weatherproofing leather products, lip balms, egg decorating, #wax painting, and so on. Our Beeswax Ingots are #handmade ,hand poured and triple filtered in Queensland from #beehives in our small boutique apiary. 

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PURE NATURAL BEESWAX
This is not your typical bulk manufactured beeswax. Our beeswax is triple filtered through a super fine mash for superior clarity, which will not splatter in candles and will provide you with a superior aromatic burn. They smell amazing! It is also food grade and smells of raw #organic #honey and pure beeswax so it is ideal for many craft projects. It comes in a range of colors, from the superior quality white bees wax, made from separated pure beeswax cappings ideal for cosmetics and lip balms, to the darker grades that deliver stronger beeswax aromas which are perfect for candles and wax art works. Each block is an easy size to manipulate and melt for the hobbyist. Our bees wax is NOT bleached.

Our pure #beeswax is perfect for small home craft projects, and this bulk pack provides sufficient quantity for making #candles , cosmetics, furniture polish, crafts, or weatherproofing leather products, lip balms, egg decorating, #wax painting, and so on. Our Beeswax Ingots are #handmade , hand poured and triple filtered in Queensland from #beehives in our small boutique apiary.

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Thursday, 25 June 2015

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A few pics of our golden Italian Honey Bees from one of the new hives at www.MahakoBees.com. Click here to see the videos.


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These are Australian Stingless bees. Amazing social creatures, much like Honey Bees, but without the stings! These Trigonia stingless bees make perfect pets, and you can even harvest honey from them. Click here to learn more about these special creatures. Only a handful of these species exist in the world.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

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“Hive” by Philip de los Reyes Brings Architectural Style to Backyard Beekeepingby Morgana Matus

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Saturday, 23 May 2015

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Quick way to wire bee hive frames without a BEEKEEPING frame wiring rig

Quick way to wire bee hive frames without a BEEKEEPING frame wiring rig

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Visit our beekeeping video channel for more honey beekeeping frame wiring videos and http://ift.tt/1yAK5Iy for beekeeping frame and wiring supplies.

Beekeeping frame wiring is usually involved among other wide variety of regular bee equipment maintenance tasks such as honey bee frame repairs, making new beehive frames, wiring bee hive frames, cleaning propolis and beeswax, or replacing beeswax foundations. This needs to be done throughout the beekeeping season, but during the off season, typically in late autumn, winter and early spring, beekeepers get started with building new or replacement beehives, honey supers, and the all important honey bee frames. We have several videos on how to build a strong and long lasting timber frame from scratch, in great detail, so skip through as required:

https://youtu.be/jRWxK2zc4qQ

https://youtu.be/fltI7Zcg3bQ

https://youtu.be/–xHCd9k4kk

This video covers wiring a Langstroth style honey bee frame, without a custom built beekeeping frame wiring rig. A frame wiring rig is an excellent tool to have, but realistically, unless you are a high volume beekeeper that has the need to manufacture large volumes of honey frames on a regular basis, a rig is usually not required. Our video shows you the tools required, and the step by step process close up. It is not the best way or the only way, but a way that works for us, is cheap, fast and very efficient. As a beekeeper, using this method, you are not tied to a bee workshop as the tools are light, and little space is required. We manage to wire a frame in 2-3 minutes.

Take a look, click the thumbs up if you find it useful, and share with others. We will also keep you updated with future videos if you press our SUBSCRIBE button. We’d love to have you along.
Have a great beekeeping day!
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Friday, 22 May 2015

Quick way to wire bee hive frames without a BEEKEEPING frame rig

Quick way to wire bee hive frames 

without a BEEKEEPING frame rig 







Visit http://www.mahakobees.com/blog for more honey bee frame wiring information and http://www.mahakobees.com/store.html for beekeeping frame and wiring supplies.

Beekeeping involves a wide variety of regular bee equipment maintenance tasks such as maintaining honey bee frames, making new beehive frames, wiring frames, cleaning propolis and beeswax, or replacing beeswax foundations. This needs to be done throughout the beekeeping season, but during the off season, typically in late autumn, winter and early spring, beekeepers get started with building new or replacement beehives, honey supers, and the all important honey bee frames. We have several videos on how to build a strong and long lasting timber frame from scratch, in great detail, so skip through as required: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRWxK...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fltI7...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--xHC...

