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  1. Thread: Manuka Honey

    by LegionŠ
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    I've just been reading an interesting article in...

    I've just been reading an interesting article in the latest copy of 'The NZ Beekeper' magazine so I can offer a little more information :).

    There are two varieties of trees commonly called Manuka,...
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    Thanks, I'm hoping it's over already. There was...

    Thanks, I'm hoping it's over already. There was fairly high winds last night, so most of the dead bees are gone, and they don't seem to be building up again today.

    I think for the most part NZ is...
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    Pesticide killing my bees?

    I noticed yesterday on one of my hives at home that there was about 30-40 dead bees outside it. I'd mown the lawn a few days earlier so I know they're all recent. Today there is probably a couple of...
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    As MB implied, you do get quicker. The first...

    As MB implied, you do get quicker. The first super worth took me about an hour. The most recent one, about 15 mins to wire and embed. Everything is at hand and ready to go (other than grabbing off...
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    It sounds like you've done well with that wife of...

    It sounds like you've done well with that wife of yours :)

    As you say, I don't think anything beats the satisfaction of doing things yourself. Once you've got the jigs it doesn't take long to get...
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    3 or 4 wires is fine for deeps. If you aren't...

    3 or 4 wires is fine for deeps. If you aren't extracting them, they don't need to be as strong as they might if you were (all mine are wired with 3)

    Mediums for extracting, 2 wires should suffice....
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    You'll need to upload the images to a hosting...

    You'll need to upload the images to a hosting place such as www.photobucket.com (free) then link them from there - once uploaded, click on the 'IMG' link to copy, and paste it into you post on here....
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    Yellow pollen...

    Yellow pollen
    http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h245/Legionc/Beekeeping/04_Pollen.jpg

    Red Pollen
    http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h245/Legionc/Beekeeping/DSC01138.jpg
  9. Thread: Robbing?

    by LegionŠ
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    They were still pretty strong at that stage, more...

    They were still pretty strong at that stage, more than enough to fill one deep I would say. When I got the hive a couple of months they'd been overwintered with honey supers on, the previous owner...
  10. Thread: Robbing?

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    The old queen is healthy and laying in her new...

    The old queen is healthy and laying in her new home at my fathers place. I followed the initial swarm (just happened to be home) and boxed them. She started laying in there pretty much straight away...
  11. Thread: Robbing?

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    Thanks for the input guys :) I had thought it...

    Thanks for the input guys :)

    I had thought it odd that any robbing would occur with a good spring flow on and the fact that they seemed to miss the top entrance, very few of our bees use it, it's...
  12. Thread: Robbing?

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    Robbing?

    Pretty sure these girls were getting robbed out at one of the hives in my backyard. There was a steady stream of bees from one particular direction, so it definitely wasn't orientation, lots of bees...
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    Sticky: Me, all clean shaven for Movember...

    Me, all clean shaven for Movember
    http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h245/Legionc/Misc/movember-me-small.jpg

    King bee apiary: you've got an extra / in there at the end
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    My eyesight is pretty good. Even if I hadn't been...

    My eyesight is pretty good. Even if I hadn't been able to see any eggs, there should have been capped brood there after a week.

    Posting pix of the suspected robbing in the photos section. Pretty...
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    Mystery Queen?!?!

    One of my hives swarmed on the 29th September.
    On the 2nd of October I found both opened and capped Q cells.
    On the 6th there was robbing going on at that hive and I reduced the entrance.
    On...
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    So far, I'm putting the hive that swarmed on me a...

    So far, I'm putting the hive that swarmed on me a short while back at being at least one super behind, and probably two - and it's not even summer yet!
    The hive next to it (that was initially...
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    Looks like fun :) Thought about putting a...

    Looks like fun :) Thought about putting a pressure guage on it? Or an automatic pressure valve of some sort?

    Do you have any problems with the wax cooling near the end of the outlet pipe and...
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    No idea, any Aussies about? :)

    No idea, any Aussies about? :)
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    Just a note for those of you with the epi-pens -...

    Just a note for those of you with the epi-pens - I was talking to a doctor friend about them a while back and she made mention of the fact that they only have a shelf life of twelve months - after...
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    They seem to have stopped doing it now. The...

    They seem to have stopped doing it now. The population has crashed in the last week or two, but I suspect it's as much to do with them having been queenless for quite a while as anything else -...
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    You've done very well MB and I've bookmarked it...

    You've done very well MB and I've bookmarked it for furture reference, though I do have a couple of suggestions:

    Rabbet - also called a rebate in many parts of the world

    Banking Queens - ?
    ...
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    An update on this

    I haven't yet had a chance to swap frames between the two hives as the weather has been lousy. I did have enough of a gap to check on one of my nucs that were busy raising their own queen and spotted...
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    Moving frames of brood to another colony

    My father has a hive from a cutout that I'm pretty sure is queenless. No signs of laying after a week or so of being in that hive, and a lot of bees just hanging around with nothing to do. He has a...
  24. Thread: queen

    by LegionŠ
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    Not like that apparently :) There is a post at...

    Not like that apparently :)
    There is a post at the top of this forum with some handy hints
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    I switched around the brood boxes today, and took...

    I switched around the brood boxes today, and took 3 frames and bees out to form a nuc. I found 3 open queen cells, so I'm not sure if there was an afterswarm or if there is a virgin queen somewhere...
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