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    Avocado Honey

    I have been searching to find out if the Avocado tree produces honey for the beekeeper. If so what is it like and how much per hive do they gather? Apparently, the pollen has a crude protein content...
  2. Re: Are stings supposed to feel good, almost addictive

    Nothing like a bit of BV in your blood to give you a lift. I seem to feel better after a few stings.
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    Re: To every thing there is a season

    .......AND that old gambler was right:-

    "You've got to know when to hold 'em
    Know when to fold 'em
    Know when to walk away
    And know when to run."

    Probably applies to beekeeping as well.
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    Re: You people are outa your minds!

    Be sure to join a beekeeping club and get some good books on the subject.

    Just like a pilot reads the sky and a sailor the sea, the beekeeper must learn to read his bee hives.

    Once you get a...
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    Re: OTS queens off old brood comb

    I did some OTS queen rearing the other day and used a razor sharp 1" chisel to do the notching. It cut through the old cells like a dream, much better than a hive tool.
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    Re: being a nosey beekeeper

    Acebird, I don't think it is that quick especially if you have been working in the brood area. The timelag for the bees to restore their microclimate back to normal can be considerable, if you study...
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    Re: being a nosey beekeeper

    Inspecting so often upsets their microclimate and it takes them ages to get it back to normal. Also you will be making your bees more vunerable to diseases.
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    Re: Mating flight timing

    I think you deserved that. I have a friend with 600 hives who will not sell bees to anyone unless they have made an effort to join a bee club or have read books so they have basic knowledge about...
  9. Re: Can i use half burned frames? - ( Photos Attached )

    Mate, the bees are more adaptable than we give them credit. They have lived in tree hollows for the last 5021 years so a bit of scorching will not affect them.
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    Re: What makes a nice hive turn mean?

    Smoke down between the frames not over the top of them. Honey flows can cut out at a certain time of the day and floral sources like citrus can make the bees cranky.
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    Re: Bee Veil Material

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    This is the yellow/golden mesh material to which I was referring.
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    Bee Veil Material

    I am about to make a couple of bee veils. Currently the top and bottom net material on my veils is tulle. I have noticed that Mann Lake makes a veil with a golden coloured net material. Googled...
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    Re: my favorite hive tool

    IMO, hive tools are something you can never have enough of.
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    Re: Essentials on swarm trapping

    The ultimate size according to Seeley "Honeybee Democracy" is 1 1/4".
  15. Does Constant Robbing Demoralize Colonies

    I live in a country that has a longer season for honey production compared to northern hemisphere climates where there is a much shorter window for production. So management differs, but my question...
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    Re: Yellow vs white wax

    We have a plant which is a false dandelion. The pollen has a high oil content and the wax secreted by the bees gathering it, is a yellow colour.
  17. Re: Beekeeping Equipment and Ideas That Are No Longer With Us

    We had an equipment supplier that made plastic frame ends, and the top and bottom bars would push into a slot made in them. With the introduction of SHB they stopped manufacturing them as the plastic...
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    Re: Homemade hive tool

    Yep, we have a member of our organisation who makes his own hive tools out of car leaf springs. He is known to have the biggest tool in the business.
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    What Gets Put into Bee Hives by Humans

    Apart from wax and equipment, what gets put into beehives by beekeepers. We all know that the bees food is nectar, honey and pollen.

    I will start the list off here but would like your input. It...
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    Re: Bee Hive Rest

    We have bee eating cane toads (Bufo Marinus) here, so our hives must be up on stands. My wooden stands are collapsible and consist of two rails to sit the hives on, and at each end are separate...
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    Re: Why do you keep bees?

    Because I heard that the honey in my area was a natural aphrodisiac!!!!!
  22. Thread: BEE Addict

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    Re: BEE Addict

    Once that Bee Venom gets in your blood you become a full blown addict!!
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    Re: A Colony that Outperforms others

    [QUOTE=Michael Bush;1054491]>There is little difference in nectar collection abilities between different races of bees.

    I do think luck has more to do with it, but Brother Adam made the...
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    Re: A Colony that Outperforms others

    Michael P,how do you measure for longevity? I guess you have to mark the bees in some way.

    We know that high protein pollens can increase longevity of both workers and queens.
    One thing we have...
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    Hygiene In The Apiary

    While surfing the 'net for treating American Foul Brood with colloidal silver I came upon this site:-

    http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/bees/docs/manual_bee_keepers_en.pdf

    Apologies...
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