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  1. Re: Which commercial pollen patty substitute do you recommend for winter feeding?

    I'd like to know how I can obtain some Nutra-Bee. Does anyone have a website, email or other contact information?
  2. Thread: Hive Stands

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    Re: Hive Stands

    I use cinder blocks under any old pressure treated lumber I can find. I had lots left over from my old deck. I prop up the sections that sag with scrap lumber. Not looking for pretty, just...
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    Re: Walter Kelley free shipping

    Kelley is reputable and if one makes a casual comparison of the prices with other suppliers, has much better pricing in general. Mann Lake is a good supplier but if you look carefully, the shipping...
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    Combining Hives for the first time

    gave me some interesting results. I name each of my colonies based upon where I got them from or upon their personalities (as I see it). I combined Wilbanks 2 - a queenless colony - with Israel -...
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    Re: I'm done with Top Bar Hives...

    I like the side entrances because you only have to move the bars in one direction when you open it up and check your hive. The next time you open, you move em back the other way. If you read Phil's...
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    I'm done with Top Bar Hives...

    and after two years I'm selling what I have, moving my colonies into Langs, and using the proceeds to pay for the purchase of the equipment. Might keep a couple for comparison but the fit is just...
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    Re: Bee Air Conditioning

    Nice stuff, guys!

    Actually, the drilled holes in my TBHs (on the same side as my entrances but at the top) are working just fine. As I said, the bees just seal up what they need to. They are all...
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    Bee Air Conditioning

    I'm in the process of putting together my order list to take advantage of Brushy's free shipping deal. I'm very curious about what is called the "Ventilated Inner Cover and Moving Screen". Seems...
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    Re: Is it Spring yet?

    :) That's good! Thanks! I'll look them up.
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    Is it Spring yet?

    Want to hit the ground running for spring and know where to get my bees when the time comes.

    I'm very interested in knowing what bee suppliers you have been most satisfied with. I'd also like to...
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    Troy,

    Could you give a little more detail to your description? I find it hard to understand/follow. Thanks.
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    Re: Overwintering Nucs Vent Hole Question

    Michael,

    When you say "opposite end", do you mean the same side top or back side top?
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    Cool.
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    Oldtimer,

    Back to the idea of alternating foundation with foundationless frames in a box: Seems there are many opinions and just filling a box with no foundation and some sort of guide on the...
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    Re: Overwintering Nucs Vent Hole Question

    I have top bar hives with 3 one inch side hole entrances toward the bottom and 3 holes 3/4 inch on the top of the same side for ventilation. I do this to allow for a simple convection current: Lower...
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    Wayne,

    I never knew capitalization denotes screaming. I don't like being screamed at or screaming at anyone either. As a teacher of nearly 30 years, I found reasoning works far better. My...
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    Wayne,

    This IS a revelation. And thank you for that.

    I'm going to go with no foundation - which is my first instinct. But many on this thread have advised that a foundationless frame should be...
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    I used to think this way too. Recently, I had a talk with a former commercial beekeeper who is certified in the Demeter method of beekeeping (It is my understanding that this certification does not...
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    Bigbear,

    Thanks. I know this site and what wedges look like. I was more interested in what the standard commercial wedge type looks like close up.
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    Kelley's site must be down. I can't get any images at all!
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    Tmk,

    Thanks for the wedge frame link. But I still can't make out from the drawings what that top bar looks like after the wood is broken off. Never saw an illustration that shows this. Is there...
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    Never heard of Kelleys. Can you give me a link?
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    Since I've only used TBHs I don't even know what a wedge type frame is? Do you have a photo of one?
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    What do you use for a starter on the top bars? Popsicle sticks? I was thinking of just rubbing some beeswax along the groove and see if they'd build from that? It would save me the labor of gluing...
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    Yes, 'll I run foundation in one hive and no foundation in another to compare. But of course it wouldn't be a scientific experiment - just to satisfy initial curiousity.

    Oldtimer, I don't know...
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