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    Re: Paint the inside ?

    This article by Marla Spivak is worth a read:- http://www.beelab.umn.edu/prod/groups/cfans/@pub/@cfans/@bees/documents/article/cfans_article_435997.pdf
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    Re: Honey from downunder????

    In that case I will stand corrected. I wonder if it has any significance as a honey producer in this country.
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    Re: Honey from downunder????

    Just goes to show you cannot always rely on the internet for fact. Manuka honey comes from Leptospermum Scoparium that grows in New Zealand.
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    Re: Honey from downunder????

    I always thought Australia was referred to as "downunder" and not New Zealand, but then again, I do not live there. No Manuka honey is produced in Australia. We have Jelly Bush which has similar...
  5. Thread: Jumbo Smoker

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    Re: Jumbo Smoker

    My stockist did not have a lot of choices and I bought a Mann Lake (non jumbo) smoker, on-line from him. It is the one shown on the left on the attached photo. After inspecting it on arrival it looks...
  6. Thread: Jumbo Smoker

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    Jumbo Smoker

    I am in the market for a new smoker. Since they last a long time I want to be sure that the smoker is going to suit me before I buy it.

    Originally, I was thinking of getting a Jumbo one because of...
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    Bernhard, I too really like your posts. I think you could write a great book entitled "Turn Your Beehive into a Honey Pump". It would be a best seller in the bee world.

    Also I am very intrigued by...
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    Re: Best way to clean labels off glass Jars.

    Eucalyptus Oil.
  9. Thread: frozen honey

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    Re: frozen honey

    Does honey actually freeze? I thought it didn't so the bees could access it in the depths of winter.
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    Re: The Monk and the Honeybee on youtube

    Of course if you look at the boxes of other related videos on the right of the Youtube screen you will notice that the listed one in the earlier thread is Part 1 and there is also Parts 2 & 3 shown...
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    Re: squarepeg 2015

    Great to hear you are avoiding artificial feeds. Seems are lot of beekeepers forget that the honeybee's natural food is pollen, nectar and honey. Robbing all the honey off the bees and feeding them...
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    Re: Tomorrow ADVANCED BEEKEEPING

    Oldtimer, where did you source the information that Langstroth used an 'apple box'?

    Eva Crane in her book 'World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting' said he use champagne cases from France.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: What is your favorite bee tool?

    Sounds like you may not be using good smoker material. You also have to light your smoker at the base, not put the smoker material in and light it from the top.
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    I have found that their stings can be more potent when they are working a certain species. Here we have a Melaleuca with a pollen crude protein content in the 36% range which is quite high. The...
  15. Thread: Smoker Plug

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    Re: Smoker Plug

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    Being the owner of a wood lathe, I turned a simple plug for my smoker, it works a treat!
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    Photo of Swarm Bait Hive

    A while back a swarm entered this swarm box. It had four frames in it and empty space. When I went to put more frames in it a couple of weeks later it was totally full of unframed comb in the empty...
  17. Re: How to stimulate colony build up in the spring?

    If the species is Tasmanian blue gum
    ( Eucalyptus globulus) it has reasonable crude protein content.

    "Moncur, W. et al (1994) reported: Tasmanian blue gum pollen has a crude protein of 27.6% to...
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    Re: walt wright's checkerboarding

    So Bernhard, to get it straight in my mind are you saying you lift the excluder to fit above the empty dome so the queen can lay in the unoccupied space or do you want the unoccupied space to remain...
  19. Crude Protein Content of Pollen in the USA

    I have been wondering if the major beekeeping flora in the USA have been analysed for their crude protein content and published in book form.
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    Re: Overwintering Borage

    I have heard that borage plant flowers may be beneficial in the control of American Foul Brood.
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    Re: Opening the Sides of the Broodnest

    Bernhard, I particularly like this quote of yours " I sometimes suspect, that some of the manipulations that are teached against swarming actually weaken the hive so much, that they don't swarm. But...
  22. Re: How to handle Interstate Bee Truck Overturns

    I understand that the chemical in fire extinguishers asphyxiate and kill the honeybees, so unless there is a fire it should not be sprayed on the load.
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    Re: Christmas lights for hives?

    As 'crazy' is part of your name, why not put some small flashing red lights up and give it a try. Also you could build some little chimneys for each hive as well.
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    Re: The harvest of pollen: bad business?

    [QUOTE=Michael Palmer;1192342]Pour trapped pollen onto an empty brood comb and work it into the cells with your fingers. I use one side...the side facing the grafts. If I were feeding a colony, I...
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    Re: Blue Banded Bee

    They have recently returned to my garden after not seeing them during winter and spring. They love our salvia flowers and can be foraging very early in the morning and I have seen them doing it in...
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