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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Animal Care.




For this BB, you will set up a conventional bee hive!

Minimum Requirements for this BB:
      - Set up a Langstroth, top bar, Warre, horizontal or other conventional bee hive

To document your completion, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
     - Bee hive parts
     - Midway through setting it up
     - Fully assembled hive
     - Bees using the hive
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Could existing bee hives work for this? For example,  if one was broken down into the components parts for a complete inspection then reassembled? Bees intact of course.
 
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I would think if it was sufficiently deconstructed, that would count.
 
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I built 4 complete hive boxes & started 4 nucs this summer. Finally moved the last beehive to it's permanent location today. I think they'll like it, especially once their field is planted with wildflowers! Here are pix of the move. Will dismantle one of them in the next few days for a good inspection & take more pix to satisfy the BB. These girls weren't very happy today. It was a fairly long bumpy ride.

Needed to inspect hives before winter so disassembled this one further than normal for the BB. Some unassembled new boxes & frames are shown next to the cardboard box. Those will be added early next spring.
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Note: I certify this BB complete. Beautiful pic of capped comb

 
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I was wondering if this counts as setting  up a beehive. This is one of my educational videos on installing package bees we do.




if not no worries I can do a picture setup.

-Justyn
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Note: Nice video. It's not quite fully set up though. A couple pix after the queen cage & package box is replaced with frames will satisfy the BB requirements.

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