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Two bee hives and all gear
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Author:  Burnsy [ Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:37 am ]
Post subject:  Two bee hives and all gear

My bee sting allergy hit anaphalactic yesterday so after having a ride in an ambulance and spending a day in hospital it is unfortunately time to get rid of all my gear and hives as the risk is now to great for me to manage my hives.

I have one hive in a WSP lang box that was cleared of honey yesterday and is currently sitting with an empty super on top of a full brooder box. One additional WSP lang box full set of frames, base board and queen excluder for this as well. This hive needs to have the brooder box cleaned up, there are two frames of honey and brood in the first super at the moment ready to do this with but I got stung and it turned to shyte while I was doing it so never got done. Probably around 2kg of honey to take out of brooder box by doing this.

I also have a full size lang that consists of a brooder and two supers on it. I believe this is full so you should be looking at 30-40kg of honey or more straight up from this hive - was looking forward to harvesting this this weekend :(.
The brooder box on this hive also needs cleaning up as it still has some top bar hive bars in it that I have been slowly replacing with regular lang frames. It would be good if the top bars could be passed onto Simo once cleared out as he has the top bar hive.

There are about two or three additional full size boxes with frames and other bases so enough gear to get another few hives started if you wish come swarming season.

Wax sheets
2 x smokers
1 bee jacket with built in hood
1 full bee suit with built in hood
1 bee brush - seen better days
1 wax embedder
wire for frames
1 Norman Redpath "A Guide to Keeping Bees in Australia"
120 or so 550ml honey tubs (make 750 grams when full)
1 x 20 litre pail with lid and honey tap
1 x 20 litre pail set up with strainers for crush and strain harvesting
1 x commercial WSP clearance board for harvesting
1 x home made WSP clearance board for harvesting
1 x full sized clearance board for harvesting

What you have here is a complete kit suitable for some one with one hive who wants to expand or someone who wishes to get started.

I am asking $400 for the lot which if you harvested the honey and sold it you should go close to getting back immediately. I have been selling 750g of natural (crush and strained honey) for $10 a tub and can't keep up with demand through our local facebook buy/sell/swap page.

I have not offered this for sale anywhere else at this stage as I would love to see it go to one of the group. I will post up some pics in the coming days.

You can get me on 0409 312 907.


Author:  arbe [ Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Two bee hives and all gear

Very interested Burnsy. Will have a chat with the boss tonight.

Author:  Burnsy [ Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:45 pm ]
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No worries, forgot to also list 2 pairs of bee keeping gloves.

Author:  Simo [ Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:00 pm ]
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:sad2: sorry to hear about this mate, I know how much time and effort you have put into bee keeping, you must be devastated, but you are making the right decision.

$400 is an absolute bargain just for the two functioning hives alone never mind all the other gear too, if I hadn't just set up my second hive and bought all the gear I would definitely be interested.

Arbe, let me know how you go with the missus, if you only want one hive I could be tempted to buy the other off you? Also since Burnsy is out of action let me know if you need help to move them?

I will be available 28th April to 4th May, if you need me Burnsy has my number and can pass it on to you. :thumb:

Author:  Burnsy [ Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:45 pm ]
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Hives and gear all gone to arbe pending him collecting it all. Look forward to seeing their progression on here.

Author:  Burnsy [ Sat May 09, 2015 10:41 pm ]
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All gone to Arbe :)

Look forward to seeing how they go over the coming years so keep us updated Arbe.

Author:  earthbound [ Sun May 24, 2015 6:03 pm ]
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You sure you're not updating to flow hives? :bash: :joy:

Author:  arbe [ Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:38 pm ]
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It's been a while but the hives are going strong. Have also had two swarms land near where I am currently living. One just over a week ago and another when I returned home this afternoon.

One swarm has been in a hive for a week and seems to be dong well. One I just put into a second hive only minutes ago.

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