New Bee Yard Setup

 

A short video with highlights from setting up a new bee yard for a customer.   Hive stands, 10-frame Langstroth woodenware, and NUC colonies – delivered and setup.

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Varroa Mite Management with your hives

Varroa mites are the latest finding in the plight of our agricultural (and hobby) European Honeybees.  The Varroa Destructor is known to be a vector (carrier for diseases) for several viruses, including (but NOT limited to:)

SacBrood Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) Black Queen Cell Virus (BQCV) Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus (CBPV) Acute bee paralysis virus […]

Bee Yard Project – Convert Frame Feeder to No-Drown Feeder – DIY

This short video outlines how to convert a standard frame feeder into a no-drown feeder for syrup being fed to bees.

All items for the upgrade were available as scrap from my personal workshop – so no additional materials were purchased for the improvements.  The only expenditure was my personal labor.

Be sure to watch […]

Winter work – preparing for spring honey flow – Building Frames

Enjoy this quick video of assembling frames for honey production.  Foundation will be added to the frames just prior to putting them on the hives (to keep the foundation clean until it’s time for the bees to draw comb).

Enjoy!

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DIY Protein Patties / DIY Pollen Patties (video in link)

It is early January 2018, and several of the overwintering nucleus colonies (NUC) are needing a protein boost since there has been no blooms for the bees to visit since late fall.  Once the queen lays eggs, and the larvae hatch – they need a ready supply of protein for their growth and transformation from […]

Leather (and canvas) conditioner and waterproofer

When the weather turns wet, and the old work boots (or leather hat, etc) just is not waterproof any more, think about using a leather conditioner to rehydrate and waterproof the pores and stitching of the leather.  (note – this conditioner can be used on canvas tent material as well)

Amber’s work boots were dry, […]

Scented beeswax tarts for potpourri melters

New this fall is an assortment of scents for your home potpourri wax melters.

Enjoy

Vanilla Hazelnut Cinnamon Bun Pumpkin Spice ButterScotch Holiday Evergreen

 

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Garden2Table Event – March 25, 2017

Come see the observation hive and let’s talk about our pollinators at the Garden2Table educational event.  I hear that Heather Rinaldi of the Texas Worm Ranch will be speaking immediately prior to my time in the breakout sessions.

Join the real food revolution by attending Garden2Table, hosted by Methodist Charlton Medical Center.

Garden2Table […]

2018 Honeybee Removal Information

Rex Smith’s Honeybee Removal – 2018

If you are in need of having a honeybee swarm picked up, or a full colony of bees removed from a structure – please see the following links for my contact information:  (These same links are in the top menu bar on this website as well.)

Also please understand […]

Hive Frames Marked / Laser Engraved Identification

Thanks goes out to BAC Lasers of Farmersville, Texas for providing the service of etching/burning identification information onto the top rails of my hive frames.  Quick service!   Below is a quick video of the first rail through the laser engraver.

(I *really* want one of these laser engravers/cutters for my own projects!!!)