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  Topic: An observation hive inside a contained area...
mischief

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:02 am   Subject: An observation hive inside a contained area...
For the exit pipe, try one that is clear plastic or glass.
There was one in the middle of a Comvita store somewhere between Tauranga and Rotorua.

From memory, the pipe was overhead and clear all t ...
  Topic: An observation hive inside a contained area...
mischief

Replies: 14
Views: 10634

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:59 am   Subject: An observation hive inside a contained area...
Years ago, I saw an observation hive in the middle of a Comvita store somewhere around Tauranga.
It had a clear pipe that ran overhead and out to the wall.
It might still be there, if any one is goi ...
  Topic: Questions about AFB
mischief

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Ask a Bee Inspector   Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:48 am   Subject: Questions about AFB
Hi,
I am wondering what the level of AFB is in the UK.
I was given to understand that this is not a big problem in your country and am wondering if this is true.

If so, what did UK beeks adopt as ...
  Topic: Fat Honey comb?
mischief

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:33 pm   Subject: Fat Honey comb?
My little friends have made 2 fat comb- extends out past the frame on one side of two frames.
For myself, I am quite excited about this and see it as a good thing.
My supplier, whom I have been keep ...
  Topic: Hurray!!! I finally have a bee hive with bees
mischief

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:48 am   Subject: Hurray!!! I finally have a bee hive with bees
ok. so he has definitely put them in the wrong place.
As I understand things, I should not open the hive up again for at least two weeks from when they were installed, so I will wait til then to swop ...
  Topic: Hurray!!! I finally have a bee hive with bees
mischief

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:19 am   Subject: Hurray!!! I finally have a bee hive with bees
I bought a chest hive from rather than make one. It was very close to what I was going to make so I thought I would start with this.

It has an observation window right along the rear wall, a hinged ...
  Topic: Can I use flat galvanized steel sheets to make a hive body?
mischief

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:13 pm   Subject: Can I use flat galvanized steel sheets to make a hive body?
yes... I do tend to 'pre-think' things through a little more than most people.
I like to have things well thought out before I start, not having to double back or re do things and have at least a cou ...
  Topic: Can I use flat galvanized steel sheets to make a hive body?
mischief

Replies: 16
Views: 20395

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:07 am   Subject: Can I use flat galvanized steel sheets to make a hive body?
Thanks J,
Just sent you a 'Hi, this is me and what I am about' email.

Hi Steve,
OMG doesnt that look fabulous! and I know somebody with that type of thing too. I might just go visit them.
Has s ...
  Topic: Can I use flat galvanized steel sheets to make a hive body?
mischief

Replies: 16
Views: 20395

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:08 am   Subject: Can I use flat galvanized steel sheets to make a hive body?
I do like the holy cow!! I could do that quite easily....but...
From reading the NZ Beekeeper forum, those that have the standard sized TBH's seemed to find that they were not long enough.
I'm not ...
  Topic: Can I use flat galvanized steel sheets to make a hive body?
mischief

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:42 pm   Subject: Can I use flat galvanized steel sheets to make a hive body?
Thanks, good points.
I'll leave it for the roof covers.
  Topic: Can I use flat galvanized steel sheets to make a hive body?
mischief

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:09 pm   Subject: Can I use flat galvanized steel sheets to make a hive body?
Ok.
I probably should have been more specific.

What I intend to build is a double skinned hive with some of the ceiling insulation I have between the two layers. This is a sheep wool product treat ...
  Topic: Can I use flat galvanized steel sheets to make a hive body?
mischief

Replies: 16
Views: 20395

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:38 pm   Subject: Can I use flat galvanized steel sheets to make a hive body?
Hi, I have been busy reading just about everything I can get my hands/eyes on while I am getting to practise with a friends hives.

I have been looking around here to see what I could use to make my ...
 
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