Products FAQs2021-06-03T10:48:37+08:00
About beeswax or beeswax foundation, is there any relevant test report to prove beeswax content?2021-06-21T10:59:40+08:00

We can provide factory inspection report, if you authoritative third party report also available

Does the Hive tools rust?2021-06-21T10:59:40+08:00

The tool is made of 2Cr13. This material does not contain Nickel. Strictly speaking, it is stainless iron and it will rust. However, the kitchen knife used in our home is often cleaned and wiped clean to keep stainless steel for a long time.

How long is the service life of the electric uncapping knife ?2021-06-21T10:59:40+08:00

Under normal use for at least three years.

Will there be a lot of burr across the queen excluder and it will hurt the bees?2021-06-21T10:59:40+08:00

Our queen excluder does not generate burrs.

Is the bee suit pure cotton? And how much is the content of the cotton?2021-06-21T10:59:41+08:00

It is usually made of 100% cotton ,and if other materials are required, it can be customized.

Do you have specific size table for S to XXXL on the bee clothes?2021-06-21T10:59:41+08:00

Yes ,we have. Please refer to the form.

防蜂服尺寸表(beekeeping suits)

部位/规格(size)

S

M

L

XL

2XL

测量方法(measuring method)

肩宽(shoulder)

50

52

54

56

58

 

袖长(sleeve length)

66

68

69

70

72

 

手臂围(arm size)

50

52

54

56

58

肩点下10CM处

胸围(breast size)

124

128

132

136

140

全长(overall length)

坐围(hip size)

128

132

136

140

144

全长(overall length)

腿围(leg size)

70

72

74

76

78

直档合缝下10CM处(Straight seam under the 10CM file)

上身长(upper body)

48

50

52

54

57

后中至腰节(Middle to lumbar segment)

下身长(lower body)

112

115

118

121

123

腰节以下(Below the lumbar segment)

注:帽子尺寸全部统一,高度为37.5CM (Note: the size of the hat is all  unified, and the height is 37.5CM.)

What is the material of Hive tools and Uncapping knives made of? IS it made of 304 stainless steel?2021-06-21T10:59:41+08:00

Hardness of 304 stainless steel only reaches 30 degrees, it is not suitable to make knives. Our 

knives are made of 2Cr13,3Cr13,4Cr13 steels, it can achieve 50 degrees after quench.




How to use the smoker Disperse bees2021-06-21T10:59:41+08:00

Bee smoker

Tobacco is the third line of defense for beekeepers Most beekeepers use “smokers” – devices that produce smoke from incomplete combustion of various fuels. The cigar calms the bee; it initiates the expected feeding response. The beehive was abandoned due to the fire. [26] Smog also masks the alarm pheromone emitted when the guarding bees or bees are crushed during the inspection. The chaos that followed was to open beehives for beekeepers and work without triggering defensive reactions. In addition, when the bees eat honey, the belly of the bees will swell, which may cause bees to spread.


How does the bee protective suit work?2021-06-21T10:59:41+08:00


Most beekeepers also wear protective clothing. Novice beekeepers often wear gloves and hooded clothing or hats and veils. Experienced beekeepers sometimes choose not to use gloves because they prohibit subtle operations. The face and neck are the most important protection areas, so most beekeepers wear at least veils. Defensive bees are attracted to the breathing. Compared with the tingling in other places, stimulating the face will cause more pain and swelling. Usually, reducing the amount of injection venom by nail scraping can quickly remove the tingling on the hands. .Protective clothing is usually light colored (but not colored) and smooth material. This provides the biggest difference for the natural enemies of colonies (such as bears and skunks), which are often dark and furry.The “cockroaches” that remain on the fabric continue to draw alarm pheromones, which can trigger offensive actions and further stinging attacks. Wash your clothes regularly, and clean gloves with vinegar to minimize attraction.

Bee Castes2021-06-21T10:59:41+08:00

A colony of bees consists of three castes of bee:

  • queen bee, which is normally the only breeding female in the colony;
  • a large number of female worker bees, typically 30,000–50,000 in number;
  • a number of male drones, ranging from thousands in a strong hive in spring to very few during dearth or cold season.

