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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / G'day from Vacy, Australia
« Last post by Buckscreek on January 15, 2017, 07:12:23 AM »
Hi all,

Just joined the forum, from the lower Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. I've recently bought 8 hives after playing with bees for a year or so. These new hives are cranky and all brood  boxes need repair work or replacement. Some supers need work as well. A mix of 1 & 2 supers on very strong colonies,  nearly ful of honey. Lots of work to do, but hey, everyone needs a challenge, right? My older boxes are calmer, I've requeened some time ago and they're fun to work with.

So, I'm desperate for some 8 frame boxes to get on top of this reboxing work before Winter. Anyone close by who has some for sale? I'm busy making new bottom boards and lids and have a supply of frames to go on with, but don't have the time to make/treat/paint new boxes from scratch.

Thanks,

Joe.

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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee rustling
« Last post by GSF on January 15, 2017, 06:51:49 AM »
Haven't heard of that around here - yet.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Solar Wax Melter
« Last post by GSF on January 15, 2017, 06:42:43 AM »
I used two supers, a pan of water, glass, and a screen. It was laughable - but it worked.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Work schedule and beekeeping
« Last post by GSF on January 15, 2017, 06:36:13 AM »
It would be difficult. Another concern I'd have would be a swarm of Africanized bees moving in while you're gone and terrorizing the neighbors.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: mann lake or kelly
« Last post by GSF on January 15, 2017, 06:31:45 AM »
The shipping time will have a lot to do with the season with any of them.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Work schedule and beekeeping
« Last post by Muddman on January 15, 2017, 06:29:49 AM »
I've been wanting to keep bees for a long time, just a hive or two in my backyard, but I have a unusual work schedule. I am away from home at work for 31 days and then home for 23 days. This schedule never changes. Do you think I will be able to keep bees? I have a brother that might be able to check on the hives once every week or ten days while I am away. I live in a small town and my backyard has a privacy fence and some tall shrubs around the perimeter.
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: CLAM CHOWDAH!
« Last post by iddee on January 15, 2017, 04:59:29 AM »
What is Clam Chowdah?
Does it go with 'possum or collard greens?    :angry:   :cheesy: :cheesy:
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: mann lake or kelly
« Last post by herbhome on January 15, 2017, 02:48:01 AM »
Quality is good with both Mann Lake and Kelly. I don't order online- I use the phone and both have been helpful. I buy unassembled frames and boxes and Kelley includes an ample amount of nails, so bear that in mind. Good luck this spring. :smile:
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / mann lake or kelly
« Last post by swarmtrap on January 15, 2017, 02:39:31 AM »
need to get my order in and will order online, who do you guys suggest ordering from, who ships faster and has better quality stuff
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Solar Wax Melter
« Last post by Beeboy01 on January 14, 2017, 09:54:17 PM »
Get a styrofoam cooler and a plastic tray that fits inside of it. Lay a piece of plexiglass over the top of the cooler, a metal screen over the plastic tray and put the wax on a piece of paper towel sitting on the screen. It's simple, cheap and easy to use. If you want to go high tech paint the inside of the cooler black and figure out a way to seal the plexiglass to the lid of the cooler. Don't over engineer it, a solar wax melter is just a hot box with the melted wax getting filtered.
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