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    Re: Converting to small cell

    <<What is the process of converting an existing hive to small cell. >>

    Bushfarms.com has the process.

    Another resource is beesource, in the point of view section, Dee Lusby.

    << Can you...
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    Re: Move to foundationless?

    You state you are a beginner who is changing philosophies but don't say what you are abandoning and what the new philosophy is.

    Rite Cell is a large cell foundation. Foundationless usually...
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    Re: SHB treatments with oils?

    Study your enemy. SHB come from Africa and love heat. You are entering the hot part of local summer. For me, about the middle of September the numbers will drop rapidly.

    Reduce your entrances....
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    Re: Green Drone Frames

    I run 11 frame brood boxes. Most put them either #2 or #3 from the wall. Best results would be just before swarm season when they are building up the drone population. Mine are at #3 and #9 positions.
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    Re: Club hopping, finding lots of TF bees here

    The unmoderated nature of this subforum with all the trash talk by the treaters has caused me to only log in every couple of weeks. Live is short and I dont have time to pick through and separate the...
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    Re: Treating for Diseases

    Matt,

    What suburban city do you live in?

    There will be several people who will come along shortly to tell you treatment free is impossible. I am small cell, treatment free and sugar free with...
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    Re: What to expect from beekeeper associations?

    Greetings to the gentleman from Kuhlman County. Beekeeper Assocs are like humans. There are a lot of different personalities. The difference is there are sub groups within the larger. Most Assocs...
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    Re: hypothetical question

    It is interesting how the Moderators react to a post by a person who has a financial interest in selling a product banned by the rules of this sub forum.

    "This forum is for those who wish to...
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    Re: New bee keeper from south Alabama

    Greetings,

    How far from Andalusia?

    Next year make sure you post the dates of finding swarms cells to give us a heads up.
  10. Re: What do you look for before you decide to add honey supers?

    That the second deep is 75% drawn. That i have swapped the undrawn frames next to the wall with the ones that are second in from the wall if they have been drawn.

    Good luck
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    Re: Preparing for Small Cell TF Hive (NOOB ALLERT)

    There is a map of the world I saw several years ago that Dee Lusby may have prepared. I have been looking for it for the past year to no avail. It contents that the further north and the higher the...
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    Re: OAV and medium brood frames

    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/fighting-varroa-biotechnical-tactics-ii/

    Read the links too.

    Drone culling works better if you are small cell. Put atleast 2 frames in there. You are getting a...
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    Re: Frameless comb on my foundation frame?

    Looks like drone comb
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    Re: to TF or no to TF?

    Humans have a liver. Bees only have wax. If you don't understand this don't try TF.
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    Re: Frame type for wax foundation

    Wedge tops, split bottoms.
    FR922's from Mann Lake

    PS, i wire
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    Re: New deeps and frames

    mcribbz:

    Like you I am on the border of Ag Zone 7b and 8a. It is admirable that you want to go foundationless at this early stage in your beekeeping career but you may want to wait a little while...
  17. Re: Drone frames - the green ones - New beekeeper - Long Island, NY

    Outdoor N8:

    Life is a series of trade offs. Drone culling is a practice for those that do not want to use pesticides. There maybe a decrease in the amount of worker brood that is raised but that...
  18. Re: Drone frames - the green ones - New beekeeper - Long Island, NY

    Drone culling is my only form of mite control and works very well. Study mites then play with an Excel worksheet to learn about exponential growth of mites. How killing one mite in March is worth...
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    Re: 11 frames for broodnest

    Do the slatted racks have 10 bars or 11? Does it matter?
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    Re: What is that on the debris board? (pic)

    <<<<Thanks! Is "SHB" a hive beetle?>>>>
    Small Hive Beetle



    >>>>>Also... I've been keeping the debris board off during spring/summer (just screen) for ventilation. Is that OK?<<<<<<<<

    I...
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    Re: What is that on the debris board? (pic)

    The multi colored balls are pollen that have been exposed to moisture and are decompressing. If you clean the debris tray monthly the brood capping crumbs will fall down the slots and form lines on...
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    Re: Caging Queen to create brood break

    Please describe one
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    Re: Medium 8-Frame Hive

    Are we referring to brood nest or total hive? At what stage of development? Is this the biggest the hive should ever get? Is this the configuration at package installation?

    Lets do math.
    1...
  24. Thread: Alabama Help

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    Re: Alabama Help

    >>>>it is all personal preference <<<<<<<

    Agree. It is a personal preference. But if more beginners in the Deep South would use double deeps and lay off the fall sugar they would have fewer...
  25. Thread: Alabama Help

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    Re: Alabama Help

    A good queen will lay more than a single deep so you disregard this configuration or use a queen excluder.
    A deep and a medium will overwinter the colony the majority of the time.
    The traditional...
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