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    Re: Why foundationless? Newbie questions

    I have said this before: Kentucky Fried Chicken could not exist raising all their chickens free range. They are raised in gigantic warehouses cooped up in cages and fed by a conveyor belt. Same with...
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    Re: Newcomer building custom warre hive

    All those hives are a lot bigger than the current style.
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    Re: Slatted rack - simple

    I am not so concerned with SHB hiding places in a slatted rack. In the style I use the gaps can fit a bee, so they are easy to patrol by the bees. The rack is at the entrance of the hive with...
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    Re: Foundation

    That's where we shopped in the early seventies, Chico. I still use some of that equipment. I was just using some foundation out of a wooden box, I will look to see if it was from Diamond.
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    Re: Newcomer building custom warre hive

    >(No, this is not a leave-alone type of hive!

    I thought that leave alone beekeeping was Warre's stipulations. No?
  6. Re: Ultimate Hive Cover / HAs any one here utilized yet?

    You have to use a brick on top or they will blow off. The one I have blew off in a spot no other cover had ever blown off.
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    Now that is think about it......Couldn't that overburden the strong colony with excess mites?
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    Because that makes to much sense. And doesn't stir up a controversial thread. It is still winter for you guys, you need something to discuss for a few more months.
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    Re: What is your favorite hive configuration?

    News Flash:

    12 Jumbo winter honey slabs taken off four hives yesterday, mediocre production neighborhood. From ten frame Jumbo depth brood chambers. The bees immediately move onto the empty drawn...
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    Re: Do You Harvest More than Once Per Year?

    I harvest honey from honey clogged brood chambers and dead outs this time of year and from the flow after July.
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    Re: What is your favorite hive configuration?

    I have spent the last week pulling full winter honey frames #1,2,9, and #10 out of Jumbo depth ten frame brood chambers to give the bees room for spring. This week I will spend pulling frames #1,2,3,...
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    Re: Newcomer building custom warre hive

    You can manage an eight frame medium Lang with the same fixtures and management style of Warres, with the practicality of frames. The size of the comb space in a box is almost the same between a...
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    Re: Newcomer building custom warre hive

    I became more discouraged with Warres last year when one swarmed. I did not dare separate the boxes to harvest queen cell divides because the queen cells would have bee right at the joint of the...
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    Re: Newcomer building custom warre hive

    Notes from someone who started Warre hives after 40+ years of using Langstroth hives:

    I recommend that you do not attempt to complicate things but closely follow the bee spacing and design...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Report of a football size swarm in Foster City, CA 94404 today. Sunny warm spring weather with lots of eucalyptus bloom.
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    Re: Easier way to feed...suggestions?

    CHARLIE COMPLIMENTED ME!!!???? What the hell happened? Did the Earth turn upside down? Did the Sun go out of orbit with the Universe? Did the Pope go to San Francisco?
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    Re: Easier way to feed...suggestions?

    http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t7/odfrank/2015/2015-01-22%2014.26.36_zpslp4gzjnb.jpg
  18. Re: Quick and East Bee Watering Feature - Any Suggestions?

    It is the millionaire horsey ladies that I have to avoid having a problem with.
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    Re: Easier way to feed...suggestions?

    I have filled frame feeders by putting my syrup in a five gallon bottling bucket. I put the cover or inner cover part on to expose the frame feeder, position it over the fill hole, and open the gate....
  20. Quick and East Bee Watering Feature - Any Suggestions?

    I am placing hives on a horse farm and need something to supply water for the bees so they don't go to the horse troughs. Probably no electrical available. There is a water supply. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Mann Lake New Website!

    Actually I use a 20 degree angle, but it probably doesn't matter much. The angle is a great feature.

    O. D. are my initials. My name is Oliver.
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    Re: Hinged lid on swarm trap

    It will only be all good when after years of trying I catch one of your swarms at my site on 26th Ave.
  23. Re: Dado sets. Comparison Freud SD208 and Oshlun SDS 0842

    Is this tunnel something more than a board screwed to the rip fence?
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    Re: Hinged lid on swarm trap

    Charlie, you might check the facts before making a buffoon of your self getting them wrong.
    I only set out about 40+ traps, some catch two swarms in a season. In 2012 I caught over 50, 50ish in...
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    Re: 2015 Bee Bee Tree Bareroot Whips

    Yes, 12" and smaller. A few 14"ers.
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