Author Archives: Frans Bresler Slabber

About Frans Bresler Slabber

Owner-operator of Slabber Apiculture, proud father, civilization critic, nature and natural lover - without thinking, I am ( apologies to Descartes )

Flow Hive

After having been lambasted with the new “Flow Hive” articles over the past week or so, its time I share my thoughts on the matter. In general, I am wary of ‘new’ concepts especially in an industry where we are … Continue reading

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Tales from the Hive

Beautiful documentary answering questions such as how is honey produced, how long do bees live etc.

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Buchu & Beeswax Lip Balm

Buchu & Beeswax lip balm now ready. Beeswax and Propolis tincture ingredients contribute to a lasting protective barrier. Buchu has traditionally been used to prepare antiseptic ointments, and Ribwort is known for tissue healing properties. Ingredients: Beeswax, Organic Olive Oil(Crede), … Continue reading

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Uncapping Honeycomb

A short video showing part of the processing required to get the honey out of the comb. This also demonstrates the ‘cold process’, using a normal bread knife and uncapping fork instead of a heated knife to preserve the subtle … Continue reading

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Bee-Inspired Wood Food

Handmade wood food manufactured from pure beeswax and raw linseed oil. Available directly from Slabber Apiculture at ZAR 150.00 per 300g tin. ( 350ml )

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Hive entrance size and Queen Excluders

I have had a prospective client, new to beekeeping, ask some questions and thought it may be of interest to beekeepers in general. Any additional comments and suggestions will be much appreciated. Q: Should the inner lid have ventilation holes … Continue reading

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Klein Joostenberg Honey Festival 2012

A truly festive and social gathering of beekeepers and industry related people. Thanks to all the support and for all the constructive advice on beehive design, that I received from the establish beekeepers. Here are a few photographs of exhibitors … Continue reading

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Honey Festival

At Klein Joostenberg, near Stellenbosch, on the 21ste March 2012 from 10am to 6pm. Slabber Apiculture will have a stall at the festival. Find a google map here.

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Opening of Beehive Factory

I am glad to announce the opening of brand new production premises at Unit 6, 13 Link Road, Gordonsbay Industrial Area as of today. The factory/shop will be open to the public from Saturday, the 24th of March. More updates … Continue reading

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Mark Dae : Waar, Wanneer en Wat

Volgende mark dag is die 9de Julie 2011 by die Organiese Boere Mark te Spier. ( Vat die R44 of die R310 en draai by die Annandale pad in, die ingang is gemerk en op hierdie pad. ) Alle produkte … Continue reading

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