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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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. ...
  24. 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
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