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    Re: Are my bees chewing a bigger entrance?

    My langstroth has a half size entrance and they have been chewing it for some weeks now, it seams as the population grows, the bee committee seam to have a need for fire exits or something :) I may...
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    Re: some rank beginner questions.

    Sounds like my hive here in Aus. We have very hot days and the only ventilation is the entrance. They do just fine. I have gone with 2 brood boxes for my hive as I too only run one hive but many here...
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    Re: Why not to visit the hive at night.

    Our hive is close to the house so I quite often get one or two come in the office and make love to my lamp shade. I've only really slid the cover off to have a quick peak inside at night but I don't...
  4. Re: What is the closest you have bees to your house?

    Less than 3ft from our living room window. i took some precautionary measures like putting mosquito mesh on some of the vents in the brickwork for swarm season but that's about it :)

    Love watching...
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    Re: Weak hive and laying worker

    I'm also a novice however I can relate. I actually got a laying worker nuc and managed to transplant them into my new hive, after a few weeks I noticed this and so with a queenright hive I did the...
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    Re: Frames very tight in brood box.

    Went in the hive today, cleaned off all the propolis from the ends of the frames and now they come out a lot easier. 2 frames had been drawn and filled with syrup too. very happy so far. Not sure...
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    Re: how exactly do bees carry out dead bees

    I have watched mine over and over bringing out the dead, they are very good at it. Most can't really get off the ground with them but boy do they try! They can tow them along quite easily though so I...
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    Re: Frames very tight in brood box.

    Have started to feed them again now. They smashed 750mls almost overnight, so they seam to want it. Will start to trim down the frames at the weekend! :)
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    Re: Frames very tight in brood box.

    Thanks Walt, I will resume feeding I think and trim the propolis as you say, they as all sticky when you pull them apart. Thank you for the advice :)
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    Re: Frames very tight in brood box.

    My bees seam to take a long time to draw out comb, the second box has been on now for 3 weeks and they have yet to draw out one side of a frame. Maybe the population is not quite there yet? I have...
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    Re: Frames very tight in brood box.

    Yeah I'm happy to stay with 10 frames at the minute but I think I just need to get rid of those 2 fat frames and I'll be fine. I'll cut back the comb like you guys said.
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    Re: Frames very tight in brood box.

    Yeah its only drone and honey I think that protrudes. I will take the advise and see how I go! Thanks
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    Re: Frames very tight in brood box.

    Yeah that was the best idea I could think of, let all the brood hatch then cut them down. Thanks :)
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    Frames very tight in brood box.

    Hi all

    I have a 10 frame brood box with 10 frames in, I installed a nuc into them however 2 frames in the nuc were out of a 10 frame box with 9 frames in so they have drawn them out more I think....
  15. Re: I need advice on how many brood boxes where i live and any more advice.

    Here in Aus many use one deep but I'm aiming for 2 deep brood setup, I may or may not use my excluder for the 3rd. Not yet seen how they work, some of my bees a re quite big and I would imagine its...
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    Re: Engineers and Bees

    Mechanical Engineer also :)
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    Re: Record keeping?

    I use Word like ccar2000, it works for me, just a short bit of chat regarding what I did, weather etc. Nothing too fancy as I don't want to make it a chore. I have enough Journals as it is :)
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    Re: Need help choosing a beesuit

    I also opted for a full beesuit for my first year so I wasn't worried all the time. I went for a ventilated bee suit also due to the weather here. They post worldwide and so far I've not got stung...
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    Re: What to do in spring with supers?

    Maybe if they don't need the second super take them off however being mid winter it might be best to leave them be. If they have filled one super then leave the other for them to fill in the spring...
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    Re: Bees finding pollen on January 20

    Fantastic photos.... I've yet to see what pollen ours bring in here however some of the Eucalypts do bloom in winter here.
  21. Re: Lots of activity 2 hours after inspection.

    Ahh that explains it. I'm at work most days so I guess i just miss it. Thanks for the replies :)
  22. Lots of activity 2 hours after inspection.

    Hey all

    After a week of very hot temperatures one day reaching 45 deg C, I did a hive inspection to see how they were getting on. First thing I noticed was just how many more bees were in there,...
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    Re: Blue Gum Eucalyptus bloom

    Local blue gum honey here is fantastic, we have plenty of eucalypts around us so also hoping to get some nice honey. Mallee gum is a popular type also.

    Great shots too! :)
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    Re: Honey smells like urine

    I've bought jars here from local suppliers that have had that piss twang too them too :D , not sure what it is but my guess would be a certain type of nectar. Hoping mine don't produce pee honey :lpf:
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    Re: Bee Hive Color

    Yeah my boxes are stained in Outdoor furniture stain, early days but we will see how its resists 45 Deg C sun all day :)
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