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The Bee Source has a lot of useful information on bee keeping. What got my attention were all the free plans for building things like a honey extractor, solar wax melter and the Bee Vac. Most, if not all, of the plans have a web page and a PDF download. I never knew you could purchase bees on the Internet?

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Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.


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  1. Jason Striegel says:

    I’ve been keeping bees in the back yard for two years now. It’s a blast and it’s quite easy to get started.

    Here’s a link to a previous article on backyard beekeeping with a few photos of yours truly:
    http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/05/backyard_beekeeping_-_splitting_a_hive.html

    The University of Minnesota has a few classes for amateur beekeepers, and a number of online resources at their bee lab website. It’s aother good place for info:
    http://www.extension.umn.edu/honeybees/

    I’d recommend finding a local amateur beekeeping group and downloading as much info as you can get your hands on. Next spring you can be ready to start a hive of your own.

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