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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: beekeeping in other countries
« Last post by sawdstmakr on Today at 08:22:48 am »
Yes little john this is really bare basic bee keeping he had a video out where his hives were flooded low land or a river near by when it rains over there it really rains ,i enjoy watching his videos even though i dont speak kmere i can get the jist of it i laughed when he tried to cure his father inlaws back ache with bee stings .
Christy,
My son is in pain most of the time. He used to beg for a bee sting. Still does sometimes. When we first started doing it, he would get 24 hours pain free, starting five minutes after the sting. He usually wanted the sting in his back.
It was very helpful.
Jim Altmiller
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: beekeeping in other countries
« Last post by crispy on Today at 04:22:10 am »
An ex army mate who lives in thailand found a swarm in his out door dunny (not used anymore) ,so i told him to get a beekeeper to make a hive and move it which he did and now he is a bee keeper with his wife ,they also farm cocoa and are dong a roaring trade .
Ill contact him to ask how they are doing, he did send me some photos of his new hive a few months ago .
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: What's flowering: Queensland
« Last post by max2 on Today at 04:18:32 am »
Hi Bee North.
No rain so far but we are a day closer.

I went to Gympie today to get some gear from my mate - he manages about 2500 hives.

He is still optimistic that we could get some Brushbox honey....if we get the rain.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: beekeeping in other countries
« Last post by max2 on Today at 04:16:30 am »
I used to volunteer regularly in Cambodia ( pre C-19) and have visited the country more than 30 times.

Beekeeping is very different there with Asian bees which swarm many times a year.

Most of the honey is wild harvested  - the right way is to cut the lower part of the comb off - full of honey. Honey sells for a small fortune - up to $ 30 US/litre!!

Unfortunately  for the bees, Cambodians also eat larvae and often will take the lot - all gone.

I have taken small supers with me but it is not easy to keep a hive in a box.

Beekeeping in Vietnam is similar but beekeeprs keep the bees in singles and harvest honey often.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: beekeeping in other countries
« Last post by crispy on Today at 01:37:00 am »
Yes little john this is really bare basic bee keeping he had a video out where his hives were flooded low land or a river near by when it rains over there it really rains ,i enjoy watching his videos even though i dont speak kmere i can get the jist of it i laughed when he tried to cure his father inlaws back ache with bee stings .
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Established hive robbing NUC
« Last post by van from Arkansas on November 27, 2020, 08:24:49 pm »
I know quite a lot - which is just enough for me to realise that I actually know very little ...
LJ

...A weak hive as one with a low density of bees.  M. Bush



Every so often, actually rarely, I read a text that I think is brilliantly stated and worth repeating.  I posted two such text above both from this topic.  Very wise words.

Best to your bees!
Van
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: beekeeping in other countries
« Last post by little john on November 27, 2020, 02:03:13 pm »
[..]  also i watch a chap on you tube called kmere beekeeping from cambodia there hives are different to ours as they only use 1 super so you have brood mixed up with the honey and from what i have seen the honey is not a great haul .

It is amazing as this guy does not or very rarely wears a suit he has a range of videos on the way they do things where he lives and i found them quite interesting , these people are not rich or have a lot of recources at there disposal like we do ,i watched him harvesting larvea to make queens he makes the whole lot himself then grafts the larvea and strangely enough gets good results the way i look at his videos is grass roots bee keeping ...

I agree - that guy's videos are great to watch. He runs Cerana of course, so conditions are somewhat different for him - for example, his hives appear to be almost propolis-free.
He makes a lot of beekeeping kit himself - queen cages made from fine wire mesh and plastic soda bottles, hive body clips made from old bicycle-wheel spokes. He's hugely inventive.
His videos are well-worth a looksee:
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCowxdVu7eEsI5wcxEQvDGZA
The bicycle-spoke video is:


 
'best
LJ
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Putting Them to Bed
« Last post by FatherMichael on November 27, 2020, 02:02:14 pm »
The hives were lighter than I thought they would be.  This drought is tough.

So, I'll check on them during a warm spell, which we nearly always get in winter.  Won't have to disturb them too much to do that.  Put transparent bird feed sack material on top of the fondant and then the lid, which straps down.  The lid has 1-1.5 inches headroom -- plenty of room for fondant.

There's room for more insulation under the lid, too.  So, I might add some Reflectix.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Michigan voter fraud exposed.
« Last post by cidersabuzzin on November 27, 2020, 12:34:45 pm »
Both, just having some fun.

Welcome to the club Minz, welcome to the club :grin:
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