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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: From the mouth of a 10 year old.
« Last post by Switchback on February 11, 2016, 10:53:37 PM »
Sounds like my grandkids.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Newbie with upcoming extraction
« Last post by dalewills on February 11, 2016, 10:50:56 PM »
Thanks iddee.......is that 12kg based off 8 ideal frames? and r u saying that I should be adding another super?

Cheers Dale
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: Butch, The Rooster
« Last post by Switchback on February 11, 2016, 10:49:29 PM »
 :cool:
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49 and and still holdin' - that's commitment! congrats to you both and many happy more.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Newbie with upcoming extraction
« Last post by iddee on February 11, 2016, 10:23:07 PM »
Buy another super.   :grin:

8 frames should give you about 12 kilo of honey, or 8 liters. That should be enough to extract. The drawn comb left for the bees to refill is like gold.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Newbie with upcoming extraction
« Last post by dalewills on February 11, 2016, 10:01:32 PM »
Hi guys,

Am hoping to get some advice on an appropriate method for my first extraction.
I have hive that consists of 2x8 frame deep brood boxes and 1x8 frame ideal honey super. I added the ideal about 2 weeks ago after discovering that the bees had had a very productive few weeks and it became apparent that they would need more room.
So in a couple of weeks time I'm banking on extracting 8 ideal frames of honey. How should I go about this? I am a member of a local beekeeping club who hire out an extractor but I question whether its worth going to this extent for such a small amount. There is the crush and strain method or the comb honey option but this will push back my next extraction as the bees will then have to draw out new comb.
I'm sure lots of you have been in a similar situation when you first started out and am willing to offer me some suggestions and advice.

thanks in advance

Dale
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Apiary Layout
« Last post by Acebird on February 11, 2016, 08:37:45 PM »
I have always felt that foraging bees have no interest in stinging you.  When I look at commercial set ups I see them fairly close so my guess is the only bees you have to look out for are the ones your are tearing their house apart.  I could be wrong though.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / To all males who want to live through Sunday
« Last post by iddee on February 11, 2016, 07:23:47 PM »
If you haven't yet, you better be getting that box of candy, flowers, or whatever. You will not survive if you forget.

PS. I got mine today.  Number 49, for the same angel
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: What really happened to those emails
« Last post by D Semple on February 11, 2016, 06:09:14 PM »
 :shocked: :wink:
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Apiary Layout
« Last post by rookie2531 on February 11, 2016, 06:08:06 PM »
Just as Dallas says, face the entrances outward and use the walkway in between the rows as your, out of their path work area. If you want to drive a gator or something, make the isle wide enough for that. Or even a truck.
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