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    Hi, Over here I go to signwriters and use old...

    Hi,
    Over here I go to signwriters and use old signs.For a solid one piece lid I cut up the large signs that are "weathertex".It is a compressed sheet like masonite.The real estate,for sale signs are...
  2. Thread: Heat wave

    by beebloke
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    Hello to all Could not help myself when I seen...

    Hello to all
    Could not help myself when I seen "heat wave" as a topic.
    It was 44 degrees celcius here on xmas eve,38 at sunset.Someone can please do the conversion to farenhieght,it was hot and...
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    Hi. Last summer we started using foundationless...

    Hi.
    Last summer we started using foundationless frames in supers and brood.All were drawn straight and full,even extracted the ones in supers.Full depth with starter strips.

    This season we are...
  4. Thread: press

    by beebloke
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    Hi, I was looking at my home made grape press...

    Hi,
    I was looking at my home made grape press and I can see no reason it could not be used for honey extracting for top bar users.

    Have a look at any brewing supplies websites to see what I...
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    Hi, I did cheat a bit by using a short side...

    Hi,
    I did cheat a bit by using a short side bar,my thinking was that it was a bit more attachment.My biggest concern here is the summer heat.

    So far the fully drawm combs have not used them.The...
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    Hi. Have started rebuilding the lang stock we...

    Hi.
    Have started rebuilding the lang stock we lost in a fire.Its a bigger task than I first thought.

    I have managed to slip out a few TBHs and used some overwintering nucs to start them.They...
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    Hi, I have been making tbh's that are compatible...

    Hi,
    I have been making tbh's that are compatible with lang frames. I now have to transfer lang hives into them.

    The entrance is the same as Michael Bee's,a top entrance, just an opening between...
  8. Thread: cheap hives

    by beebloke
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    Hi everyone, smile.gif We have about 40...

    Hi everyone, smile.gif
    We have about 40 lang hives and hoped to double this season.Financial setbacks for myself and my mate puts this on hold.As a challenge I am trying to make the cheapest...
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    Hi smile.gif The bees are not exactly...

    Hi smile.gif

    The bees are not exactly living in the dirt .They are in a log that in time has been covered over, with their entrance remainig open.

    When we first got there it appeared they...
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    Hi, Hawk, The old mate next door has a shed...

    Hi,
    Hawk,
    The old mate next door has a shed full of his junk.An old siute case on top of a wardrobe is partially open and for a couple of years a swarm has stoped over for a night in it and left....
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    hi smile.gif We got word about a hive a...

    hi smile.gif
    We got word about a hive a couple of miles down the rail line.Found the spot and the bees were coming out of the ground.They were crawling out of the leaf litter.It was like bees...
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    Hi. We did not wake up one morning to find SHB...

    Hi.

    We did not wake up one morning to find SHB and mites in hives.They must have been around for some long time before they became a bother.

    What has enabled them to make the leap from being...
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    HI,guys Hawk, I was going to empty out the...

    HI,guys
    Hawk,
    I was going to empty out the laying worker hives,take the equipment away leaving the spot they stood on empty,The nuc will be made into a ten box at another yard,it will have a queen....
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    Hi, What stops a laying worker wandering back to...

    Hi,
    What stops a laying worker wandering back to another hive and start laying again? Do they automatically stop laying if there is a queen in that hive?

    WE just came back from three hives...
  15. Thread: cranky hive

    by beebloke
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    Hi, smile.gif I have a post in "Queen...

    Hi, smile.gif

    I have a post in "Queen and bee breeding" under,"re queening thought",another in 101 "newspaper combine"
    Dont know how to do the quick link thingy.

    One of the hot hives...
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    Hi, Tried the newspaper method to combine a hive...

    Hi,
    Tried the newspaper method to combine a hive that was not playing the queen raising game,with a spare 4f nuc.It worked fine,the nuc queen is below and laying.


    What puzzles me is the nuc. ...
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    Hi, Was at a large commercial queen breeders...

    Hi,
    Was at a large commercial queen breeders yard,they pointed to a queen mating flight.I have never seen one so I reckon they knew what they seen.

    It was longer than it was deep or wide,but...
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    Hi. I would say for me,the extremities.The...

    Hi.
    I would say for me,the extremities.The feet,hands and the top of my head.The skull being the most painfull by a mile.Bee sting therapy to the top of the brain has made no improvement in my case ...
  19. Thread: Azalea Honey

    by beebloke
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    Hi,again : I also should say this Azalea...

    Hi,again :
    I also should say this Azalea flowering for me happens before any honey flow from the gum trees. This may catch our bees attention.

    I would have liked to put this in my original...
  20. Thread: Azalea Honey

    by beebloke
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    Hi, smile.gif I have an old,large Azalea in...

    Hi, smile.gif
    I have an old,large Azalea in my front yard.When it is in flower it is full of bees.The school bus backs in and turns around next to the Azalea.We wait there in the morning and...
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    Hi smile.gif Thanks for confirming my little...

    Hi smile.gif
    Thanks for confirming my little thought.

    Today we checked three hives down on the coast that an old mate gave us to look after.All three were mean and mad. :mad:

    It is...
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    Hi. smile.gif Have been thinking,I try not to...

    Hi. smile.gif
    Have been thinking,I try not to make it a habit, :D I have been looking at our records.

    We used several methods to re-queen this season,mostly with good results.The hives we...
  23. Thread: Baby nucs

    by beebloke
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    HI smile.gif Im going to try some baby...

    HI smile.gif

    Im going to try some baby nucs for mating next spring.
    When the last mated queen has been removed,how do you best integrate the remaining bees back into the main hives?

    Thank...
  24. Thread: Double brood

    by beebloke
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    Hi, Thank you for the replies. I must be...

    Hi,

    Thank you for the replies.
    I must be similar to Lew who has one chamber the norm and beekeepers set in the always been done way.We use one deep brood because that is all we need to winter....
  25. Thread: Double brood

    by beebloke
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    HI, Looked at posts on using two brood boxes. ...

    HI,
    Looked at posts on using two brood boxes.

    For me the extra stores provided for winter is no real issue.With short mild winters i have no great problems wintering in a single deep brood.
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