Category Archive: Other Stuff

Non-beekeeping

Mar 29

New Web Host

With the new look to the website, we’ve also outgrown our old web host due to too much usage on a shared server.  Part of the high usage was self inflicted by using some non-optimal code, but even after fixing the problems I couldn’t get the usage down to where the host needed it to …

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Dec 11

Hive Tool From Menards

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The hive tool is used by nearly every beekeeper.   While it comes in a few styles, the most common version of the hive tool has made an appearance in home improvement stores in recent years.   It’s no real surprise as the hive tool has hundreds of uses and I always have one in my …

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Apr 12

New Name

Due to the popularity of the Ranco digital temperature controls we started selling on the Honey Run Apiaries website and the confusion and questions as to how beekeeping and HVAC temperature controls go together, we started a new website specializing in just the temperature controls.  The new site did well enough that …

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Mar 29

New Toy

Ok, so it’s not exactly new, but it’s new to me.  I’ve been on the fence about getting a forklift for awhile, but I must say I’m happy I have it now.  It makes moving around piles of equipment so much easier.  It’s main purpose was to enable us to buy wood by the truckload (or …

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Nov 08

Photo Gallery

I have a fair number of beekeeping photos taken over the past several years but only have posted a small handful of them on the website because it’s generally been a pain to do so because they were static pages. Not easy to change, add to or search. So this past weekend I added a …

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Dec 05

Keeping Warm – with Corn

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The warm spell is definately over with highs now in the 20’s and the bees are nicely tucked away in their hives. The front that brought an end to the heat wave came in with a roar with wind gusts I believe near 50 mph. I ended up having to check all my hives and …

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Oct 02

Time for the yearly paycut.

Tis that time of year again. Every October 1st. That’s the day when our companies (my day job‘s) health care plan is renewed or switched if they can find a better rate. The rate aways goes up, often many times the rate of inflation. Several years ago the company decided it could no longer …

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Aug 27

Introduction

So I’ve finally gone and joined the crowd. I started a blog. Of course I’m far from the first beekeeper to keep a blog, journal or diary. Some have kept on paper for years, and Allen Dick has kept ‘A Beekeepers Diary’ before blogs became popular.

But in spite of it’s current popularity, …

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