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  1. #1
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    Default equipment questions

    Hello,
    I am going to build a hive and have a couple of questions
    Im a beginner and need a bit of patience
    The hive i am looking a building is the 10-frame Langstroth hive on this website

    1st question
    What is the suggested spacing of the fames in this hive?

    2nd question
    Where can i obtain a queen excluder?

    3rd question
    What does everyone think of this mouse guard?
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-x-Bee-H...item3cd06fa34a

    4th question
    What is a recommended bee equipment supplier in Australia?

    5th question
    Is there anyone in Australia that makes these frames or has a jig to make them for this hive or plans for them?

    Thank you for your time
    Ralph

  2. #2
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    Calhoun Co, Texas, USA
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    Default Re: equipment questions

    1: The frames have spacers built into the end-bars, so they slide tight up against each other for correct spacing every time

    2-5: I think you'll get better answers from someone else for those, as I'm in the US, and don't use mouse guards or Q excluders

  3. #3
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    Default Re: equipment questions

    sorry i see what you mean now
    but i still need help on the other questions
    thanks
    ralph
    Last edited by ralphb; 04-23-2013 at 06:43 PM.

  4. #4
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: equipment questions

    > Where can i obtain a queen excluder?

    If you mean from an Australian vendor, here's one offering excluders:

    http://www.penders.net.au/index.html

    I have no experience with Penders, but they claim to have been selling beekeeping equipment since 1892!
    Graham
    -- The real problem is not precise language, it's clear language. - Richard Feynman

  5. #5
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    Default Re: equipment questions

    Ralph

    If you google up Alliance Beekeeping Woodware you will get the specs under products. The common 10 frame is 406 mm but the 414 would be better, not so squeezy. The extra 8mm would sit comfortably under or over the 406mm .

    Just google bee keeping supplies NSW.

    Do you need a mouse guard . Looks complicated to me.

    Width Options
    353 mm - 8 frame
    406 mm - 10 frame
    414 - 10 Frame


    Depth Options
    146 mm - (ideal depth)
    185 mm - (three quarter)
    243 mm - (full depth)
    193 WSP
    240 Full Depth (Rebated Only)

  6. #6
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    Default Re: equipment questions

    Thank you for your interest
    Is there any other suggested companies?
    Ralph

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    Default Re: equipment questions

    Based in Perth, I do not know of NSW suppliers. Both Guilfoyles and Penders have been around for ever. NSW is the biggest honey producer in Australia so must have a few suppliers.

    I suggest you make or buy 8 frame WSP size, weights about 24 kg versus 45 kg for a full hive.

    Based on the price of wood, it is only about $2 cheaper to make the boxes.

    Before you take up bee keeping, think carefully. It can become very addictive.

    Have fun

    Geoff

  8. #8
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    Default Re: equipment questions

    See I’m only a young fellar
    And I’m going to build my first hive as a school wood technology project
    Should be good
    But I’m just spitting some questions as i will have to build it when i go back to school
    Just by the way i originated from Perth WA
    I now live in Goulburn nsw
    If anyone knows anyone from this area that would be greatly appreciated
    Thank you again
    Ralph

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