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  Topic: feeding bees too much?
eltalia

Replies: 8
Views: 804

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:10 pm   Subject: feeding bees too much?
@gizmo

Playing the debbil's advocate my friend I offer such advice from
suppliers would be the norm around the industry in your Country.
Such has almost become a mantra, and is creeping into our ...
  Topic: feeding bees too much?
eltalia

Replies: 8
Views: 804

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:30 am   Subject: feeding bees too much?
@gizmo

Okeee.. it reads like you have a healthy colony simply doing what
bees do, it matters little whether you are feeding them or they are finding their own they would do the same action... buil ...
  Topic: feeding bees too much?
eltalia

Replies: 8
Views: 804

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:24 am   Subject: feeding bees too much?
@gizmo

G'day... an' thanks for your post in that the outcome may help others.
First, might I offer the terminology you use does not fit commonly
used references in any part of "bee world&quo ...
  Topic: Transferring Bees from a framed Nuc to the TBH
eltalia

Replies: 1
Views: 268

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:58 pm   Subject: Re: Transferring Bees from a framed Nuc to the TBH
Hello everyone, Our bees swarmed last summer and finally we are able to get our new bees, they will come in a framed nuc and I was wondering on the best stress free way ( for the bees) on how to trans ...
  Topic: Orientation flight with my mouth kept shut
eltalia

Replies: 6
Views: 564

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:02 am   Subject: Orientation flight with my mouth kept shut
I've found out that the aquarium hive with the cover has been a magnificent shield against hive beetles.

Hi Patrick,

Can you explain?

friendly greetings

Adriaan

Yes, Adriaan, thanks f ...
  Topic: Orientation flight with my mouth kept shut
eltalia

Replies: 6
Views: 564

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:38 am   Subject: Re: Orientation flight with my mouth kept shut
.

Since most of you are probably shut down for the winter, I figured you'd all enjoy this orientation flight I filmed in my back yard today in Florida.

https://www.yo ube.com/watch?v=Y5BE8rQpR90 ...
  Topic: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
eltalia

Replies: 12
Views: 859

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:47 pm   Subject: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
.... nice find there Patrick, passive bees and mobs of 'em.
It don't get much better than that ! Smile

Bill
  Topic: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
eltalia

Replies: 12
Views: 859

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:46 pm   Subject: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
(bump)
Any news on Queenie, Patrick ?

Bill
  Topic: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
eltalia

Replies: 12
Views: 859

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:18 am   Subject: Re: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
.
Wow, so much to comment on.
(edit)
Thanks so much for the kind comments and comments in general. Smile



No worries Patrick.. it is maybe of value to others interested
in learning
methods ...
  Topic: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
eltalia

Replies: 12
Views: 859

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:07 am   Subject: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch

I do envy you for living in such a bee-active place. I never got the chance to do a cut out myself.



And my sincere xommisserationa for that lack of opportunity Adriann, you read as a person w ...
  Topic: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
eltalia

Replies: 12
Views: 859

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:56 am   Subject: Re: Semi-messy removal from old abandoned couch
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I know some of you are going to jump all over me for how messy this got, but it was one of those situations where things were bound to get a bit messy.

Those two edjuts who gave your earlier v ...
  Topic: Honey Flow Hive
eltalia

Replies: 25
Views: 39154

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:12 pm   Subject: Honey Flow Hive
Only recently I have had to change my ranking of comb type
acceptance from
1.drawn comb 2. wax foundation 3. plastic foundation
to that of
1. wax foundation starter strips(25mm) 2. drawn comb 3. ...
  Topic: Skep Hive - "Down Under" style
eltalia

Replies: 4
Views: 433

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:52 pm   Subject: Skep Hive - "Down Under" style
My first skep.

I call it a regional variation. . . . . . .



I should maybe have included old injuries to my hands preclude doing such intense workas your Skep shows.
Good One, Andy Smile

B ...
  Topic: Skep Hive - "Down Under" style
eltalia

Replies: 4
Views: 433

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:45 pm   Subject: Skep Hive - "Down Under" style
Yeh Andy these are 40L, give or take a cupful as the construction is not so precise. These are made from blown polystyrene/polyurathane foam and Plaster-0-Paris as I doubt we here in North Queensland ...
  Topic: Skep Hive - "Down Under" style
eltalia

Replies: 4
Views: 433

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:17 pm   Subject: Skep Hive - "Down Under" style
G'day... thanks for dropping by in your interest in Skeps.

