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  1. #1
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    Default Beekeeping from Jamaica

    Just to share some photos from my small island

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    Default Re: Beekeeping from Jamaica

    I don't see any photos?

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    Default Re: Beekeeping from Jamaica

    I know. I'm having problems posting the pics here. I'm using my phone so I think that is the problem

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    Default Re: Beekeeping from Jamaica

    I find it easier to upload photos to a free server like www.photobucket.com.
    Then I just post a link to the picture in my post.
    Dan

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    Default Re: Beekeeping from Jamaica

    Thanks I'm going to try that

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    Default Re: Beekeeping from Jamaica

    <a href="http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk224/digi_2008/?action=view&amp;current=IMG-20120313-00701-1.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk224/digi_2008/IMG-20120313-00701-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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    Default Re: Beekeeping from Jamaica

    How do those hive stay on those hive stands??? What is in the containers underneath the legs on the metal hive stands???
    AKA BEEMAN800

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    Default Re: Beekeeping from Jamaica

    The metal one appears to be for nuc production. & the cups for ant control.
    Dan

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    Default Re: Beekeeping from Jamaica

    The exact location I am at have some very large ants that we call red ants. The containers are filled with water and/or old engine oil so the ants can't crawl onto the boxes. These ants will kill even a strong colony in a few hours. I have seen these ants team up and fight colonies colonies in batches. Sometimes they come for honey sometimes for brood.

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    Default Re: Beekeeping from Jamaica

    That particular stand was just an experiment my neighbour made it for me. The others are stronger because of slanted legs. Stands that will hold honey producers are just metal pipes on top of blocks.

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    Default Re: Beekeeping from Jamaica

    Theses hives are mmuch closer than I would prefer as well but with the lack of space as well as this apiary being a feeder for smaller apiaries they seem to be doing fine. I use different colour boxes so only two boxes beside eachother can look alike on a row.bees seem to be able to tell the difference between 2 similar boxes but have problems with 3 or more. Even if the bottom boards alone are differnt seems to help.

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    Default Re: Beekeeping from Jamaica

    Quote Originally Posted by Duhaje Jennings View Post
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    Tell us about how your foundation mill works.

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    Default Re: Beekeeping from Jamaica

    Well It is the same one as I saw advertised by the FatBeeMan. First flat sheets are placed at the entrance of the rollers( In this picture the rollers are still covered in plastic. The rollers are then rotated by a bar to the end of the machine. This one is manual.
    Keeping bees in Jamaica www.dadabs.com

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