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  1. Re: Ongoing Conversion to mediums... have question.... and Early Autumn report

    Now there' a bit of Kiwi inge......ingenui......cleverness!:lpf:
  2. Re: Is it a good idea to start a Warre hive in a neigborhood?

    You will need to add more honey supers, or extract honey throughout the season or make more splits and make more colonies to reduce the swarming instinct. My Warre hives have reguarly gone to 7 or 8...
  3. Re: Long Lang Hive frame question - Michael Bush et.al.

    Hi txbeek I have kept bees in langs with full depth foundationless frames. The only way I got the bees to draw the frames out straight was to checkerboard them between drawn frames. The frames that...
  4. Thread: warre top bars

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    Re: warre top bars

    Another option is to cut a groove with a table saw along the centre of the bar and insert a strip of wax foundation, about 10mm deep is enough, melt some wax to secure it in the groove. This will...
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    Re: Warre dimensions question

    I vary my dimensions only in the height of the box, keeping to the internal dimensions of 300x300mm. The Original design height is 210mm but in New Zealand and quite likely the USA a box of 240mm...
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    Re: Warre Hive Harvest disaster

    My Warre hive with frames got to 5 boxes high and had brood top to bottom. When the flow started in strength the brood in the top box emerged and the cells were quickly filled with nectar and capped....
  7. Thread: DIY Frames

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    Re: DIY Frames

    Making x4, 1/2 depth boxes and simplicity frames for M4tt. He is going to try comb honey this season.
  8. Thread: DIY Frames

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    Re: DIY Frames

    Hi Oldtimer, Yes I am Putaruru, need to edit that some how. Yeah the "gudday evrywun" defanutly has that kiwiism about doesnt it!
  9. Thread: DIY Frames

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    Re: DIY Frames

    I have made end bars with the relief cut out with my bench router but it is just another step that doesnt add any measurable improvement for me apart from looking more like a commercial frame. :)
  10. Thread: DIY Frames

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    Re: DIY Frames

    Hi Cleo
    No they dont stick them together any worse than commercially produced frames (for me anyway) and I run 8 or 9 frames in my honey supers anyway so the taper on the end bars become a bit of a...
  11. Thread: DIY Frames

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    Re: DIY Frames

    The ends of the top bar arent an issue for me because I go foundationless, so I cut and strain all my honey and secondly the extractor that I have access to has baskets for the frames to sit in so I...
  12. Thread: DIY Frames

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    DIY Frames

    Hi all, I dont remember if I posted this on to this forum. This is a video of teh Simplicity frames I make for my hives, these can be wired and foundation inbedded or use as foundationless frames...
  13. Thread: warre build

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    Re: warre build

    Nice frames, one thing you may want to do is include a bee space on the side bars. I make full frames and run them foundationless.
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    Hello from New Zealand

    Hi all, I am a long time lurker of this forum. I make most of my own beekeeping hiveware. I will post pics and video links of various project over the next few months. Regards Daniel (dansar)
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