Brian Karlsen

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pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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An update on this swarm.  
7 months ago
hi all im happy to share with yall how I make my biltong a traditional south african way to preserve meat using just spices and air drying here i use a box with a fan but in the old days it was often just hung under the eves of the house,in the pantry or under a tree when out hunting.
7 months ago

Mike Barkley wrote:A common lure for attracting swarms is lemongrass oil.

ive heard that but it dosent work verry well with our african bees what works well is old comb .
7 months ago

Artie Scott wrote:So here is a dumb question, Brian - how do you get them to swarm in the barrel to begin with, or were they already there?  I have never actually come across a swarm, though I have friends who have captured several swarms at various times in the same location - guess I don’t have swarm luck!  

these ones just moved in there themselves by staff alerted me to them being there.
7 months ago
here is a quick video of how I catch swarms

7 months ago
Im Ireland they have a system caled a Meitheal where you have a group of say 6 people one weekend per month they all get together to help one of the members with a project say preparing a field, building fence,building a barn, reaping a crop ect. so once every 6 months you have a big crew to work on whatever project you need its normaly folowed by a potluck or somthing similar work hard play hard kinda vibe.

Meitheal is the Irish word for a work team, gang, or party and denotes the co-operative labour system in Ireland where groups of neighbours help each other in turn with farming work, such as harvesting crops. ... Meitheal is the Irish expression of the ancient and universal appliance of cooperation to social need.
1 year ago
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hi all here is a quick video on how i grow my potatoes providing a lot of easy calories without any special tools.
1 year ago
hi all how many of you keep bees? here is a quick video i put together showing how i make my own foundation at home.


1 year ago
here is a little project i used last winter to extend my laying season.

2 years ago