Things done when not riding

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Beet, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. gperkins

    gperkins graeme

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    True that, I try to catch them before they hit 2ft long and morph into Triffids.
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  2. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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  3. nry

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    I keep Bees.
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  4. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Love that, had some a few years back. How many you got - pictures Please
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  5. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    And names!
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  6. Redback

    Redback Average aussie bloke

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    I dabbled a bit.
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  7. nry

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    One hive in my garden here in Sydney and three hives in Tassie. I haven't seen my Tassie bees for a few months but am going down Friday and will see how they've gone over winter.

    No pics I'm afraid, unless a video of small hive beetles in dying in diatomaceous earth counts :D
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  8. nry

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    Actually, I do have some.

    Tassie bees sharing a thistle with a bumble bee which we don't have on the mainland.


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    Sydney bees bearding in summer.

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    Tassie hives, a while back now. Hives 1 and 2 from the left are the strongest. 3 is an angry hive and 4 which was a split from the angry hive died.


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    Comb. I took almost 80L from the Sydney hive last year. Tassie was harder but still took 20L and left the girls with a lot for themselves to give them the best chance over the winter.


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  9. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    working and trying to fit in too many ideas and projects and stuff in to the time remaining
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  10. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    I keep bees too. Three hives, and another new one which I caught as a swarm a few weeks ago. A new queen should arrive in the mail tomorrow for this one. They are all having a bumper time at present as we've got mass flowering of several Eucalypt species after a couple of very lean years. I'm going to put on another full depth super on each of my three hives on the weekend. I sell all my excess honey to work colleagues.
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  11. Flodder

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    Visited a mate in Junee last weekend and he just keeps his bees attached to the house. Been there about twenty years. IMG_2308.JPG
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  12. nry

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    Good stuff.
    I wouldn't mind requeening my angry Tassie hive but I can't be bothered at this point to be honest. Also it is nice to have a hive that is so different to all of my others as a cross reference.
    I've been keeping bees for two years now and have still not seen a queen! I'm not even sure I could see the queen when she was captive in her cage when I received me package bees on day one.... I think I need glasses :D
    I sell to people in the neighbourhood, covers the cost of Jars and maybe some wood ware. I could sell to people at work but it seems weird! Gave some to the local cafe too just because they were using Capilano and that upset me :D
    Love my bees even the angry ones!
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  13. nry

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    Awesome!
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  14. dunc

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  15. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    Here is my new queen, and three support crew, arrived by mail yesterday and put into the hive.


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    We have bees in a big gum tree in the back yard for years, must do something with them one year...
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  17. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    I re sheeted the end gable of our house 2 years back. Found in between the studs a dead beehive ! I had no idea it was there. It was upstairs gable.
    How would your mate extract honey from that ? Guess he doesnt bother.
    When Im not riding, I
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    Sport, if my 3 yr old grand daughter saw this horse you'd never get her off it. The only thing that could improve it , in her mind, would be a single horn to make it a Unicorn! I can't wait to show her the pics of your horse.:thumb
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    Took the Tiger to Wakefield Park for the Historic Sports and Racing Cars Association meet.
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    I was struck by the contrast of riding the modern Sur-Ron electric bike yesterday and enjoying the mid-twentieth century dinosaur technology today. No contest!
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  20. crash n bern

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    Troy must do a more than us, he has an entire thread just for himself.