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Beekeeping "Rules of Thumb"

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1 hour ago, NickWallingford said:

You'd think the Internet would have enough to look at without going back into the past, but there you go...

 

Nearly 25 years ago I created a conversion programme for beekeepers.  It contained the 'mathematical' conversions - feet to metres, etc.

 

But more importantly (I feel) it collected together a lot of the more esoteric rules of thumb - the ones you don't know until you have already done something, often.  Obviously, those have particular assumptions that can be challenged.

 

But I thought you might enjoy seeing it, all these many years later...  Back in *those* days, we were trying to attract new beekeepers into the industry, and trying to help them as much as possible!

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20021207095324/http://www.beekeeping.co.nz/info/convert.htm

Thanks Nick, I lost my copy years ago and even though I be beekeeping for years, you still every now and then want to know how much do I need for this.......

For the new beeks out there, this is an older file and on here is the use of pdb for wax moth control,  DO NOT USE PDB FOR WAX MOTH CONTROL. You have been warned.

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24 minutes ago, Dennis Crowley said:

 DO NOT USE PDB FOR WAX MOTH CONTROL. You have been warned.

Indeed, Dennis!  I sure didn't think about that as I worked down through it.  Thanks for spotting and highlighting that.  Times change.

 

And even within my time (young as I am...) I worked for a beekeeper who used carbolic acid boards to get bees out of the honey supers...

 

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