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Commercial Beekeeping in Australia - We talk to Victor Croke

 
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Kiwimana
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:34 am    Post subject: Commercial Beekeeping in Australia - We talk to Victor Croke Reply with quote



Wow this is a cool talk all about Commercial Beekeeping in Australia with Victor Croker. An interesting discussion about Polystyrene hives as well. I was surprised these work so well in the Australian heat.

You can listen to the show here:-

Commercial Beekeeping in Australia

Here is what your will discover

  • How Victor and Dave got started.
  • What a Sulky is?
  • What green mallee Honey is like
  • How does his Polystyrene hive deal with the Hot Summer in Australia
  • Why they are going to use only Polystyrene hives in the future
  • How diseased gear are managed is managed in their operation.
  • Imported Honey isn’t helping the Australian beekeeper
  • What is happening with Manuka Honey in Australia

Enjoy show the guys and we will back in a couple of weeks with a new show for you.

We would be interested to know if you have ever used Polystyrene hive boxes and how you find them in your climate?

Gary and Margaret

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An interesting podcast Gary, thanks, listened to it whilst driving to work this morning. I agree with Victor on heat retention being very important in bee health. I had not previously heard of Gamma irradiation to sterilize diseased hives. Keep the podcasts coming! A big banana greeting to Margret Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ingo50 wrote:
An interesting podcast Gary, thanks, listened to it whilst driving to work this morning. I agree with Victor on heat retention being very important in bee health. I had not previously heard of Gamma irradiation to sterilize diseased hives. Keep the podcasts coming! A big banana greeting to Margret Very Happy


Thanks Ingo!!!

Yes not so sure about Gamma irradiation, I must study that further. We don't have anywhere that does that here yet. But I wonder if it has any effect on the hiveware?

Yep Banana to you as well...Gary Very Happy
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