Category Archives: Improvised equipment
Beekeepers Spinner Tilting Boards

  I used to get the last few pounds of honey out of my spinner by propping up the back…

What is it?

  Or what are they?   Do any beekeepers know? I picked two of them up for next to nothing…

Collecting swarms using a home-made swarm/bee vac.

The first time I heard about a swarm vac I thought the idea ridiculous, lazy, and possibly harmful to the…

Pitched roofs and hive weights

I reckon every beekeeper worries about bad weather (amongst a thousand other things), especially in winter. High winds are a…

Making and Using Foundation Free Frames

My experiments in making and using foundation free frames in ‘national’ hives. There are supporting videos associated with this article….

Badger and Deer Proof Bee Hive or ‘Long Box’

Some friends who live near me asked if I’d like to put some bees in their woods. “Yes” I said…

Home made backpack frame carrier

This is my home made backpack frame carrier which can carry honey supers and/or brood frames. This article has a…

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