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“Brother Adam” Feeder

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself ¬†PH.   Bro. Adam Bee Hive Feeder This design is fairly basic and was not necessarily invented by Bro. Adam, but …

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Adhesives used in the making of Beekeeping Kit

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Adhesives (glue in common parlance) serve several functions in making beehives. They increase the stability …

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Branding and Smart Water

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   The theft of hives is sadly as they become more valuable more common.   Brands are available commercially and can be used to mark both frames and hives. Another alternative worth exploring is smart water technology.   PH  

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Compound Mitre for Mounting Nucleus Bee Hives

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Compound Mitre for Mounting Nucleus Bee Hives The idea for this item was generated by …

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Diagonal Miller Feeder National Hive

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH. Diagonal Miller Feeder National Hive This type of feeder was designed and developed by a man …

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Diamond Hone

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Diamond Hone This “Diafold” device is made mainly of plastic and is built rather like …

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Dowels and Pegs

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Dowels and Pegs used in the making of Beekeeping Kit Mortice and tenon, dowels and …

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Eke to suite National Bee Hives

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Eke to suite National Bee Hives An EKE can be as simple as four planks …

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Entrance Blocks for National Bee Hive Floors

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Entrance Reducer Nucleus Entrance Disc Entrances Anti Robbing Screen Entrance Blocks for National Bee Hive …

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Floor for National Bee Hive

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Floor for National Bee Hive The Grain should run along the longest dimension of any …

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Frame assembly

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Frame Wiring Correct Assembly of Bee Hive Frames This is a simple task that a …

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Gent Saw aka Dovetail

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   The Gent Saw or Dovetail Saw I do not know why the term ‘Gent’ is …

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Gim pin removal tool

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Gimp Pin Remover Tack Lifter Tool… As Modified By Dave Cushman The standard tack lifter …

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Lid for Swarm box to turn it into starter box

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Lid for Swarm Boxes intended as cell starters This type of lid will fit both …

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Manley Frame:Making and waxing

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Marburg SwarmBox

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Marburg Swarm Box The details given here are for the construction of a box that …

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Nails tacks and sharp bits…

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Nails for Making Beekeeping Kit There are many kinds of nail in modern use… But …

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National Bee Hive ‘Crown Board’ or ‘Coverboard’

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   National Bee Hive ‘Crown Board’ or ‘Coverboard’ What our American friends call an ‘Inner Cover’ …

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National Brood Box

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Brood Chamber for British Standard National Bee Hive ?Also known as a brood box, this …

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National Hive Stand

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Stands for National Bee Hives Many methods are used by beekeepers to raise their hives …

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National Roof

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Roof for National Bee Hive also known as an ‘outer cover’ This is shown upside …

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Open Mesh Bee Hive Floor with Removable Tray

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Open Mesh Bee Hive Floor with Removable Tray The Grain should run along the longest …

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Open Mesh Floor to suit British National Bee Hive (OMF Floor)

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Open Mesh Floor to suit British National Bee Hive In America they call this a …

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Screws

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Woodscrews for Making Beekeeping Kit There are various types of wood screw that are becoming …

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Section Crate for the British National Bee Hive

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Section Crate for the British National Bee Hive Section honey was a big thing before …

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Side Bar jig for frames

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Frame Side Drilling Jig I prefer to wire my frames, rather than use pre wired …

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Slip-Joint Adjustable Pliers

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Slip-Joint Adjustable Pliers This versatile tool will be more commonly found in a plumber’s toolkit, …

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Solar Wax Extractor

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Solar Powered Wax Extractor Solar wax extraction is popular with beekeepers as the energy source …

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Standard Swarm Box Lid

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Standard Swarm Box Lid The basic internal dimensions of the standard and Marburg versions of …

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System Zero Screw

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   System Zero Screws used in the making of Beekeeping Kit These are a special type …

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The famour “500” Hive Barrow

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Hive Barrow or Hive Wheelbarrow During the early 1980s I kept my bees on the …

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Toggle Fasteners

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Toggle Fastener used on swarm boxes The Turkish and Thorne fasteners listed at left are …

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Toggle Fastner

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Toggle Type Bee Hive Fasteners Made in Turkey I am including this after some thought. …

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Wasp Trap

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Wasp Trap Known as “yellow jackets” in USA, The common wasp (Vespa Vulgaris) and the …

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Wooden Wedges

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Wooden Wedge for use in manipulating bees A simple wooden wedge can make life easier …

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Z Springs

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This page is credited in full to Dave Cushman who created it. His voice is expressed in black colour text and any additions or comments in blue belong to myself. Credit: Dave Cushman’s website. PH.   Stainless Steel “Z” Springs, for hive clipping “Worth their weight in gold” These springs are …

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