Yard Report – July 2012

Yard Report – July 2012

The Idea July happenings: the bees occupy 14 frames the plastic small cell frames are readily accepted and consistently drawn kept this yard out of the agriculture areas drought continues skunk pests bees in town, the joy of it The Details The Bees The bees occupy 14 frames. They are: healthy very gentle making a living and are a joy to work Wildfire smoke has […]

Beeswax Candles

Beeswax Candles

What’s neater than a beeswax candle? the complex smells of propolis and beeswax the feel the color of the wax enhanced by a glowing flame and I enjoy making them as well as using them A note from Murris Johnson got me to thinking. As much as I enjoy them, I’ve never written a word about beeswax candles. Visiting his OrthodoxCandles.com website, I’ve found some […]

Mann Lake PF-100 Plastic Frames

Mann Lake PF-100 Plastic Frames

The Idea Need a frame/foundation based natural beekeeping system? Mann Lake PF-100 plastic frames have several advantages: convenient economical 4.9mm cell size pest resistant available in both medium and deep sizes great acceptance And they have a few drawbacks: bees build ladder comb between boxes of PF-100s feel flimsy require different handling techniques compared to wooden frames hive beetle haven – maybe Can you live […]

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