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- Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:21 pm
- Forum: Meetings
- Topic: Club Meetings and Upcoming Speakers for 2016
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Meetings of the Beekeepers Association of the ACT will be held on the third Thursday of the month (except December) at 7.30 pm Yarralumla Primary School Hall 24 Loftus Street, YARRALUMLA ACT 2600. Visitors are most welcome. https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d3255.9721693220863!2d14...
I'm not sure Dick, I didn't get to talk to any beekeepers over there. This was fall so its going to get a lot colder in Jan/Feb. I expect they will have to put something around them to keep them warm when it hits -20C.
I recently traveled to Canada, mainly the east coast of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. This is typically what I say in NB. 4 hives in a cluster for warmth and an electric bear fence around the hives. At least we don't have to worry about bears!
I put a new super on so hopefully that will keep them busy for a while. I was a bit unprepared for them to be so busy so quickly - the two swarms I got last year were no where near as active as this swarm. And after tasting all that nice comb why would I ever use a hive mat? We will be eating comb f...
Two weeks on and they have certainly been busy. I gave them a hive body with 8 frames of foundation. I knew I was in trouble when I tried to take the lid off and all 8 frames wanted to come out too.
So I put the swarm in a box with 8 frames of foundation. I was wondering is this good enough for them? Should I add frames of honey or brood from another hive? Or should I feed them? Or are they best left on their own?
Got my first swarm today. One of my hives swarmed and was kind enough to land on a branch close to the ground in my front yard. It was spread over 2 places on the tree. I got some in the box but a lot ended up on the ground. Luckily they liked the new home and after an hour most had moved in. Since ...