Equipment Episodes

Sept. 22, 2022

Bee Suits and Protective Clothing (092)

One of the first pieces of equipment a new beekeeper buys is a bee suit. If they don’t buy a bee suit, they will at least buy a v…

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Sept. 15, 2022

Extracting Honey (091)

Moving boxes full of honey is usually a lot of work. The bees aren’t happy, the boxes are heavy, it’s hot and you have all your g…

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Sept. 8, 2022

Removing Honey (090)

Harvesting your honey crop isn’t about keeping bees, in fact, it is hard work. It’s when you start questioning your spring decisi…

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Sept. 1, 2022

Rim, Feeding Rim or Spacer (089)

So, what’s that thing you put between two supers to give additional space between top bars below and bottom bars above so there’s…

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Aug. 18, 2022

End of Season Evaluations (087)

Towards the end of the season, it’s a good idea to take a look at the equipment and other management tricks you’ve been using all…

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Aug. 11, 2022

Hive Stand Options (086)

Have you ever thought much about the hive stands you use? On today’s episode, Jim and Kim take a long look at the hive stands the…

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June 30, 2022

Queen Excluders - Love Them or Hate Them (080)

On today’s episode, Jim and Jeff Ott (from Beekeeping Today Podcast), discuss the value and use of the ‘love it or hate it” piece…

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March 10, 2022

Mind Your Bees Wax (064)

So, what do you do with your old wax? For some of us, as little as possible, but for others, there’s money to be made. There are …

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March 3, 2022

Dealing With Old Equipment (063)

What can you do with all that old beekeeping equipment you don’t need, don’t want and is in the way most of the time? There are s…

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Feb. 3, 2022

Going Big Time - Large Observation Hives (059)

Managing large observation hives is very different than working with those small observation hives that you can take to a school …

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Jan. 27, 2022

Let's Discuss Small Observation Hives (058)

Small, portable, usually single frame observation hives are ideal for meetings, demonstrations, lectures and even for study. They…

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Dec. 2, 2021

New Swarms On Deadout Comb? (050)

Can You Put New Swarms on Old Comb? You’ve caught your first swarm. Where should it go? You don’t have any new equipment to put i…

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