Adam Klaus wrote:
how do your setup your hives? seems like huge advantages in this regard as opposed to all the frames.
Adam Klaus wrote:awesome! really like this idea, especially already owning a fruit press.
Burra Maluca wrote:This is what the local Portuguese cork-hive owners use to extract their honey.
Michael Cox wrote:
I've been out of beekeeping for a number of years now, due to a developed allergy to stings. Last week i built my first Perone hive and am now waitingnon a swarm - we usually see one or two a year in the garden. I'm hoping that the low intervention approach means fewer stings.
Michael Cox wrote:We previously used fraes, foundation and a centrifuge (borrowed) - i don't think we broke even over the five years or so, once the cost of replacement frames,foundation, the occassional replacement queen etc... Were factored in. I'm now very much of the opinion that low intervention and lower overheads are the way forward.
Michael Cox wrote:I'm due a visit to the allergy specialist soon for a 'challenge test' where they inject me with bee venom and see if i die! If i pass i'll be getting going again full steam ahead. We have room for at least a dozen hives eventually. Keeping my fingers crossed that the perone style works out well for us here in the uk.
Michael Cox wrote:Regarding your fruit press - does your honey end up cloudy with wax etc... In it? Do you care if it does? Do you sell honey or is it for your own consumption?
R Scott wrote:
How hard do you press the wax?
R Scott wrote:That stainless fruit press is pretty sweet, too. I could use one of those, too. If I could wait until fall to press honey, I could press the honey then press cider w/o cleaning the press in-between.
Burra Maluca wrote:My other half is of the firm opinion that rinsing out the honey-extracting equipment with water was the way mead was invented.
R Scott wrote:
That stainless fruit press would be a horrendous mess to clean!!! That is why for my small bounty it would be really handy to press something, like cider, that ends up with honey in it anyway. But I hadn't thought about uninvited guests.
Martin Miljkovic wrote:: some of the stuff that we treat bees with may not be safe or when you buy a new wax foundation there is a high chance that they were once treated with something harmful.