Closing pictures

The BeeHolder, April 2010

A sterilising tank for hivesA sterilising tank used for sterilising hives.

“We don’t scorch in New Zealand. We dip in a heated mixture of paraffin and bees wax.”

The double walled insulation tank is heater by propane to 150 degrees C. The lid was also insulated. The process not only sterilises but protects the wood by waterproofing it.

Would this work in the UK’s wetter climate?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hobbyist group apiary with the group’s storage hut. Double broods on each hive. The hive second right was the “ladies Hive” with a ¾ depth brood boxes.

A Kiwi group apiary