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How to extract honey from a beehive without a honey extractor.

If you don’t have a honey extractor, don’t fret!  You can still extract honey with a few simple items.  All you need is a bucket and a strainer.   Place the strainer on top of a bucket.  Scrape the honeycomb into the strainer.  Put the lid on the bucket and wait as the honey drains out […]

Never leave empty space in a beehive.

I opened my beehives today and found this interesting frame.  Someone (couldn’t have me!) put a frame in the hive that had no foundation.  The bees were good with that.  They just filled the space in by making honeycomb at a 90 degree angle to the other comb in the hive.  Ugh!  Click image for […]