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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...
  6. 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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    Re: How long can brood survive

    I had the lids blow off in a storm and had 2" of rain as well. all seems OK. Have now put a brick in the lids for winter.
  9. Re: My Steps to become a Commercial Beekeeper - Needing Critique

    HI Angel
    I'm surprised you have had so many replies so quickly. The debate on what is "commercial" and what is "not commercial" I won't get into. I will accept that you being 'commercial" is that...
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    Re: Rendering Combs

    Brood comb can have as little as 15% wax. If it is brood comb, it is not worth attempting claim the wax.
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    Re: New Hives vs Old Hives

    Fortunately I have no experience of verroa and want to keep it that way. Just quoting from my experience.
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    Re: New Hives vs Old Hives

    The queen likes new comb. If you have comb without honey in the brood box, move them up into the supers and put new frames with foundation in the brood box. If you have brood and honey, move half...
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    Re: Added on to Dark comb

    The queen especially likes new comb. Use the dark comb for honey or better still discard after extracting. Only use the dark comb for helping them start.
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    Re: And the addiction grows.

    Yes, it can be addictive. Started with one swarm. went to five hive , then ten, twenty 35, now 65. I think it is now time to hold. then again I said that when I had 5. GEoff
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    Re: Extractor advice for a friend

    for starters he could always just cut the cap off using a serrated knife; put in a tub upside down and drain for a few days. No need to get 100% of the honey as the bees will tidy up the frames...
  16. Re: Minimum number of bees to start with queen

    Not quite the same, but I had a swarm about a litre in size do very well
  17. Thread: wow...progress

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    Re: wow...progress

    If there is flowering, leave them to their own devices. Has it warmed up yet. Geoff
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    Re: Does this look like brood?

    Looks like brood to me. Question, are they top bar frames ??
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    Re: You people are outa your minds!

    Seriously think about it. It can be one of the worst addictions. I describe my beekeeping as "a hobby out of control".
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    Re: Captured 3 swarms and all 3 left again???

    I think it is important there is enough room in the nuc. Ensure there is no odd smells, Put a strip of plastic queen excluder across the entrance to keep the queen in.
  21. Re: Queen Excluders - will they draw comb above excluder?

    I have not had a problem. Perhaps being in Australia, some may consider the super is underneath , cheers
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    Re: Storage of capped honey

    freeze them to kill the wax moth then put in polystyrene boxes. They are insulated and seal tight. Geoff
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    Re: Another hand truck/lift design

    Looks great. Double wheels a good idea. Two suggestions If used outside, have I have much larger wheels. good for sand and rougher ground. Extend the front forks/plate so you don't need the...
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    Re: night time bearding

    You have screened bottom boards which is great. What have you got at the top to let the hot air out. I use a screen across the top of my hives, and an opening 200 mm x 20 mm in the lids. The...
  25. Thread: white in comb

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    Re: white in comb

    Is it chalk brood. I have never tasted chalk brood so I don't know if it is sweet. (I'm not so brave). Geoff
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