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    Re: Definition of "Best Honey"

    The best honey for an individual is the one they like the best
  2. 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.
  3. 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. ...
  5. Re: Today's harvest - eight frame spacing in a twelve frame box.

    Thanks to Riskybizz and Odfrank for the info.

    All my boxes have the same frame size and I use 8 frame boxes.. What in Australia is a WSP, about 3/4 of a "full depth".

    I always run two...
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    Re: Maxant bottling tank?

    thanks
  7. Re: Today's harvest - eight frame spacing in a twelve frame box.

    I am always willing to learn and improve my operation.

    I run 60 hives. Not small and not large but still a fair bit of work I get 120-160 kg of honey from each hive per year. Western Australia...
  8. Thread: Bee Trailer

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    Re: Bee Trailer

    The problem is that cordless grinders can do a very quick job.
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    Re: Maxant bottling tank?

    Straining is always a problem. If you use a series of strainers from very course to fine, it can be done quite OK. Ii do not know what you mean by a bed bath. As the honey needs to be warm to...
  10. Re: Today's harvest - eight frame spacing in a twelve frame box.

    I am against putting in less frames than the box can hold. My reasons are:-
    1. Unless you are very good at recovering honey that is in the cappings (and I believe most small bee keepers aren't)...
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    Re: Can you use Polyester in smokers?

    As a good guide, If you don't like it, why should the bees. Try and use material that is least offensive. Cheers
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    Re: Increasing cell size

    I suggest you do a split and put the new queen in the split. Put mostly new foundation in the brood box and hopefully they will build bigger cells. Can you get foundation with bigger cells? The...
  13. Thread: Bee Trailer

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    Re: Bee Trailer

    Some picture would be great.

    I think trailers are a great idea. My idea is to have hives permanently mounted on the trailer. I may take them off in winter if I find time Ha!!!! I have one 95%...
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    Re: Reuse of Chalkbrood infected frames

    I had a single box with chalk brood go into winter ( our winters are very mild) . I was expecting the worse in spring. Much to my surprise in spring it was all gone. I put it down to the...
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    Re: How Oxalic Acid Vaporization may kill mites

    Slightly off track , but in a quiz be Long Lane Honey, oxalic acid is not an approved treatment for bees in the US.
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    Re: Postage to Europe

    Have you checked out Lyson in Poland. To me they have some great equipment and is close to you. I wold love to buy some of their stuff but freight is too expensive to Australia.

    have a look ...
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    Re: Postage to Europe

    Have you checked out Lyson in Poland. To me they have some great equipment and is close to you. I wold love to buy some of their stuff but freight is too expensive to Australia.

    avew a look ...
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    Re: Ultimate bee feeder

    They have a very good brochure on their website. The feed looks good. Pity it would be too expensive to import to Australia.
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    Re: Stacking Buckets

    If they are Paragon (assume the manufacturer) buckets ; ask Paragon

    Cheers

    Geoff
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    Re: Honey production math

    I did read some where each bee makes 1/12 of a teaspoon. Based on conversions, that makes 0.6 gram . therefore a kilo of honey is the lifetime work of 1760 bees. Don't know how they measured the...
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    Re: Gear for melting out honey directly from frames

    Not sure if I can understand your logic for doing it. However. Three incandescent globes in a old freezer can certainly get to 100 C . Much too hot for honey. So try 3 for awhile then two then...
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    Re: Corrugated Metal Roof?

    Suggest you use 50mm or 75mm coolroom material. Very good insulation

    Cheers

    Geoff
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    Re: Small cut comb containers

    Associated with the container. What do you charge for he honey comb. Using the 500ml takeaway (to go) containers which cost me 15 cents, I price my honey comb for direct sale by my self at $48 per...
  24. Re: Overflowing with uncapped honey but only 17% water

    I trust the bees to know what is best. Perhaps add another super or depending on your operation extract only one side of the comb. If you extract one side it will kill off the drone cells and when...
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    Re: Do I need a jig?

    I do use a jig. It does make life easier. If you are only making a few and if the box is well made it should be easy to make it square . I use Titebond 11 glue. Ejoy your bees.
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