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  1. Re: Another typical foundationless disaster

    Nice.
    I'm a fan too. The latest frames I've put into the hives have no bottom bar(lang deeps)... will see what happens :).
    It's so easy to make them, you can even make them on the fly while...
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    Re: Postponed superseedure?

    Thank you so much.

    I still have so much to learn. The queen is mated. I've seen eggs and young larvae.

    About feeding: I still want to wait a little bit cause we're having a flow on white...
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    Re: Postponed superseedure?

    Some pictures with the frames:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xwnz2u64bv19gjm/AABOAlfY0bWdzOwfueeqsVMJa

    To get the full resolution right click on the picture and press "view original", then zoom in....
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    Re: Postponed superseedure?

    I managed to find a drawn frame, yes but I'm not convinced that stopped them making more cells. If you mean space as the overall space they have plenty as they are in a standard deep on 8 frames. The...
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    Postponed superseedure?

    I have a hive that was given a cell, the queen mated and started laying. After a while I found about 10 queen cells. At first I thought they were trying to swarm because of the lack of space for the...
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    Re: Time to start thinking about winter.

    About mite testing:
    How do you choose the colonies to sample from? (one with intense brood rearing, a medium sized nuc, small nuc??) I have 31 nucs and chose to sample 3 nucs with different sizes. I...
  7. Re: Oxalic dribble - acid quantity measuring methods

    Thanks. I think I'll buy a scale though.
  8. Re: Oxalic dribble - acid quantity measuring methods

    Thanks. I wanted to know if anyone is doing it like this and if it poses any dangers not to be that accurate.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxalic_acid (search density and you'll find the one for...
  9. Oxalic dribble - acid quantity measuring methods

    I don't have a scale and I'm trying to do it by the volume.

    The density of the acid is 1.653g cm−3 so we have ~21 ml of acid for 35 grams, about 4 tea spoons of acid.

    How do you do it by the...
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    Re: Workers killing Queen Cells

    Jay Smith says you need to feed the bees that forms the nucs at least 2 days before introducing the cells, that way you get almost 100% acceptance.
  11. Re: The simplest bottom board used with top entrance only

    At first I thought I rounded the metric conversions too much on my gear, cause I really have bee space above and bellow the frames, but then I took the original inch dimensions from the pdf's hosted...
  12. The simplest bottom board used with top entrance only

    Have to be detachable.

    Can it be more simple then some wood boards nailed together? I'm even thinking on a flat bottom to be put directly on the ground... have some thicker wood to resist more in...
  13. Re: How accurate is mite count on a simple paper or bottom board alone?

    I've sampled 300 bees or maybe more in a jar, added powder sugar, shake them above a water dish then count the mites. On the first round 2 weeks ago there were 7 mites. On the last one I had only 2....
  14. Re: How accurate is mite count on a simple paper or bottom board alone?

    Well guys... the treatment seems to have worked. I've just did a sugar shake jar sampling again and got only one mite so well under 1%.
    I haven't monitored the mite count on the paper since I've...
  15. Re: What causes a strong finisher to do this?

    In other words find the needle in a haystack :). It happened to me too and I just dissolved the upper hive body into nucs.
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    Re: Dave Cushman's site dead?

    I'm glad I did a copy of the site a while ago. I allways do that with good resources.
    I put it on my dropbox account. It will stay here for a while.
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    Re: Dave Cushman's site dead?

    I have the offline site from the original version if anyone interested. It's always a good idea to save all these important resources. You never know then they go. I use wget.
  18. Re: Frustrated, did you all go this slow on the learning curve???

    Making queens accelerate the learning. Try that.
    You get in direct contact with all sort of situations(drone laying queens, queenless, virgins, mated queens, laying patterns, combining nucs, queen...
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    Foundationless or not as long as there is a flow everybody is happy. With this unstable weather I need to feed second time this year. The brood from the second batch of queens just emerged and eat...
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    I don't remember what I did with each hive, in any case tons of manipulations(making nucs and giving them frames) so it could be that the frame in cause was at the edge at first and then I moved it...
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    I don't understand the problem in management. Can you please explain more? For me foundation less was a no choice option as wiring frames and adding foundation to them was on the bottom on my...
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    Some pictures with foundation less, no wires, just empty frames:
    12165121661216712168

    A miracle indeed :)
  23. Re: How accurate is mite count on a simple paper or bottom board alone?

    Thanks guys for the valuable information.
  24. Re: How accurate is mite count on a simple paper or bottom board alone?

    I was just planning to build one SBB for these kind of purpose.
  25. Re: How accurate is mite count on a simple paper or bottom board alone?

    Vaseline is not harmful to the bees? Probably not. OK I will try that. Thanks.
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