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    Re: Is it normal to not react to a sting?

    I get a delayed reaction and slight swelling about 12 hours later and itch 2 or 3 days later.

    I find if you rub alcohol or methylated spirits on the areas it really does help
  2. Re: Why do Male Drones Bees Die after mating mating

    This argument makes no sense
    >>Drones die when they mate because they only get the chance to mate once and it's an advantage to deposit as much sperm as possible.

    So does most other creatures ...
  3. Re: Why do Male Drones Bees Die after mating mating

    Thanks some of that makes sense but it still does not answer the question.

    >>"There are way way more drones than queens.The odds of even mating once is pretty low let alone twice."
    This is...
  4. Why do Male Drones Bees Die after mating mating

    This may be more of a entomology and evolution question, which I cannot seem to find an answer to. Why do Male Drones Bees Die after mating mating ?

    From Wikipedia:
    The bulb of the endophallus is...
  5. Re: Two thoughts from a non-TBH owner on how to add complications to your life...

    Easy = Build more vent holes or do what i did build them into a few of the bars so that you can add remove them as you need them.

    I don't think the bees really care too much about how the cavity...
  6. Re: TBH New Beek w/ hive problem. Cross comb?

    1.5 inch sounds OK
    stick to these

    Top Bar Width

    Brood 1 and 1⁄4 inch = 31.75 mm
    To
    Brood 1 and 3⁄8 inch = 34.9 mm

    Honey Comb 1 and 1⁄2 inch = 38.1 mm
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    How long do bees take to reorient

    I had an old hive which grew a hole out the back which the bees used as a second entrance. I have moved all the frames or of the old hive body to the new home. It's been about 4 days now and I have...
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    Re: New to TBH? Start with a Tanzanian

    Hi Adam

    Do you get 40 degrees C or 100 F plus days in Nova Scotia ? That is a day when your combs could collapse like dominoes.

    A frame obviously helps the comb with side attachments so it...
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    Re: New to TBH? Start with a Tanzanian

    I use 19 " bars for all my TBH so I can put them in Langs if required. I think Tanzanian style hive may have too much weight on the comb which may cause comb collapse in hot weather, especially if...
  10. Thread: Top bar nucs

    by chiefman
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    Re: Top bar nucs

    I used this Technique when i got a hive from a cavity cut out. Works VERY well too easy can get messy but the bees clean everything up
    http://youtu.be/asYwcWxWGv4?list=UUndWYkPK3h04-69TmN_ZcNw

    ...
  11. Re: Does this mean Topbar are Hives Illegal in Australia

    Its a great place to live. But i'm sure many wild Brumbies are a pests in NSW and they need to be culled as they do great damage to the land. They were introduced here many years ago
  12. Re: Does this mean Topbar are Hives Illegal in Australia

    Easier said than done :).

    I have the support of our club .... and it seems our state apiary inspectors have supported the th. So all good for NEW :)
  13. Re: Does this mean Topbar are Hives Illegal in Australia

    Ohh Boy.. :( I'm expecting this from some our members when I propose introducing this style of beekeeping at our club
  14. Does this mean Topbar are Hives Illegal in Australia

    I was going to look at building a Topbar hive here in Australia then i came across this

    http://www.honeybee.org.au/pdf/RTE2217A.pdf

    on Page 23 it states "By law, in Australia all honeybees...
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    Re: Les Crowder - Topbar Beekeeping

    The Book has far more info and is a MUST for any new and even seasoned TBH beekeeper. There are just some great pointers which will help and another way of doing things.
    As for the DVD is have seen...
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    This is a Similar article i think ...

    This is a Similar article i think

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070503/ap_on_sc/honeybee_die_off
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    Talks about the way bees behave ...

    Talks about the way bees behave
    http://www-biology.ucsd.edu/faculty/nieh.html
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    A friend of mine is a stone mason he saw my hive...

    A friend of mine is a stone mason he saw my hive and was wondering if a stone bee hive would work even a Top bar hive. Can any one see any problems with it (apart from being really heavy).

    [This...
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    I just learnt something today from a gardening...

    I just learnt something today from a gardening show i saw on TV and would like to share it with you.

    If you taking cuttings from a plant to make new plants, usually you can dip the end of the...
  20. Thread: Voting booth

    by chiefman
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    I have a sugestion to make this site more...

    I have a sugestion to make this site more intertesting.

    i have seen a lot of other sites with a voting area where members vote and then can see what is the more popular "in thing " at the moment....
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    http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/s978921.htm
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    I went to a bee society meeting a few days ago...

    I went to a bee society meeting a few days ago and one of the guys there makes his own foundation.

    I forgot to as him how he makes it.

    is there an easy way to make it.
    (just out of curiosty)
  23. Thread: Inner covers

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    How many bee keepers use inner covers here ...

    How many bee keepers use inner covers here

    Most suppliers dont sell them here

    What do you do to stop the beeps from building comb on the inside of the hive lid?
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    Ive seen some suppliers here provide metal bottom...

    Ive seen some suppliers here provide metal bottom boards.This is a sheet of metal over the wood.

    One supplier does not believe in them as he reckons they get cold and the bees dont like it.
    ...
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    A lot of the old timers keep 8 frames here simply...

    A lot of the old timers keep 8 frames here simply just to make lifting the boxes easier
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