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  1. .22 kept this fella out Trev, 120 pound boar that was doing some unwanted gardening around my hives on Saturday, set the trap up and he couldn't resist a feed of corn. That's 444 sausages!
    4 points
  2. Below is a brew from today of the pollen pattie mix. There is enough here to make about 30 500gram patties that go into the freezer until needed.
    2 points
  3. Don't the trees look funny with their little tufts of leaves on the ends of the branches where they bend too much for the kereru to perch.
    2 points
  4. Hi all, Today during an inspection of our hive the queen, for some unknown reason, decided to jump/fly off the frame. We watched her go down the face of the frame toward the bottom and as she went under she must have fallen off. We of course didn't notice this, and when we turned the frame over (carefully I might add) we couldn't see her. Thinking that we didn't have our queen eyes on, we replaced the frame in the box and looked on the next brood frame. No sign of her there either. It wasn't until a few minutes later we noticed a large number of bees on the ground in front of the neighbour
    1 point
  5. Got a call tonight to say that tomorrow I'm having an AP2 do the exotic pest thing on the lonely hive I have left after the Big Crash and robbing that killed off the other two. Fingers crossed he doesn't find anything (no reason he should but . . .) or I will be a former beekeeper.
    1 point
  6. @ChrisM consider that the wires have resistance aswell. Bigger the wire, lower the resistance, higher the voltage across the glow plug. Like you, I dose big. I always fill my vaporizer to the top regardless whether it's a five frame NUC or a three FD hive. I vaporize for 2:30 and expect to see vapour escaping the hive entrance. Nine times out of ten I get vapour escaping and that's that. If I don't get vapour then I give them another full dose. My rig runs off my truck's 12v alternator via 10mm2 leads. I stopped using batteries because the heat generated wasn't consistent from the f
    1 point
  7. @ChrisM you should check the resistance of each glow plug. Better still measure the voltage drop across each one while vaporizing. They should all be the same and dissipate the same energy as heat. If they're not heating the same then either the plugs are different or the connections to them are not well made. Are the wires getting warm? Increasing the size of the wires will ensure more energy is spent vaporizing.
    1 point
  8. Truth is I have no way of knowing. I'm just following what I considered to be good advice from someone who's knowledge I trust.
    1 point
  9. On some sites we don't have much variety of pollen comming in. Feeding the pollen sub now is to give the winter bees a boost so they live longer.
    1 point
  10. @nikki watts we bought our concrete mixer from bunnings especially for the job. It depends who operates it how fast or successful they are. Most staff have been reasonable and a couple pitafull ie take all day to make less than a quarter of what another staff will take. Mr 19 year old cracked it the other day. place sugar in bowl then mega bee powder on top (we use pegs and old towel to front to keep powder in (thanks @Bonsbees will use a plastic bag now, makes more sense) turn on while mixing/measuring liquids then put in on top of dry materials. cover and turn on. mix size is 5
    1 point
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