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  1. Thread: smoker

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    Re: smoker

    Puff the smoker a lot. It will make it hot. Then scrap it out.
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    Re: Alternative to smoker in summer?

    It's just a very light spray, it certainly isn't going to give them a feed. Try it, if it works keep doing it, if it doesn't , don't.
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    Re: Alternative to smoker in summer?

    I do use a smoker but as also use a mixture of very sweet water and some vanilla essence in a spray bottle. Teh less smoke the better. Dave Cushman stated he combined hives by spraying them with...
  4. Thread: $2000 Nucs?

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    Re: $2000 Nucs?

    Suggest you keep them all this year. do a lot of splits. Assuming they survive similar conditions (double survival) to last year you will have triple or more numbers and double the price.
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Good point, on the ABC (Australia) (Australian Story) program it was stated that the Flow Hive had been sold to 140 countries. I have been advised that over 5,000 hives have been sold in Australia....
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    When I first heard of the flow hive February last year, I did check out the US patent and it is there plus multiple draining system.
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    I need clarification here. At $600 plus, it is a stupid system that does not work; however if you pay $225 or less it is highly desirable and obviously will work.

    It sort of reminds me of one of...
  8. Re: How do I paint camouflage bee hive traps/lures?

    Military clothing would be one of the best guides for camouflage. The boxes also look as though they are 6-8-10 frames!!!. Smaller boxes would be less conspicuous.
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    Re: Heating before uncapping

    Having a good fan/s to move the air around would help considerably. Get a thermometer to check out the honey comb. Around 30c the honey flows good.
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    Re: Depreciating Hive Equipment

    In Australia the tax Office deems the life of hive at 13 years. Fact, some last a lot longer, others a lot less.

    Geoff
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    Re: Honey extractor management

    I suggest you charge a reasonable fee ( what ever that is) on the higher rather than the lower side. I f others don't like it, they can do their own extracting. I did extracting which included...
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Had a report on Saturday. Took 20 minutes to empty a frame. Was a hot day , 38 degrees.
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    jwc
    I don't know. I haven't had any experience yet. I imagine that a good coating of wax would help. Got the boxes, frames are on the way.
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    a very positive suggestion
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    it's hard to kill some things.

    Well I will meet Stuart Anderson personally on 6 April.

    If you want me to ask him some questions please list them

    cheers

    Geoff
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    It's OK to ask the question here.. Possibly the best source of that information is Flow Hive themselves. If they say it is OK and if it is not , you have a case against them.
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Good call.

    There appears to be a lot of experts that know it will fail without any experience in the flow hive. When the Flow Hive first shoe its head, the experts stated it was a scam.
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    I don't know the reason why but in Western Australia there are quarantine issues with bee products and second hand material. Plastic would be OK but wax is a definite NO NO.
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Got the cedar upgrade yesterday. Took just over a week to get from the US
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    You can't have every thing
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Wont it be great that the comb will last a beekeepers lifetime. No more putting in new foundation or scraping old plastic foundation.
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    Interesting. I do honey comb in plastic cells and at times use plastic foundation. I give them a coating of wax otherwise not a lot of action.

    With the Flow Hive I would suggest putting a...
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    Sticky: Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    I believe it is an interesting concept and hope it works.

    Because of the great interest my apiarist Society has purchased two supers. Should arrive next week. Yes, there are a lot of negative...
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    Re: IBC Tote for honey storage?

    They are very good, no taste, no odour

    They're great
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    Re: IBC Tote for honey storage?

    I have started using olive drums. The drums are 190 litres , rounded at the bottom olive drums. Used for importing olives from Greece to Australia. Cost $25.

    As used for olives, I assume food...
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