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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Laying Worker Hives
« Last post by Michael Bush on September 29, 2016, 12:21:37 PM »
>Once a worker starts laying does she change at all physically?

They are SLIGHTLY bigger, but no more so than a house bee compared to a field bee.  But I have caught them laying and they are in the larger group rather than the smaller group...
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: JUST PLAIN NEAT INFORMATION.....
« Last post by Michael Bush on September 29, 2016, 12:20:18 PM »
>How about hair and nails?

I should have caught that.  Yes, they don't heal.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Another one for cider
« Last post by Michael Bush on September 29, 2016, 12:17:07 PM »
This book: https://www.amazon.com/Bias-Insider-Exposes-Media-Distort-ebook/dp/0895261901/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1475162025&sr=1-2&keywords=media+bias

is written by a liberal, yet he thought the liberal bias was so pervasive that he wrote a book about it.  He's not a conservative talk show host.  Not even a conservative.  Not even a Republican...  He pointed out very similar points.  The network would filter the news, leave out anything that might put blacks in a bad light and accentuated anything that would put whites in a bad light to a ridiculous degree.
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>Is there a commercial operation that uses a tangential?

Yes.  They used to all be tangential and there are some huge ones that are still out there.  Radial is a relatively recent concept in the world of extraction.  Dee Lusby always uses them because she just can't get the thick (low moisture) desert honey out without one.  But all things being equal they both work as well on normal honey.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Hive colony on top of another hive colony ?
« Last post by Michael Bush on September 29, 2016, 12:08:51 PM »
Yes, but you double the amount of work involved in inspecting in general and you more than double the amount of work if you only needed to check on the one on the bottom.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Drone fishing
« Last post by Michael Bush on September 29, 2016, 12:07:39 PM »
I have watched it done.  The picture in Larry Connor's book is from that occasion.  Typically a queen flies about a mile or two.  Sometimes she flies as far as seven miles.  Sometimes she mates in the sky above her hive.  Bees do what they have to do...
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Drone fishing
« Last post by Sydney guy on September 29, 2016, 12:02:56 PM »
Has anyone been drone fishing? Im interested in finding the drone congregation area or areas near me. Does anyone know how far a queen will fly on her nuptial flight?

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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Sting
« Last post by Psparr on September 29, 2016, 11:36:35 AM »
The only time I've ever worn a veil was on a couple cut outs. The last cutout was in shorts and a t-shirt. To each his own.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Hive colony on top of another hive colony ?
« Last post by Jim 134 on September 29, 2016, 11:34:34 AM »
I would consider a two queen hive.

      BEE HAPPY Jim 134  :smile:
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"The amount of honey that comes out a frame is based on the honey, speed, time and the angle of incidence of the centrifugal force hence whether it is tangential or radial."
There fixed it for you  :tongue:



"Is there a commercial operation that uses a tangential?"
I doubt there are any using true tangentials but what the OP called a 'hybrid' and I called semi-reversible but are also called self-reversing and semi-radial that tilt the frame to one side as it rotates and to the other side when it rotates in the reverse direction.
They're more complex and hence more expensive to make than radial so they're not used as much these days unless really needed but they can get difficult honeys out of frames faster and more thoroughly than radial extractors can or that radial extractors simply can't get out at all so yes they're used and used commercially.  eg like this: http://bouteljeproducts.co.nz/catalogue/product/boutelje-32fs-manuka-honey-extractor/

I don't have to deal with thixotropic/jelly-like honey but cold and partially crystallized honey, eg like Canola/OSR is likely, perhaps more so for a hobbyist than commercials as we have other jobs to do so can't extract as soon/frequently as would be ideal.
I happen to have access to hot room facilities to warm supers up before extraction so used this to justify to myself getting the slightly larger radial extractor but otherwise a 6 frame self reversing was tempting.


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