Successful African Beekeeping - Step by Step einfache Betriebsweise in ausgehöhlten Baumstämmen, TBHs und Langstrothmagazinen im Vergleich
It is easy to field test the water content of your honey. All you need for the test is a box of matches. Dip your match head in the honey to be tested and strike it on the box. If the match lights you have ripened honey; if it fizzles and goes out you have unripe honey or nectar. This test works well unless you need to know the exact water content; then you must use a refractometer.
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Cutting top bars is the most difficult and expensive part of hive building. It is essential they are 32 or 33 mm (3.2 or 3.3 cm) wide. The width of the top bars can be measured using a bottle top or a used 9 volt battery (the only square shaped battery).
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use a paperclip stuck across the entrance to keep the queen in. This is sometimes called a “queen includer”. S.13
No trees – no bees. No honey – no money
Beekeeping is not always straightforward. Sharing experiences helps to make things work better.