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    Re: Mann Lake disappointment

    I'm in Australia and order from ML regularly - brilliant service in my book.

    I wish I could say the same for orders from Europe or China!
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    Re: can anyone name this tree?

    Yes, Paulownia. An excellent bee tree and great honey too.
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    Re: Metal vs plastic queen excluders ...

    Funny that - when I do this my plastic ones often break
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    Re: Metal vs plastic queen excluders ...

    I have used both and have not seen a difference.

    Some of the metal excluders allow SHB to hide in large numbers.
    On the other hand, plastic excluders are much more difficult to clean
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    Re: Wax press - any recommendations?

    Thanks, sak - I tried this. The wax seemed to get compacted but left a lot of honey trapped. Do you have a similar issue? maybe I loaded too much wax?
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    Re: Wax press - any recommendations?

    Just came across this one: http://www.maxantindustries.com/spinners.html

    Makes me wonder if it is worth the money, time and space in my beehouse?

    At the moment I have a friend picking up all my...
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    Re: Wax press - any recommendations?

    Thanks, Vance. I found this in the Kelley catalogue https://www.kelleybees.com/Shop/16/Honey-Harvesting/Honey-House-Uncapping/4675/Wax-Separators
    But how does it work?
    I can see how a wax melter...
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    Re: Wax press - any recommendations?

    Looks like there is total silence on wax presses...
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    Re: Radial vs. Tangential Extractor or Reversible

    You have just about convinced me radial with an automatic control.
    I can tell you - they are not common here.
    Our current extractor works well ( my wife and I - both on the wrong side of 65 ) - can...
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    Re: Radial vs. Tangential Extractor or Reversible

    Never heard of "automatic speed advance" - sounds great.
    Any links?
    thanks

    m
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    Re: Radial vs. Tangential Extractor or Reversible

    Yes, quite patient. Youth is wasted on the young!
    In 40 plus years of beekeeping I have never seen a radial extractor operating.
    I must get out more...
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    Wax press - any recommendations?

    We produce about 4000 kg of honey and a reasonable amount of wet cappings.

    I looked at the Paradise press which is great on the video but talking to a beekeeper who has used one - too slow.

    Any...
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    Radial vs. Tangential Extractor or Reversible

    We are in the market for a new extractor.
    Looking at what is out there is getting totally confusing.

    We have 28 hives at the moment and will increase to about 40 ( 12 at a friends place which he...
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    Re: What nails for frames?

    Nice to see one other beekeeper oldfashioned like me and still using nails!
    I glue my frames ( TitebondIII) and nail from the top down with a 30mm nail, from the bottom up with a 25 mm one ( both...
  15. Re: Video Diary of a bee colony from swarm capture to harvest

    Enjoyed it - I'm a bit further north. We just took off 475 kg.
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    Re: Acceptable gap in box joints

    Any gap big enough for a SHB to crawl in is far too big
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    Re: Acceptable gap in box joints

    Gaps are not acceptable if a SHB can hide...
  18. Thread: More hive stands

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    Re: More hive stands

    I get it - but what a view!!

    Level ground is as rare as hens teeth here too.
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    Re: More hive stands

    Looks good but I wonder how far you have to take your frames to be extracted? Looks all up-hill to me?
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    Re: American Foulbrood (afb)

    Oldtimer - is the NZ government still paying beekeepers to burn hives?
    I believe that this was a very successful programme and nearly got rid of AFB?
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    Re: Bee removals; shaking my head.

    I used to have a success rate of about 50%.

    Now I don't take swarms before about mid-afternoon and box them in a nuc or super with some Lemon Grass Oil and about 4 out 5 swarms stay
  22. Re: Seeley Lab Study: Small cavities and frequent swarms, primary resistance to mit

    "Colonies in small hives swarmed more often, had lower Varroa infestation rates, had less disease, and had higher survival compared to colonies in large hives.

    and one would assume had lower...
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    Re: Capped frames of honey for breakfast?

    Love it - no 5!!
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    Re: Almond Prices Crash

    A crash can be a mix of a few issues or just one. Demand has been high for Almonds but supply indeed has been on the increase ( including Australia)
    I think this one here is mostly a situation of...
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    Capped frames of honey for breakfast?

    The title is not a perfect match for what I'm after.
    I'm sure that somebody posted a photo some time ago which showed a fully capped frame used as a center piece on a breakfast table ( probably 5...
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