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Bee Good last won the day on November 2 2019

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  1. Thats good to know, hadnt noticed any leaching at a 40% mix, I may still be using they old brew though, purchased mine 12 months ago. It may be why its the cheapest out there.
  2. No, Stephen figures are correct 160 + 240 = 400 400 x 40%= 160 so 40% OA according to calcalator
  3. Could someone clarify the maths, on this, as I'm hopeless, but isn't this ratio more like 60- 70% OA
  4. Genuine manuka would just be to thick to squeeze out of those little kiddie squeazy bottles. You'd need a vice like grip to get i out.
  5. Ha! you dont need to be sherlock holmes to work it out, he said it belonged to his neighbor. Jeesh
  6. its your call katrin, sounds like treatment is best from your observations. my policy is mites are like possums/rabbits, for everyone you see, theirs a whole lot more you don't see. If you treat, just don't take the honey for human consumption. Leave it with the bees for their winter stores, they earned it. cheers
  7. If its honey your after and the hive is still strong and productive and the honey is still flowing, then I would just leave them to it, and as soon as the supers capped then I would treat. Hopefully thats soon, it sound like they will need attention. If theres a frame drone brood pull it out, most probaly riddled.
  8. Yes as matt said, first determine your varroa load. sugar shake alcohol wash quick cheet look inside drone cappings Your dmv could be a hangover that may clear up in a couple of weeks. did you treat early spring or late spring ? Oops see have now posted more.
  9. "Its just for personal use your honour"
  10. No idea who yet, but one thing is certain, WorkSafe s going to have an absolute feild day with this one.
  11. With a comment like that I,d be guessing your a baby boomer. Could be wrong though.
  12. I considered that before I posted thats why I used the word "If" as in cautiously optmistic.
  13. if its a four year old hive with no intervention from humans, then I would think the beekeeping farternity would have more to gain by having a closer look than by destroying this hive. One of you north auckland forumites should have a closer look and report back, better still, cage that queen up and send her up to me.
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