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kevin moore

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  1. yep gotta love those straps, i use both m-lock and the ol ratched straps great for the piece of mind.
  2. oh i should have added once you have the bees coming and going though your brood box you can add you mite treatment
  3. OK if this was me i would not be to worried about the mites at this stage, now to get the bees out of the tree stump you need to block off all there exits and leave one that is easy to block off or insert a piece of pipe into to witch you have an old brood box filled with a frame or two of pollen, couple of frames of honey stores, but most importantly you need two to three frames with brood on them plus the nurse bees that come with it,attached to the end stump end, now you also need an opening at the other end of the old brood box so that bees can come and go,this is not a file save method s
  4. tony how many hives do you run to get that
  5. just wandering where every one sells, gives away, or off load or how they further process there honey surplus,
  6. just a bit of useless information but blue borage is also known as "star flower" in the USA,
  7. good trading Janice, do you need more honey for say $13.00 a kg, I to us the nutritional labels from Ecroyds, here is pic of my current label.
  8. If you have two brood boxes and your frames you want to remove are in the bottom, then leave them there as bees will move up during the winter, other wise as you have said just slowly move them to the side, but as with bees and bee keepers you will get several different ideas, you do what works for you
  9. I have lost three hives in the last two months, mainly i think due to the fact they ran out of food in the area they where in and me not being about to check on them, but having said that when i opened the hive it had these big black wasps, not sure if these are native or not, won't be loosing any more, touch wood
  10. the use of linseed oil on hives i like, this is why for the past three years now i have been using the linseed oil based "Mutliversal " it is a primer, under and finish coat all in one, give a hive two coats and last for ever, smells nice while painting, and for those people out there who likes different hive colours you have a choice of four colours
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