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Aaron Andrews

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  1. I am looking for a wax melter, suitable for small business. I would like a Finlay type but they are more expensive than I can afford. Any recommendations please? I would be pleased to buy a used one if there is one available. Thanks.
  2. Hi, would someone please explain to me whay the "rock test to see if ""they shake"" is? Jamo mentioned it in this thread. Thank you.
  3. Hi Dennis. Each hive takes approximately a minute. The new inverter has made all the difference as the thermostat now works. When I have time in Autumn and Winter I have treated every hive twice but weeks apart, not ideal. In short, I use it randomly.
  4. Here is a photo, the wrap is secured with framing wire.
  5. Hi. Those of you who helped with thier comments may like to know that the outcome of getting a new pure sine wave 1000w inverter solved the problem entirely. I also wrapped the heated bowl in heat wrap, one metre of it, $6 from repco. It now heats quicker, reheats faster and would appear to use less power. Thanks.
  6. Thanks for that eveyone. My 600w inverter would appear to be the problem. It is a modified sine inverter, so....the temperature controller was not working until i plugged it into the wall as suggested. The heat kept going up and overworked the limited capacity of the inverter. Hopefully a new 1000w pure sine wave inverter will fix it.
  7. Hi everyone reading this. I would like to ask anyone using the provap 220 if they would please share with us how do they power it? I am experiencing difficulty lately with it raising the temperature, a problem that recently developed. Thanks.
  8. Hi, I am looking for a honey packer, Matata / Piako, Hauraki or B.O.P. Districts. If anyone would like to recommend or suggest someplace I would appreciate it.
  9. Silver rocket. Seems as I took a photo anyway, here is the ute. For sale by the way. Great in the rough or wet terrain. See my listing in buy and sell
  10. Mmmm, are you Craig who collected cells on Friday?
  11. Did this every happen to any of you? Grafted into queenless shaker. Checked the next day, good take, only four misses. Rougue cell check four days later, no rogue cells but a frame of eggs! No cells were destroyed, I transferred the cells to another hive to be sure not to lose them. A couple of days later there were two frames with eggs. Now it gets weird, the finished cells were transferred to an incubator and the four misses from the initial graft have been started, nearly capped, there was a little larvae, about as old as one would expect had the queen laid eggs directly into the cel
  12. Who told you Steiner used mesculin?
  13. Nine lectures on bees by Rudolf Steiner is very interesting. It is not a beekeeping "manual" nor was it intended to be. There are some prophetic statements in them and many thought provoking ideas. Beekeeping is, and should be, about more than money.
  14. Hello, just had the thought that if enough people used the device I am posting a link to, there would be a good chance of catching hive thieves. Have a look, especially the bit about others using the same App to help track the device. And the last known location aspect could be very useful too. Find what matters: Find your lost keys, wallet, or bag!
  15. Yes, I think I found out who's they are and will do what you suggested.
  16. Hi, I would like for the owner of an abandoned (?) or at least neglected yard of bees to come forward and let themselves be known to the farm owner. The only hive still alive, out of the dozen or so, stands in a paddock near Waihi. I would not like to give too much information of course, but I will say the hives were attended once around harvest time and one of the boxes bears the name of an Apiary in the South Island. There are no other markings at all. The new landowner asked me to provide a phone number of the beekeeper. Any suggestions about what can be done would be appreciated.
  17. Does anyone use a bee escape in honey house? I am looking for a way to let bees away from the window in extraction room. Thank you.
  18. Made to order, please check my recent post in buy, sell and exchange , thanks. Aaron.
  19. Thankyou Daley, the syrup seems to be flowing more lately! Roll on nectar flow.
  20. I really hope these do not end up in the sea, they would be deadly.
  21. Well, this may catch on. I put a valve in the bung, inflated it and our son and his mates "have a ball", they play for hours. Keep it in mind, I would appreciate it, thanks.
  22. Hi all, I want to ask if I may have a bladder or two from inside a maxi drum, the 1000L type. If you no longer need it I would have a use for it. I would ideally like to pick it up but if anyone is willing to post one I will pay. Better than going to landfill isn't it? I am in Western Bay of Plenty. Regards, Aaron Andrews
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