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    Swarm Lures For Traps

    I was wondering if anyone is familiar with these swarm traps getting used in the USA? If you are, do they have an attractant impregnated in them?
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    Re: Devastated...

    When you replace your beehive, can you put it in the old barn beside a wall and cut a slit entrance in the wall. Such a set-up is common in Europe.
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    Establishing Nucs in the Same Yard

    Queens arrive tomorrow and I want to make nucleus colonies with them and keep them in the same apiary to the hives that I take the frames and bees from to make them up.

    What are my best options...
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    Manuka Honey Fraudsters

    My local University is helping in the fight against fraudsters.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-07/manuka-honey-producers-enlist-scientists-to-fight-fraudsters/6287406
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    Ordered Ligurian Queens

    I have ordered some Ligurian queens from Kangaroo Island, for delivery later this month. The Ligurian bees on Kangaroo island are claimed to be the most pure strain in the world.

    They are costing...
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    Re: You can't get rid of beetles by destroying hives...

    I feel sorry for the Italian Beekeepers who are having their hives destroyed by fire. When the beekeepers have lost their income, the Agriculture Department employees and government officials who...
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    Re: Queen rearing with the Cloake board

    I think Harry Cloake was a New Zealander. His method has been used right across the world.
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    Re: Paint the inside ?

    This article by Marla Spivak is worth a read:- http://www.beelab.umn.edu/prod/groups/cfans/@pub/@cfans/@bees/documents/article/cfans_article_435997.pdf
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    Re: Honey from downunder????

    In that case I will stand corrected. I wonder if it has any significance as a honey producer in this country.
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    Re: Honey from downunder????

    Just goes to show you cannot always rely on the internet for fact. Manuka honey comes from Leptospermum Scoparium that grows in New Zealand.
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    Re: Honey from downunder????

    I always thought Australia was referred to as "downunder" and not New Zealand, but then again, I do not live there. No Manuka honey is produced in Australia. We have Jelly Bush which has similar...
  12. Thread: Jumbo Smoker

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    Re: Jumbo Smoker

    My stockist did not have a lot of choices and I bought a Mann Lake (non jumbo) smoker, on-line from him. It is the one shown on the left on the attached photo. After inspecting it on arrival it looks...
  13. Thread: Jumbo Smoker

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    Jumbo Smoker

    I am in the market for a new smoker. Since they last a long time I want to be sure that the smoker is going to suit me before I buy it.

    Originally, I was thinking of getting a Jumbo one because of...
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    Bernhard, I too really like your posts. I think you could write a great book entitled "Turn Your Beehive into a Honey Pump". It would be a best seller in the bee world.

    Also I am very intrigued by...
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    Re: Best way to clean labels off glass Jars.

    Eucalyptus Oil.
  16. Thread: frozen honey

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    Re: frozen honey

    Does honey actually freeze? I thought it didn't so the bees could access it in the depths of winter.
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    Re: The Monk and the Honeybee on youtube

    Of course if you look at the boxes of other related videos on the right of the Youtube screen you will notice that the listed one in the earlier thread is Part 1 and there is also Parts 2 & 3 shown...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015

    Great to hear you are avoiding artificial feeds. Seems are lot of beekeepers forget that the honeybee's natural food is pollen, nectar and honey. Robbing all the honey off the bees and feeding them...
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    Re: Tomorrow ADVANCED BEEKEEPING

    Oldtimer, where did you source the information that Langstroth used an 'apple box'?

    Eva Crane in her book 'World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting' said he use champagne cases from France.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: What is your favorite bee tool?

    Sounds like you may not be using good smoker material. You also have to light your smoker at the base, not put the smoker material in and light it from the top.
  21. Re: Anyone ever had an allergic reaction to a sting that they did not have before.

    I have found that their stings can be more potent when they are working a certain species. Here we have a Melaleuca with a pollen crude protein content in the 36% range which is quite high. The...
  22. Thread: Smoker Plug

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    Re: Smoker Plug

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    Being the owner of a wood lathe, I turned a simple plug for my smoker, it works a treat!
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    Photo of Swarm Bait Hive

    A while back a swarm entered this swarm box. It had four frames in it and empty space. When I went to put more frames in it a couple of weeks later it was totally full of unframed comb in the empty...
  24. Re: How to stimulate colony build up in the spring?

    If the species is Tasmanian blue gum
    ( Eucalyptus globulus) it has reasonable crude protein content.

    "Moncur, W. et al (1994) reported: Tasmanian blue gum pollen has a crude protein of 27.6% to...
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    Re: walt wright's checkerboarding

    So Bernhard, to get it straight in my mind are you saying you lift the excluder to fit above the empty dome so the queen can lay in the unoccupied space or do you want the unoccupied space to remain...
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