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Offline Oak

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Re: New to Beekeeping
« Reply #80 on: February 26, 2014, 07:02:17 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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Offline prestonpaul

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Re: New to Beekeeping
« Reply #81 on: February 26, 2014, 09:01:57 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  :-D

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Re: New to Beekeeping
« Reply #82 on: February 27, 2014, 02:28:37 AM »
Thanks prestonpaul,

Yep, beekeepers are a friendly bunch.

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Re: New to Beekeeping
« Reply #83 on: March 24, 2014, 08:21:44 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.





Offline Leather Jim

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Re: New to Beekeeping
« Reply #84 on: March 24, 2014, 08:34:25 PM »
Why smoke them?

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Re: New to Beekeeping
« Reply #85 on: March 24, 2014, 09:11:17 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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Re: New to Beekeeping
« Reply #86 on: March 25, 2014, 06:29:40 AM »
Smoke is your friend Oak
All setbacks are temporary

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Re: New to Beekeeping
« Reply #87 on: March 25, 2014, 08:43:39 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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Re: New to Beekeeping
« Reply #88 on: March 25, 2014, 11:38:09 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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Re: New to Beekeeping
« Reply #89 on: March 25, 2014, 11:53:37 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!

Offline CJ

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Re: New to Beekeeping
« Reply #90 on: March 26, 2014, 06:17:02 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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Re: New to Beekeeping
« Reply #91 on: March 26, 2014, 09:23:47 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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Re: New to Beekeeping
« Reply #92 on: March 30, 2014, 04:14:26 AM »
Cheers Oak  :) Great idea!

Offline jayj200

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Re: New to Beekeeping
« Reply #93 on: October 16, 2014, 10:43:00 AM »
you can move them 50 to 100 feet, they will smell their hive. at night they all go home