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  1. Thread: Bee Venom

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    Re: Bee Venom

    Thanks for adding the comment. Your understanding is very similar to my own. I do not think that the venom runs down the sides to a catcher though, it stays on (what I think is a glass sheet) the...
  2. Thread: Bee Venom

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    Bee Venom

    Has anyone seen a website that shows the equipment used and explains the process to harvest bee venom?
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    Re: Does anyone know the answer to this ?

    Yes, I think that is correct.

    Fermentation is when the sugar in honey is consumed by yeasts. The yeasts arrive with the nectar and many yeasts die as nectar is changed to honey.

    If the water...
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    Re: Does anyone know the answer to this ?

    but if you extract in a room where the ambient air humidity is very low would this not also help to prevent fermentation? Does the honey not need to absorb water from the atmosphere before the...
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    Re: Ceramic Containers

    This is very interesting. I see that the markings on one of the cans is for 5LB. That of itself is a lot of honey. The "standard" measure here is probably 1KG which is just over 2LB.

    One of my...
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    Re: Ceramic Containers

    I had thought about sealing with beeswax but sort of dismissed it in my mind on the basis of cost. But really it is a good idea ...

    I had no idea that melted paraffin was used to seal cans as...
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    Re: Ceramic Containers

    Honey in cans ..... hmmm ... never seen that or even heard of the concept. Must be difficult to manage an opened can.

    Wooden barrels set my imagination alive. A barrel can be any sort of size...
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    Re: Langstroth Cutting Lists

    wow .... I really do have a lot to learn....

    Concerning the toads though .. is there not an easy fix? Simply put the hives on a hive stand to take the hive say 70 cm off the ground. The toads...
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    Ceramic Containers

    I see that stainless steel, plastic and glass are used to store honey depending on the quantity.

    In the distant past I would imagine that some form of ceramic container was used.

    Has anyone...
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    Re: Langstroth Cutting Lists

    This is quite an education. Thank you for the link. I had no idea that there were so many variations of the Langstroth hive. I had imagined that it was a standard and now I can see that the frame...
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    Re: Langstroth Cutting Lists

    I must also comment that Langstroth hives also appear (based on the catalogs I have seen) to be a real piece of craftsmanship with straight timber, quality joints and measurements that were made with...
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    Re: Langstroth Cutting Lists

    I must say that your comments are interesting.

    The photograph is of the Taiwanese Bee Box. I know that by looking at the top (on the rhs of the picture) and by looking at the top edge of the...
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    Re: Langstroth Cutting Lists

    Good link but a little confusing with the photograph labelling.

    Which of the photographs are Langstroth please?

    This is the Taiwanese Bee Box...
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    Re: Langstroth Cutting Lists

    A single brood kit is good for the States but not what they have here. There are no brood kits at all ....

    You suggest that bee keepers may be slow to adopt new ideas .... not so sure, yet. ...
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    Re: Honey Extraction

    Not so sure..... they have honey from heather in England and Scotland. I cannot remember either place as being anything other than cold at the best of time...
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    Re: Honey Extraction

    Thanks for the reply. I have taken a look in both the Dadant and Thornes catalogue to try and work this out and I cannot see any machines to do this. Do you have any links to sites that show this...
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    Honey Extraction

    I do not understand how the thick / large crystal honey is extracted. Could anyone tell me please?

    I am referring to say Bottlebrush honey in Australia or Heather honey in North Europe which has...
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    Re: Langstroth Cutting Lists

    Three very good links Ernie, thank you for your help here :) I especially liked the first two .....
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    Re: Langstroth Cutting Lists

    Thank you for your comments. Sadly I cannot use google sketchup .... it will run on only Windows and Mac. We run Ubuntu (wishing to avoid the prolific Windows piracy and spyware) and google is not...
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    Langstroth Cutting Lists

    I have been asking on the Internet to try and find a cutting list for the Langstroth hive. I live in Thailand. The local industry uses the Taiwanese Bee Box which is a very commercial approach to...
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