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Offline Jim 134

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Bee Brush & Smoker Combo for the Organic Beekeeping
« on: July 30, 2011, 09:33:28 AM »
 Bee Brush & Smoker Combo

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Re: Bee Brush & Smoker Combo for the Organic Beekeeping
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 10:24:41 PM »
That was SO COOL! Good comments, too, on YouTube. Thanks for sharing.

P.S. Love their bare feet, too.

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Re: Bee Brush & Smoker Combo for the Organic Beekeeping
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 11:52:33 PM »
Wow - nice video.   :)

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Re: Bee Brush & Smoker Combo for the Organic Beekeeping
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011, 07:44:24 AM »
Fascinating.  Thanks Jim!!!  I love watching/learning how other people in other places keep bees, so interesting. 

I've spent a bit of time in that part of the world and to be honest I don't think I ever saw a honeybee (wasn't really looking for them at the time ;)), but I do remember the mosquito's were every bit as ferocious :). 

All beekeeping is local.  Thanks again.  More please.

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Re: Bee Brush & Smoker Combo for the Organic Beekeeping
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011, 10:30:02 AM »
That was really cool.  Not even a veil........
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Re: Bee Brush & Smoker Combo for the Organic Beekeeping
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011, 10:10:04 AM »
Loved it that they left a ridge of wax for the bees to use to rebuild.

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Re: Bee Brush & Smoker Combo for the Organic Beekeeping
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2011, 10:35:18 AM »
I'd love to see apis dorsata in the wild!

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Re: Bee Brush & Smoker Combo for the Organic Beekeeping
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2011, 11:06:21 AM »
Interesting...
1.) usually apis dorsata build nest very high up - this one was at eye level
2.) all he took was brood comb - he even was careful to cut around the honey.  I guess  protein is more important than carbs to them.

A missionary I know in the Philippines had a colony high in his papaya tree.  It was interesting watching it through him...they were there one week and then gone the next.  Then a honey buzzard was in there eating some of the remaining comb.

I found this little gem too, about apis dorsata:

Giant honey bees - Life in the Undergrowth - BBC Attenborough
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Re: Bee Brush & Smoker Combo for the Organic Beekeeping
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2011, 11:52:39 PM »

Nice video.

 

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