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  1. Re: Can i use half burned frames? - ( Photos Attached )

    Mate, the bees are more adaptable than we give them credit. They have lived in tree hollows for the last 5021 years so a bit of scorching will not affect them.
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    Re: What makes a nice hive turn mean?

    Smoke down between the frames not over the top of them. Honey flows can cut out at a certain time of the day and floral sources like citrus can make the bees cranky.
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    Re: Bee Veil Material

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    This is the yellow/golden mesh material to which I was referring.
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    Bee Veil Material

    I am about to make a couple of bee veils. Currently the top and bottom net material on my veils is tulle. I have noticed that Mann Lake makes a veil with a golden coloured net material. Googled...
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    Re: my favorite hive tool

    IMO, hive tools are something you can never have enough of.
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    Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    The ultimate size according to Seeley "Honeybee Democracy" is 1 1/4".
  7. Does Constant Robbing Demoralize Colonies

    I live in a country that has a longer season for honey production compared to northern hemisphere climates where there is a much shorter window for production. So management differs, but my question...
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    Re: Yellow vs white wax

    We have a plant which is a false dandelion. The pollen has a high oil content and the wax secreted by the bees gathering it, is a yellow colour.
  9. Re: Beekeeping Equipment and Ideas That Are No Longer With Us

    We had an equipment supplier that made plastic frame ends, and the top and bottom bars would push into a slot made in them. With the introduction of SHB they stopped manufacturing them as the plastic...
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    Re: Homemade hive tool

    Yep, we have a member of our organisation who makes his own hive tools out of car leaf springs. He is known to have the biggest tool in the business.
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    What Gets Put into Bee Hives by Humans

    Apart from wax and equipment, what gets put into beehives by beekeepers. We all know that the bees food is nectar, honey and pollen.

    I will start the list off here but would like your input. It...
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    Re: Bee Hive Rest

    We have bee eating cane toads (Bufo Marinus) here, so our hives must be up on stands. My wooden stands are collapsible and consist of two rails to sit the hives on, and at each end are separate...
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    Re: Why do you keep bees?

    Because I heard that the honey in my area was a natural aphrodisiac!!!!!
  14. Thread: BEE Addict

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    Re: BEE Addict

    Once that Bee Venom gets in your blood you become a full blown addict!!
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    Re: A Colony that Outperforms others

    [QUOTE=Michael Bush;1054491]>There is little difference in nectar collection abilities between different races of bees.

    I do think luck has more to do with it, but Brother Adam made the...
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    Re: A Colony that Outperforms others

    Michael P,how do you measure for longevity? I guess you have to mark the bees in some way.

    We know that high protein pollens can increase longevity of both workers and queens.
    One thing we have...
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    Hygiene In The Apiary

    While surfing the 'net for treating American Foul Brood with colloidal silver I came upon this site:-

    http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/bees/docs/manual_bee_keepers_en.pdf

    Apologies...
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    A colony that out performs others

    Anyone who has been beekeeping long term has had that hive that outperforms all others in the apiary despite having similiar conditions and management practices.

    Having thought long and hard about...
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    Re: Listening to bees

    Don't put the stetoscope away as listening to the bees can tell you a lot: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/beekeeping/9950045/Listening-to-bees-buzz-can-help-spot-disease.html
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    Re: Fireproofing Hives

    I am no paint expert but Mr. Google says aluminium powder is formed into a paste to form an ingredient of the paint.
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    Re: Fireproofing Hives

    I was stating a scientifically proven fact about aluminium painted beehives.
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    Re: Fireproofing Hives

    Aluminium painted hives are more resistant to bush fires and a small step towards preventing hive loss.
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    Re: Best uncapping tool

    LeonardS is on the money. Having 9 well spaced frames instead of 10 in your honey super will allow the bees to draw out the frames beyond the wood. Uncapping then becomes "easy peasey".
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    Re: Miachael Palmer Book?

    Being a forum member you get the newbees posts asking the same questions over and over again which at sometimes can be monotonous.

    However, Michael Palmer's posts and Youtube videos have inspired...
  25. Re: "Australian Honeybees Unable to Make Honey", or, trouble down under.

    The packers are offering increased prices for honey and wax as from 2nd January, 2014.
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