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    Re: Trågkupa - the Old Swedish Horizontal Bee Hive

    They are used all over scandinavia in varios designs . I use them and like them very much, the ones i have can hold up to 36 frames with the lid closed. but can be made how you want.
  2. Re: Making up new deep hive frames, questioning using fishing line instead of wire?

    I have also been using fishingline and it is great when you cut out comb to chrush and strain or pressing or queen cells and it is perfectly safe to put in an extractor ,I lay the line double in a...
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    Re: Transition from bottom entrance to top entrance

    Maybe it would help to get the bees to reorient like when you move a hive a short distance.
    Vith a branch or something like that
    I have made some nuc boxes vith top entrance , and the frames was...
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    Re: Flat, smooth foundation?

    I made this experiment last season ,very easy to make the sheets ,and the bees did use them ,but very slow even compared vith store bourght foundation.
    I suspeckt they simply vere to smooth, maybe...
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    Re: mooving hive

    Thx. it has worked out like a dream today only 30 - 40 bees on the old location.
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    moving hive

    Due to the proberty were I had a (one) hive located has been sold , I have mooved the
    hive , the new location is only 300 meters away , so I put up the branch infront of the entrance ,
    and set up...
  7. Re: Do you wear gloves during a frame-by-frame inspection?

    Yes I use them and do not like being stung, even though you have gloves on so I think you can see when the bees get tired of your wild movements, and ajust acordingly .
    If you have opened a hive...
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    Re: How do I relocate hives?

    what if you made a temporary bottom of a wooden frame covered with net
    it would give them enough air, I did not experience too much heat here so
    I do not know if this could be helpful
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    Re: Ideas for swarm catching pole

    I have bourght a aluminium flagpole that extends to 6 meter and when retracted it is only 2 meters and fits nice in a small european car :D
    tok a piece of round wood that fitted inside and conected...
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    Re: good or bad ant solution?

    If it keeps the ants away ..:)
    i have done something similar with nails on the bottomboard
    so the hive get lifted a bit the nails are also greased ,didnt use
    Cinnamon though, and so far it is...
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    Re: Artificial swarm to control mites

    Mel Disselkoen speak in this video on queen rearing and mite kontrol ,here the above method would go nice , where you take away the first capped brood of
    the new queen you will catch and destroy a...
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    Re: Stoopid Question...

    Warré him self , advises small metal plates used to link the boxes together .
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    Re: Identifying Nosema via fecal stains

    wash your white car , and they some how always seem to use it as target practice , no matter where you park it
    or laundry there is hanging out to dry, irresistable !!
  14. Thread: Splitting Hive

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    Re: Splitting Hive

    I support Zonker's suggestion, I use almost the same method, all foraging bees returning to their original place not their original home.
    I only leave 1 frame of eggs and open brood in the old hive...
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    Re: Why is wax cracking in candle tins?

    They cool off to fast that is proberly why they crack ,get insulation round them ,and let them set very slow ,that worked for me anyway
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    Re: Artificial swarm to control mites

    I am located at 57 north , so I have to deal with vinter ,just to get the climate pin pointet .I think most of the worlds beeks have seen the german skep movies ,i think you refer to. and if they...
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    Re: Top Bar/Half Frame/Full Frame?

    Hi there
    Have been using topbars ,but am going to try out spales in a couple of hives this year and see where it leads me :scratch:
  18. Re: At The Hive Enterance ...know. inside...by observation on the outside

    I know that this forum has been mentioned a link to a collection of pdf. books
    of which "at the hive entrance" is one of them, and this version has been made ​​an extra
    chapter where opservationer...
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    Re: We need a Warre "the People's Hive" Forum

    In Warrés childhood most peoble kept a few skeps for their own honey consumption and for sweetning
    they let the bees do their thing and collected swarms and killed the production hives in the fall,...
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    Re: How to tell if your bees are still alive

    You could use a IR thermometer ,no disturbence :applause:

    birds and wind make a lot of noise when you try to hear the humm
  21. Re: Ok, whats the oldest hive body you have and still functioning?

    HI
    In my lokal BKA. we have made renovations on a pair of our oldest troughhives , they are made with a outer
    layer wood ,so with new legs and the outside wood renewed they were ready to go, and...
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    Re: Laying them the long way

    Take a look at this ,its in german, but pictures speaks a thousends words
    the first shows the concept the other one the harvest
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXQu3XEv390...
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    Re: Warre practically empty

    Hi
    I made a pair of warrés last year , and the one family did good (natural swarm) but the other one (cut out) had trouble getting to the next box , and did like written in the quote ,i dont think...
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    Re: UV paint to reduce drifting?

    sounds like a great idea !
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    Re: non embossed wax sheets ?

    Hæ Hæ
    no did´nt get it , had to google after
    but I think it covers a lot in beekeeping ;)
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