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Had a quick look in the flow super. 3 middle frames are pretty much the same as far as how much has been capped off already

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So I guess you could call that a metheglin? Im excited to see you develop your technique over time, adding some different herbs and what not.

Cherries and cinnamon sounds so delicious! I’d love to try a Cannabis and Poppy infused mead. 

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Bees are plugging along filling the sectional frames

 

Went down to Margs recently and found a very similar product, same size square but only one sided, $33. Crazy price

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Our mead is done. Primary and secondary fermentation, finished up at 14% abv. Bloody tasty stuff

 

Planning on doing a honey/blueberry beer next. Perhaps similar to a Gose?

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On 21/09/2019 at 4:46 PM, Gimli said:

People say that the plastic is bad for the quality of the bees and the honey but most commercial beekeepers use plastic foundation

I wouldn't mind playing with one of these flow hives. Briliant  engineering based on a commercial egg cracking machine. Definatly good for the bees in some ways. However I think there is something in the plastic thing.Bee_foundation.thumb.jpg.3c3988c4830cd0517d054bfdfd2ed96d.jpg

Here I gave my bees a choice. I placed a bit of plastic foundation in the middle, with a paddle pop stick on each side. As you can see given the choice bee's would rather go to all the effort of building their comb from scratch than use plastic.

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Can't get the photo the right way up.

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On 05/03/2020 at 2:38 PM, Crop said:

 

I wouldn't mind playing with one of these flow hives. Briliant  engineering based on a commercial egg cracking machine. Definatly good for the bees in some ways. However I think there is something in the plastic thing.Bee_foundation.thumb.jpg.3c3988c4830cd0517d054bfdfd2ed96d.jpg

Here I gave my bees a choice. I placed a bit of plastic foundation in the middle, with a paddle pop stick on each side. As you can see given the choice bee's would rather go to all the effort of building their comb from scratch than use plastic.

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That's interesting, hadn't really considered this... but it kinda makes sense, don't really blame really!

As a side note, lovely top bar hive :P  

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