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Are top bar hives viable for large scale honey production?

It's pretty clear that the Langstroth generates a much higher honey harvest when compared to the top bar, but it's also pretty clear that managing the top bar requires less heavy lifting and the top bar colonies are healthier throughout their lifespan and less stressed out during harvest. Would an apiary focused on honey production…
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A good day with my African bees, part 2

Hmm… So I can't post pictures and text at the same time? Strange. Today I went out to check on my bees in Katembe, Maputo, Mozambique. Sunny and 30 C. Very humid. We are in the middle of the rain season. I harvested honey from them 2 months ago. To my surprise they were super…
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Radial Extractors

Hey, Everybody. ​ I have a 2 frame tangential extractor that I've used for a few years. It's a janky old thing, super wobbly and starting to run pretty rough, plus it can't hold that much honey before it has to be emptied, slowing the whole process down. Does anybody have a suggestion for a…
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Any of your beekeepers a little wild for here? Come check out the spot!

So excited to be part of the community here! We have been keeping and breeding Russian Honey Bees for about twelve years now, and decided to share some of our more nsfw photos. ​ Come check out r/BeekeepersGW and say hello! submitted by /u/Lousephers [link] [comments]

Lost Hive. Can I salvage honey with spots of mold?

First year beekeeping and our hive did not stay for the winter. We were doing so well and even had another beekeeper come over and help us prep for the winter. We went out to check it and even with the warmer weather didn't see any activity. Sure enough all the bees were gone save…
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Bottle-to-Bottle Honey Production | Contactless Beekeeping

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Question about honey from hives/combs…

Tried to askreddit but they didn't like my post so I found you guys. I've seen several videos where people are shaving off honey from the comb and it looks delicious. So I was curious if that honey is edible right then and there or does it have to go through some sort of processing?…
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Heading south to buy bees?

My work takes me up I-95 in April every year. Some of the places I buy bees bring them up from Georgia or the Carolina’s. Does anyone know where I can purchase a couple packages or nucs on the way up from Florida this year and what I might need to do for them on…
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Can’t find anything on this subject…

Hi all – I’m located in central MA with two hives. Both were rockstars last season (2021) and they went into winter stocked with honey and bees. Treated for mites, etc. I’ve been thinking ahead to the spring and have a question that I can’t really find a clean answer to anywhere. My question is…
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