PDA

View Full Version : Revolutionary beehive



WX
02-24-2015, 01:58 AM
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-23/beekeepers-devise-tap-to-collect-honey-without-disturbing-hive/6222728
I want one.

Phil Y
02-24-2015, 02:06 AM
I saw that on facebook this morning. Looks cool. Weve just had a couple of beehives put on our place.

PeterSibley
02-24-2015, 02:31 AM
What a brilliant idea ! I've had up to 9 hives but gave them away as the business of uncapping then extracting was just too time consuming an messy for the amount of honey we consume .

Something that would let me drain 2 or 3 kg of honey when needed would be great . No more extractor , uncapping then cleaning up.!

WszystekPoTrochu
02-24-2015, 06:05 AM
IF this is real and as efficient as they claim, it might be a new opening for small hive setups

S.V. Airlie
02-24-2015, 09:29 AM
Neat idea! I think it is a great idea for commercial beekeepers who has to deal with hundred of hives (maybe thousands) but for me,it isn't a good idea! I ENJOY working with bees (from A-Z) Part of this enjoyment is doing everything myself,

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
02-24-2015, 10:16 AM
I can picture some interesting failure modes for that.

Which flowers have they tested it on?

ahp
02-24-2015, 10:47 AM
It seems from the description that the honey flows by gravity, and is not retained in the comb. That, if so, would not be desirable in cold climates. The hive needs to retain a lot of honey for the bees to survive over the winter.

WX
02-24-2015, 04:00 PM
It seems from the description that the honey flows by gravity, and is not retained in the comb. That, if so, would not be desirable in cold climates. The hive needs to retain a lot of honey for the bees to survive over the winter.
How much you take depends on how many frames you tap. No beekeeper in they right mind would take it all.

S.V. Airlie
02-24-2015, 04:07 PM
Here for winter I leave about 65lbs. AND then, feed them in the spring before they begin collecting on their own..

PeterSibley
02-24-2015, 04:26 PM
Here for winter I leave about 65lbs. AND then, feed them in the spring before they begin collecting on their own..

Those guys live on the North Coast.... where I live . We have mild weather, ridiculously mild by your standards. I even have trees flowering in the forest around me all through the year so it's very much easier to keep a colony healthy here. Of course parts of Australia have very different areas with 6 weeks of blossom ever second year or after rain. In those places hives are brought in by truck and out again after the flow and sometimes those flows can be big !

I can remember one flow were it was giving 45 kg / 100 pound per week per hive. Other places can be better.

Edited , 80 pound per day !!

WX
02-24-2015, 08:11 PM
When I was 16 I worked for a beekeeper who had 1500 hives. It was hard, hot and painful work. I'd have one of these new hives in a shot.

Syed
02-24-2015, 09:57 PM
I hope this new hive is equally good in shifting and transporting?

PeterSibley
02-24-2015, 11:44 PM
28 .