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Oak
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« Reply #80 on: February 26, 2014, 06:02:17 AM »

Hi everyone,

Just posting a few pics of my beekeeping activities while on holiday in NSW. I am very grateful to the people who were willing to show me around their setup.

A look inside a hive:



Checking up on some queen breeding:



Some queen cages:



A "queen bank":



Nearby:



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« Reply #81 on: February 26, 2014, 08:01:57 PM »

Great photos Oak.
We are part of a fantastic community that always seems willing to share. I have yet to meet a beekeeper I don't like. I am sure there is the odd bad egg out there but I think they are fewer and further between than in the non beekeeping world  grin
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« Reply #82 on: February 27, 2014, 01:28:37 AM »

Thanks prestonpaul,

Yep, beekeepers are a friendly bunch.
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« Reply #83 on: March 24, 2014, 07:21:44 PM »

Well I know what I am doing every day for the next month:



I am moving this hive to where my other hives are, three feet a day. I just hope the bees don't mind being smoked once a day.




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« Reply #84 on: March 24, 2014, 07:34:25 PM »

Why smoke them?
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« Reply #85 on: March 24, 2014, 08:11:17 PM »

Hi Jim,

Not sure I would be brave enough to push the hive without smoking it. Wouldn't it make the guard bees aggressive being disturbed without smoke?

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« Reply #86 on: March 25, 2014, 05:29:40 AM »

Smoke is your friend Oak
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« Reply #87 on: March 25, 2014, 07:43:39 AM »

I'd lock in at night - move them all the way - put a bushy branch in front of the entrance so it confuses them a bit and they reorient themselves when you let them out next morning.
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« Reply #88 on: March 25, 2014, 10:38:09 PM »

Thanks yantabulla,

I will definitely be using smoke

I'd lock in at night - move them all the way - put a bushy branch in front of the entrance so it confuses them a bit and they reorient themselves when you let them out next morning.

I may try this if I get fed up with the three feet at a time method. So far it's not such a hassle, but it is good to have options.

Cheers

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« Reply #89 on: March 25, 2014, 10:53:37 PM »

FWIW I just wait until they've all returned, and then cram a plastic bag in the entrance before moving them. Works for me!
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« Reply #90 on: March 26, 2014, 05:17:02 AM »

Hi everyone,

Just posting a few pics of my beekeeping activities while on holiday in NSW. I am very grateful to the people who were willing to show me around their setup...


Oak, what's the hose on top of the hive for?
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« Reply #91 on: March 26, 2014, 08:23:47 AM »

FWIW I just wait until they've all returned, and then cram a plastic bag in the entrance before moving them. Works for me!

Thanks kalium, that's a good tip.



Oak, what's the hose on top of the hive for?

That hose is used to pump sugar syrup from a tank on the back of a ute. The syrup fills the frame feeder which is along the left side of the open hive in the picture.

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« Reply #92 on: March 30, 2014, 03:14:26 AM »

Cheers Oak  Smiley Great idea!
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