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by Jagungal
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Beekeeping Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Small honey gifts for a wedding
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Wanted: Small honey gifts for a wedding

We received an enquiry to the ACT Beekeeper email from a lady helping to plan a wedding in April - she wanted to include gift jars with local Canberra honey (40-50g) on the tables. If anyone is interested in helping her out with this, please contact: sarah.hill@c3monash.org.au Pretty sure that there...
by Jagungal
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Beekeepers Christmas Party
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: Beekeepers Christmas Party

Reminder: This is on this week, but starting from 6pm.
by Jagungal
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Forum
Topic: Strange hive conditions
Replies: 3
Views: 335

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: 335

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: 2
Views: 1845

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: 410

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: 2
Views: 1845

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: 577

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: 559

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: 464

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 ...