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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Nuplas or hasson in hot tropics
« Last post by Bee North on Today at 07:15:51 am »
Hi Sixtus

My experience with Nuplas hives in the tropics:

Im not far from you and i have been using Nuplas for 3 years.
One of the commercial guys up here runs about 400 Nuplas hives.

I chose plastic so i didnt have to worry about rot. Mine are all 10 frame deeps.

I love the vented base and the sturdy lids.

I wish the inner box dimentions were slightly wider though. The 10 frames fit snug when new....but add a touch of propolis, a dash of timber frame expansion and a hint of box warping and the frames can become tight.

Im shaving my frames down a millimeter now to overcome my problem.

Many up here are using pine...just keep the paint up. Im sure all materials have pros and cons!






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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Last post by Milo on Today at 06:52:12 am »
Honey locust Gleditsia triacanthos

Flowering within 2 days of last year, girls after pollen & nectar

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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Any commercial value in native beekeeping?
« Last post by sixtus on Today at 05:17:16 am »
I remember at my grandmothers house she had a hive of these in an old piece of tree trunk in the yard. I was quite interested in them, though no one attempted to remove any honey. My main memory was of them getting stuck in my hair(80's mullet hairstyle) if I got too close lol.

I have heard you can buy hives made for them. Can the honey be sold or are the quantities too small and more something you would do more for personal consumption/ interests sake only?
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Can I transport hives in a box trailer
« Last post by sixtus on Today at 05:13:14 am »
Another noob question, be gentle. Wondering if its possible to transport bees in the back of a towed box trailer from time to time? I ask as the the immediate response from a friend was no, it knocks them around too much. Thanks for any opinions?
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Nuplas or hasson in hot tropics
« Last post by sixtus on Today at 05:08:02 am »
I was sort of interested in the simplicity of the plastic but I have searched a few threads where the plastic units may not be considered the best option in the tropics?


Any definitive opinions on that?

This is the north QLD coast for the record Innisfail/babinda, where summer will push 45 degree temps, 90% humidity and obviously a lot of rainfall/ Also involves mould growing on a lot of stuff when the monsoon dumps a couple of meters of rain.

Not sure if any of these factors have an effect on the choice of plastic. For the record I am a new beekeeper who has his hands on a few  second hand wooden boxes already.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Best or a decent beekeeping suit brand?
« Last post by sixtus on Today at 04:58:56 am »
Folks I see there are a few brands of beekeeping suit on the market. I'd like one of the complete protection suits. Being I am in the wet tropics where summer may push 45 degrees and humid would any particular brand or type stand out over the others here? Id be after anything possibly cooler, and good quality. Or just great quality if nothing is going to be cooler :)
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: First honey
« Last post by van from Arkansas on October 21, 2019, 11:58:41 pm »
Yes, just teasing ya Nock.  Your own honey is always the best.
Van
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: First honey
« Last post by Ben Framed on October 21, 2019, 11:42:39 pm »
Thanks. I wish I could but my wife made one post on Facebook. I think it?s all spoken for. Neither of us thought it would go that quick. It will be interesting to try some more next spring so I can compare the different flavors to. Up until this point all I?ve ever had was store bought.

We were just kidding Nock.. wishing you many more bottles next season!! Isn?t it a good feeling, bottling our first batch of honey?
Phillip
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: First honey
« Last post by Nock on October 21, 2019, 11:33:04 pm »
Thanks. I wish I could but my wife made one post on Facebook. I think it?s all spoken for. Neither of us thought it would go that quick. It will be interesting to try some more next spring so I can compare the different flavors to. Up until this point all I?ve ever had was store bought.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: First honey
« Last post by Ben Framed on October 21, 2019, 10:51:27 pm »
Yep, that is beautiful, makes my mouth water.

Ok here is the deal:  I purpose Nock send a bottle to every person who has viewed this thread.  Reason: teasing us with pics of mouth watering scrumptious deliciousness golden honey.  Notice how the bottle is held up to the light to show off the beauty.  We have been teased, now to be fair, Nock must pay for pain and suffering the fella has caused us.  Send us all your honey, Nock!!! 
Well I tried.🤣🤪


Blessings
Van

Nock your honey looks to good to eat!!! Outstanding!! That being the case I must agree with Mr. Van. Which is the best proposal I?ve heard today!  :wink:
Phillip

And I quote
? I purpose Nock send a bottle to every person who has viewed this thread.?
   
 :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:
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