Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Not many outdoor beekeeping tasks to perform in January.  An occasional check of your hive's food situation is all that is required.  With all your free time you can attend a bee club meeting.  Remember we have a club meeting this Saturday at 9:30 AM.  It is in the Silver Creek Room in the basement of the Ripon Public Library.

Or you can be building items for beekeeping.  Assembling hives and frames is a typical winter task.  I chose to make a solar powered wax melter to keep busy.  I already had the sheet of plexiglass and the other components cost less than $20.

Side View
                                                                      Front view
Cover removed to show roasting pan-note triangular hole cut in roasting pan to allow melted wax to drip into collection pan.  Inside painted black to maximize heat collection

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