What To Do With Used Beekeeping Equipment


| 8/11/2014 8:39:00 AM


Tags: beekeeping, recycling, Illinois, Julia Miller,

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When we started keeping bees, questions came in two forms. "Do you sell honey?" and "Do you want my old equipment?" The first question was much easier to answer. "Yes, when we have surplus, we will sell." The second requires more consideration.

When people decide to stop keeping bees, they don't know what to do with all of their supplies. Since beekeeping can have some expense involved, it is natural to want to share the resources.

It can be a good thing to get used equipment from beekeepers who are ending their operation. However there are also some things to keep in mind.

Questions to Ask Before Buying Used Beekeeping Equipment

What do you know about the type of beekeeper they have been. Is this compatible with your apiary?

Did they use chemical pest treatments?




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