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Title: Black Soldier Flies in 2014
Post by: Qilmorr on December 05, 2013, 12:28:39 PM
I've been chugging away on my 2013 list and have made descent headway, but I've started thinking about my 2014 list and am really interested in raising black soldier fly larvae.

Has anyone had any experience either raising BSFL or even building a BSFL bin out of a 30 or 55 gallon drum. I've been able to find a little bit of information, but not as much as I'd like.
Title: Re: Black Soldier Flies in 2014
Post by: archer on December 05, 2013, 01:16:44 PM
On my plan for 2014, here are some sites I found useful:
http://themodernhomestead.us/article/Black+Soldier+Fly.html
http://thebiopod.com/pages/resources.html
http://gardenpool.org/beneficial-insects/black-soldier-flies-in-the-garden-pool
http://www.northwestredworms.com/Pages/Blacksoldierfly.aspx
http://gardenpool.org/beneficial-insects/black-soldier-fly-composter-automatic-chicken-feeder
http://blacksoldierflyblog.com/bsf-bucket-composter-version-2-1/
http://www.waldeneffect.org/blog/Homemade_black_soldier_fly_bins/
http://www.redwormcomposting.com/the-share-board/vermimans-diy-bsfl-bin/
http://vermicomposters.ning.com/profiles/blogs/my-black-soldier-fly-bin?xg_source=activity
http://www.waldeneffect.org/blog/Attracting_black_soldier_flies/
http://www.waldeneffect.org/blog/Black_soldier_fly_101/
Title: Re: Black Soldier Flies in 2014
Post by: flippydidit on December 05, 2013, 07:26:31 PM
We're going to do the BSF's this coming year as well.  We'll also "bee" making top bar hives from 55 gallon drums.  It's going to "bee" an amazing year.  Hope it doesn't "fly" by as fast as 2013!
Title: Re: Black Soldier Flies in 2014
Post by: archer on December 06, 2013, 10:02:07 AM
We're going to do the BSF's this coming year as well.  We'll also "bee" making top bar hives from 55 gallon drums.  It's going to "bee" an amazing year.  Hope it doesn't "fly" by as fast as 2013!
bad bad bad

I am going to build a wood TBH myself and get the BSF going. I hope my langstroth hive survives the winter.