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    Re: How common is this??

    in northern Australia in the dry tropics we have many grades and types of pollen all year round . hives will drop about 30 percent in numbers from autumn to winter purely because of daylight hours...
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    Re: PVC periscope hive entrance?

    drill a hole through the fence
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    Re: Apis Cerana vs. Apis Millifera

    alias cerana drone can mate with mellifera but the fertilised egg is unviable . cerana colonies are very small about the size of a football . they beat mites by swarming all the time so i don't...
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    Re: Apis Cerana vs. Apis Millifera

    the mites were on a nest destroyed on ship because it reached port a quarantine was introduced and all hives feral were destroyed in close as wells as anybody beehives alcohol wash checked . at...
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    Re: Apis Cerana vs. Apis Millifera

    apis cerana is in a small section of northern Australia fortunately they arrived of a container ship that have been at sea long enough that mites do not survive the journey , there has been a...
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    Re: Pollen sub underneath broodnest?

    Small hive beetle will flourish and destroy your hives if you have them there yet .
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    Re: COMB - Turning Upside-down vs. destroying it.

    turning a hive upside down is one of those things you occasionally come across as a answer for eg being out and run out of top boxes and only have bottom boxes left . i learnt after a hurricane a...
  8. Thread: Plastic frames

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    Re: Plastic frames

    for the future when mankua plantations start in your country its the guys who own plastics that will make all the money . being in a country full of shb the only eggs that will hatch have to be...
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    Re: I've lost 3 hives in 3 weeks to SHB

    from Australia in the north tropical region having battled beetle for a long time i see the same happenings starting to develop in your area . devil dog you are right in that crowding is a great...
  10. Re: do queens start laying after first mating flight then go back out again?

    laying worker
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    Re: Queens hatching after 12 days?

    i would say the larve is a bit older than you think , thats spot on for cell grafting timing .as a point what is the use of putting open larve next to the cells just use capped brood on one side...
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    Re: Queen banking question

    3 months is about the most but about one in 5 quite often doesn't take or fails as a good layer . in australia if winter conditions are mild not uncommon to store several hundred in a two story...
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    Re: Almond pollination problems

    spray the mandarins late with a pyrethin base insectide. next morning it has pretty well lost its potency but is highly repellant to bees .mandrin grower wins as the best are seedless mandarins...
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    Re: Unintentional experiment with mating nuc size

    if nucs are close the queens that return to the stronger hives tend to lay quicker than the weaker nucs as there is less bees to manage the hive . hives that lay earlier produce more pherformones ...
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    Re: Making candy for queen cages

    pure icing sugar and irrateded honey 500 grams to 140 ml ,1000 grams to270 1500 gms to 410ml 2000 grams sugar to 545 ml of honey heat honey in microwave until just under frothing mix...
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    Re: applying beeswax to plasticell

    add wax to pot or can of heated water dip foam roller in and roll only the wax is picked up and you can get a fine perfect cell shape covering . doesn t matter if the melted wax is dirty the foam...
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    Re: Homemade Topfeeder

    a bit of shade cloth fixed one end to the top and long enough to reach the far end bottom of the feeder . bees don't drown even if you drop them in the solution they will buzz aroung until they...
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    Re: Disappearing queens

    drone colonies to close to the flight path of nucs can cause loses from workers protecting there hives
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    Re: Australian Bee Imports in 2014?????

    there is no tropilaelaps in australia as well as the only cerna is located to the north of us in northern australia . it is confined to a narrow strip of rainforest which is surrounded by dry...
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