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Building Hives with Western Red Cedar

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Building Hives with Western Red Cedar

I recently found this in a post on the Preservation Beekeeping Community Page. "Western Red Cedar is more than just a beautiful wood to look at. It has several physical qualities making it an excellent material to make bee homes with. Cedar is a wood with a very low density. Low density means a high proportion of air spaces, which makes Cedar the best thermal insulator of all our common building wood. It has a 1 ½ to 2 times better insulating value than other woods. A hive with a higher insulated value assists the bees in managing the warming...

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The Bee-Centered Beekeeping Immersion Class Was Wonderful!

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The Bee-Centered Beekeeping Immersion Class Was Wonderful!

We had a fantastic day exploring the ethos, tenets, and practices of bee-centered beekeeping.  This was not your typical beekeeping class with everyone suited up all day (although we encouraged everyone to be completely comfortable at all times).  It was much more human-to-honey-bee relational as we explored the areas of habitat, regional adaptation, practices, hive cavity, the wonders of natural comb, discerning the morale of a honey bee colony, practical examples of the differences between conventional and bee-centered beekeeping, and much more.  What a great time with all of these lovely people! If you had been interested in this class, but...

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