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Use an oxalic acid vaporizer with caution

A friend and master beekeeper from Connecticut, Bill Hesbach, wrote the following account about his misadventures with an oxalic acid vaporizer and a face mask. First posted on BEE-L, the story is a cautionary tale of the hazards of working with oxalic acid, and a reminder that when things begin going south, they sometimes just […] Read more

The Valkyrie long hive: built with love for bees and their keepers

Many of you may remember the Valhalla hive from several years ago. The Valhalla was a long hive designed by Naomi and Larry Price for beekeepers who were unable to lift heavy equipment or reach stacked hive boxes. The Valhalla hive was unique in many ways, including the fact it used standard Langstroth frames. This […] Read more

Woodworking plans for beekeepers

Over the years, an amazing number of generous and talented beekeepers have contributed to Honey Bee Suite in various ways. Today, I posted professionally drawn woodworking plans by Matthew Waddington of Duvall, Washington. Matthew, an architect by day, has been keeping bees since 1995. After deciding to build some slatted racks for his hives, Matthew […] Read more