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    Re: Foundationless frames Drone Problem?

    Don't sweat the small stuff. As others have said the bees will raise so many drones then just backfill the comb with honey. They will balance their population and if we play with it too much there...
  2. Re: Question for Michael Bush - Top Entrance on Top Bar Hive

    Might be worth considering having the lid a bit wider and longer than the hive to allow a bit of an overhang. Better weatherproofing.
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    Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    Wish we could get a deal like that for our farms. Hope they grabbed the money while it lasted.
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    Re: Wet hive - anything to do?

    Bees are surprisingly tough if you give them the chance. You have done it all at present so its now time to have a beer and wait to see the outcome. Just don't go digging around in there to see what...
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    Re: Fireproofing Hives

    Safer to mow and easier to get a permit. Even after burning you would have to maintain the regrowth so mowing is an easy option that does not leave hot, bare earth around your hives which puts more...
  6. Thread: Nice late summer

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    Re: Nice late summer

    I could not imagine your winters! As for getting through winter, the bees fly on most days so by your standards we don't really have a winter here but we still complain :)

    As for the extra room, I...
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    Re: Fireproofing Hives

    One of our greatest fears when working in long dry grass :)

    As for our hives, the bush hives have a corrugated iron roof over them that overhangs so embers will not get caught on the wooden sides....
  8. Thread: Nice late summer

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    Nice late summer

    After the really hot, dry early summer its cooled a bit to high 20s and low 30s - NICE.

    We went right through our backyard hives this arvo. The new hive off the package has two 8 frame boxes and...
  9. Re: how do you regress from large cell to small cell???

    Put some frames in with a starter strip. Make sure each one between a couple of established frames so they build straight comb. The rest is easy.
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    Re: Trying to decide between Top Bar and Langstroth

    Too true but often used as a reason to go "natural" in a TBH. Its how you handle the bees rather than the box they are in. Personally I like horizontal Langs with a Warre quilt on top.
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    Re: TBH enrance question

    The light does not seem to worry them but a small roof to keep out rain may be worth the effort. I don't worry about them as it seems to be a non-issue for my bees.
  12. Thread: Hot weather!!

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    Re: Hot weather!!

    Its a bit of a beast but does the job well. Like yours its been in the family for a looooong time.
  13. Thread: Hot weather!!

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    Re: Hot weather!!

    Yep, they have water and shade in the hottest part of the day. They are under some gum trees with dams not too far away. 48 degrees just seems too hot. With the wax melting it must have been 60...
  14. Thread: Hot weather!!

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    Hot weather!!

    Just back from a trip up north to the farms and bush hives. The week before last the day temperatures were all in the 40s with it peaking at 48 degrees on the Friday. We decided to check the bees on...
  15. Re: How does nectar stay in the comb before becoming capped honey?

    Surface tension. The water in the nectar tends to stay together so hangs in the cell like a drop of water. As the nectar gets more concentrated this effect gets stronger.
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    Re: Normal reaction to a sting?

    Same here
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    Re: top hive questions

    When the hive gets nearly full you just pull a few full frames and do a crush and drain extraction.

    Just put the newly extracted bars back at the end of the rack.

    The queen will generally stay...
  18. Re: Lady drops bottle of honey and wants me to replace it.

    Why don't we have a like button. This one is gold :)
  19. Re: Lady drops bottle of honey and wants me to replace it.

    Be nice to get the same deal when you bend a car. Supplier just gives you a new one! How good would that be.

    Amazing what some people expect.
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    Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    Is it aquarium filter mat on top of a bee excluder?
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    Re: Modifying a floor to screen

    I just drill 2" holes with a hole saw and staple fly mesh over the holes. Works for me :)
  22. Thread: Mean bees

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    Re: Mean bees

    If they are in your yard and they bug you then requeen as soon as practical. "Mean" hives have a place in the more remote locations but not around your house.
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    Re: Should I spend more money or let my bees die

    I would move it. All mine are in sunny spots with the heat controlled by roof insulation.
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    I HATE getting stung on the face. That is why I always use a veil at least.
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    Re: where can I buy bees around guelph?

    Wouldn't you be better off waiting till spring to do this?
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