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  1. Re: Newest rage - "Honey Pairing" Can't we just make/eat honey?

    Goin' off like a frog in a sock. Very entertaining thanks Challenger. Love your work.
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    Re: Organic sugar for bees

    This may help.

    http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/532260/Feeding-sugar-to-honey-bees.pdf

    Yantabulla
  3. Re: How many pounds of honey are there in a 5 gallon bucket?

    If you can do the conversion yourself, I can get 15 kilos of honey in a 10 litre bucket.
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    Re: Queen Rearing Calendar Generator

    Fantastic. I have previously used the bee yard one. Love the google calendar option. Thanks.
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    Re: Queen Candy Recipe

    Thanks Michael
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    Re: Queen Candy Recipe

    Thanks KC. I'm selling them so I don't have the luxury or checking on them in a couple of days. I have made a batch of the fat bee mans recipe and I think it will be fine. I will try to source...
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    Re: Just a couple photos, July 2015

    Can I ask what attributes you are looking for when you candle the cells?
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    Re: Just a couple photos, July 2015

    Impressive photos. I always aim for the larvae that are just visible between unhatched eggs and larvae when grafting. This photo is a great example of where to aim if you want a nice 12 hour old...
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    Re: Queen Candy Recipe

    Thanks for taking the time to respond Learning2be. I'll give it a go today. Yantabulla
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    Queen Candy Recipe

    Can anyone share a recipe for queen candy that doesn't have honey in it. I have tried the search but the words Queen & Candy throw up a lot of options. Thanks Yanta.
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    Re: Timing Question

    Thanks. I should have said I will be away for a week so no other option than to take them out early.
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    Timing Question

    I have grafts now in my cell finisher that were grafted on Friday 12 Feb. They are due to be moved to nucs on Sunday 21 Feb. I may have to travel interstate (unexpectedly) on the 21st. What would...
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    Re: using a cloake board

    I also use a bottom board with entrances at the front and back. Works well.
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    Re: moving multiple hives

    Try placing an object such as a long board out from the entrance of one of the end hives so they can home in on it. When you have it where you want it wait a few days then place it on the other end...
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    Re: Where have all the hive tools gone?

    I still have my first hive tool. Bought it 30 years ago. I did loose it briefly. Used it to clean out the gutters on my house and left it on the roof. I have purchased a couple of others. The...
  16. Re: Anyone Here From Australia Using Apithor For SHB

    I use them and rarely see a beetle
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    Re: Bee hive on a sloped roof

    Mr Brown66,

    Mate,

    Beekeeping is complicated enough without having to balance on a sloped roof. Surely you have a few spaces in your backyard for a couple of hives. Roof top beekeeping in...
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    Re: How to move a beehive

    They can remember longer than three days. I have moved hives away for three weeks & still had a few buzzing around the old hive site. Probably old field bees. Yanta
  19. Re: SHB trap - new thing on the market (australia)

    Robbo,

    I recently noticed that the finish on some of the traps is not very good. I have had one where a corner had come away which could have allowed access to a very persistent bee. I also saw...
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    Re: Australian bee journal?

    Nick,

    Try Australia's Honeybee News if you are interested on the commercial side. Published bi-monthly

    honeybee@accsoft.com.au

    Also the Australasian Beekeeper which has been around for yonks...
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    Re: AFB, decided to destoy hives, need advice?

    Jim,

    There is a lot of good info at this link. Aussie context in terms of legislation but the disease is the same.

    The youtube videos are particularly good in the first link under General...
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    Re: Squished Queen?

    Smoke!
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    Re: Trouble with Smoker

    Sabakhan,

    If you want to keep bees for a long period you will need to use a smoker.

    Life is just easier if you use smoke. Light your smoker up & practice away from the bees.

    I'm in...
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    Re: No Smoke Beekeeping. Why?

    2766 views & 116 replies & no constructive criticism of my joinery work.

    We had another 3 inches last night. 15 inches overall.

    My bees are high & dry on their stands. Makes them hard to work...
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    Re: No Smoke Beekeeping. Why?

    I'll have to be careful about having dangerous thoughts in the shed in future.

    Weather report - 12 inches of rain up to 17:00 Tuesday afternoon with the worst of it over.

    Photos of the Nuc...
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