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27 May

FLOW hive beehive practical review beekeeping 101

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http://www.mahakobees.com PRACTICAL review of the FLOW HIVE ™. This video is very different to most other videos about the Flow hive. We take a practica

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http://www.mahakobees.com PRACTICAL review of the FLOW HIVE ™.

 

This video is very different to most other videos about the Flow hive. We take a practical approach to this review, and ask questions. Important beekeeping questions, which no doubt every beekeeper that is interested in beekeeping also has on their mind. Will this flow hive perform as advertised? Is this new beehive really going to revolutionize the beekeeping industry? Is it suitable for new beekeepers and families as suggested by the Flow Hive team? Will new beekeepers have success with the flow frames and is this beehive as good as the inventors and Flow Hive manufactures claim? The quality of materials used, the honey harvest speed, the hygienic concerns during the flow hive honey harvest, Is it food grade? Will Small Hive beetles (SHB), wax moth, varroa, mites, and other pests be an issue? Will it withstand propolization and wax build up? And is the very high cost worth the investment?

 

Many legitimate questions that need to be answered. We recommend you take a look at the #Bee Vlog beekeeping video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oPKUxsQJUc) which reviews the Flow Hive beehive with the bees well being when overwintering and points out other considerations beekeepers need to keep in mind when considering purchasing and using this beehive in their apiary. It may save your honey bee colonies!

We present no conclusions and are open minded. We hope the beekeeping community can comment below on their experience with the flow frames and that beekeepers from all corners of the world can discuss this product with their apiary location and specific beekeeping goals in mind. We believe this to be an amazing invention that has the potential to be very beneficial once all concerns and issues raised by thousands of experienced beekeepers around the world are addressed. As with any new product, we hope this beehive continues to evolve and improve with each new version.

 

Thank you Flow Hive ™ for thinking outside the square, and bringing the Flow frames to life. We wish you all the best and hope this product will be beneficial to all bee colonies and beekeepers alike.

 

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Happy beekeeping everyone!
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25 May

Why Nature Prefers Beeswax Hexagons – Issue 35: Boundaries – Nautilus

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Beeswax Hexagon shape is preferred by nature

Beeswax Hexagon shape is preferred by nature

How do bees do it? The Beeswax Honeycombs in which they store their amber nectar are marvels of precision engineering, an array of prism-shaped…

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We would like to share this article about hexagons and why the bees prefer it for building their beeswax honeycomb. Honey bees are amazing creatures and their ability to build a very precise beeswax foundation with such accuracy, considering the beehive is completely dark inside, is nothing short of amazing. It takes complex team work with many thousands of bees involved over different stages of their lives and roles they play within it to create the hexagonal beeswax honeycomb. The hexagonal comb structure provides a place to raise their young bees, store honey and pollen. It is critical for the success of a bee colony. Visit our Beekeeping Youtube video channel to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/mahakobees or visit our website if you are interested in becoming a beekeeper http://www.mahakobees.com/store.html.

23 May

Flow hive beekeeping Photo review by MahakoBees

Flow hive beekeeping Photo review by MahakoBees

Go with the flow – #FLOW HIVE is finally here! Take a look at our pictures of this close up inspection. The Flow hive beekeeping video review will be uploaded shortly. So bee sure to visit us on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/mahakobees. What about you? Did you invest into this revolutionary #beehive? Have you seen it in person? Have you used it? What are your thoughts? We are keen discuss all the pros and cons. Is it a winner or do you have concerns. Click any hive image below to see the full set of closeup photos!

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Flow frame is very flexible

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Observation and honey extraction points

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Flowhive beehive beekeeping review

Flow hive beehive beekeeping review

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Flowhive beehive beekeeping review

Flow hive beehive beekeeping review

Beehive photo review by MahakoBees

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18 May

FINALLY! It’s here! A LIMITED batch of MahakoBees PURE BEESWAX is available for purchase in our store:https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/MahakoBees.

PURE NATURAL BEESWAX
This is not your typical bulk manufactured beeswax. Our beeswax is triple filtered through a super fine mash for superior clarity, which will not splatter in candles and will provide you with a superior aromatic burn. They smell amazing! It is also food grade and smells of raw ‪#‎organic‬ ‪#‎honey‬ and pure beeswax so it is ideal for many craft projects. It comes in a range of colors, from the superior quality white bees wax, made from separated pure beeswax cappings ideal for cosmetics and lip balms, to the darker grades that deliver stronger #beeswax aromas which are perfect for candles and wax art works. Each block is an easy size to manipulate and melt for the hobbyist. Our #bees wax is NOT bleached.

Our pure ‪#‎beeswax‬ is perfect for small home craft projects, and this bulk pack provides sufficient quantity for making ‪#‎candles‬ , cosmetics, furniture polish, crafts, or weatherproofing leather products, lip balms, egg decorating, ‪#‎wax‬ painting, and so on. Our Beeswax Ingots are ‪#‎handmade‬, hand poured and triple filtered in Queensland from ‪#‎beehives‬ in our small boutique apiary.

Take a look and support our beekeeping channel by placing an order which we can dispatch immediately. We can deliver worldwide, but if your location is not listed, please drop us a line and we will send you the shipping details.

We thank you for your support in advance!
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17 May

DRONE EVICTION – male bee sentenced to death by Worker Bee

Click to WATCH DRONE  EVICTION VIDEO: https://youtu.be/PWSBfbAixo0

 

DRONE EVICTION – a male bee sentenced to death by #Drone Eviction performed by his own sister, the worker bee. Unique bee behavior. See the worker bee chew on her brothers wings and evict him from the HIVE. http://www.mahakobees.com. Our blog http://www.mahakobees.com/blog has many interesting #beekeeping videos and articles. Come and check it out and help our #beekeepers save our #bees which are currently under great threat from pesticides, pests, viruses and colony collapse disorder! Once thee bees go, we will struggle to feed ourselves.

This video was a lucky take of a Drone Eviction, as it shows a closeup of the bee hive entrance as the worker bee evicts her brother the drone from their colony. It is winter here, and the bees are still evicting their drones mercilessly. As the queen bee reduces her egg laying activities, the worker bees forcefully push the drones out of the bee hive.

The male drones don’t have a stinger and as such, are powerless against the worker bees (their loving sisters) even though they are 30 percent larger in mass. After the drone eviction period, only a few will remain in the hive as a precautionary backup plan should the queen fail to continue to lay eggs for any reason. The worker bees would kick off the supercedure process and immediately begin nursing an egg into a new queen. Several of them at a time in fact and the first one would typically kill the others before they hatch by stinging the queen cell with her stinger. Only the queen can sting repeatedly without loosing her venom sack. The queen stinger lacks the return hooks and is more like a wasp stinger. the Queen stings rarely though otherwise.

So, as this video shows, beekeeping is a very interesting hobby. Should you be considering joining the beekeeping industry, come and visit our blog for more information as to what beekeeping entails, what to expect, helpful information on how and why to get started and visit our store for useful books, tools of the trade, even the hives and all things related to beekeeping – http://www.mahakobees.com/store.html.

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