This video covers wiring a Langstroth style honey bee frame, without a custom built bee wiring or framing rig. A frame wiring rig is an excellent tool to have, but realistically, unless you are a high volume beekeeper that has the need to manufacture large volumes of honey frames on a regular basis, a rig is usually not required. Our video shows you the tools required, and the step by step process close up. It is not the best way or the only way, but a way that works for us, is cheap, fast and very efficient. As a beekeeper, using this method, you are not tied to a bee workshop as the tools are light, and little space is required. We manage to wire a frame in 2-3 minutes. 

Take a look, click the thumbs up if you find it useful, and share with others. We will also keep you updated with future videos if you press our SUBSCRIBE button. We'd love to have you along.
Have a great beekeeping day!
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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

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This is not your typical bulk manufactured beeswax. Our beeswax is triple filtered through a super fine mash for superior clarity, which will not splatter in candles and will provide you with a superior aromatic burn. They smell amazing! It is also food grade and smells of raw #organic #honey and pure beeswax so it is ideal for many craft projects. It comes in a range of colors, from the superior quality white bees wax, made from separated pure beeswax cappings ideal for cosmetics and lip balms, to the darker grades that deliver stronger beeswax aromas which are perfect for candles and wax art works. Each block is an easy size to manipulate and melt for the hobbyist. Our bees wax is NOT bleached.

Our pure #beeswax is perfect for small home craft projects, and this bulk pack provides sufficient quantity for making #candles , cosmetics, furniture polish, crafts, or weatherproofing leather products, lip balms, egg decorating, #wax painting, and so on. Our Beeswax Ingots are #handmade , hand poured and triple filtered in Queensland from #beehives in our small boutique apiary.

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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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MahakoBees - the green way of extracting small serving size batches of comb chunk style honey.  Kitchen friendly small scale honey extraction of raw honeycomb using nothing but elbow grease. See how to use crush and strain honey extraction method for larger quantities in this short video: http://ift.tt/1buBv8i


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Monday, 20 April 2015

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PLASTIC Beehive - a close up review of a food grade plastic beehives



Plastic beehives – a close up review of NUPLAS food grade 8 frame bee hive



This beehive is made completely out of food grade plastic, and we take a close look at how this plastic 8 frame full depth beehive is constructed, with all its component – plastic ventilated bottom board, plastic top cover or roof with ventilation holes, plastic hive entrance gate, plastic hive handles, and the four part flat packed plastic hive body brood chamber or a full depth plastic honey super box.


The beekeeping community is divided on the use of plastic hives. Some are against the use of plastic frames and plastic foundation. Others are in favor. We would prefer to use wooden beehives ourselves as it is much closer to the bees natural habitat. Better still, log hives or top bar beehives would surely be the kindest option for our Apis Mellifera friends. This may in deed be acceptable for small backyard beekeepers, or a hobbyist beekeeper that has a handful of beehives, and doesn’t need efficiency in bee maintenance and honey production processes. Langstroth beehives, where a specific bee space is maintained between the honey frames, provides this efficiency, and yes, the debate is very heated about the commercialization of the beekeeping industry as a whole and how bad this is for the most important pollinators in our food chain. We lean towards this thinking ourselves and do our best not to harm our honey bees and always want only the best for these amazing creatures. However, limitations on beekeepers time and resources needs to be maintained in a balance with the well being of the honey bees. So let’s look at this plastic beehive and try to overlook the negative stigma automatically attached to plastics associated with most food industries, and see this beehive for what it is and how it may help beekeepers become better custodians of their bees, if at all.


We would like to stress, that we are not selling this product, nor do we receive any payments from NUPLAS for this review. We simply found this product, purchased a single unit of this sample plastic beehive, and wanted to share our experiences with fellow beekeepers by producing a short review YouTube video of this plastic beehive. Whether it is a good option or not, whether you are in favor of plastic beekeeping equipment and supplies or against, fan or not. This is simply information for your consideration so you can create your own opinion.


