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    Re: Tricks for Getting Bees Into Hive

    Yes, they could be crowded. If you are shutting them up, you will need to keep them cool. If they are jammed in they may suffocate. Put another super on to give them room.
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    Re: Farm Market Display Hive

    I just take two frames from the super. Why risk the queen. It is more than enough interest. Yes, it helps sell a lot of honey. Geoff
  3. Re: Do bees prefer new drawn out comb to old drawn out comb?

    We all (should) learn from experience. Not always the case. I am not saying you are wrong by any means Peter. Also now note that Capps does not use a queen excluder. I do use an excluder so...
  4. Re: Do bees prefer new drawn out comb to old drawn out comb?

    Yes, you can get pollen in the frame with the honey. I use what is called a WSP frame in Australia. They are 18 Cm high or 73% of what is called full depth. I use 8 frame boxes. Also use 2...
  5. Re: Do bees prefer new drawn out comb to old drawn out comb?

    IMHO the queen definitely prefers new comb. Once t4h comb become dark brown/black I rotate it up to the super and when extracted out the door. I think two years is about the limit. I think it is...
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    Re: My 8 oz Bear weighs 12 ozs. ?

    Problem easily solved. Honey is about 40% (can range) heavier than water. Honey is sold by the weight. Simple way to get it right , buy an electronic scales from Kmart ( ($14 in Australia) and...
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    Re: Comb honey to sell

    I write "comb" on the top of my frames I use for comb. The frames I use for honey comb have one wire horizontally. Standard frames have three wires. I was think he marks eh foundation for effect...
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    Re: Making Comb honey to sell ?

    Am intrigued about Large RED C magic marker in center of frames gets them filled quick and look good.:thumbsup: What do you actually do here.

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    I sell normal honey at $12-14 kg. Honey comb I...
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    Re: Making Comb honey to sell ?

    No it would be less honey comb because the box would have more bee space ie 11 frames instead of 10. the volume of honey is always L x H x D
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    Re: RIP Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

    Thanks for putting ioty on. I was just reading about him

    GEoff
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    Re: White small bees on landing strip

    If they are hard, probably chalk brood
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    Re: Dollar store cheap foams

    Your boxes are a great idea. I use them for NUCS, catching swarms etc. Yes, the bees do eat them out. I use the boxes as temporary boxes. Some get eaten out very quickly, others take a while . ...
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    Re: Dollar store cheap foams

    the reason is very simple, The same reason I use a lot of the times "YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THEY MIGHT COME IN HANDY"
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    Re: nuc box construction question

    Try using polystyrene foam boxes. If available can be cheap and very light to carry.
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    Re: Natural Finish for new hives

    I use a RAW linseed/turps mix. on all of my boxes. I wait a couple of weeks for it to dry. I paint the whole box then paint the outside and edges using a water based exterior paint, the water...
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    Re: Painting hives with Tite bond III

    Have you tried Titebond factory to ask their opinion. They should have a better idea than most
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    Re: Looking for source for honey pumps

    Why go for a pump. Use gravity. Use a bucket/ larger container/drum with a honey gate with a set of domestic digital scales fills bottles quickly and accurately. Have fun
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    Re: Home made branding iron

    My brand is RO1, The simplest way to make the brand is using a 1/4 inch router with a 45 degree bit. I draw parallel lines 19mm wide for a guide and do it free hand. I also do month/year and...
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    Re: Honey Harvesting

    Try uncapping the honey with a serrated knife and putting the frames upside down in a tub (preferably with a lid) for a few days. Most of the honey will drain out. Put the frames back in the hive...
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    Re: What to do with all the honey?

    When I did my first extraction for about 46 years, I got 70 kg of honey. I did ask the same question. Gave some away, spilt about 30 kg so solved part of the problem. I now sell about 200 kg a...
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    Re: Branding hives in california

    If you do get a brand, I find a 1/4 inch router with 45 degree bit does wonders for branding. It is cheap and quick and most importantly effective.

    Enjoy your bees

    GEoff
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    Re: Definition of "Best Honey"

    The best honey for an individual is the one they like the best
  23. Thread: How Fast?

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    Re: How Fast?

    have read somewhere that bee can fly up to 25 km per hour. NOt a bad speed.
  24. Re: What are your thoughts on using medium supers exclusively?

    I run nearly all what is called a WSP in Australia. it is 73% of a "full depth' and 8 frame boxes. I run two brood boxes. A 8 frame WSP box full of honey weighs about 25 KG, a 10 frame FD 45 k....
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    Re: Top insulation and vent

    I'm glad I don't have your problems with the cold. The only recommendation I can make is to ensure the hive slopes to the entrance so that the condensation can run out and not collect at the back. ...
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