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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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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

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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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19 Mar

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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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