Presentation on theme: "Winter Beekeeping Activities Equipment and Supplies You Can Build Yourself Dan OCallaghan."— Presentation transcript:
Winter Beekeeping Activities Equipment and Supplies You Can Build Yourself Dan OCallaghan
Why Build/Make it Yourself? Save $$$ Customize – My Way Experiment, what if… Recycle stuff Personal Satisfaction
What Can You Make/Build? Just about Anything! Woodenware – boxes, nucs, frames, covers Jigs to help you make/assemble equipment Specialized stuff- bee vac, wax melter, pollen traps, escape boards, queen rearing…. Extraction/Bottling equipment ???
Where to Find Ideas and Plans? http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/ http://beehivejournal.blogspot.com/2009/01/build-it- yourself.html http://beehivejournal.blogspot.com/2009/01/build-it- yourself.html http://wasatchwarre.wordpress.com/diy-beehive- plans/ http://wasatchwarre.wordpress.com/diy-beehive- plans/ http://www.tc.umn.edu/~reute001/Plans.html http://cheapbeekeeping.wordpress.com/ http://www.honeyrunapiaries.com/beekeeping/plans/ YouTube, Google, Bing, Yahoo, Dogpile…
Woodenware Frames http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/dadant-type-frames/ LOTS of milling and shaping required. Unless you have lots of time and really like a challenge, more cost effective to buy frames from the bee supply vendors.