General beekeeping equipment.  Smokers, hive tools etc. 

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A stainless steel smoker for use when working honeybees. 

Features:

  • A removable fire baseplate for easier cleaning
  • A full protective guard around it to prevent burns
  • A large hook at the front for hanging it up
  • Handle to open the lid
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Bellows made from wood and leather

 

The fire can of the smoker measures 10cm (4") in diameter by 18cm (7") tall.  The smoker is approximately 28cm (11") tall in total. 

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A very strong scraper type hive tool. 

  • Made from spring steel - this tool will not bend!
  • Integral nail puller
  • Highly polished stainless steel with one end painted red - to help you find it in the grass!

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  • Made from heavy duty stainless steel
  • Will not bend or flex under normal use
  • The 'J' end of the tool is very fine - which which makes lifting out combs easy
  • Made in England

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A long thin type of hive tool.  I have used many types of hive tool and this one really works well with the Top Bar Hives!  At 31 cm in length it can cut any attachment without a problem. 

A very rigid tool, made from spring steel. 

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A short, stout hive tool.  Very light in the hand. 

Made from highly polished spring steel, so it is very strong!

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A soft bristled natural bee brush made from bamboo and horse hair. 

As the brush is made from all natural materials it can be composted at the end of its useful life!

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Useful for uncapping sunken areas of honeycomb that cannot be uncapped with a knife. 

Also good for pulling out drone brood to check for varroa mites. 

Overall dimensions: 20cm long, 7cm wide. 

Needles are slightly cranked

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A very handy, simple to use tool for catching the queen. 

Simply open the clip, place it over the queen bee and allow it to gently close.  The queen is now safely inside.

If you have no experience of catching queens then practice on a few drones first!

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Two plastic queen cages. 

A handy item to have in your pocket or tool box.  Has many uses including:

  • Introducing queens
  • Moving queens
  • Keeping queens safe during inspection
  • Catching virgin queens etc...

Features a sliding cover, ventilation holes, space for a candy/honey plug and a break out tab for queen introduction. 

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A pair of honey bee swarm lures. 

These are made from a mix of all natural ingredients, safe to use and handle they do not contain any synthetic pheromones.  Full instructions for their use included. 

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Sugar dusting your bees is a safe and effective way to monitor and treat for varroa mite in honeybee colonies.  The fine sugar dust that covers the bees creates problems for the mites gripping the bees, like marbles under the mites feet.  It also increases grooming behaviour among the bees helping to dislodge more mites.  

Specification:

  • Height - 10cm
  • Diameter - 7cm
  • Mesh top
  • Includes plastic cap to prevent spillage and keep contents fresh
  • Made from stainless steel - so no chance of breaking it in your apiary toolbox!

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Mouse guards should be placed over the entrances during the winter months to prevent mice and other rodents gaining access to the hive.  This mouse guard will fit both the Warre Hives and Top Bar Hives listed on this website. 

Dimensions: 15.5cm wide, 4cm high, holes are 10mm in diameter. 

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A re-usable, easy to clean wasp trap.  Can be stood on its base or hung up by a peice of thread. 

Protecting small bee colonies against wasps is most important in the autumn!  Wasps can decimate a small colony very quickly!  Try using a meaty bait in the trap during the early spring and late autumn to catch queen wasps (they want protien), every queen caught is one less wasp nest in the vacinity! 

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The easiest way to get clean wax, simply leave it in the sun!  The wax melts off, through a mesh filter and into a collection tray.  Made from cedar and includes legs and collection tray. 

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