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  1. Video Diary of a bee colony from swarm capture to harvest

    I made this little Video Diary of a bee colony I caught from swarm capture to harvest over 12 weeks.

    I Hope you enjoy it :)


    https://youtu.be/x6s1hpz1dXk

    Bee Hive Inspection - Twelve...
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    Re: Cheers from Italy

    Benvenuto and Ciao From Australia :)
  3. Re: Storing drawn but empty frames for the winter

    you can seal up the Hive bodies in Bags that are moth Safe. Naturally they should have no holes. Or a chemical. such as Paradiclorobenzene which is a fumigant that is used to protect stored combs...
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    Close up Video of Bees Feeding

    Close up Video of Bees Feeding on a Spring 1:1 Sugar Syrup Mix


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR7wwGXnxsg

    You can hear some Rainbow Lorikeets, Australian Magpies and some Pied Currawongs...
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    Sugar Syrup Shelf Life

    I just Mixed a small batch of 1:1 sugar syrup. I had a little left over a have put it in the fridge. I am just curious how long it can stay chilled before it starts to ferment or become unusable
  6. Honey Extraction Tutorial Day at the Bee Club October 2015

    Honey Extraction Tutorial Day at the Bee Club October 2015


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVN-yy10624

    Today, 25 Oct 2015, we are harvesting honey from the club hives. The first Extraction of...
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    Re: Catching a Massive Swarm of Bees

    I finally moved the bees from the nuc to my 8 Frame Hive... These girls were busy and have dawn 5 full frames in just a week


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVi_K0WPCkc
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    Re: Catching a Massive Swarm of Bees

    Yeah I'm going to move them into the 8 frame deep. I had no drawn comb. They just marched into the hive. The next video show how I got them to go in....all without smoke. These are really gentle bees...
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    Catching a Massive Swarm of Bees

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74u00VhnKg4

    I got a call the night before to pick up a swarm of bees from a home in the suburbs of Sydney Australia.
    The swarm is rather large about the size of...
  10. Activity at the Entrance of the new Top Bar Hive 11

    Activity at the Entrance of the new Top Bar Hive 11

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv5SUWiLSjc

    Activity at the Entrance of the new Top Bar Hive. Recorded on 18 September 2015... Time 14:30. ...
  11. Activity at the Entrance of the new Top Bar Hive 8

    Closeup Activity at the Entrance of the new Top Bar Hive 8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7q41jzoBbQ


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7q41jzoBbQ

    Published on Aug 21, 2015

    Activity at...
  12. Thread: Bee stings

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    Re: Bee stings

    Your crazy :banana: :banana: :eek:
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    Re: Is this normal ?

    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...
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    Is this normal ?

    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...
  15. Activity at the Entrance of the new Top Bar Hive 4

    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...
  16. Activity at the Entrance of the new Top Bar Hive 2

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKRDep3ExJ0

    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...
  17. Re: TED: A thrilling look at the first 21 days of a bee's life

    Thanks for pointing that video out. Great footage
  18. At Least 4 Injured When Bees Swarm Graduation Ceremony In Pasadena

    At Least 4 Injured When Bees Swarm Graduation Ceremony In Pasadena

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-prgiNWl6Ms

    Those poor bees :(
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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
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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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