Finally today I got to commission one of the set of three
being laboured over these past weeks. A simple enough
build, delays came from ...
  Topic: Honey Flow Hive
eltalia

Replies: 25
Views: 39154

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:46 pm   Subject: Honey Flow Hive
Excellent blog, Bill, and thanks for posting. I agree with pretty much everything you say.


For others reading along I do say this is no surprise as we do share
a bent to question and explore pos ...
  Topic: Honey Flow Hive
eltalia

Replies: 25
Views: 39154

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:54 pm   Subject: Honey Flow Hive
Informative thread, I learned a lot of things from it. The Flow Hive allows the beekeeper to harvest honey without opening up the hive and with minimal disturbance to the bees.

beemanlivebeeremoval ...
  Topic: nucs this week
eltalia

Replies: 36
Views: 3059

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:00 am   Subject: nucs this week
Hi Bill.
I hear what you are saying but I know Patrick does successful cut outs in Florida, almost all year round.... I have PM'd him to ask for input. It would certainly be unconscionable here at th ...
  Topic: nucs this week
eltalia

Replies: 36
Views: 3059

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:41 pm   Subject: nucs this week
I really cannot comment on when would be the best time to do this but if they are getting cramped in the nuc and still foraging strongly and there is nectar and pollen still available, then go for it. ...
  Topic: nucs this week
eltalia

Replies: 36
Views: 3059

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:10 am   Subject: nucs this week
I still say shake them in. :-)

Thanks Andy.. now we are clear on platforms we can help @gismo focus on
direct relationships of his/her options. Good work ;-)
Because queenright colonys are in pl ...
  Topic: nucs this week
eltalia

Replies: 36
Views: 3059

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:22 pm   Subject: nucs this week
@gismo

"do you do all this with power tools with the bees in the hive?"

Lithium-Ion technology has been a huge boon for working with bees.
And yes, usually. However all my Lang stuff ...
  Topic: nucs this week
eltalia

Replies: 36
Views: 3059

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:19 pm   Subject: nucs this week
[quote="AndyC"]
Making increases with a TBH is pretty difficult so using colonoies on frames is the preferable option.

[/quote]

G'day Andy... at first I thought we were talking at cro ...
  Topic: nucs this week
eltalia

Replies: 36
Views: 3059

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:43 pm   Subject: nucs this week
[quote="gizmo"]good question andyC.

marking her so my old eyes can catch sight of the Q easily,

clip her....as in clipping the wings....like a chicken?

we will probably wait for thi ...
  Topic: nucs this week
eltalia

Replies: 36
Views: 3059

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:26 pm   Subject: nucs this week
[quote="AndyC"][quote="gizmo"]hey andyC

yes, we have read about the method you are describing.

last week we inspected the hive and located the queen. next visit we mark her. ...
  Topic: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
eltalia

Replies: 13
Views: 1652

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:03 pm   Subject: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida


That's the ticket Pat, 50, 001 happy customers!

Bill

--
you have eMail Pat ;-)
  Topic: nucs this week
eltalia

Replies: 36
Views: 3059

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:08 pm   Subject: nucs this week
@gizmo

For your further consideration I put yet another method of introducing the
active Lang colony to a TBH. A variation of one step of the method I use for trapouts, this option requires inital ...
  Topic: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
eltalia

Replies: 13
Views: 1652

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:56 pm   Subject: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
.
Short update video for 8-29-17:


Hey thanks for going on to the finish with this one Patrick, it sure shows
the scale of size one can trap with some smart thinking/ingenuity and
the will to ...
  Topic: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
eltalia

Replies: 13
Views: 1652

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:21 am   Subject: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
..... agreed, excellent clips and a fine example of traditional trapout, well explained.

Pat, I caught the work elsewhere and sent you a PM on TO topics. If you haven't missed the message that's ok ...
  Topic: Brood being brought out that are unhealthy
eltalia

Replies: 8
Views: 1057

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:11 am   Subject: Brood being brought out that are unhealthy
[quote="Barbara"]Unfortunately that second link just takes me to a Yahoo log in page.

Did you examine the dead pupae with a view to it being possible chalk brood?[/quote]

Ditto for th ...
  Topic: Two idiotic retweets
eltalia

Replies: 2
Views: 819

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:25 am   Subject: Two idiotic retweets
One could say today's "social media" by nature of the particpants
shares the features of a meterogical (sp?) event - Cirrus Cloud.
Thin, high flying and gone before it came.
Well, that i ...
 
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