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We are looking to get out of the honey/bee game and wondering what is the best way to go about this. Currently have one strong hive with queen in her second season. We started this about 6 years ago for something for our son to do and he has since developed other interests and we simply don't have the time for it any more. Equipment etc we have as well as the operating hive: full depth supers, 3/4 supers, lids, cover boards, hive doctor bases, queen excluders, smoker, full bee suit and top half bee suit, gloves, hive tools, frame lifter, frame holder bee brush, honey heater modified fridge thing etc. Have never had AFB. Thanks in advance
Hi there, I would like some advice on buying a large quantity of beekeeping gear at a bargain cost from someone I don’t know. Yes I know there are alarm bells already going off.. the offer includes well over a hundred boxes and nuc boxes and mating nucs etc and lots of equipment such as feeders etc. The beekeeper said he burned hives before because of suspected sacbrood, just in case it was AFB when I asked him about disease history. There are only new frames being supplied with the deal. He says he is no longer DECA registered. Is it reasonably safe to buy boxes boxes since there’s no used frames involved? Some are that plastic foam stuff so probably can’t be hot dipped. Any way to test or verify there’s no disease present? Is this the deal too good to be true? If I did avail of the offer and didn’t get disease it would give me a huge boost, however I would like to be cautious at least. thanks
@Alastair Posted 21/12/2017 If wanting face protection but without the full bee suit, this is a nice lightweight and cool veil that can be put on or taken off in a flash. Bought one and it's so good it's the only veil I use now, and so cheap I bought another dozen which people have gradually "borrowed" from me. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Cool-Durable-Beekeeper-Jeans-Folding-Net-VEIL-Bee-Hat-Cap-Protective-Sun-and-Sting-Hat/32338961920.html?