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    Re: Permanently fixing bottom to nucs?

    Yeah mate, a shed load of knowledge here, and we can’t have all our eggs in one basket eh.:D
    The first book I read when looking into keeping bees stated that learning the correct terming goes a long...
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    Re: Ventilation on Nuc hive?

    Nuc boxes are often used for transporting small colonyís so require ventilation. Usually they are just temporary homes. I have 1 off 25mm hole in the front and back of mine. If you are having them...
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    Re: Permanently fixing bottom to nucs?

    Hi mate, all my nuc boxes have permanent bases and LJ makes a valid point as Iíve thought it would be handy to add a box on top to feed when building the colony.
    Also, technically a nuc is...
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    Re: Cold Virus 'Cures'. What works for you?

    Garlic, ginger and horseradish tabs have never let me down.
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    Re: Hands off Beekeeping.....for the most part.

    Nope, no beetles. Clear hive mats will let you terminate those beetles in situ I’ve heard.
    In the past I’ve done preemptive swarm splits, and brood box honey frame removal beginning of spring and...
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    Re: Hands off Beekeeping.....for the most part.

    Being in an area where ‘hands off beekeeping’ is possible due to not having the pests in the area it’s still recommended to do regular inspections as this is the difference between having bees and...
  7. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    Sometimes, with productive queens, just one split once a year isnít enough especially with multiple or extended flows.
    Productive queens are often mistaken for a swarmy queen. If a queen lays 2000...
  8. Re: What should I do with Crystallized remnants

    Flow is a Queensland Au company they don't have a winter. :) The Flow super should be treated the same way as a traditional super, climate specific. Mistakes are excellent teachers but ultimately its...
  9. Re: observation/question about bees not touching syrup

    I have watering points which are small ponds, I put these in to water the bees and they would be less than 10 metres from the hives. We've been having some warm days and the ponds are covered in bees...
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    Re: Simple Harmony Farms uncapper

    Max, I have the latest Beewise mailing catalogue with the roller uncapper in it. I can forward the email to you if you are interested.
    Next time I'm in the store I'll broach the subject and have a...
  11. Re: COMB - Turning Upside-down vs. destroying it.

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    I couldn't get the queen to move downstairs and had to break up the comb and band it into frames. Messy but doable. Great experience. This was my first colony and if I were to...
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    Re: Killer in the bee box!

    Best to check under the hive before moving it too...

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  13. Re: Hive Data Collectors (Weight, Temp, Humidity)

    Hivemind NZ are doing an indigo campaign at the moment worth a look.
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hive-strength-monitor-with-wifi--2#/
  14. Re: Capturing swarm - how do I know if I got the queen?

    Add a frame of brood and fill with empty frames. Take advantage of those wax machines!
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    Re: Swarm Question

    When you see hundreds of bees checking them out they're scouts voting on a new home. Generally the number of bees will build over a couple of days. I have a couple of used hives outside which always...
  16. Thread: Scout bees?

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    Re: Scout bees?

    Last words from me on this subject.
    This is an interesting subject which I felt I was able to contribute to so I did.
    Bees communicate with waggle dances within their hive. Fact.
    These bees here...
  17. Thread: Scout bees?

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    Re: Scout bees?

    For starters, why leave a home without a place to go?
    Secondly I've seen it.
    I had scout bees investigating some gear in my shed. The scout numbers grew over three days and on the fourth a feral...
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    Re: Scout bees?

    Most of Seeleys swarms were artificial swarms so not natural. Yes bees do scout and decide before physically swarming.
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    Re: Queen Excluders

    Plastic perishes in the sun and cracks popping the boxes apart, same, never again.
    Metal ones act like a heat exchanger, hot in the sun which is then transferred inside the hive and can suck the...
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    Re: UV Color Perception

    Wait? What?
    So I'll get less hot in a black jumper at night than a white jumper at night then???

    Here's A good article on bee eyesight...
    http://www.beeculture.com/bees-see-matters/
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    Re: Swaping hive spots ????

    Great question!
    Sounds like the positives outweigh the negatives

    What time of day should the hives be swapped?
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    Re: Package Bee Prices

    The cost of anything bees has gone through the roof here in West Aust.
    Bee clubs are experiencing their largest ever memberships.
    IMO all due to Flow.
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    Artichoke pics

    Bees love artichoke flowers.
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  24. Thread: Tree Hive.

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    Re: Tree Hive.

    Thanks Cleo, email sent.
    I really appreciate your willingness to share, shame there aren't more people like you in this world.
    I will endeavour to share my progress.
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    Re: Tree Hive.

    Excellent, just what I needed, thanks whiskers. Knew there would be some info just needed the key word 'cleo'. Plenty of experiences for me to peruse.
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