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Queen bee (center)

The queen is the only sexually mature female in the hive and all of the female worker bees and male drones are her offspring. The queen may live for up to three years or more and may be capable of laying half a million eggs or more in her lifetime. At the peak of the breeding season, late spring to summer, a good queen may be capable of laying 3,000 eggs in one day, more than her own body weight. This would be exceptional however; a prolific queen might peak at 2,000 eggs a day, but a more average queen might lay just 1,500 eggs per day. The queen is raised from a normal worker egg, but is fed a larger amount of royal jelly than a normal worker bee, resulting in a radically different growth and metamorphosis. The queen influences the colony by the production and dissemination of a variety of pheromones or “queen substances”. One of these chemicals suppresses the development of ovaries in all the female worker bees in the hive and prevents them from laying eggs.

Can you tell me the material and mesh number of the stainless steel filter?2021-06-21T10:59:41+08:00

Normally the filter is 304#, the edge is 201#, and we cancustomize it completely with 304#. The mesh number of stainless steel filter is20 in the upper layer and 40 in the lower layer.

 

How to use a smoker2021-06-21T10:59:42+08:00

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The smoker is the beekeeper’s best friend, andit is essential to know how to use it effectively. It is the most importantaccessory for minimizing stings, even more important than protective clothing. Directed smoke disrupts the bees’ usual defense response when their nestis invaded and creates an atmosphere of harmony with you and yourbees. If you were wondering how to use the bee smoker properly, you came to theright place.

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What is a BeeSmoker?

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Humans have been using smoke for millennia to calmbee hives. While the first honey-collectors likely used a smoldering torch toproduce smoke, today bee keepers typically use a hand-held smoker. Firstinvented in 1875, most modern bee smokers have three main components: a chamberfor holding smoldering material, a nozzle for directing the smoke, and abellows for pumping fresh air into the chamber and pushing smoke out of thenozzle.

How to operate asmoker?


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Open the top of the smoker and make a smallfire in the cylinder.


Fuel: Pine works as a great smoker fuel.This high sap content makes for a wet smoky fire. Pinecones, pine needles andwood chips make for great fuel. Cotton, dryer lint, or bits of paper can helpget things started.


Once the fire is going, close the lid. When the lid is closed itrestricts the air flow and causes the fire to smolder and smoke heavily. Whenthe bellows are squeezed, air is forced out the nozzle hole which feeds thefire. When the bellows open, it sucks air back into the bellows.

Be careful where you set your smoker whiletending your bees. The outside can get very hot, in fact I still have a scarwhere I burned my arm on the outside of our smoker.

Make sure the fire is completely out, and the metal has cooledbefore storing your smoker.


How to safely smoke bees


Keep in mind, the smoker is not a fog machine.The point of the smoker is not to fog the bees or use the smoker like a can ofbug spray.

 

When opening the hive give a couple of puffs atthe entrance. This should begin to get the hive into “prepare” mode. You mightsee reinforcement bees returning to the hive with great vigor. With these firstfew puffs the bees will start sending signals that there is a fire danger. Youdon’t want to mask these signals, so give the bees a few minutes to get focused.

 

It should now be fairly safe to open the lid.Do so slowly and once cracked give a puff under the lid, holding the smokerabout 8-10 inches away. You just want the smoke to drift under. Continueopening the lid and if things are ok you can continue with your work.

 

If the bees seem agitated, give a lightsmoke puff over each box top as you work through the hive.

Sometimes returning bees will begin knocking into you as awarning. Give a few puffs around yourself to let the bees know that you are thesource of smoke and to steer clear.

Carry out your work and give a puff or two every 5 minutes orso, to let the bees know that the “fire danger” is still present.

Be sure to keep an eye on your fuel source inside the smokerthroughout the inspection. You want the smoker ready if you need it, so checkthat the fire is still going and add fuel as needed. Give the smoker a fewpuffs now and again to deliver air to the fire.

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How to use honey extractor2021-06-21T10:59:42+08:00

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How to use honey extractor?

