Start your hive off on the right foot with this 5 Tool Starter Kit. Everything you need to start managing your hive is in this kit! Included is a stainless steel frame grip, soft bee brush, stainless steel smoker, hive tool, and a frame perch.
Beekeeping For Dummies is a practical, step-by-step beginner's guide to beekeeping. It gives you guidance on everything you need to know to start your own beehive. From buying the right equipment, sourcing bees, and locating your hive to maintaining a healthy colony and harvesting honey - it's all here. Plus, you'll get the latest information on the causes and effects of bee disease, colony collapse disorder, and the impact the sudden disappearance of the honeybee has on our environment and economy.
Homegrown Honey Bees functions as an excellent introduction to the world of beekeeping. It’s packed with incredible photographs, and it covers everything you need to know about the process from getting your first bees to harvesting your first batch of honey. It will teach you about the bees themselves—including things like hive structure, colony hierarchy, and bee behavior—as well as some of the challenges that accompany keeping bees, such as allergies, permits, restrictions, and how to deal with the neighbors.
A little of Bee-Quick spray goes a long way! Use this spray when you want move your bees away from honey that needs to be harvested. When it is exposed to air, this non-toxic spray turns into a non-toxic vapor that annoys the bees, but smells good to you. Spray this on your fume boards or breeze boards, but don’t overdo it! Less is more with this product especially on warm, sunny days.
Stainless steel Bee Smoker, used to help soothe the bees. Includes a heat shield and side hook, with leather bellows. In the industry it is referred to as 3X6. We always say "you don't have to use smoke, but the day you don't, and should have you will know it". Smoking your hive makes managing your hives easier. Use: 1 per beekeeper. Used to help relax your hive and prevent aggressive bees.
The Harvest Lane Honey Sieve is a double screened sieve. It has adjustable sides to fit over most buckets and containers. Used to screen particles, wax etc. from honey after extraction.
Harvest Lane Honey's single temperature uncapping knife is a favorite for beekeeping professionals. The heated knife is a faster and easier option to quickly cut off wax cappings from a frame of honey.
Uncapping scratcher, or comb scratcher. Plastic angled shaft with steel tines. Used to puncture capped honey prior to extraction. It is a must have for anyone extracting honey and will allow you to get the cells open that an uncapping knife won’t reach.
Honey Uncapping Knife, commonly known as a cold knife since it is not heated. Serated sides, angled handle with wooden grip. Use: to cut cappings off of honey before extraction.
9.5" Hive Tool is a beekeepers most used tool. Made of steel with a pry and crow bar. Use: Prying open your hive, separating frames from the hive. Scraping off excess and wild comb. 1 per beekeeper.
Wooden Bee Brush with bristles will help you gently sweep bees away from your hive. Use to gently brush bees away from unwanted spaces.
Harvest Lane Honey Frame Grips are used to help pull frames from the hive without crushing bees. An easy to use tool that protects your bees when you have to work in the hive.