How To Clean Beeswax – Here is the steps we use to Clean beeswax. The beeswax can then be used in candles or cosmetic products.
Episode Forty five of our beekeeping podcast, This week we are talking about Urban Beekeeping and Wellingtons Mayor is a Buzzing.
Time to Reflect – This post is about our reflections on the year that has gone by with a listing of our top blog posts and top podcasts.
In this weeks beekeeping podcast we are talking about Fake Honey, Extractors and trickery at the Supermarket.
What is a Solar Wax Extractor and why you will find this very useful in your beekeeping to extract wax from your bee hives.
Kanuka honey – Is it better than the more marketed Manuka honey. These both come from trees in the tea tree family, so some of the elements are the same.
Today we checked the hive for any frames that had mostly capped honey and glad to report that we found nine frames. So it was time to do our first extraction of the year. We didn’t get as much honey this season due to the splits and Queen raising experiments we did in spring. But […]
We have been using a series of plastic boxes and bits of paper towel as a solar wax extractor, but these only worked when the day was hotter than hell. So we designed a Solar Wax Extractor from parts found around the house. I built a box big enough to hold the $6 baking tray […]
Yesterday we inspected the Goldie hive, just checked the supers. We were keen to see how the girls got on with capping some more frames of honey. (Double click on the images to enlarge) We managed to find only three frames that had over 80% capped honey on both sides, so we convinced the girls […]
We will have been extracting wax from the hives for a while now, using a solar wax extractor. We finally got around to getting some wick and made some candles, bought the glasses from a store called Spotlight here in Auckland. We are sure you can find a similar glass in your local area; they […]