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Offline crispy

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beekeeping in other countries
« on: January 21, 2020, 07:44:53 pm »
Hi all well i was over in thailand last october /november and whilst on a two day trip with the family we went to a local market , and whilst walking through i spied with my beedie eye something that looked like honey .So being a nosey i wandered over to this stall and sure enough it was . Now here in aus they sell it in plastic containers or fancy glass jars but at these markets they sell the honey in what looks like a rum bottle , i was going to buy some just for a taste but the wife advised me what would she do with it when i returned home so that put a stop to that very cheap compared to western prices for a bottle . I ended up buying a small very expensive jar from tesco/lotus in bangkok i do have some photos but cant post them as they say they are to big anyway , 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 think the fanciest machine he has is a 2 frame manual extractor anyway if your interested pop over and have a look at his sight i find it interesting to watch . 
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Re: beekeeping in other countries
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2020, 09:39:44 pm »
Just thought i would add this to the post now i know how to reduce jpeg sizes ,this is how honey is sold at local markets in thailand around kanchanaburi regeon not in plastic but recyclable glass bottles if you return the bottles yu would get a discount no doubt

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Re: beekeeping in other countries
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2020, 01:05:15 pm »
I've seen honey in all sorts of jars and bottles over here. I like the look of bottles in the pic,
just might give them a try.
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2020, 01:36:26 pm »
I've seen honey in all sorts of jars and bottles over here. I like the look of bottles in the pic,
just might give them a try.
There is a bee supply place pretty close to me that sells honey in wine bottles.  We have one that we never open, because it's just too pretty.
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2020, 11:53:01 pm »
Awsome going to look for some wine bottles.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2020, 08:08:08 am »
My fermented honey goes in a vermouth bottle.  Does that count?
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2020, 09:12:16 am »
I've seen honey in all sorts of jars and bottles over here. I like the look of bottles in the pic,
just might give them a try.
There is a bee supply place pretty close to me that sells honey in wine bottles.  We have one that we never open, because it's just too pretty.
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2020, 06:23:04 pm »
Someone from Australia mailed me some honey in a high end whiskey bottle...
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« Reply #8 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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« Reply #9 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 .