06 Jun

Beekeeping with KIDS PLAYLIST: Where kids get involved in beekeeping activities – young future beekeepers.

Beekeeping with KIDS – a NEW playlist on our channel. Take a look!

We have a new playlist on our YouTube channel, which you can visit via our http://www.mahakobees.com website. The website is still under construction, however we are constantly creating new and interesting beekeeping videos and keep posting new content. We try to create videos that are unique, helpful and fun to watch. Its all about bees, beekeeping, honey, beeswax, propolis, pollen, nature, and many other family friendly content. We discuss the health benefits, the pros and cons, and the good and the bad of beekeeping, but this little update is all about the kids and beekeeping, so we would like to invite you to click on the playlist and let us know if you like them, have suggestions and feedback, and recommend new topics if you like. 

We appreciate your time and look forward to having you as a permanent subscriber to our MahakoBees beekeeping for everyone channel in the future: https://www.youtube.com/user/mahakobees

04 Jun

Beekeeping 101 – HIVE TOOL review Beekeepers essential equipment

Beekeeping 101HIVE TOOL review Beekeepers essential equipment

Beekeepers HIVE TOOL review. We take a look at 3 hive tools. J shape hive tool, American style hive tool and the frame lifter/grabber hive tool with a scraper. Visit our MahakoBees channel at http://www.mahakobees.com for many great beekeeping videos. A hive tool is absolutely essential for any beekeeper. It should be part of the standard kit which includes a beekeepers suit, veil, and the smoker. The hive tool is used to open the hive lid or cover, to separate the honey supers and brood boxes, to break the seal on the queen excluder, to scrape off access propolis and wax, especially the burr comb, and to remove the honey frames and lift them out of the hive boxes. It can also be useful for cutting out undesirable honeycomb, queen cells, and to squash hive beetles.

There are many hive tools. Many styles, types, shapes and colours. Each is usually suitable for a specific job, situation, hive design or geographical locations. Some are large, some small, some painted and some stainless steel. It is therefore very hard to recommend any particular hive tool design, because each beekeeper will have their own preference, but in this video, we review the three we decided to use in the end, and we identify the one we would choose over any other. The J hook style beekeeping hive tool. It is light, flat, stainless steel, and it is simply the best performing tool we have ever used to date, for our situation. 

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Music composed, performed and provided by Groovey – Adam Kubát a Pavel Křivák. You can visit their website on: http://www.groovey.cz/

Also, a big thank you goes to Train Robbin’Scoundrels for providing “their royalty free music “Murrow’s Boys”. We appreciate your kind contribution.