|bee's hanging on the porch|
This year I was very blessed when I came upon mine and my thanks goes out to William Mashburn at Bee Happy Apairies for giving me such a terrific deal on equipment he no longer intended to use. It needed some minor repairs, but is very large (12 frames) radial extractor and and decaping stand, so I can do all my frames very quickly including clean-up. But there are some very good deals on extractor sets from the major bee suppliers, too. If you intend to have more than one or two hives, you will have to invest in extracting supplies. And even if you do have only a couple hives, an extractor makes the job so much easier and quicker, and allows the bees to get up and going sooner because they don't have to completely rebuild the comb, a small investment will be worth it.
Other blogs and info.
Beemaster's International Beekeeping
cottage food law
Florida climate and beekeeping
saw palmetto honey
beehappayappairies Crystal River Fl.
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