So, plastic beehives, in summary:


PROS:

Durable, no painting required, very easy and fast to assemble, stores flat packed, super easy to clean, easy to heat treat, no rotting, no insect or other rodents can burrow or bite through, no warping, consistent hive design and size, compatible with traditional beekeeping equipment, long lifespan, integrated entrance and beehive entrance gate, UV resistant, good insulating properties, all in one bottom board, ventilated top cover, ventilated bottom board where small hive beetles (SHB) will fall through, no paint and undercoat specks contaminating your honey and hives as you use the hive tool. We will post more as we trial the hive throughout this season.


CONS:

It’s plastic, (but you can still use timber frames with real wax foundations, which is where the bees actually live), Possibly ever so slightly heavier than pine, more difficult to customize if necessary, hive entrance is small (would like more options), more expensive initially (but saving over time with paint, maintenance and lifespan will make this a far cheaper option over time)


We hope you enjoy this video review of the NUPLAS plastic beehive and invite you to share, like and subscribe to help us grow this channel further. Your comments are much appreciated.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

 Is Flow Hive (tm) a revolutionary silver bullet for  beekeepers or a minefield?

Beekeeping Flow Hive
Flow Hive for beekeepers
In the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ScDMIakxd4, Jeff Heriot is giving his honest opinion of the Flow Hive (tm) based on his 27 years experience as a serious beekeeper. Worth listening to! We share many of his concerns, and many more.
 Flow Hive (tm) appears to be a great idea at first, one that all beekeepers no doubt think and dream about during each strenuous honey extraction process. BUT all beekeepers will no doubt have some of the bellow and numerous other concerns:
Flow hive setup
Flow Hive frames

 FLOW HIVE (tm) concerns we believe deserve answers:

