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    Re: Processing large quantities of beeswax

    Hi Fuzz,
    just answered another question you had on another forum.
    Place the buckets with wax in the freezer for a few hours and the wax will come out easily.
    I purchased a wax melter from "...
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    Re: Transferring Double 5 Nuc Into 10 Frame Hive

    The way we used to do it but with SHB ( goit them?) we start off with a frame with foundation on the edge and then a frame from the nuc...followed by a new one etc.
    If we place all nuc frames in the...
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    Re: A VERY hot hive - what next?

    Yes, definitely of interest
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    Re: A VERY hot hive - what next?

    Lots of good ideas - keep them coming!!
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    Re: A VERY hot hive - what next?

    It is a HOT hive. Only a few stings thanks to a full beesuit and gloves. I gather it is not a nice hive to work.
    About the fires. Thanks for asking. It has been hot here and the fires quite close....
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    Re: A VERY hot hive - what next?

    There is a queen excluder above the brood box - we work with single brood boxes here.
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    A VERY hot hive - what next?

    A friend of mine was taking honey off his hives. One strong hive ( 10 frame FD brood and 10 frame FD super) was pretty well full of honey but, so he told me , they were vicious and he copped a few...
  8. 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
  9. 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/
  10. 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...
  11. 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?
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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
  16. 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
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