Your crazy :banana: :banana: :eek:
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Your crazy :banana: :banana: :eek:
Temperatures here at the moment are 15-20C in the day and down to about 6C at night. It happens everyday at about the same time I don't see fighting and most of them seem to be going in there is...
I would like to check if this is normal behaviour
Activity at the Entrance of the new Top Bar Hive. Recorded on 20 June 2015... Time 14:00. Location Sydney Australia
It was starting to get dark...
Activity at the Entrance of the new Top Bar Hive 4. Recorded 6 July 2015 at 16:00
We have just gone into winter here and resources are becoming scarce, notice the worker bees are now starting...
Activity at the Entrance of the new Top Bar Hive. Recorded on 29 May 2015... Time 15:20.
It was starting to get dark so the majority of the bees...
Thanks for pointing that video out. Great footage
At Least 4 Injured When Bees Swarm Graduation Ceremony In Pasadena
Those poor bees :(
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
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 ...
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 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 ?
The bulb of the endophallus is...
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...
1.5 inch sounds OK
stick to these
Top Bar Width
Brood 1 and 1⁄4 inch = 31.75 mm
Brood 1 and 3⁄8 inch = 34.9 mm
Honey Comb 1 and 1⁄2 inch = 38.1 mm
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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 :)
Ohh Boy.. :( I'm expecting this from some our members when I propose introducing this style of beekeeping at our club
I was going to look at building a Topbar hive here in Australia then i came across this
on Page 23 it states "By law, in Australia all honeybees...
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...
This is a Similar article i think
Talks about the way bees behave
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).