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  1. #1
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    Default Beekeeping in Australia 1947

    Not sure if this has been posted here before.

    When we all smoked...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjsvuPc4sl4
    from the Bee House -http://ecologicalsolutions.com.au/bees/?page_id=8
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    Default Re: Beekeeping in Australia 1947

    Very cool.

    Amazing how the more things change the more they stay the same. Been a long time since I've seen 5 gallon tins and a zinc coated extractor.

    There are a lot of things on that vid that proves the good ol days were fraught with both killer flows and killer work.

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    Default Re: Beekeeping in Australia 1947

    Quote Originally Posted by max2 View Post
    Not sure if this has been posted here before.

    When we all smoked...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjsvuPc4sl4
    Wow moving hives was a lot of work.... No forklifts lol

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    Default Re: Beekeeping in Australia 1947

    That was quite interesting. Thanks for posting it.
    First hives in 2015.

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    Default Re: Beekeeping in Australia 1947

    Nice. Brings back memories...strapping with steel bands from Carris Reels and moving bees by hand. Used to move 600 by hand, and I sure don't miss that. Hey, that 4 frame reversible is just like the first extractor I ever had.

    Must not have been much in those hives when they were moved into the apiary. It always took two of us to pick up every hive...both in and out of the yard.

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    Default Re: Beekeeping in Australia 1947

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    Nice. Brings back memories...strapping with steel bands from Carris Reels and moving bees by hand. Used to move 600 by hand, and I sure don't miss that.

    That had to be brutal work....I don't envy all that heavy lifting!

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    Default Re: Beekeeping in Australia 1947

    Those were serious migratory beekeepers.
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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    Default Re: Beekeeping in Australia 1947

    Very cool video, thanks for sharing it!!
    Lee

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