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  1. Re: How much honey could one expect from one hive? Spring

    " What price do you get for honey in your area? Seems like that much honey could seriously dilute the price you can get. "

    $ Aus 12 per kg in a glass jar. $ 9/kg in bulk
  2. Re: How much honey could one expect from one hive? Spring

    Here is some data which shows recorded yields in Australia: https://badbeekeepingblog.com/2016/04/26/honey-times-in-oz/
  3. Re: How much honey could one expect from one hive? Spring

    "IKR, 661 would be like 13 supers high "

    We manage our hives very differently here. I have a FD broodbox. A q excluder. A FD supper and in some cases another 1/2 super.

    We harvest as the honey...
  4. Re: How much honey could one expect from one hive? Spring

    I Like Michael's" You can expect whatever you like"

    Last year my best hive made me just under 300 kg ( you work out what this is in lb) and I averaged about 160 - 170 kg per hive.

    I also made...
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    Re: Huber's New Observations on Bees

    Interesting indeed!
    I have always been interested in Huber.
    I was born in Switzerland and my grandmother ( born around 1872) was a Huber. My aunty married a Huber.

    I always would have liked to...
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    Re: Startup Company Making "Super Bees"

    " seen success in Argentina by increasing crop yields for almonds, blueberries, apples and kiwis by up to 90%."

    How could you refuse?
  7. Thread: hot knife issues

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    Re: hot knife issues

    I have had Pierce knife for many years - maybe 20 - and it is still working. Top quality.
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    Re: Wo ships queen cells

    In Australia nobody post cells - they are too fragile
  9. Re: Bringing in Apis cerana to the US (Solve varroa problem)

    I recently visited a number of beekeeprs in Vietnam. Outside hanoi they only keep Asian bees.

    From their reports honey production is not bad. They only use single hives - keeping the broodnest...
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    Re: Another battle for the bees....

    Get rid of Trump?
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    Looking great and displaying perfectly
    thanks
    max
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    I would like to make a few more, very basic , You Tube videos. Time, skill, tools...

    I had a look at your website but it does not seem to display well here?
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    Great stuff, Matthew.

    We are a bit off Spring here but i will give it a go.
    I keep about 12 hives as singles simply to produce nuc's. The best produce about 24 frames of brood by Christmas. I...
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    Re: Bee source data breach ?

    Just one of these things.
    I did not get the same one but something quite similar - and I don't even have a camers:)
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    Re: Study on the introduction of virgin queens

    Very interesting and worth a try.
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    Re: Old frames new foundation??

    I have frames I have used since 1974 ( they have the date on them) and I have frames most likley much older .
    When I take the old foundation out I boil the frames to get them clean and then soak...
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    Re: Bees low on honey, going into winter

    Sounds like you maybe located in Australia?
    For anyone to be able to give any sort of advice you need to give us a clue were you are located .
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    Re: iPhone Microwaves Causes Absconding

    Oldtimer: "It's true, cos i saw it on the screen. But luckily, we can get the special micro circuit chip.:

    From Bunnings:) ?

    I believe they have a special every Full Moon
  19. Re: How is that Global Warming thing working out for you?

    I'm all for everyone doing everything they can, but using children to push the issue in this way is just wrong

    I don't know about the US but here in Australia nobody pushed the kids - they have...
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    Re: Any ideas on how to capture this swarm?

    Looks like it worked!!

    well done
    max
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    Re: Any ideas on how to capture this swarm?

    The test will be just on dark - if the queen is in the box the bees will follow. Great to watch!
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    Re: Any ideas on how to capture this swarm?

    Take a few frames out to give the bees space to go into the box.
    Warning! Only a few drops of Lemon Grass Oil. Too much and they will avoid the space - in my experience. 2 to 3 small drops will do.
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    Re: Any ideas on how to capture this swarm?

    I would place a 10 frame, FD super ( on a bottom board, of course) against the trunk.
    Place a sheet of plastic under it.
    Brush as many bees into the box as possible, repeat...check on the plastic...
  24. Re: The making of a frame, with side discussion of frame rests, bee space, and Langst

    Excellent summary - thanks.
    I have been in bees for nearly as long as you and agree with your frustration of various manufacturers .
    I'm in Australia. The best wood is Hoop Pine - soft but strong...
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    Re: Cleaning Honey Equipment

    Same here - a High Pressure Water Cleaner ( we call these " Guerny" here in OZ) work well.
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