Category Archives: Beekeeping 101

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

Flow hive beehive beekeeping review

Observation and honey extraction points

Flow hive beehive beekeeping review

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Flow hive beehive beekeeping review

Honey extraction beehive beekeeping review

Flow hive beehive beekeeping review

Flow beehive observation window beekeeping review

Flow hive beehive beekeeping review

Flowhive beehive beekeeping review

Flow hive beehive beekeeping review

Flow honey frame beekeeping review

Flow hive beehive beekeeping review

Flowhive beehive beekeeping review

Flow hive beehive beekeeping review

Beehive photo review by MahakoBees

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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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01 Mar

Homemade electric honey extractor. A beekeepers review of a beekeeping spinner

A beekeepers  review of a homemade heavy duty four frame electric honey extractor. Visit http://www.mahakobees.com/store.html if you need good quality extractors.

This beekeeping 101 video looks at a DIY homemade four frame honey extractor that can accommodate any honey frame sizes. From ideal honey frames to full depth frames. It has a built in speed controller, and is mostly made out of washing machine parts. It is belt driven, has a large food grade bucket with a standard beekeepers honey gate at the bottom of the extracting barrel. The stand is very heavy duty, and holds up very well even if the honey frames are uneven in size or weight. Extracting honey can be difficult without a fully automated and motorized honey extractor, and we found this one in a garage sale for a couple of hundred dollars. We did not build this extractor, but if you have, and are watching our videos, let us know and we will be happy to mention your name or link to you beekeeping website.

Hope you enjoy this short video. We will follow up with another video so you can see this four frame stainless steel motorized homemade beekeepers honey extractor in action, or also often referred to as a honey frame spinner.

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08 Jul

Our PURE BEESWAX – premium quality triple filtered bees wax now available on ETSY with worldwide shipping!

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200 gram PURE beeswax blocks

PURE BEESWAX – A LIMITED batch of MahakoBees RAW triple filtered and purified BEESWAX is available at a great price worldwide in our store:
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100 gram PURE beeswax blocks

100 gram PURE beeswax blocks


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. 

2x 50 gram PURE beeswax blocks

2x 50 gram PURE beeswax blocks


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. 

8x 50 gram natural pure beeswax blocks

8x 50 gram natural pure beeswax blocks


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. 

4x 100 gram natural pure beeswax premium quality blocks

4x 100 gram natural pure beeswax premium quality blocks


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