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    Re: How to Requeen if I can't find the old queen

    Workers can only lay drones (male bees). They cannot lay a fertilized egg because, in layman's terms, they have not mated and don't have the right equipment. The presence of a queen in a hive...
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    How long are queens okay in Queen Bank?

    So I have 3 queens coming. Thanks to some robbing, I don't have enough stuff yet to do the splits I wanted to do. I thought I would start a queen bank, then I could come and get the queens when the...
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    Re: Using a Double Screened Board for Splits?

    The 8 frame box isn't as wide. It is still 19 7/8 long (so the frames are interchangeable with 10 frame equipment), but it is only 13 3/4 inch wide (external). The frames are the same, but you fit...
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    Re: Using a Double Screened Board for Splits?

    That looks good. Do you know where to buy an assembled double screen board for an 8 frame hive?
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    Using a Double Screened Board for Splits?

    Can you use a double screen board for splits? E.g., make sure there is brood in the box on top and the existing queen is in the box on the bottom, insert caged queen into the top box, release her...
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    Re: Cut out from KTBH to move it into Lang

    My bars are about 17.5 inches long, so they won't fit in a Lang. This was one of my early hives (I tried Warre hives as well), and I just put it together and installed a package of bees. I didn't...
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    Cut out from KTBH to move it into Lang

    I've decided to go to foundationless Langstroth hives. I have two that I'm running that way and I was thinking of moving my last holdout -- the remaining KTBH -- into a foundationless Lang box so...
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    Re: I've been robbed!

    Has anyone used a robbing screen? The only one I've seen is from Brushy Mountain. Are there others? Does it work? I've got a full scale assault on an 8 frame NUC from a neighboring hive that is...
  9. Thread: Pail Feeder

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    Re: Pail Feeder

    Are there re-usable pail feeders out there? I hate to buy a feed pail and have to throw it away? Where would I get one?
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    Foundation-less Ross Rounds?

    I'd like to do comb honey, and have not done this before. All my Lang's are foundation-less and I'd like to keep commercial wax completely out of my product. Will Ross Rounds work without the wax...
  11. Thread: 5 Frame Nucs

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    Re: 5 Frame Nucs

    I just got a bunch of the discs from Kelley's bees. They are only $1.50 each and very solid. You could always paint them.
  12. Thread: BackyardHive.com

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    Re: BackyardHive.com (Ref by Michael Bush Website)

    I wish I could edit the topic so that the title no longer mentioned Michael Bush. My experience was with the company, not Mr. Bush. The forum won't allow me to do this, so I can only apologize and...
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    Re: Shastina Mill Work

    I'm in Washington State, and was looking for someplace local to do 8 frame boxes for me. I ordered 10 medium boxes, some bottom and top boards, and a custom nuc box.

    They treated me like I was...
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    Re: Foundation-less Lang, Narrow Frame - Gap?

    Hi, Michael. I did what you suggest, and have 9 in an 8 frame box. I'd be interested in how you arrange them in the hive. What do you do with the leftover space in the 8 frame box? Do you space the...
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    Re: Foundation-less Lang, Narrow Frame - Gap?

    I think I might be missing something. See Michael Bush's discussion of narrow frames:

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesframewidth.htm

    Isn't the point to get the frames closer together? Thanks,...
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    Foundation-less Lang, Narrow Frame - Gap?

    I am starting a couple foundationless langs after having so much fun with a top bar hive over the last year. The narrow frames (1-1/4 inch) worked in the KTBH so they should work in the Lang as...
  17. Re: Bee Research - any suggestions? Honey Reward!

    I would be interested in objective data comparing hives with foundation to hives that are foundation-less (bees build their own comb from scratch). It would be interesting to look at mite load,...
  18. Re: Can you put slatted rack on top with a top entrance?

    I'll keep that in mind if installing them as described doesn't work! :)
  19. Can you put slatted rack on top with a top entrance?

    A little background: I am starting a few new colonies this year, and ordered some 8 frame equipment, including several 8 frame slatted racks to go on top of my bottom boards. Then, I read Michael...
  20. Thread: how many hives

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    Re: how many hives

    If you are using natural comb (no foundation) in a foundation-less Lang, is it safe to assume there are enough drones during the nectar flow for this formula? I'd rather not go out and buy green...
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    Old Wax Frame Removal System

    I heard that you should have a rotation strategy for getting old wax out of a hive every so often. Is this true? How do you accomplish this? I run all mediums, 8 frame equipment (although I'm...
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    Re: Kelley's now sell foundationless frames

    A cheap hand planer looks like it would do the job, thanks for the link to HarborFreight. I'll give that a try. I'm sure my local hardware store sells clamps that I can use to get several together...
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    Re: Kelley's now sell foundationless frames

    I just ordered 100 of these frames, and am looking forward to giving them a try. They have arrived and look to be nice quality frames.

    My issue is that I want to try narrow frames as well--to put...
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    How do I start a cmmercial apiary?

    Okay, I'm still a hobby beekeeper, but I'm getting interested more and more and I'm interested in starting a sideline business. What do I need to look at in order to start an apiary?

    Some...
  25. Thread: BackyardHive.com

    by Logan
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    Re: BackyardHive.com (Ref by Michael Bush Website)

    To the credit of BackyardHive.com, they sent me a package of free frames so I could try them out as they promised here and in an email to me. This act was unsolicited, and I think that gives them...
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