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  1. Re: Bee Excluder with empty super below a good idea?

    I do think it is a good idea to put framed super underneath. teh bees need space to go down. I have found by putting a super with frames even at the beginning of robbing them a lot of bees go down.
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    Re: New To Selling Honey

    I sell 1 kg and 1/2 kg containers. 1kg's would be 90% of the market. In the 1kg I use tubs and jars. People have a strong preference for either. Meet the market. My thoughts Geoff
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    Re: Hive body paint -- for resale

    If you have a supply of white paint, you can always add some colour to make a pascal colour. White is a bit boring and they stand out. a bit of camouflage does not go astray.
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    Re: Cut Comb Prices?

    I sell cut comb at the markets. It's not my biggest seller but sell 10- 15 per week ( Sunday only). I do charge $48 per kg. I use 500ml take-away containers at 16 cents each and label. I do weigh...
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    Re: bee scale using arduino

    I would like a lot more detail. do you have a link. Thanks Geoff
  6. Re: Recommended places to acquire observation glass?

    strongly suggest you don't use glass. It breaks. Use perspex(trade name) or polycarbonate. Comes in various thinkness and usually comes in 8 x 4' sheets.
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    Re: Requirements for honey house

    The first step would be to contact your local or state health authority as to the requirements for processing food such as honey. Your few local stores may not enquire whether the honey is prepared...
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    Club newsletters - Sharing

    The Western Australian Apiarist Society Inc is te largest single bee organisation in Australia with 628 memebers and growing at 1 per day. While we may not be the best, we aim to be. We would like...
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    Re: Making a QC incubator

    Keep going, Cheers
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    Re: "Device" to measure egg laying of a queen

    My thoughts is to check how many frames with cells with capped lavae and plain lavae.
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    Re: Rubbing wax onto frames

    You can get a cheap electric frypan on Gumtree or at Cash converters or Good sammy's. Use a paint pad to apply the wax. Either wire teh pad to the backing plastic or put some screws in. Have fun
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    Re: To smoke or not smoke?

    When using a smoker, carefully chose the material you use for the smoke. Try various materials and give yourself a whiff. The better it is for you, the better it is for your bees. Michael bush has...
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    Re: hi from nagaland

    Welcome to the world of bees and Beesoure. Please go to http://www.waas.org.au/join-us and subscribe to the Western Australian Apiarist Society (WAAS) newsletter, Smoke Signals. It's free and...
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    Re: How to get hives out of muddy beeyards.

    How many hives do ou need to move?
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    Re: New help for the back relief

    You going to use a petrol motor, good luck
  16. Thread: DIY hive scale

    by sweetas
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    Re: DIY hive scale

    I use a luggage scale ( display on top ) to weigh supers. I extended teh hook. Just crack the box and weigh one end and x 2. A great way to check your hives quickly. You soon know how full it...
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    Re: Upside Down Langstroth Design Effectiveness

    The first question is why have you done it this way? While it is good to query all "standard practices" when new to beekeeping ( I do); you should have decided there is good reasons vary that...
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    Re: Gross honey-comb

    pictures would be helpful
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    Re: Making a QC incubator

    vERY SIMPLE, TAKE THE EGG HOLDER OUT. Suggest you make a frame to hold QC's . I believe it would hold several hundred.

    I've become an expert using the egg Incubator without using it. You've...
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    Re: Exporting Honey to China

    I frequnetly get one enquiry per week as do a lot of other beekeepers. Get the inquirer to email you the requirements to import honey and say you will find out if you can meet them. It will sort...
  21. Thread: Hot Room

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    Re: Hot Room

    consider getting a 20ft insulated shipping container for storage. May be a cheaper option and can be sold if nolonger needed
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    Re: Making a QC incubator

    Cooling is a lot more complicated than heating. Is it easier to keep the ambient temperature where your Fridge (QCI) is below 35c (95F) , that way you only have to concentrate on heating and...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    The chinese do not trust their own honey, hence a huge demand from places like Western Australia. In Bejing they have a ultra modern honey testing facility. It put the facilities in Australia to...
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    Re: Making a QC incubator

    Your climate is a little bit milder than mine. No real extremes. Do you really need cooling if you keep the incubator inside. Try not to over engineer. I found it doesn't always work.

    Keep...
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    Re: Making a QC incubator

    Not to damped your enthusiasm, you have to start somewhere. At $65, worth a try. look at the item below
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