Apiculture

So is when can I make the jump?

兼業農家 – Part time farmer

専業農家 – Full time farmer

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New Apiary

Cleaning space for new hives, I am pretty sure I can have 150 hives up there by 2017

  • 2014 15 Hives (but 30 hives would be nice)
  • 2015 50 Hives
  • 2016 100 Hives
  • 2017 150 Hives

Todays new tool purchase… Weed Whacker!

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Hello Honda PCX150Well I must say I am surprised how well my new honda PCX150 handles. Very smooth and a job to ride.…View Post

Hello Honda PCX150

Well I must say I am surprised how well my new honda PCX150 handles. Very smooth and a job to ride.…

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Goodbye! TR250
Is wax the most important commodity

For some reason Japanese honeybees don’t like to use wax from their western counterpart, and this is actually a bit of a pain in the ass because their wax production is on par with their honey production Great Quality, Low Quantity.

The photo below…

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My 100kg tank arrived today, if I can get that much honey next spring I will be over the moon.View Post

My 100kg tank arrived today, if I can get that much honey next spring I will be over the moon.

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Bee Ambient Temperature

I wanted something to play with over the winter months. So I decided to purchase this little device from Texas Instruments, at $25 including shipping it’s a steal.

It connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth 4 and offers a wide range of sensors (see below) I…

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Hornet Attack!

I wasn’t ready for this, No I should say I wasn’t ready to see two of my hives covered in the Japanese giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia japonica).

Since spring have seen a few buzzing around but taking zero interest in the hives, Well the giant hornet that…

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Autumn Honey Raid!3kg of honey is good when you are collecting honey from the Japanese honey bee (Apis cerana…View Post

Autumn Honey Raid!

3kg of honey is good when you are collecting honey from the Japanese honey bee (Apis cerana…

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Troubled Bees

These bees are not producing any honey…. Maybe this hive can be a one of my test hives of see if I can move them into a different kind of hive. At the present they are in a 重箱式(じゅうばこしき) Traditional Japanese nested box style hive which generally works well…

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