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  Topic: Maintaining hive numbers without excess swarming
Jasbee

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:14 pm   Subject: Maintaining hive numbers without excess swarming
Thanks both for you help and sharing your knowledge.
We've been looking into the Demaree method and working out how it would work for us in our horizontal Langstroth.
We'll have to workout what's ...
  Topic: Maintaining hive numbers without excess swarming
Jasbee

Replies: 3
Views: 3300

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:17 pm   Subject: Maintaining hive numbers without excess swarming
Hi,

We are on a suburban block so have a limit to the number of hives we can legally have. We have also almost exhausted our other options (family places) and are wondering what others do to mainta ...
  Topic: Game about beekeeping
Jasbee

Replies: 3
Views: 3357

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:35 am   Subject: Game about beekeeping
Sounds like something my kids would enjoy - they're only allowed to watch the real thing from afar at the moment.
  Topic: Gauging Nectar Flow
Jasbee

Replies: 3
Views: 4956

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 9:08 pm   Subject: Gauging Nectar Flow
I'm such a newbie that I'm not really sure. We live in suburbia with bush within flying distance so our bees have a pretty good diverse supply year round (I think due to our warm winter days they will ...
  Topic: Would this jacket be OK for a beginner?
Jasbee

Replies: 19
Views: 18152

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 7:41 am   Subject: Would this jacket be OK for a beginner?
Hi, first off I haven't read all of the previous answers so apologise if it doubles up.

Making your own veil is super easy ( granted you or someone you know can sew a straight line).
Start with ...
  Topic: Gauging Nectar Flow
Jasbee

Replies: 3
Views: 4956

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 6:05 am   Subject: Gauging Nectar Flow
Thanks for sharing that observation. My son (8 years) is fascinated by humming birds but living in Australia hasn't ever seen one in real life. Do your bees use the feeder too?
  Topic: I'm building another log hive...a big one
Jasbee

Replies: 18
Views: 17424

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:23 am   Subject: I'm building another log hive...a big one
Wow! What an amazing project!
  Topic: Got our bees on Saturday and on saw SHB fly in...
Jasbee

Replies: 6
Views: 4302

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:49 am   Subject: Got our bees on Saturday and on saw SHB fly in...
Thanks will do.
  Topic: Got our bees on Saturday and on saw SHB fly in...
Jasbee

Replies: 6
Views: 4302

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:14 am   Subject: Got our bees on Saturday and on saw SHB fly in...
Thankyou both! I hadn't seen the bottle traps before.
  Topic: Got our bees on Saturday and on saw SHB fly in...
Jasbee

Replies: 6
Views: 4302

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:12 am   Subject: Got our bees on Saturday and on saw SHB fly in...
We very excitedly got our bees this weekend but reality hit straight away with our daughter (4yrs) getting stung on the face that night (she decided to have a look inside the entry to the hive so not ...
  Topic: Requeening?
Jasbee

Replies: 7
Views: 5029

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:30 am   Subject: Requeening?
Thanks Rob that's great news.
  Topic: Requeening?
Jasbee

Replies: 7
Views: 5029

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:19 am   Subject: Requeening?
Thanks! We are in the process of getting one hive so very new beginners. Mentor is a wonderful traditional Langstroth commercial keeper who sells queens and at 95 I don't think he's likely to think mu ...
  Topic: Requeening?
Jasbee

Replies: 7
Views: 5029

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:15 am   Subject: Requeening?
Thanks!
  Topic: Requeening?
Jasbee

Replies: 7
Views: 5029

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:06 am   Subject: Requeening?
Hi,

I'm very new to the wonderful world of beekeeping

The advice from government agencies in my area (NSW, Australia) is to requeen frequently. How does this fit in with natural beekeeping?
Do ...
  Topic: Newbie to beekeeping, tbh in sydney
Jasbee

Replies: 17
Views: 18106

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, AUS and NZ   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:56 am   Subject: Newbie to beekeeping, tbh in sydney
Native Australian stingless bees are wonderful to keep but have different requirements in a hive. They won't go in a standard beehive - it is much too big and they build their hives differently. Ours ...
 
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