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  1. Thread: Long Lang

    by Sticky Bear
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    Long Lang

    16365One of our club members built this for a client and I want to share his craftsmanship.

    Howdy of Bella Bee's built a Long Lang for a client and ask us to share this with our club members....
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    Re: Whiten up the comb--how to?

    What comes to my mind, why? Comb turns naturally dark, it's not a sign of contamination. Langstroth must have turned over in his grave already in dismay at how many folks lacking the knowledge of the...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015

    Excellent thread, I look forward to following this as well since I too have been treatment-free for 5 seasons and abstain from feeding. Good luck!
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    Re: How to hold steady at a hive number...

    No, it is all in good fun, those of us who are married know who wears the pants. :lookout:
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    Re: How to hold steady at a hive number...

    You might trying telling her they are native pollinator hives and you don't know why the honeybees keep moving in. :rolleyes: Good Luck!
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    To compare an artificial swarm (package) without resources to a natural swarm or a nuc both with resources is similar to comparing apples to oranges. :ws:
  7. Re: Help me pick my type of bee for my location | Italian or Carniolan

    I prefer local survivor bees, our conditions are similar excluding elevation. I started with carnelians and allow nature to take its course. Brood pattern determines if I cull the queen, I allow...
  8. Re: Is there a consensus on Screened bottom boards ?

    Excellent read, thanks Coates.
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Thanks for the encouragement Brandy, however the memo hasn't reached Mother Nature about us living in a Banana belt since yearly we stand to fall into an inversion for 6-8 weeks with near zero to sub...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    I'm going on my 5th season treatment-free and as others said it's not an easy path but it has helped me raise a bee that is hardy to the extremes of Western Colorado. Winter count as of Jan. 10th...
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    Re: Top entrance

    Nice. Similar method to the one I use as well.
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    Re: Horizontal Hive w/ Modified Frames

    In a normal horizontal hive the standard frames can be run in either direction; in one example the frames sit side by side and in the other example frames rest on a bridge in middle of box to allow...
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    Re: Reversing brood chambers

    2nd season without doing reverses of hive bodies. During splits all my hives have had brood in both top and bottom hives. Most queen cells I've seen being built per hive.
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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    I have to agree someone needs to volunteer to paint those for M.B. :p
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    Re: waxing plastic foundation

    I just use a block of wax and rub over cell surface of frame, the bees take to it nicely.
  16. Re: Feeding honey back before its too late... unless it is

    When feeding honey make sure they have water available for pollen flow and brood building.
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    Re: My splits. Tell me where I am screwing up

    I would agree with all the advice given but would stress the importance of seeing drones coming in and out of hives before doing a split. If there are few drones at the sport bar for the queens to...
  18. Thread: Splits

    by Sticky Bear
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    Re: Splits

    I do all my splits on location, I move them from one end of the bee yard to the other end when possible.
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    Re: Opinions needed on split

    Yes! :)
  20. Thread: Horizontal

    by Sticky Bear
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    Re: Horizontal

    Not in your area but my two long Langs survived our winter which typically starts 1st of December with 5-8 weeks of temps never getting above freezing during the day and dropping to below zero at...
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    Re: Feeding back honey

    I put any excess honey and uncapped wax in a 5 gal bucket and place it 50 feet away from bee yard. As for frames of honey I add those to splits if they are needed and process the rest for my...
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    Re: Opinions needed on split

    My only question is why would you shake off the nurse bees? If you do an even split of brood, honey and pollen and not worry which box has queen put a queen excluder between the two deeps after doing...
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    Re: Feeding back honey

    I've heard all the horror stories too about feeding honey I only feed honey to my bees and it doesn't matter which hive it came out of or cutout if I am the one who inspected it when harvested. On...
  24. Re: Horizontal Hive Overwintering Fools Challenge 2013/2014

    Of the two 22 frame Long hives I experimented with this last bee season I can safely admit both survived our normal bitter cold and beat my losses from standard Lang equipment. One has come through...
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    Re: What to plant?

    I would recommend borage if it will grow in your area self-seeds and sprouts along with dandelions and blooms until first hard frost. My bees love it.
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