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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

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nibxGfeNlQM)

Beekeeping is a fun hobby. You get to learn about the #bees, food cycle, #Pollen, #Honey, #beeswax and all things related to #beekeeping industry such as the different beehives, beekeepers tools and different methods for keeping bees, maintaining bees and managing various parasites and bee related illnesses. If you are successful though, you get to share in the spoils of the honey bee.  Once the beehive and the bee colony living within it grows to strong and healthy size, they will start to to produce more honey than they can consume. In late spring to early autumn usually. At these times, you get to harvest a few frames per hive and extract the liquid gold that has been gathered by the bees and capped over with a thin layer of perfectly white beeswax capping.

Once you rob a beehive of its fresh honey frames full of raw honeycomb, you need to extract the honey. There are many tools and methods you can choose to achieve this. If you are only a small backyard beekeeper, you will most likely not have at your disposal a honey extractor or a spinner, and nor would you need one either. You can use a simple crush and strain method which is simple to do and very cheap to make the equipment for. Although this is a more labor intensive method, and will also completely destroy the honeycomb foundation, you can easily extract 20-50 honey frames in this fashion and also recover enough beeswax a few raw beeswax candles as well. In our video, we give you a few tips on how to extract honey using the crush and strain method. We also take a close up look at the fresh raw honey we extracted and reveal some of the health benefits of honey, propolis, and beeswax. Enjoy the video, thumbs up and share. To support our channel, we invite you to subscribe. Every vote counts, and we would be happy to have you along for our beekeeping journey.
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18 Apr

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNR8tzueth0)

Dear beekeeping enthusiasts and fellow beekeepers. Here is the much awaited beekeeping honey extractor in ACTION. Visit our beekeeping supplies store if you need any beekeeping equipment or an extractor. http://www.mahakobees.com/store.html.

This honey extractor is of a very heavy duty build. We are surprised at how well it help up during our test honey extraction of about 50 honey frames. The honey was fully capped and the room temperature was approximately 27 degrees Celsius, so the honey was removed from the honeycomb frames with little effort. Most beekeepers contemplate building their own DIY home made extractor, and this one is truly a rock solid honey spinner. It barely moved as the belt drive increased the speed. It suits four frames, of any size. In this beekeeping 101 video, we used the IDEAL sized honey frames, but the electric extractor with a speed controller can easily accommodate any size. The honey gate at the bottom of the food grade plastic extractor drum makes it easy to slide a honey pale or bucket directly underneath. We used a course honey strainer or a sieve to remove any larger pieces of beeswax that may have fallen into the freshly extracted raw honey.

All in all, we were impressed with how well this homemade DIY honey extractor worked. It was not very safe, with electric speed controller and wires exposed, and the belt drive that used a washing machine motor with a fly wheel is also rather dangerous. But, it works. Hopefully, you can get some inspiration from this video, and perhaps give building a four frame honey extractor in your own beekeeping shop.

If you enjoy our videos, we invite you to subscribe and join the growing fleet of beekeepers across the world. Bees are very important to our way of life, and all beekeepers need your support. We appreciate you sharing our content with others and your time.
Enjoy your beekeeping… and the healthy raw honey!
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19 Mar

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPwXee1UZiI)

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.

Thanks for visiting our Beekeeping 101 video channel, and we invite you to subscribe and share our content to show your support.
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