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    Re: candles won't stay lit

    Hello Pat,

    The wick you are using is too small... you need to use a thicker wick. I use a square braided cotton wick that I buy from kerzenidee in Germany (I am based in Australia). They are...
  2. Thread: Harvesting honey

    by Remmo
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    Re: Harvesting honey

    I've just harvested my first honey:) Just picked a nice warm and sunny day and shook the bees off the frames - then those that were still on the frames were gently brushed off with a soft paint...
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    Re: Hello from Tasmania

    Yeah David... it has been pretty cold and wet down here in Tassie... doesn't look like much of a summer.
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    Re: Retailer wants large observation hive

    We have a retail store here in Tasmania and have an observation hive. Ours is made of 10 shallow frames stacked five deep (ie. a 5 by 2 arrangement).

    We find that the light does not bother them.
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    Re: Hello from Tasmania

    Thanks for the welcomes!

    Yes, Mark we are lucky that we haven't been flood affected here like those people in Queensland!
  6. Thread: Sad Day Today

    by Remmo
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    Re: Sad Day Today

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your hive. I took my first loss personally... my poor bees starved:cry:

    But you learn and move on... needless to say it's sad to lose a hive... even if it was a...
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    Re: What Was the Best Article You've Ever Read...

    One book and one article immediately jump to my mind.

    The first is a book by Grace Pundyk called "The Honey Spinner". I'm not a big reader but this book had me hooked and gave a real good insight...
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    Hello from Tasmania

    Hi,

    I've been lurking around these forums for a little while now and thought I'd start to post a bit.

    I'm in my second year of beekeeping. Being down here in Australia means our seasons are...
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