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    Suburban apiary, beehives and beekeeping

    Did you come right?
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    Stop what you're doing right now and take a photo

    Will be doing this again soon.
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    Stop what you're doing right now and take a photo

    Nice day for a sailing trip.
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    What you can do about clouds slashing your solar power

    I think he's in Noordhoek, Cape Town.
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    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    Just using 25kwh per day takes you up to R2 250 per month on the average CoCT rate if R3/kwh
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    Rangers to monitor nests of chicks after swarm of bees killed 63 penguins at Cape Town beach

    Bees know they will die if they sting so will use stinging as a last resort. They will even first headbutt any potential invader of their nest before resorting to stinging. They mostly only become aggressive when provoked. African Honey bees on the other hand will attack even if you just walk...
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    Rangers to monitor nests of chicks after swarm of bees killed 63 penguins at Cape Town beach

    Cape honey bee. Different to the African Honey Bee. From my sources, the penguins were most likely not close to the beach and looking for nesting sites. They found a cavity but the bees were already using it and all bees will defend their nest, not just Cape honey bees.
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    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    They already cook with gas and his wife works from home. The aim is to first try and move most loads that can be moved to daytime and get consumption to a 65:35 split between day and night. No pool or aircons and only the geyser as the biggest user. Every kwh from solar is an immediate saving...
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    What you can do about clouds slashing your solar power

    I think the cloud edge effect increases the current and voltage is not affected so the mppt, at least in the sunsynk, should clip the amps during these events. Voltage is affected by temp and increases at lower temperatures. Was cloudy today in Cape Town and seen mine go from 3kw to over 10kw...
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    Generator or Inverter for residential use?

    My brother just bought his first house and asked me today to help him spec his system. He's using about R2500 per month for prepaid at CoCT tariffs. I need to check his last purchase and get an efergy to measure his consumption. Basically going to start off a 5kw sunsynk and 8 x 450w solar...
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    15,000 Post Office employees could lose medical aid cover

    Amazon does not ship via the post office but either DHL or Aramex
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    Suburban apiary, beehives and beekeeping

    Looks like someone's catch box caught a swarm.
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    Suburban apiary, beehives and beekeeping

    Just used my home printer to print some labels but will get a company to print proper glossy labels. Four varieties for now at R35 each.
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    Suburban apiary, beehives and beekeeping

    4 different lib balm blends.
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    Suburban apiary, beehives and beekeeping

    Some creams and salves made with beeswax. Will have the first batch of lib balm done today.
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