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    Re: How to do emergency feeding of TBH?

    How I do it.

    Take a bar of empty wax, since the bees have eaten everything.
    Lay it on a bench, pour dry sugar over the empty cells, and lightly mist with water. Sugar will stay after being...
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    Re: Choosing a Hive design..

    Ask yourself a question, and go from there.

    1. Do I want a hive that does not need manipulation?
    Warre Hives, you build them, leave them alone, and harvest in the fall.

    2. Do I want a hive...
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    Re: 9-Frame Radial Extractor from Brushy Mtn

    If someone would like to post the pics for me, I will send them over via email. send pm with email address. I have no desire to create a photo account of any kind. I am very capable, just do not wish...
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    Re: 9-Frame Radial Extractor from Brushy Mtn

    I love mine, I have the hand crank 9 frame extractor, form brushy, I extracted 40 gallons a few days ago and it works flawlessly. But, I devised a way to drive the crank with a drill that works like...
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    Re: possible to overfeed in fall?

    "It is not a matter of opinion. A couple frames of capped stores is NOT sufficient to overwinter a hive on."

    No, it is not a matter of opinion, but it is a matter if location location location....
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    New Mite Treatment

    At the Delta Bee Club CA meeting this past Tuesday, the guest speaker was from Mann Lake. He mentioned a new treatment that quite possible will be available in the very near future. Packages are...
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    Re: Top Bar to Lang conversioin

    I do think they will move down, but not this late in the season.

    Top Bar to Lang conversion. Could take 3 hours or more, I do not rush.

    Have your boxes and frames ready to go, I put 4 rubber...
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    Re: extractors

    Thanks for the tip, as far as the grease goes, what is the best to use? I know food grade, but where would one find it?
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    Re: extractors

    Well, i think Ive got the best extractor made for the money. At a yard sale today, I picked up a Brushy Mountain 9 frame radial extractor (made in Italy), used only 3 times, for 100.00. I know,...
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    Re: Top Bar to Lang conversioin

    I got a wine barrel half full of bees, everyone says bees build up, but it seems to me, in a home chosen by the bees, they will start to build comb at the top of the structure, and work their way...
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    Re: put your thinking cap on..

    Could you knock the comb from the tree onto a sheet? many bees will be killed, but the standard hives will be able to get their honey, the queen may get killed, and the remaining bees may just join...
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    Re: What's your method of examining a TBH?

    I am glad to hear it worked. I can go through my hives fairly quickly with the shims help. I just happened across the idea because my top bars are 2 different sizes and when they start to make fat...
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    Re: Attn. MANN LAKE shoppers

    Its all very simple, if you shop online good for you! If you shop in person, take your person somewhere else.

    PF120 was 1.20: 210 would have cost 252.00 tax = 21.10 total 273.10
    now...
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    Re: Attn. MANN LAKE shoppers

    I am close enough to pick up, and do not need shipping this is BS!!!!!!!
    Dadant is the same distance, unless they follow suit, ill be there!!!!!!

    As far as I am concerned, a change at any level...
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    Re: What's your method of examining a TBH?

    The piece of wood is the same dimensions as the top bars themselves. My bars are mad of 3/4 in wood so I made a very thin strip out of the same material. My thin strip is 17 x 3/4 x 1/16 in. the...
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    Re: What's your method of examining a TBH?

    Tools
    1. Smoker - rarely used, only when they get mad, sometimes at the end but usually not at all.
    2. Brush - rarely used
    3. Piece of wood - It is longer than the top bars by a couple of inches,...
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    Re: After

    My Girls swarmed after they had been knocked over.
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    Re: Can you Pull Honey from a Feral Hive?

    [QUOTE=The only way to capture the colony and close down its operation is to jack up the shed and scrape out the comb.

    This is exactly what I did a few weeks ago. I jacked up the shed about 3 feet...
  19. Re: We Really need a good tool for transitioning from Lang to TBH

    I cannot remember where I got the info from, but the easiet way to attach comb to a top bar is to buy some hardware cloth, 1 x 1 squares, cut into 6" strips. create a cradle, attach the wire with a...
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    Re: Bees Not Using Their Own Wax

    "If they're really producing that much wax scales I'd feed the heck out of them and collect the wax scales and put it through the solar wax melter. "

    That's what will be done with the wax, but...
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    Bees Not Using Their Own Wax

    I caught a swarm a few weeks ago, they have a queen, and she lays were she can. So here is my confusion. The bees are apparently in wax production mode, but they are not using their wax to build...
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    Re: 8 frame compared to 10 frame hives?

    Here is a novel idea, make your 10 frame box into an eight frame box by removing 2 frames, and putting in 2 follower boards. It will make inspections
    easier, and the extra space on the sides gives...
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    Re: Natural Cell Beekeeping

    Going into fall, I noticed several virus symptoms and from what ive read, all related to high might counts.

    Deformed Wing Virus lots of bees

    K Wing Virus some bees

    Some sort of Paralysis...
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    Re: Natural Cell Beekeeping

    When you catch a swarm, you more than likely not see an issue until late fall into winter. At some point you will have a cold spell followed by a few warm days. If you have an observation window on...
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    Re: Natural Cell Beekeeping

    http://www.jiventure.info/Varroa_Predators

    What about Natural
    Varroa Predators?

    any one have any experience with these guys?
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