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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    "On the other hand, long hours of working in bee yards alone led to me occasionally talking to myself or muttering my thoughts aloud, which caused embarrassment a couple of times when someone walked...
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    Re: Shelf life of honey

    I understand that honey can be still good after 3000 year but we guarantee our's only for 1000 years- just to be on the safe side:)
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    Re: Small bottles, how to use

    1.5 oz. so maybe
    4252.42 gram?
    Maybe about 45 gram.
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    Re: Anyone know what tree this is?

    I go with rain tree too!
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Don't ( feel silly)
    In my apiary I would have access problems as some of the hives are very close together.
    My bees must be different, but if there is even a little honey exposed it takes mine...
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    Sticky: Re: honey sell

    I'm only a small producer ( about 3000 kg since October last year) and the bulk price is not of much interest to me
    I get enquiries for bees wax - again, I can't supply - but what is the going...
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    Re: Comb honey containers

    Acceptable to customers who would be willing to return the container?

    We are moving to all glass jars ( from recycled glass) and people are willing to pay extra. We take the jars back ( and pay $...
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    Re: Comb honey containers

    Many thanks!
    I wonder if there are any non-plastic solutions?
    eg an environmentally friendly solution?
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    Comb honey containers

    Hi all,
    a friend of mine has gone into comb honey. He sells sections in small plastic boxes....and is looking for a a container which is hopefully clear but environmentally more sound than plastic....
  10. Thread: Queen Excluder

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    Re: Queen Excluder

    grozzie2 - I like your plan and thinking behind it. We use Queen excluders and it works well for us too.
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    Re: New Dadant Smoker.....inlet tube issue??

    "Beeco with the heavier guage S/S but unfortunately no cage as shown in the photo.

    Indeed a good smoker . I had the same one for many years....but I had to replace pretty well all the rivets and...
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    Re: Any Cappings Spinner Conversions Out There?

    I tried the same with the same result.
    I use a 20 l bucket with holes drilled in the bottom inside another bucket with a honey gate and this works OK.
    The best way to deal with cappings is to wash...
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    Re: Plastic frame rant

    At our last beekeepers meeting a bloke came with aa large box of near new plastics to give away - there where plenty left at the end...
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    Re: Lost first hive ever to SHB

    If the damage is considerable I would put new foundation in it.
    Yes, the SHB loves the brood.
    I have seen hives go from a few SHB to being destroyed in less then a week and have heard from others...
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    Re: Lost first hive ever to SHB

    Sorry about your loss.
    Any comb which is in good condition ( and does not smell too strong of the SHB) can be re-used.
    I would clean the box and air it before re-use.
    Some years back when the SHB...
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    Re: Beekeeping Suit advice

    I have these http://ecologicalsolutions.com.au/bees/?page_id=8
    But I'm biased :) - ventilated and only $ 120 Australian
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    Re: Selling crystallized honey in a container

    I have no crystallized honey in stock. If I have it available in 500g jars it flys off the shelve.
    Most of Europe uses mostly crystallized honey.
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    Re: Cheapest effective swarm trap?

    The huge trick I learned this year from a bait hive host is to put a gnarly piece of firewood on top of them.

    Can you explain what the purpose is of the wood?
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    That is the Aussie spirit, mate!
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    Just think what the mailing list alone would be worth to Dadant, Mannlake etc!
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    Re: Need to wash my ventilated jacket...

    I have had mine for a good number of years...is it 6 years? It is holding up very well. It is not white anymore but it all works. The elastic at the arm ends are worn but would be easy to replace.
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    Re: How many bees on a frame?

    Just finished the count and I agree with Michael...
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    Re: Price for a rotted out hive with bees?

    be generous!
    I had a similar situation. I gave way too much and it was way too much work. I still drop off a jar of heney when I pass. There are things we should do not for money.
  24. Re: dadant smoker poor quality control! see pics attached

    Oldtimer: "
    I sell bees, mostly FD singles. I sell quality gear, the boxes cost me more to make because they are rot proofed, the lids are expensive ones that will last and the bottom boards are...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    Melbourne!
    Yes, mine are 18 and 19 and not interested in bees anymore. They both where when they where smaller.
    Maybe the FLOW hive will bring them back:)

    One day you may make it a little...
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