The honey tap; kickstarter. Interesting!
It's a new invention called Honey Flow. <- click on the link to learn more.
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Not much has changed in beekeeping for about 150 years. We are about due for a revolution, this will be interesting to watch.
Anybody else notice there is no robbing going on? My bees would be all over those jars, open feeding.
Automating a highly complex natural system. That's never gone bad for humans…:)
I'll try to keep an open mind.
This recent article peaked my interest too:
Can Mushrooms Save the Honeybee?
My first pack of bees arrives on April 15th. I want to learn to do it the old way first, but I'll be watching this closely to see what people think when they actually hit the market. My concern is propolis sealing the mechanism shut.
I see this as being very complex and probably having constant maintenance issues. Probably as novel as this wine drinking technique. As always, I could be wrong. Besides, I love using my extractor.
Sorry, not making fun, just another do-it-yur-selfer having fun using nature's creatures to make some sweet "stuff".
Pretty cool. Obviously requires a queen excluder and it does seem like a lot of work for plastic to squeeze 10s of pounds of wax and honey. After the first season, I would think the ability for the cells to collapse would get ruined by the first year's wax. My pot from boiling the wax is still caked in wax. Impossible to remove it completely.This tool might work okay for a few seasons.
Thanks for sharing.
see no real good coming from this.
foundationless natural cell comb beek
This is cool. I have never raised bees, but I am considering giving this a try. If it gets some of us folks started by making it appear somewhat easier then maybe, even if it is not perfect, it will get people like me into bees.
If I go for it i will let you know if or how well it works, in quite few years (doesn't come until Dec 2015)
Foundationless, natural cells size, so many great benefits of beekeeping this way!
I am old school, 35 years ago we used to remove drone cell as we didn't want them eating our hard earned honey. JUST THINK WHAT WE DID TO THE GENE POOL. There are only a hand full of large scale queen breeders in this country and we all pretty much pull from their stock. By going natural and letting the bees draw the comb like THEY want, we end up getting many many more drones to cross out in the breeding process!
As much trouble as we have keeping bees alive these days, for goodness sake lets deepen the gene pool when we can. I am a no treat beekeeper as well, if bees can't live without artificial support we don't need them in the gene pool.
Warre, top bar and Langstroth can all be run foundationless, GREAT to know there are others here that see the sense in foundationless beekeeping.
Good going Robie!