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by Jagungal
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Movie Night instead of 17th August Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Movie Night instead of 17th August Meeting

In lieu of our regular August monthly meeting at Weston primary school, The Beekeepers Association in conjunction with Canberra City Farm will be hosting a screening of the movie "Seed- The Untold Story". Please note starting time is 6.30 and the film will be preceded by a short introduction by Corm...
by Jagungal
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Forum
Topic: Strange hive conditions
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Strange hive conditions

Thanks for the reply - I had already packed down the hive to a single box, and fed them yesterday with a kilo of raw granular sugar and a Boarman feeder jar with 2-1 sugar syrup in the entrance (also reduces the entrance a bit. Noticed that there were lots of foragers out, and the Ironbark has start...
by Jagungal
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Forum
Topic: Strange hive conditions
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Strange hive conditions

Hi all, Had a strange inspection today, not sure what to make of it. Here are the conditions: Warre hive, colony 18 months old now. Situated in a garden in Weston Creek, dappled morning sun and afternoon shade. Colony low - filling 1/2 of one Warre box Brood was confined to a tennis-ball sized secti...
by Jagungal
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Club Meetings and Upcoming Speakers for 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1141

Re: Club Meetings and Upcoming Speakers for 2017

The February meeting is this Thursday,16th The club has received a donated Flow Hive which we will be putting together. We will also be demonstrating how to prime the Flow Frames with wax. Venue: Yarralumla Primary School Hall 24 Loftus Street, Act 2600 Future speakers program is below: 16th Februar...
by Jagungal
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Forum
Topic: Dying hive and hive Beetles
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Dying hive and hive Beetles

I would immediately kill the hive using methylated spirits and seal tightly and leave in the sun - the fumes will kill everything. Also be sure to check for other diseases like AFB. Once all insects are dead I would remove the frames and freeze them, and then try re-populating with a nucleus or wait...
by Jagungal
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Club Meetings and Upcoming Speakers for 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1141

Club Meetings and Upcoming Speakers for 2017

Meetings of the Beekeepers Association of the ACT will be held on the third Thursday of the month (except December) at 7:30pm Yarralumla Primary School Hall 24 Loftus Street Act 2600 We are starting back with meetings on Thursday 19th January from 7:30pm. The meeting will focus on Gadgets and Hints ...
by Jagungal
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Beekeeping Forum
Topic: Getting a Lure Hive to Catch a Swarm
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: Getting a Lure Hive to Catch a Swarm

That is great to hear - I also got one of these to try out, and it is going really well too - when I last checked they had eight frames built out, and they have ramped up production in the few weeks since.

Really nice hive to work too - I can see why so many people like top bar hives.

Cormac
by Jagungal
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Beekeeping Forum
Topic: Going foundation less
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Going foundation less

The idea of 'checkerboarding' with foundation frames and foundation-less frames is the easiest way to start, as this gives the bees a guide to keep building straight in the frames, but at the same time they still get enough foundation-less space to make drone cells and moderate their brood size. Spr...
by Jagungal
Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Forum
Topic: Hive behaving strangely?
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Hive behaving strangely?

Just a quick question - is anyone else's hive behaving strangely at the moment? Both of my Langstrogh hives are going really hard on the foraging and carting a LOT of pollen. Apart from the calendar date, I would swear that they are well into their spring build-up. Hive weight is holding well, they ...
by Jagungal
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Registration of Hives now Compulsory in ACT.
Replies: 1
Views: 1457

Re: Registration of Hives now Compulsory in ACT.

117 Beekeepers are now registered!

Keep up the good work, lets get this to 100% of our membership!

Cormac