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Smaller, Lighter Beehive Design


June 20, 2019

Lifting 50- to 90-pound boxes of honey a few times is “a lot of heavy lifting!” writes Jonathan Mitschele in his article “Smaller and Lighter Beehives Are Better” in the summer issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener. Mitschele came up with a two-queen, side-by-side hive design in which each box in a hive weighs no more than 25 pounds and usually less. Read about his beehives and much more in our newspaper.

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