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  1. Re: On the natural cell size of European honey bees

    To be fair, the paper is not about whether bees can build smaller cell, or if they do nowadays or even if there are benefits of smaller cells. The paper about the fact that (or if) historically...
  2. Re: On the natural cell size of European honey bees

    Regardless of the subject matter I have a problem with the author's methodology. The whole premise of the paper is to analyze the work and findings of certain authors. Instead of doing just that...
  3. Re: Why I decided not to put my hives out in the sun

    To topic of the thread is misleading. There is no answer to the question in the body of the message. Now I won't be able to sleep wondering what was the reason. :)

    All my hives sit in full...
  4. Thread: The Fat Bee Man

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    Re: The Fat Bee Man

    I tried a couple of the suggestions from his videos - to use cinnamon for ant control, which didn't affect little black ants in the slightest and kind of annoyed my bees and put a salt block next to...
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    Re: Extracting--- using heat gun to uncap??!!

    This subject threads pops up every 4 months or so. Try using search. The subjects has been explained thoroughly before. In short, this method works really well for dry capped honey. It doesn't...
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    Re: Chinese Tallow Trees

    Recently I discovered a tree that turned out to be Chinese tallow tree next to our office. It was crawling with bees when it was blooming. I would guess if your bees ignored them, they must've had...
  7. Thread: waggle twerk

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    Re: waggle twerk

    It is a laying twerker!
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    Re: The 150 rule (heat plus humidity)

    If we follow this rule here in Florida we would be able to work with bees only in the winter :) I would suggest investing into a good ventilated bee suit. I myself use just a mesh bug jacket and...
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    Re: So much for reorienting themselves

    Moving nukes is in violation of all kinds of international laws. :eek: Where did you get them from in the first place?! In Canada out of all places!

    Sorry, couldn't help myself.

    Put your nucs...
  10. Re: Are stings supposed to feel good, almost addictive

    To answer your question - NO

    Nobody says that you are a freak though. Look on the bright side. You would not have to invest into a bee suit - you can do your beekeeping naked and the meaner the...
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    Re: benefits and myths about SBB

    Ok, now seriously, I'm not trying to 'bash' anybody by just asking to clarify a point. So you are ventilating your hive through the enlarged bottom entrance. However, bees don't have to guard the...
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    Re: benefits and myths about SBB

    With numbers. They give those lessons in elementary school. :)
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    Re: benefits and myths about SBB

    Way to quantify your observation! And which way would that be if you don't mind me asking?

    Neither do solid bottom boards. You are a proponent of a top vent, do those keep beetles out? The...
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    Re: Fighting the Rise of Bee Rustlers

    Ziplock bag
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    Re: Fighting the Rise of Bee Rustlers

    I would venture a guess that if you are running a thousand hives, $6000 a year is going to be a pocket change for you. Besides, $100 out of those $200 is one time expense.
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    Re: 100% acceptance, #8 wire cloth wrap

    I second the motion :) #8 hardware cloth means you have 8 wires per inch. This is just a window screen mesh.
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    Re: Fighting the Rise of Bee Rustlers

    Why invent a bicycle? Such unit already exists and it is pretty cheap. It sits there in a low power mode until it detects movement and then starts sending its position over satellite comms. The...
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    Re: Help to id the tree

    That was quick. Thank you
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    Help to id the tree

    We have a tree behind our office. This time of the year it gets those cluster blooms that smell strong of honey (kind of like linden tree bloom smell) and attracts bees like crazy. The whole tree...
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    Re: Mann lake Ritecell issues

    I usually use Pierco foundation but once I tried Ritecell and noticed right away that if they coat it with wax then it is one molecule thick coating. I didn't even try to install it before recoating...
  21. Re: Compressor PSI for blowing bees out of supers

    Compressed air, leaf blower .... what kind of bees have you bread people? Have I tried to stick a leaf blower into one of my suppers it would've produced the same effect as me sticking my nose into...
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    Re: Ultimate hot weather bee suite

    Mosquitoes don't bother me where I am during the day. And the whole point of this suit is to stay cool (well... cooler) so layering doesn't really makes much sense to me. I've put many more hours...
  23. Re: Researchers find key to treating deadly Cancer in the Varroa Mite

    Dang, you beat me to it :)
  24. Re: Researchers find key to treating deadly Cancer in the Varroa Mite

    Why would you want to treat cancer in the mite?! Just let it die from it - one less mite to worry about
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    Re: Florida dept AG apiary inspection

    Here is a question I have. My assumption is that all inspectors sooner or later have to deal with a hive infected with AFB. Now, what do they do with all their equipment after that happens? Do...
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