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  1. Bootstrapping a triangular TBH with one WBC frame?

    Hi,

    after losing all my bees due to moving and a EFB problem which grounded my hives so I lost them, I took 2 years' break, and now I found someone who is selling bees on WBC combs.

    My normal...
  2. Thread: EFB :(

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    Thanks Folks, that is interesting -- I have...

    Thanks Folks,

    that is interesting -- I have the local mongrel race in my hives, and the club apiary where I am has a longstanding EFB problem. Our local bees are also quite temperemental,...
  3. Thread: EFB :(

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    Hiyas, my best colony has a case of EFB, and...

    Hiyas,

    my best colony has a case of EFB, and I'm wondering what to do.

    Normally in my area, we check colonies in spring and do a shook swarm if they have EFB, but, it is the 'summerhole' and...
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    I love that idea Michael, and I think it is just...

    I love that idea Michael, and I think it is just the ticket for our clubs observation hive.

    You would not happen to have a photo handy of it?

    Cinnamon
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    I have an open 2 litre tupperware container with...

    I have an open 2 litre tupperware container with a few bits of (roughed up) styropor floating in it and put that inside the hive. To refill it I just take the bar atop it out and aim carefully with...
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    Not sure there is a best, or, it also is...

    Not sure there is a best, or, it also is depending on what you feel is best, and what climate you're in and and and smile.gif

    I have 35mmx38mmx400mm sawn timber bars, and pres a little thin,...
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    Hiyas, A couple of things to consider in...

    Hiyas,

    A couple of things to consider in rectangle vs. triangle is:

    1) a Triangle gives you the nearly the same size 'broodball' as the rectangle shape, but at about half the weight for the...
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    Hi, summer here has been a literal washout,...

    Hi,

    summer here has been a literal washout, and not many people have honey.

    Even my first swarm that did real well only had enough surplus to give me a 200 gram sample (and even taking that...
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    Does anyone know how long do they need to...

    Does anyone know how long do they need to reorganise themselves to make wax again when you pull them apart and disturb them?

    Cinnamon
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    Hiyas, about 3 weeks ago, I hived what we...

    Hiyas,

    about 3 weeks ago, I hived what we thought was a second cast. Not sure we got the queen either, I hived them at 2am (long story involving being unprepared) at night, and when I returned...
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    Actually, I've been worrying about the amount of...

    Actually, I've been worrying about the amount of propolis mine use to seal themselves in and put on the topbar where there isn't comb.

    I've not experienced this stuff when its cold (I take it...
  12. Thread: Fat combs

    by Cinnamon
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    What about fastening them together? I'm...

    What about fastening them together?

    I'm thinking that it would be hard to pick 2-3 bars, esp if they incooperated the thin ones into a new comb setup and it would maybe make it unstable if the...
  13. Thread: Fat combs

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    I've noticed that on my hive, seems they...

    I've noticed that on my hive, seems they sometimes like 36/37 mm? They started off nice and straight, but it gets a bit bumpy and definitly, the width is going wider. I've given my second, new hive...
  14. Thread: PETA & Honey

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    I think its hillarious, thanks for that link. ...

    I think its hillarious, thanks for that link.

    I loved the 'Bumblebarf' page, lol. (see http://www.bumblebarf.com/bbarflbl.html for the coolest ever honey label!)

    As to making up a site that...
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    Hi Scott, what is a ULNB? Cinnamon

    Hi Scott,

    what is a ULNB?

    Cinnamon
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    Is Chlorox a bleach? If so, don't. Bleach and...

    Is Chlorox a bleach?

    If so, don't. Bleach and SS do not mix and you might ruin your pot this way.

    The vinegar tip is the best one for you.

    As I homebrew in SS, I have special cleaners and...
  17. Thread: INSPECTORS

    by Cinnamon
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    Maybe he is thinking its a hive without movable...

    Maybe he is thinking its a hive without movable comb and that is why he is saying it's 'destructive'? Might be worthwhile to ask him why he thinks that, it sounds like a misunderstanding.

    The...
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    Heyas, how often do you check on them...

    Heyas,

    how often do you check on them initially?

    cheers,

    Cinnamon
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    Heyas Michael, you don't happen to have some...

    Heyas Michael,

    you don't happen to have some nice pics of your Bee Bucket?

    8-)

    Cinnamon
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    Hi Michael, Have a look in the Top Bar...

    Hi Michael,

    Have a look in the Top Bar Hive(TBH) section of this forum, there is another way.

    I only started beekeeping this year, and instead of an expensive hive, I made my own TBH for very...
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    @txbeeguy: see requested picci here: ...

    @txbeeguy:

    see requested picci here:
    http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/hexefroschbein/detail?.dir=/14d1&.dnm=aee0.jpg

    if that doesn't work, its in the hive design album, photo nr. 8.
    ...
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    Day 4 and I (well. John helped, I was quite glad...

    Day 4 and I (well. John helped, I was quite glad to see it demonstrated first) had a look...

    The bees drank all their syrup (about 1 litre of 1:1 with a little vit C powder) and drew out 10 combs...
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    Hiyas, Re: what I did for the topbars. I...

    Hiyas,

    Re: what I did for the topbars.

    I tried two things. First one is to cut up a piece of factory comb into pieces ~ 2cm x 4cm, and then just heat that up a bit and attach.

    Second...
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    Heyas, It's all built, painted and set up,...

    Heyas,

    It's all built, painted and set up, and a swarm has moved in as well :)

    I've never done any wood work, but getting stuff cut to size by the timber merchant and putting 4 bolts and about...
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    I was told by a guy who is very experienced that...

    I was told by a guy who is very experienced that bees simply hate brushes.

    Its much better to use goosefeathers.

    Also, from a hygenic and environmental point, a goosefeather is cheap and small...
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