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  1. Re: Anyone Here From Australia Using Apithor For SHB

    I use them and rarely see a beetle
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    Re: Bee hive on a sloped roof

    Mr Brown66,

    Mate,

    Beekeeping is complicated enough without having to balance on a sloped roof. Surely you have a few spaces in your backyard for a couple of hives. Roof top beekeeping in...
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    Re: How to move a beehive

    They can remember longer than three days. I have moved hives away for three weeks & still had a few buzzing around the old hive site. Probably old field bees. Yanta
  4. Re: SHB trap - new thing on the market (australia)

    Robbo,

    I recently noticed that the finish on some of the traps is not very good. I have had one where a corner had come away which could have allowed access to a very persistent bee. I also saw...
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    Re: Australian bee journal?

    Nick,

    Try Australia's Honeybee News if you are interested on the commercial side. Published bi-monthly

    honeybee@accsoft.com.au

    Also the Australasian Beekeeper which has been around for yonks...
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    Re: AFB, decided to destoy hives, need advice?

    Jim,

    There is a lot of good info at this link. Aussie context in terms of legislation but the disease is the same.

    The youtube videos are particularly good in the first link under General...
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    Re: Squished Queen?

    Smoke!
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    Re: Trouble with Smoker

    Sabakhan,

    If you want to keep bees for a long period you will need to use a smoker.

    Life is just easier if you use smoke. Light your smoker up & practice away from the bees.

    I'm in...
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    Re: No Smoke Beekeeping. Why?

    2766 views & 116 replies & no constructive criticism of my joinery work.

    We had another 3 inches last night. 15 inches overall.

    My bees are high & dry on their stands. Makes them hard to work...
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    Re: No Smoke Beekeeping. Why?

    I'll have to be careful about having dangerous thoughts in the shed in future.

    Weather report - 12 inches of rain up to 17:00 Tuesday afternoon with the worst of it over.

    Photos of the Nuc...
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    No Smoke Beekeeping. Why?

    Well it's winter here in dear old Oz.

    My part of the world is feeling the effects of an east coast low - just under 7 inches of rain since Saturday morning & a long weekend to fill in has found...
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    Re: Holy cow, I got my first swarm!

    Unreal, great photos.

    I'm sure others will contribute but you are going to have to get them on some frames with foundation or you'll end up with a jumble of comb inside within a few days.
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  13. Re: How do you use a mating nuc to re-queen a hive.

    IN addition to the the two previous respondents, if you wanted to be cautious what would be wrong with introducing the queen via a queen cage?
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    Re: Can you believe this !

    Old English, I'll speak at your conference about anything you like. Return economy airfares to OZ & all the beer I can drink:D
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    Re: Need advice on hive stand construction

    The more you can put under them the better in terms of stability. Two or three hives can weigh a lot.

    Heres some photos of mine

    http://img580.imageshack.us/i/dscf5097a.jpg/
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  16. Re: SHB trap - new thing on the market (australia)

    Robbo did you get the Honey Bee News in the mail recently. There is some info on pages 26/27. Should be available now according to the article.

    Thanks for the link.

    There was a story on the...
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    Re: Moving Hives

    This is how I move my hives a short distance. This one is moving away from a neighbours fence line onto a raised stand.

    Strap it to a furniture removal trolley (cost me about $60.00 aus) Put a...
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    Re: queen excluders..yes or no?

    I also use them.

    I run double 8 frame brood boxes.

    I pull brood up from the brood box to remove old/dodgy combs & also to give the queen more room to help minimise swarming. The bees will...
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