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Stephen Choi replied to Andrew Cumberland's discussion Baked beans (American/Boston style).
"Looks like a good recipe to try. First i need some seeds then i need to wait for a couple of years to harvest a crop. Would that count as slow food."
Apr 17
Stephen Choi commented on Andrew Cumberland's video
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Quail arrive at the Manor

"Fantastic. I raised quails a couple of years back. I had to build an incubator to hatch the eggs to build up my numbers as the Japanese quails do not sit on their eggs. Totally awesome to see the quails hatch from this tiny little egg then fluff up…"
Dec 12, 2015
Stephen Choi commented on Stephen Choi's blog post Bee Help
"Had a look in the hive this arvo and there a few capped brood but not enough to get excited about. I am going to try and transplant a queen cell from and langstroth hive a insert it into the top bar comb. I was trying to get brood frames from Paul…"
Nov 11, 2015
Susan commented on Stephen Choi's blog post Bee Help
"My understanding is that worker bees only have a life span of about 6 weeks (however, I did read that they can live longer when they are not foraging as much ie winter) so wouldn't your hive be extinct already if the queen was not laying at…"
Nov 10, 2015
Elaine de Saxe commented on Stephen Choi's blog post Bee Help
"If the Queen is not laying, the hive will die out unless something is done now. The Queen can (and should) be killed and a new mated Queen introduced now if you want the hive to survive. The bees cannot make a Queen unless there is egg-laying…"
Nov 10, 2015
Lissa commented on Stephen Choi's blog post Bee Help
"Sounds like you are doing all you can to learn about keeping your bees. It is odd that your workers haven't produced another Queen themselves. But then I'm no expert."
Nov 10, 2015
Stephen Choi commented on Stephen Choi's blog post Bee Help
"Thanks Lissa, I have just started attending the North side beekeepers association and will join up  next year. The recent meeting I attended was well packed and hopefully next year I'll get a mentor. In the meantime, I can get a hold of a…"
Nov 9, 2015
Lissa commented on Stephen Choi's blog post Bee Help
"Might be some bigger problem. Advice from some experts wouldn't go astray. Do you belong to a bee club Stephen?"
Nov 9, 2015
Andrew Cumberland commented on Stephen Choi's blog post Bee Help
"Kill the current queen and they should make a new one. "
Nov 8, 2015
Elaine de Saxe commented on Stephen Choi's blog post Bee Help
"Or buy a queen?"
Nov 8, 2015
Stephen Choi posted a blog post

Bee Help

HiWould anyone be able to supply me with a couple of topbar brood frames? Alternatively I can cutout a langstroth frame to fit.My colony is not doing well with the current queen not laying any eggs for months. I am hoping to get a couple of brood frames hopefully with larvae to kickstart the colony.See More
Nov 8, 2015
Lissa commented on Stephen Choi's photo
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Bees on spring onion seed head

"Lovely shot Stephen :) Mine are also going to flower. I must check closer for bee activity."
Sep 27, 2015
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Sep 27, 2015
Andrew Cumberland commented on Stephen Choi's photo
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Bees on spring onion seed head

"Nice work with the spring onions mate. "
Sep 26, 2015
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Sep 26, 2015
Stephen Choi commented on Stephen Choi's photo
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"Over the last fee days i first noticed the native stingless bees visit the spring onions and now the honey bees. I have noticed another bee a bit bigger then the stingless bee but smaller than the honey bee also visit the seed head. so far though…"
Sep 26, 2015

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At 20:10 on January 12, 2015, Andrew Cumberland said…
Welcome Stephen. Enjoy the site. Don't be shy - feel free to comment or ask questions.

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Bee Help

Posted on November 8, 2015 at 17:39 8 Comments

Hi

Would anyone be able to supply me with a couple of topbar brood frames? Alternatively I can cutout a langstroth frame to fit.

My colony is not doing well with the current queen not laying any eggs for months. I am hoping to get a couple of brood frames hopefully with larvae to kickstart the colony.

Queen Bee

Posted on August 16, 2015 at 13:12 3 Comments

My bees keep creating queen cells and replacing the queen although some may have swarmed that I didn't see. The current queen is yet to lay larvae so hopefully she lays soon. It may be I have to get a new queen in as so far the hive keeps replacing the queen.

 
 
 

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