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    Re: Does smoke scorched wood affect bees?

    Well fabulous. We are all set for a new season.

    Michael, I've been watching your videos this morning. I have converted the frames with popsicle sticks and am going to try the Langstroth without...
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    Does smoke scorched wood affect bees?

    For a couple of years, I kept bees in a top bar hive. Long story short, it didn't work for me. Late last season, I tried to move my bees into a couple of Langstroths, and ended up loosing my bees...
  3. Re: Can I brush bees off TBH bar into Foundationless Lang?

    Okay. And what is the thought behind this? Is it to make sure they are super busy, and therefore happy and calm?

    We did leave some honey in the box. But I can certainly remove it!
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    Wow, that was crazy intense and yes, the most fun I've ever had with a bee suite on!

    So, we split the hive. The other beek estimated that I had a couple hundred bees in my box (I knew that was...
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    Okay! I've got two beeks with more experience coming over this morning to help me do this. I've got a table with a sharp knife and rubber bands ready. i'm going to chop and crop.

    Can I mix bees...
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    LOL! Right. I've got someone who's going to come help me on Saturday. That will make it a lot less intimidating. There are really a LOT of bees. I should have done this a month ago.

    It's pretty...
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    Michael, I'm glad you posted. I've been struggling with this. My hive bodies are Dadant deeps (9.5 inches). Do you really think this will work? I've popped out the foundations and hot glued in...
  9. Can I brush bees off TBH bar into Foundationless Lang?

    Or is that a recipe for disaster?

    My THB box is SO FULL OF BEES! It's crazy full. I don't think I can cut out the wax and rubber band it into the empty Lang frames. I'm wondering what would happen...
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    Re: Africanized Bees: Friend or Foe?

    Well, still I see that as a different topic. I think we have two basic themes here:

    1) What is the truth behind AHBs (how do we know who they are, are all hot bees AHB, what's really going on),...
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    Re: Africanized Bees: Friend or Foe?

    Interesting. I have two TBHs, but I don't get honey from them. They are too short. But I recently acquired a Langstroth and removed all the foundations and replaced with popsicle sticks. There are...
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    Re: Africanized Bees: Friend or Foe?

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I turned it on just now. Thanks!

    Yeah, sadly a Texas man just died last week or two (I read about it here on beesource and elsewhere in the news).

    Unrelated, I also just found...
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    Re: Africanized Bees: Friend or Foe?

    Respectfully, Arkwood, that's getting a smidge off-point.

    And I only bring that up because I don't want this conversation to turn into something like, "How does the life of a child compare to the...
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    Re: Africanized Bees: Friend or Foe?

    Chrezha, this is interesting. You don't treat. Are are frameless? I thought the only way to not treat was by going frameless.
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    Africanized Bees: Friend or Foe?

    Hey there my so-much-more-knowledgeable-than-I friends.

    I have been charged with writing an article on decriminalizing AHBs. I've tried searching for Africanized or AHB on this forum, but there is...
  16. Re: Is this wax moth or hive beetle? Or....or...AFB?

    A-HA!!! That is about the most useful diagnostic advice I've seen on telling the difference. They definitely moved like an inchworm. That helps me a lot!

    I'm convinced they were SHB too, and I...
  17. Re: Is this wax moth or hive beetle? Or....or...AFB?

    gmcharlie, are you going by my description here, or did you look at the pictures? Not that it matters, I'm just wondering.

    At any rate, you win the cigar!

    After writing this, I took out the BT...
  18. Is this wax moth or hive beetle? Or....or...AFB?

    Hi all.

    Last week, I tried moving a split from a TBH into a frameless Langstroth. It was a diseaster. The nurse bees left the first night. Just now, I thought I'd clean out the brood from the...
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    Brood Comb Turned Black in One Afternoon

    Today, I started moving some TBH brood comb into a foundationless frame to go into my new Langstroth. I'm sure I will have plenty of questions related to this, but here's what happened that made my...
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    Re: Golden Mean Hive from Backyardhives

    Well heck yea, I would love to see your plans. I will PM you in a moment.

    Thanks for the comment about my hive plan being at the bottom half (or worse) of the TBH plans. I really felt like this...
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    Re: Golden Mean Hive from Backyardhives

    Okay, good point. And I am delighted that my bees did so very well.

    I was disappointed that the box was so full and has been full for a year, but I never get a drop of honey. The hive is too...
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    Re: Golden Mean Hive from Backyardhives

    My bees are doing great! They all made it through the winter and are healthy and friendly. But I didn't get a speck of honey. I have to feed them in February. I'm disappointed in my box, but am...
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    Re: My bees are swarming! What do I do?

    Yikes!
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    Re: My bees are swarming! What do I do?

    Hmm..knocking a top bar hive is probably easier said than done, at least for me. The angles are a bit problematic for me. I really think I need to switch to a Langstroth.

    Anywhoo, I've got some...
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    Re: My bees are swarming! What do I do?

    I got the recipe off a website. I hope the olive oil isn't a deterrent. I could make a bar of wax with lemon grass if you think I should. I could make it and just toss it in the entrance. What do...
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