Recently I was asked to look at removing some feral bees from the roof of a house in Devon. Always the one to try and be prepared (whether from a childhood in scouting or a history of parents who liked to say “You can’t do that” who knows but I like to be prepared) I decided to make a Bee Vac.
I was recently lucky enough to be gifted a large Chestnut trunk already hollowed with the intention of it becoming a Log Hive for Honey Bees.
Whether it be a floor, stand or base insulating the underside of a Bee Hive (especially those raised off the ground and/or in exposed or cold locations can be of huge benefit to the Bees (and the Beekeeper).
Building a Templeton Slade Honey Press from 20 year old Cherry wood. A privilege not without problems.
Thoughts on improving traditional hives, bringing them closer to natural hives and helping Bees resist the pressures of a 21st century environment.
Insulated roofs are a great way to improve the basic modern hive for the Bees.
People say if you move your hives 100ft you will get bees back at the old home. Move them 3 miles you don’t. Ok, so where are those bees now – they didn’t suddenly not get lost.
Guy Thomspon (a mutual follower on Twitter) asked me if I would be interested in making one of these. Having never seen one before my response was something along the lines of “Interesting, possible, distracting and leave it …
Every turner wants the perfect finish on a piece, but I took some time out and looked at the potential pitfalls and liabilities.
Hold work pieces securely on your WorkBee.