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    Re: How do I get last bit of honey from cappings?

    Thanks to all - sounds like an easy way to get some mead and remember - never offer cappings to your bees!
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    Re: How do I get last bit of honey from cappings?

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    To Max post #30 I just give it what Paddy gave the drum a couple times a day. One heck of a beating if you don't know Paddy.

    I...
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    Re: How do I get last bit of honey from cappings?

    Vance G - I have been toying with that idea for a while. The best Mead I ever had was from cappings.

    When you say "Aereate vigorously for three days " - how do you do this? Using a mechanical...
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    Re: My foundationless experiment

    Thanks for setting up the experiment. I plan to do more of them too.
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    Re: How do I get last bit of honey from cappings?

    Mine are numbered but I only deal with 20 hives or so.
    After extracting honey we make sure the same frames go into the same box. It works.
    Better safe then sorry!
  6. Re: Had to kill a colony... depressing. Can I reuse the comb?

    What is the active ingredient in those pest strips?

    thanks

    max
  7. Re: What's the best way to get bees out of supers for extracting?

    Not sure if we should copy a bloke who can't afford a beesuit?:)
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    Re: Bees will not go past queen exclueder.

    I do something similar. Every spring I move the worst of my brood frames into the second super ABOVE the QE and replace the old frames with new ones.

    I average about 120 to 160 kg per hive per...
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    Re: bee sting after care home remedies

    Good quality Red Wine - internally!
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    Less drones is true in my experience - not true in the US?
    Also straight foundation, less breakage of foundation when extracting, easy to inspect and more honey - in my experience.
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    Re: What Australia thinks about neonics

    This is how Fibronil is used in Australia ( I don't use them myself) - read the scientific data http://www.apithor.com.au/
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    Re: What Australia thinks about neonics

    Most of our Australian bees are not on Canola, Maize etc but on native vegetation
  13. Thread: Honey B Gone

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    Re: Honey B Gone

    Funny that. I'm sure they said it smelled like roses:)
  14. Thread: Honey B Gone

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    Honey B Gone

    What do people who have used Honey B Gone think about the product?
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    Re: my favorite hive tool

    It is also known as the "Australian Hive tool" - we all use them here:)
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    Re: Ventilated Bee Suit Recommendation

    I have a Pigeon Mountain suit. The zipper was no good and they sent a replacement ( to Australia!!) I have no problems with the suit.

    Also have one from MannLake and it is also a good suit.
    ...
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    Re: surprised in the apiary today :)

    Here I have to be quick or they will start to swarm.
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    Re: Too Tall? - Stacking Supers to Silly Heights

    Most quotes are credited to ANON - whoever s/he is?
  19. Re: Building 4 frame nucs from ply. What I did with pics.

    I made 5 frame nucs out of ply - works well and they are cheap and easy to make.
    I will publish the lay-out in my ( Southern Hemisphere) newsletter
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    Re: Control of Small Hive Beetle

    Nothing chemical about. The SHB get tangled up....and too many bees for my liking. I stopped using them.
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    Re: The height of your hive boxes

    An interesting point. Why do US Americans generally only harvest honey at the end of the season? We harvest numerous times throughout the year and I would never have to deal with huge stacks.
    Are...
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    Re: Latest Dee Lusby Video

    Yes, my price queen for her back!!
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    Re: Countdown to the ban on incandescent

    I use the same too. Cheaper to run and will last longer.
    Can't remember seeing an incandescent bulb for yonks. What would you want to use them for? A museum?
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    Re: Latest Dee Lusby Video

    Wow! I admire this lady. Amazing to watch how each of her movements seems planned. Looks like early spring in arid area?

    Obviously not appropriate in my subtropical area ( above 100 F today -...
  25. Thread: More than honey

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    Re: More than honey

    True!

    I have worked and visited about 1/2 of the US states and I'm no expert on the US economy. I have also worked in Switzerland for more than 20 years.
    Somehow Switzerland's manufacturing has...
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