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  1. Our Beekeeping Podcast - End of the Season

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    Tonight we release the fiftieth episode of our beekeeping podcast, this one is a review of the New Zealand 2013 Bee Season and a bit of reflection of what’s been happening with us at...
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    Re: New Zealand Bees Are Unbelievable

    That is great to hear, yep I love New Zealand bees as well :)

    I will check out the video later on...Gary
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    Re: Michael Bush - Treatment Free Beekeeping

    Marcin,

    Did you use the comb guide strip of wood for your frames? Or just used the top bar in normal frames?

    Cheers...Gary
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    Re: Michael Bush - Treatment Free Beekeeping

    Thanks for posting that, I will try and add it to the show notes. I am keen to try this on a few hives next spring (We are in New Zealand), looking forward to seeing what the bees create.

    Has...
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    Re: Michael Bush - Treatment Free Beekeeping

    Hi Justin,

    Yes its the angle of wooden strip that is stuck below the Top Bar on a normal hoffman style frame. Michael found he didn't get any better foundation building when he increased this to...
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    Re: Michael Bush - Treatment Free Beekeeping

    Thanks Duncan for listening to our show.
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    Michael Bush - Treatment Free Beekeeping

    Our Chat with Michael Bush - Treatment Free Beekeeping


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    We are happy this week to present the interview with Michael Bush. Michael is a well-known treatment free beekeeper from...
  8. Re: Flashlight use in TBH observation window?

    Wow you guys are braving than me, I find the bees attack flashlights at night.

    I remember one night when I was adding a box of wets back onto a hive and made the mistake of wearing a head...
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    Re: Queen with chewed off wings?

    I have seen that as well, the bees usually supercede her pretty quickly. So watch out for the broodless period.
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    Megan Paska – The Rooftop Beekeeper

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    Hi All,

    We released Episode Forty Eight of our beekeeping podcast, This week we are talking to Megan Paska from Rumson, New Jersey.

    Megan is a Beekeeper and Farmer. She is the author...
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    Re: swarm sound detector

    There is an app, its call "Swarmy". Not sure if the author is still working on it, we interviewed him on our podcast in June last year. It might worth to getting in touch with him, I believe it...
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    Re: Hive height off the ground

    Hi,

    We raise our hive off the ground around 12 inches, but we are in New Zealand don't get snow like you.

    I have seen people use upper entrances in snow areas, in case the bottom entrance does...
  13. Beekeeper Linda – We chat with Linda Tillman

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    We have just released a new edition of our beekeeping podcast, This week we talked to Linda Tillman from Atlanta, in the USA.

    Linda is a Master Beekeeper from Atlanta in the state of...
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    Re: Danger: Exploding Smoker!!!

    Wow, luck escape indeed. Did it blow a hole in the side of the smoker?
  15. Re: Interview - Tyson Kaiser is a Ethical Bee Remover

    Hi Tyson,

    Yep no problem, thanks for coming on the show. It seems to have been very popular so far :)

    Have you had anymore sign ups for your Urban Beekeeping Email list?

    See ya...Gary
  16. Interview - Tyson Kaiser is a Ethical Bee Remover

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    Hi,

    Happy New Year!!!

    Tyson Kaiser is a ethical bee remover from the city of Los Angeles. His company is call Sweet Bee Removal and his mission is to help the bees help the environment,...
  17. Thread: Hi from PA

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    Re: Hi from PA

    Welcome BeeBarn to the forum.

    How long have you been keeping bees for?

    We interviewed a guy last week from PA, you have listen to that here:-
    Josiah Garber Podcasting Farmer

    See ya...Gary
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    Re: TRUCKS post a picture of your rig!

    Here is our little Truck, it has carried many a bee :)

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  19. Re: Beekeeper's Corner Podcast - Episode 47 Posted

    Great show Kevin,

    Some interesting ideas about over wintering NUC's.

    Thanks for the show...Gary
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    Re: Making hive bodies!

    Hi,

    Its Macrocarpa wood, which is a species of cypress. Great wood to work with and doesn't rot like pine boxes. It might only be available in New Zealand.

    We use it for everything we make,...
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    Re: Making hive bodies!

    Hi,

    Wow those are very nice boxes, we tend to use Rabbet joints for speed.

    here are our recent boxes:-
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    We recently did a blog post about how we make them here:- How to make a Beehive...
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    Re: Cure for AFB? - Our Talk with Karen Bean

    I wonder if commercial wax makers heat the wax? I know if you boil AFB infected boxes at 160C for fifteen minutes, it kills the spores. Perhaps this is a precaution that commercial wax makers could...
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    Cure for AFB? - Our Talk with Karen Bean

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    Hi,

    A couple of weeks back we had a great chat with Karen Bean from Brookfield Farm Bees and Honey, we both enjoyed the chat, hopefully you will learn some new things. Karen keeps her bees...
  24. Re: Beekeeper's Corner Podcast - Episode 46 Posted

    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks for the show, I have been enjoying them.

    You inspire me to do more research before our podcasts.

    Cheers for posting…Gary
  25. Swarms Alive - Our Latest Beekeeping Podcast

    Hi BeeSourcers,

    We have just released Episode Thirty Five of our beekeeping podcast, This week we are talking about Swarms and the Craft Out West Event.

    We are Gary and Margaret, We are...
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