Tuesday, June 28, 2011

looks great in beekeeping catalogs, but not my style

I want to maximize my beekeeping experience, do no harm, and keep only the essential set of beekeeping gadgets. Catalogs, in general, display colorful items that look so pretty/exciting/unique/flashy/nice.   Sometimes the gadget evaluation requires more than my imagination, but actual experience.  Here is a short list of items that look great in beekeeping catalogs, but after testing in my backyard (in-town Atlanta apiary) are just not my style:
  • leather bee gloves
  • bee brush
  • boardman entrance feeder
  • hive top feeder
  • pollen substitute
I am not saying that a particular gadget is harmful or bad.  Yeah, it is embarrassing to admit that I purchased all these items, oh well.

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