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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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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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What is propolis?

Bees gather gum and resins from trees and mix them with their own exudates such as saliva, pollen, wax and digestive enzymes to form propolis; a dark, resinous gum with a strong anti-septic smell. It is not soluble in water … Continue reading

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Besige Bye Video

Just for fun, a short video showing the entrance to one of my hives during a busy foraging session. For those of you that long for the sound of a busy swarm. Enjoy!

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Hoe begin ek bye aanhou?

Met die tyd saam het ek al baie navrae gekry oor hoe mens begin bye aanhou. Elke keer skryf ek maar dieselfde epos met wat ek dink belangrik is en het nou besluit om dit hier mooi saam te vat. … Continue reading

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Beeswax Candles

Today, after many “experiments”, my first successful beeswax candle was lit. Its a solid, cast candle and not the normal rolled foundation type popular at markets. The trick has been the square-braided wick from far away. Its also interesting to … Continue reading

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