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Branding Wooden Equipment

Jim shows the use of a fire-heated brander used to sear an identifying mark into new hive bodies.  This equipment is normally used by beekeepers having multiple hives in many locations.  Once branded, the equipment will be marked for the life of the equipment.

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Questions:

  1. In this video is the brand seared or etched into the wood?
  2. What is the purpose of branding?
  3. Branding can only be done on new equipment.  True / False