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Once your bees have filledthe combs with honey and capped it, you can extract it. What canhelp in the extraction of that honey is the honey extractor. Thehoney extractor is a device which extracts honey without damaging bee combs. Itcontains a cylindrical drum holding a frame basket, and by spinning it aroundhoney is extracted by centrifugal force. This method is great because wax andcomb remain intact and can be returned to the hive. It seems easy in theory buthow hard is it to use the honey extractor.

ElectricHoney Extractor

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The electrichoney extractor uses electricity to spin the frames that are attached onthe central shaft located in the middle of the drum. It has an electricmotor which is connected to your electric current supply so that it can turnthe frames at a certain speed. Speed is controlled because if the frames insidethe drum are spun at very high speeds, then there is a possibility of damage tothe honey combs. The electric honey extractor is the best option for largescale commercial beekeepers because they are fast and don’t need much energy tooperate. Big commercial honey companies use electric honey extractors due theconvenience that such extractors offer. Below are some of the advantages ofelectric honey extractors over manual honey extractors:

  • Electric honey extractors can be used toextract large amounts in a much quicker time.

  • They are easy to operate. Simply turnon the electric motor has been turned on the spinning startsautomatically.

  • They are faster compared to manualextractors.

  • Can be used by large commercial honeyextracting companies.

Manual HoneyExtractor

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The manual honeyextractor is manually operated using your hands, and you can even make oneyourself if you’re so technically inclined. The absence of an electric motor isreally the only difference, since it also has a drum that has a shaft whereframes can be attached to for the spinning to be done. Most manual honeyextractors can hold from two to about four frames. The advantages of the manualhoney extractor include the following:

Can be used to extract honey even wherethere is no source of electricity.

  • It ensures that delicate wax combs arenot damaged because the spinning speed can be controlled by the hands easily.

  • Doesn’t contribute to your electricitybill

  • Less expensive than the electricextractor

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      1.   You will remove each frame of the cappedhoney one by one from the super.

      2.   Use a bee brush to gently remove any beemight be on the frame. Be careful not to harm them or accidentally step onthem.

      3.   Use a hot knife, or a hot air gun removethe caps of the wax cells.

      4.   You will then place theframes vertically into the drum of the extractor, inside the metalholdings.

      5.   Once the frames are in their rightpositions inside the extractor, you can then turn on the device if it’s anelectric extractor, or start spinning it with your hands if it’s a manual one.As the frames are spun observe that the speed is good because extremecentrifugal force usually spoils the delicate wax comb. You can spin the framesin one direction for about five to six minutes, then reserve the direction ofspinning. In another five to six minutes the combs should be empty and theframes returned to the shallow super.

      6.   As the process continues the drum of theextractor will get filled with honey so it will be better to open the gatevalve at the bottom part to release the honey. When the drum is filled withhoney it makes spinning of the frames cumbersome.

      7.   You can use a bucket to tap the honeyfrom the honey extractor drum. You can then fill any jars that you may haveprepared to keep your harvested honey in.


      Clean-up

      Honey is water-soluable, so have asponge and dry rag on hand to clean up spills and wipe down your tools andsurfaces. Remember that honey is naturally anti-bacterial, so there’s no need to use anycleaning chemicals.


      Theextractor can be cleaned with a few buckets of hot water.

      I run myfilled jars under hot water for a few seconds after I’ve secured their lids,and then towel them dry.

      Yourde-honeyed frames should then be put back into your hives. Your bees willquickly repair the honey comb and, within a short time, start re-filling itwith new honey.

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      what’s feature did our upgrade honey uncapping fork have?2021-06-21T10:59:42+08:00

      features below:

      – Double-side needle design, more convenient.
      – Flexible, removable and adjustable.
      – Different sizes for you to choose.
      – Factory price, support oem.

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      Do You Sell Bee Culture Products?2021-06-07T16:54:57+08:00

      Yes, we are now add some new bee culture products like bee pictures, bee brooch, and other bee decorate items

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      What Is The Feature Of The New Design Hive?2021-06-07T16:45:20+08:00

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      Are Your Protective Gloves Made Of Leather?2021-06-01T06:43:02+08:00

      Glovesare made of sheepskin, pigskin, cowhide and artificial leather. The price isdifferent. The quotation will indicate the material.

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