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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Hive starvation.
« Last post by Bob Wilson on Today at 10:02:29 am »
Researching when to work hives in the spring is a little difficult. Everyone talks about calendar months, but then quickly acknowledges that each region is different. North in April is like the south in February, and all in-between.
I am surprised the bee community doesn't describe things more by temperature...
Check just the top of the hive in the new year when you get a temp of 52F.
Do a full hive inspection on your first 60+F day.
When daytime temps of 60+F becomes steady, add empty frames to the brood box to prevent swarming.

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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Hive starvation.
« Last post by Acebird on Today at 09:51:29 am »
So sugar on top is insurance.
Yes, for a couple weeks in the spring.  It is worthless as a winter feed.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Hive starvation.
« Last post by Acebird on Today at 09:48:30 am »
I had a handful of colonies that didn't get a good fall flow and by the middle of winter they were light on stores.
The solution is to cram the hive full of syrup in the fall.  Trying to make up for a light hive in the winter is fruitless.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Australian fires
« Last post by Skeggley on Today at 09:41:39 am »
Here in the West we are still doing controlled prescribed burns throughout the cooler months but this is just a part of the control strategy.
Prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.
https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/publications/AnnualReport200506/fire2.pdf
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Is impeachment close?
« Last post by Acebird on Today at 09:34:40 am »
Obstruction of justice has not been charged.
Obstruction of congress which in this case results in obstruction of justice.  He knows he is guilty.

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You never answer questions which leads me to believe you do not do research.
This is going to happen regardless of what I do or say.  If you don't know what I am saying is true then you are not doing the research or you are not accepting what you see or hear.
Listening to the phone conversation and concluding he did nothing wrong is a prime example.  If he did not have a gangster relationship with the senate he would be gone.  He has overstepped his power with the Senate as well as the House.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Uncappings tray mesh + crate
« Last post by Skeggley on Today at 09:25:39 am »
The plastic tubs should have a stamp on them, the plastic recycling code.
Numbers 2,4 and 5 are food grade, 1 is also ok but made for single use.
Forget about 3 and 7.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Uncappings tray mesh + crate
« Last post by Acebird on Today at 09:15:59 am »

Why even consider letting your honey get into contact with non food grade plastic?
You can?t sell it and you sure wouldn?t want to eat it yourself.
Only use materials suitable to process honey.
Are the wooden frames food grade?
Although I don't like storing honey in plastic, food grade or not I do use plastic in the process.  I wouldn't buy new plastic tubs but three or four year old tubs should be fine.  My extractor was made from a polypropylene 55 gal barrel.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Uncappings tray mesh + crate
« Last post by Beelab on Today at 08:20:57 am »

Why even consider letting your honey get into contact with non food grade plastic?
You can?t sell it and you sure wouldn?t want to eat it yourself.
Only use materials suitable to process honey.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Australian fires
« Last post by Beelab on Today at 08:05:59 am »
My aboriginal family is doing traditional burns up in Cape York, successfully. For centuries.
Some comments on this thread are just disgusting and the poster should be cautioned, if not removed from the forum.
He seems to know a couple of disconnected aboriginals that can?t cope in the western world.
Leave our communities to figure out their place.  They?ve been managing this land for thousands of years.
And they even noticed climate changes, as predicted in their stories.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: honey extractors missing
« Last post by Beelab on Today at 07:48:09 am »
Way it goes. Once you have a tracking, something will pan out.
Glad you got your worth back.
Maybe in future best to order from good Aussie businesses.
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