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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:29 pm 
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Nothing but stormy weather here so had a day inside. Did a bit more homework on berry planting and discovered a nice position ready made for them. Saw sulphur in BigW today which if fed to rabbits repels mozzies according to Muzza. Eggs and passionfruit are in abundance so turned some in to lemon passionfruit butter. Yummo.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:37 am 
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Yum, I'll take two please.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:48 pm 
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Are the berries going to climb up that fence Faye?

What berries did you end up getting?

Looks like a good spot, will look great covered in vines. What is the orientation of the fence?

I have found that vines seem to prefer north south orientated trellis.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:34 pm 
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I like that Simo, considering the fence is pretty much north - south :grin:
I got boysenberry, younberry and loganberry. Two are thornless. I got some tips on training and pruning and covering with birdnet so it seems lije the perfect spot for them.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:58 pm 
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Well here are a few pics of the rabbit babies, they are growing very quickly now. We had an escapee the other day and had almost given up hope. Found him hiding under the wormwood and was very pleased to be reunited with mum and the rest of the litter.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:58 pm 
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Setting up a new hive and relocating a bird box full of bees. Stage one complete.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:09 pm 
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The honey harvest went well and the bees seemed pretty happy when we entered the hive. No one was harmed removing frames from the super. Good news -happy dance :thumb:
We removed 5 frames and harvested more than 6kg of honey for our efforts. Pretty happy with that.
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Gotta love a slice of fresh bread with butter and dripping honey. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:24 pm 
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Nicely done. My doc says he takes a spoonful of the honey I gave him every morning, and a spoonful of honey another of his patients gave him at night. He no longer suffers from allergy issues.

That stuff is great isn't it? We go through a quart of honey every month.

How much did that extractor cost if you don't mind me asking? And how many hives do you work?

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The extractor was hired $20 for three days. Not worth buying one yet as they are more than $700. At the moment we have 1 hive with 3 supers and are starting another one off. Mr Bill it is quite fun isn't it? So you reckon taking honey helps avoid hayfever?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:10 am 
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I've seen some nicely made honey extractors made with Blue Barrels (show this to Nat).

Heck of a lot cheaper than buying one.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:40 am 
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Ooh good idea Mr Bill, any links?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:53 am 
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http://www.voiceofthehive.com/VotH/15_1 ... ractor.htm

Also PM'd you a couple of files. Seems I can't upload a pdf here. Bummer. Anyone else wants the extractor files, just let me know.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:50 pm 
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Thanks Mr Bill. Will take a closer look when it is not so nice to be outdoors.
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Todays harvest, looks like the hylines are starting late today.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:33 am 
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Faye wrote:
Gotta love a slice of fresh bread with butter and dripping honey. :wink:


Im eating it now. Thanks for the honey


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How are the berries looking Faye, I planted my boysenberry last year and it is flowering for the first time this year :joy:

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