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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Japanese Knotwood
« Last post by sawdstmakr on December 09, 2016, 01:02:31 PM »

I remember someone talking about Japanize Knotwood here and here is what I found:

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Both buckwheat and japanese knotwood bamboo make very dark honey. I just did a removal and extracted 3 lbs of totally black honey. tastes like rootbeer. And I mean black, totally.
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Cleaning out the dead bees.
« Last post by sawdstmakr on December 09, 2016, 12:53:12 PM »
Try looking at the eyes and determain if they are mostly drones. If so, not to worry.  -Mike

I was going to say the same thing but then I looked at where you are located and all of the drones should be long gone. Even my drones are long gone.
Look at the wings of the bees. Are a lot of them deformed?
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Old world carniolans
« Last post by sawdstmakr on December 09, 2016, 12:50:37 PM »
Wallace,
With bees, there are major differences between actual sister Italian queens. A lot has to do with how well they were bread and how much diversity is in the genes they receive from the males they mated with.
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Cuban beekeeping
« Last post by sawdstmakr on December 09, 2016, 12:30:31 PM »
'Presently, the world grows so much food that we can take up millions of acres to feed the gasoline engine in our cars.  It is ridiculous to think we can't feed ourselves when we are using land to make fuel for our cars."

Good point Brian.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Cleaning out the dead bees.
« Last post by mikecva on December 09, 2016, 12:01:27 PM »
Try looking at the eyes and determain if they are mostly drones. If so, not to worry.  -Mike
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Purchasing Bees
« Last post by mikecva on December 09, 2016, 11:59:07 AM »
Look at Kelley Beekeeping:
https://www.kelleybees.com/?gclid=COmd-6-859ACFVdMDQod1DcEZA
I havd no problems with their shipping.  -Mike
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Japanese Knotwood
« Last post by GSF on December 09, 2016, 10:20:09 AM »
I know this is invasive but it's also medicinal. I have a 5 acre field I'll going to plant it in. Is it a good nectar/pollen source for bees?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Cuban beekeeping
« Last post by Acebird on December 09, 2016, 10:08:57 AM »
...It is not a question of organ vs. non organic...
You say that, but then you wax lyrical about how nonorganic farming is disastrous and if everyone went organic you could suddenly feed so many more people.
I don't remember ever saying that.  What I believe is if industry would move more closer to organic farming there would be enough food for everyone that is getting food now.  People starve not because there isn't enough food in the world, there clearly is an abundance such that is gets stock piled and also wasted simply to affect the price of the commodity on the stock market.  Because the price of organically grown crops are so much higher than non-organic it doesn't get stock piled.  certainly some gets wasted because it doesn't have the shelf life that the food with poison applied does.
Presently, the world grows so much food that we can take up millions of acres to feed the gasoline engine in our cars.  It is ridiculous to think we can't feed ourselves when we are using land to make fuel for our cars.
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hey little john

your right. putting the heat gun inside solar melter will melt the gun. I

Hi John - I was being a tad flippant re: the meltdown.   The heat guns I have are fitted with over-heat cut-outs to prevent that happening ... but I still wouldn't rely on them.  I'll be using a burst-fire controller (similar to a souped-up dimmer switch) and an electronic thermostat to regulate the heat.  More complex than simply poking a heat-gun in the side, sure, but a lot more energy efficient.

I'll put this project next on the list, as I'm rather busy building boxes right now - will post pics in due course.
'best, LJ
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Hi Daz&Kim
   I am also relatively new & an Aussie living in the NT.  Most of my successful information came from the Australian BeeKeepers Manual, so your off to a good start with that book.

regards

FishermanAllen   :wink:
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