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    Re: Making frames with Tight Bond III

    I switched from 2 to 3 a few years ago. 3 is food grade (i think)
  2. Re: Need Some Help - Smelly Beeswax - Smells like burnt honey or something

    Cheers for the reply - I tried washing a few times already - I figured there must be a trick to neutralise the strong smell, but nothign has worked. I might turn it into foundation and not turn it...
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    Re: Cheapest way to harvest cappings

    depends what cheap is, but a second hand grape crusher might be the go. This saves me ehaps of time

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  4. Thread: Branded box

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    Re: Branded box

    I do it with paint. Couldnt find a brand maker / blacksmith just for the rego number when i wanted it so went with stencil instead.

    http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/rob_psb/2-1.jpg
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  5. Doing Bee Keeping Presentations at Schools - Need your thoughts

    With our farmers market stall we get the opportunity to meet face to face with a wide range of customers.

    Have been asked a few times to come talk to the kids, present something for a church group...
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    Re: Robbo's Bees - Photo Blog

    Hey G'day Len. My wife is an Exeter girl (sallys corner road). Have had a few great weekends away at Brigadoon @ Bundanoon. Yea cool suit - still going strong - love it. Beez smoker, still going...
  7. Thread: Tool Caddy

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    Re: Tool Caddy

    Heres mine and whats normally in it - I normally carry 2 of the important stuff - 2nd brush is missing from pic.

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    Re: Robbo's Bees - Photo Blog

    all loaded up for first run

    http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/rob_psb/IMG-20121013-00516.jpg

    the cake she makes

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    Re: Robbo's Bees - Photo Blog

    Been way too long for an update. Will just throw a bit of text up and a few piccies of whats been happening on the farm.

    Got a new shelving unit which is pretty cool. The 2 bottom shelves are for...
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    Re: Drawback of using essential oils?

    Love the setup Lauri!!
  11. Poll: Re: Do you like Mead? Do you not like Mead? Have you tried Mead? POLL

    I reckon a bad beer is still better than a good mead. Still like a mead tho :)
  12. Need Some Help - Smelly Beeswax - Smells like burnt honey or something

    Just after some advice or a secret or two :)

    I bought some wax for making candles and to me it smells like its been made with the steam too hot or something, and has burnt honey in it.

    Have...
  13. Thread: Bee-Z-Smoker

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    Re: Bee-Z-Smoker

    I have probably had mine for 2 years? - It is going great. Still loving it :)
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    Re: This is not good for commercial beekeepers.

    The Independence almond — a self-fertile variety needing few bees to produce numerous large nuts — is creating a buzz among almond growers.

    Created by Zaiger Genetics Inc., the Independence almond...
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    Re: Robbo's Bees - Photo Blog

    semd us over your address by email or PM me - Ill send you one with some honey in it - you can do your dishwasher testing in it. Should be ok I reckon.

    I get them from peopleinplastic in Brisbane...
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    Re: Robbo's Bees - Photo Blog

    Public Holiday here today and its raining so Im up in the shed having a fiddle. Feels just like winter so may as well get into my winter jobs early.

    Threw a bit of paint on some hive parts :
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    Re: Robbo's Bees - Photo Blog

    Not a lot to report this past fortnight. Too wet to get into the hives and the markets cancelled due to rain.

    I started on the next apiary build. Im pretty keen on an uncapping tub so got some 316...
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    Re: Robbo's Bees - Photo Blog

    And small buckets to stack above those

    http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/rob_psb/IMG00622-20120118-1929.jpg
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    Re: Robbo's Bees - Photo Blog

    Picked up some new trial items today. Will be using these to move honey around in the car when going to markets. These should be a great replacement for the cardboard trays we have been using. These...
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    Re: Robbo's Bees - Photo Blog

    Probably not, but I think its just a small part of the defense while doing it chemical free. Its handy when you drop a hive tool though - easy to find!! :)

    I have lit an incinerator before and...
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    Re: Robbo's Bees - Photo Blog

    At the end of the frame wiring thread - last 4 piccys show the inside of the jig
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    Re: Robbo's Bees - Photo Blog

    Hi Fishman, yea I think a few less hives next year for us. I reckon 25 might be the sweetspot. Am a bit too busy with it all just at this part of the season for it to be enjoyable like usual. Am...
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    Re: Robbo's Bees - Photo Blog

    I filter thru a coffee filter - Its probably 20 microns? COmes out pretty clean anyway.

    http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/rob_psb/12-1.jpg
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    Re: Robbo's Bees - Photo Blog

    I water spray off the bottom of the cake

    http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/rob_psb/9-1.jpg

    To break this piece back up for the presto pot, I hit it with a scutch chisel
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    Re: Robbo's Bees - Photo Blog

    I bring it to the boil for a few minutes

    http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/rob_psb/5-1.jpg

    4 layers of cheese cloth or muslin cloth and a 75 micron filter. I have probably 2 litres of...
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