  • Longevity of the Flow Hive (tm) plastic frames. How will they fair once propilized and the beeswax builds up? How can they be cleaned? Unless all parts are plastic and stainless steel, rust could also be a problem.
  • Robbing bees will most certainly be an issue, even though we can see new plastic caps placed around the hose and the top of the honey jars, there is no chance of anyone coming around with a plate of pancakes to "trickle" a bit of honey on top. Although, you may be tempted to try it once.
  • The length of time it takes to fill and the speed of the extraction process from prep to finish. Must be very time consuming, and unless you are there at the right time to swap the jar, you will get spillage. How long do you need to wait and hang around as it "drips" into the jar.  The speed will always be different depending on the weather, location of the hive and overall ambient temperature. The beekeeper would need to be present for hours.
  • Can the bees get into the bottom track to clean up the dripping honey, the buildup of wax particles, pollen, and any other matter that sometimes makes it into the honeycomb? If not, it may possibly ferment (if uncured) and it will most definitely attract wax moths, ants and other pests creating a perfect breading ground.
  • Propolization and wax build up. At what stage will the leaver fail, or possibly warp, bend or snap the FlowHive plastic foundation? The plastic cells are very thin, and only a very thin line of propolis can glue things together very firmly. Ask any beekeeper when they break the seal between each hive box.
  • If the honey is capped, and the separation does not pop the wax capping, the honey may not pour out. It needs air to release and run out. But the designers mention that the cappings remain in tack in one of the videos. This will be interesting to see. If that is the case, it would be interesting to see how the bees deal with that. They would need to remove the cappings to somewhere, to refill, that is IF they even find out that the honey is gone.
  • How will these frames be cleaned up? How will they be rotated? How much mess with they make when moved/removed after "extracting"the honey? There appear to be too many moving parts. As the frames are plastic, you certainly could not heat treat them, and repairs would be difficult. So many unanswered questions... Why are the reporters not asking these Flow Hive inventors? Why are they not sitting them down with a panel of beekeepers to discuss all the concerns? Why can we not see the prototypes in detail, in the field, over a period of time? Let's go on...
  • If you use these in the entire hive, the bees would need to adjust to the much reduced wax production requirement. If Flow Hive (tm) works as well as advertized, and becomes mainstream, beeswax could become the new liquid gold commodity! The foundation is manufactured plastic, size of the comb is predetermined, cappings are reused/recycled according to the videos. Where will we get new wax? How will this disrupt the honey bee colonies? What will the bees do with the beeswax scales building up on their bodies as they develop?
  • Pollen deposits will no doubt be a concern. Honey bees don't only produce and store honey. Often pollen is stored among the honey frames. Would larger deposits damage the fragile plastic foundation/comb of the Flow Hive (tm) when turning the splitting lever?
  • Beekeepers would still need to filter the honey to some extent, or in deed clean up any debris built up inside the plastic Flow Hive (tm) plastic frames and tubing. Even if there is no debris, the remaining honey will crystallize over time, clogging up the pathways. The lack of information on the detail is baffling.
  • If the queen gets away from your brood chamber, or beekeepers choose not to use a queen excluder at all, that could get very messy. The question of cleanup from the above point becomes even more relevant here. Failure to take the time to suit up, light up the smoker, opening the beehive and inspecting the frames to identify if everything is good to go or if problems exist where brood mixes in with your honey frame prior to pulling the lever, will produce a concoction of larvae, honey, royal jelly, eggs, and pollen that would leave many wondering where is my receipt and warranty?
  • Same goes for small hive beetle (SHB) or wax moth infestations. Can the bees protect the beehive given there are many more nooks and crevasses for the invaders to hide in?
  • Unless you have all hives setup the same Flow Hive (tm) way, you still need to extract the traditional way as well! Can this system still be extracted the good old way? If you are extracting 50 frames the old proven way, you might as well extract these at the same time. Can you though? Or will it turn out to be just another contraption and hindrance you need to remember to do at another time, ultimately not saving time...
  • Cost is super prohibitive at the moment. But this will change no doubt as more units are shipped out and alternative cheaper variations are brought to the market by competitors. But as Jeff mentions in his video, these are nowhere near ready to be released to market, not a single beekeeper will have an opportunity to extract the first collection of honey for another 6-12 months, so at this stage, we are simply being sold something that does not exist, we cannot touch it or test it, we have no reviews and no objective trials taking place. Alarm bells are ringing!
Flow Hive (tm) - Looks too good to be true?
Flow Hive (tm) - I don't know Flipper. Looks too good to be true?
Beekeepers need to visually inspect the hive regularly to check on the health of the colony, and then decide which frames to extract frame at a time before deciding whether to extract it or not and that will not be taking place with the Flow Hive (tm). They are selling a dream that has nothing to do with beekeeping. This we think will not be good for the beekeepers, the beekeeping industry, and least of all to the honey bees. They will be left mostly unattended by people that bought into the free and fast flowing honey, and as soon as the contraption will stop working, they will simply give up and abandon the beehives. We hope for the sake of all buyers and investors that they read the instructions very carefully so they can get a refund if this goes pear-shaped. And for the inventors sake, we hope they have a bullet proof insurance cover, because if the product does not hold up after spending close to a $1,000 for a small setup, there will be a very long line of very dissapointed non-beekeepers wanting their money back.
Overall, we think the Flow Hive is a fabulous concept, an ambitious prototype, and extremely well marketed. If the frames sold for $10-$20 each, we would test them as well. Even if only for observation hive as a point of interest. We wish the inventors all the best, because one way or the other, like it or not, it is an invention worth raving about. And we need inventors coming up with new solutions, and the Flow Hive (tm) may if nothing else, please a few uptakers and most importantly, spark thousands of others to think in new ways, reach for better solutions and perhaps use the existing design as a stepping stone to the ultimate solution that will benefit everyone, especially the honey bees. So well done, and let's get the above concerns addressed.
What are your thoughts? We are keen to hear your comments. Would you be interested in a video discussing the FLOW Hive (tm)? Pros? Cons? Let us know in your comments below.
Thank you
MahakoBees
here is Jeff’s link to his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mugsyjeffMAHAKOBEES

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

NEW BEEKEEPING PHOTO









































Yet another beautiful packaging idea for your jars of honey. All wooden and handmade, these are a very unique gift idea. Hope you like it. http://ift.tt/1opiWHi





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