I go with rain tree too!
Type: Posts; User: max2
I go with rain tree too!
Don't ( feel silly)
In my apiary I would have access problems as some of the hives are very close together.
My bees must be different, but if there is even a little honey exposed it takes mine...
I'm only a small producer ( about 3000 kg since October last year) and the bulk price is not of much interest to me
I get enquiries for bees wax - again, I can't supply - but what is the going...
Acceptable to customers who would be willing to return the container?
We are moving to all glass jars ( from recycled glass) and people are willing to pay extra. We take the jars back ( and pay $...
I wonder if there are any non-plastic solutions?
eg an environmentally friendly solution?
a friend of mine has gone into comb honey. He sells sections in small plastic boxes....and is looking for a a container which is hopefully clear but environmentally more sound than plastic....
grozzie2 - I like your plan and thinking behind it. We use Queen excluders and it works well for us too.
"Beeco with the heavier guage S/S but unfortunately no cage as shown in the photo.
Indeed a good smoker . I had the same one for many years....but I had to replace pretty well all the rivets and...
I tried the same with the same result.
I use a 20 l bucket with holes drilled in the bottom inside another bucket with a honey gate and this works OK.
The best way to deal with cappings is to wash...
At our last beekeepers meeting a bloke came with aa large box of near new plastics to give away - there where plenty left at the end...
If the damage is considerable I would put new foundation in it.
Yes, the SHB loves the brood.
I have seen hives go from a few SHB to being destroyed in less then a week and have heard from others...
Sorry about your loss.
Any comb which is in good condition ( and does not smell too strong of the SHB) can be re-used.
I would clean the box and air it before re-use.
Some years back when the SHB...
I have these http://ecologicalsolutions.com.au/bees/?page_id=8
But I'm biased :) - ventilated and only $ 120 Australian
I have no crystallized honey in stock. If I have it available in 500g jars it flys off the shelve.
Most of Europe uses mostly crystallized honey.
The huge trick I learned this year from a bait hive host is to put a gnarly piece of firewood on top of them.
Can you explain what the purpose is of the wood?
That is the Aussie spirit, mate!
Just think what the mailing list alone would be worth to Dadant, Mannlake etc!
I have had mine for a good number of years...is it 6 years? It is holding up very well. It is not white anymore but it all works. The elastic at the arm ends are worn but would be easy to replace.
Just finished the count and I agree with Michael...
I had a similar situation. I gave way too much and it was way too much work. I still drop off a jar of heney when I pass. There are things we should do not for money.
I sell bees, mostly FD singles. I sell quality gear, the boxes cost me more to make because they are rot proofed, the lids are expensive ones that will last and the bottom boards are...
Yes, mine are 18 and 19 and not interested in bees anymore. They both where when they where smaller.
Maybe the FLOW hive will bring them back:)
One day you may make it a little...
They look like western grey and your GD is a real cute one...but then they grow up.
I'm inland from Maroochydore and the picture could be taken not too far from here. If you visit her, drop in.
I have used rather expensive waterproof felt pens but since the Xylene is gone the pens are no good. A pencil it is. Best ideas are so simple.
I have now 30 hives.
We have an Electric uncapping knive, a couple of squer tubs to uncap into and a 4 frame , motorised extractor, some plastic buckets with strainer...that is it.