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    Re: Bees finding pollen on January 20

    FANTASTIC photos Bernhard!! :thumbsup: :)
  2. Thread: Vendor Forums

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    Re: Vendor Forums

    They're busy getting ready for the Super Bowl ! :shhhh: :D
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    Re: Your Bees Recognize Your Face

    :thumbsup::applause: ^^ So true!!
  4. Thread: Good books?

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    Re: Good books?

    Hi and Welcome!

    David Heaf also has two books out, the first one is the best for having nice color pics.

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Bee-friendly-Beekeeper-Sustainable-Approach/dp/1904846602
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    Re: Varroa- David Heaf discusses treatment free

    David Heaf uses Warrés mostly but also likes to experiment with other hives such as a skep/Warré hybrid.

    He translated Emile Warrés book into English, "Beekeeping For All". He also wrote his...
  6. Thread: Bee humor

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    Re: Bee humor

    I have the Hebrew version. "Pollen Jocks" is translated as "flying jokes". :D
  7. Thread: Bee House Plans

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    Re: Bee House Plans

    I bought them from a man in Slovenia on eBay, but he's not selling them anymore. They are VERY complicated and take practice to learn to use them. They are not meant to be free standing. They were...
  8. Thread: Bee House Plans

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    Re: Bee House Plans

    Hi, The width of the frame is 41cm and the depth is 26cm (263mm).

    The top, bottom and side bars of the frame are all the same width and are 25mm. Please note in the plans that Sasha posted that...
  9. Thread: Bee House Plans

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    Re: Bee House Plans

    The hives are called AŽ hives (ah-zhay) and yes, they open from the back and the frames slide out.
    I have three of them. Here's a slide show with descriptions of the first one I bought:
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    Re: Honeyless in Seattle

    ^^^ I agree with what Colleen O said.
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    Re: Honeyless in Seattle

    Sorry, we were posting at the same time.

    Thank you for your answers but a bit more info would be helpful.

    There are 8 bars (out of how many total in the hive?) with comb but all 8 bars are...
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    Re: Honeyless in Seattle

    How many bars are in the hive?
    How many have comb?
    How many of those combs have honey in them? (I know they aren't producing honey this time of year, but is there any stored?)
    You said you...
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    Re: Honeyless in Seattle

    I've never heard that before either......:scratch:
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    Re: Honeyless in Seattle

    Five pounds of honey in less than a week? How are you feeding it? Inside or outside the hive?
  15. Thread: Sealing Muth jars

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    Re: Sealing Muth jars

    I just put the cork in the bottle, then invert it (the corked bottle) and dip into melted beeswax. Haven't ever dipped just the cork first so don't know if it would leave bits of wax in the honey. ...
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    Re: I want to leep thos thread going on Warre Hives

    Here in Western Washington the quilt box is absolutely essential!! There's no extra work involved and they don't get "musty" or "mite infested".

    It rains year round and moisture in the hives is...
  17. Re: need help setting up a observation hive for a two day show

    We set up the same Brushy Mt hive for the County Fair in August. The bees were closed up inside for 3 days. It was hot weather and there was no A/C in the building.

    In the bottom part we put...
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    Re: Keeping Bees with a smile book

    I just got the notice today too that my copy has shipped.

    It's cheaper to order it from Amazon (at least in the U.S.). On Amazon it's still sent/bought from 'DeepSnowPress', and the price of...
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    Re: Flex Molds-------Terrible smell!

    Hi Tony, At the end of January, Mann Lake sent the replacement Flex Molds to me. I was so disappointed that they were still the bright yellow ones and still had that awful smell ("stench" is more...
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    Re: Regarding OTS Queen rearing...splits

    According to Michael Bush you don't have to move the split 2 miles away. He says you can just leave it there:

    http://bushfarms.com/beessplits.htm

    Hope this helps, and good luck! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Ulster Hive - Mann Lake or Brushy Mountain?

    I wanted to get the Ulster so I was really happy to see that Mann Lake is finally selling them------for the same price as Brushy Mt (ML= $145.95, BM=145.00) but Mann Lake has free shipping! (The...
  22. Thread: Tabora Honey

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    Re: Tabora Honey

    Barry, glad to know I'm not the only one confused by it!

    The German honey is already creamed (granulated). It was harvested only a couple months ago. I don't know if the nectar source produced...
  23. Thread: Tabora Honey

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    Re: Tabora Honey

    I'm very curious about that "Best Before" date. Only two years? And, for honey, why a "Best Before" date at all?

    A few days ago I met a German beekeeper visiting relatives in the US. He had...
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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers

    Hi, I'm on the Southend of the island and have hives in Clinton, Langley and just south of Freeland. They all seem to be doing about the same (building up) and are going through ~ 1 gal syrup/week. ...
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    Re: Help! Sudden onset dysentery

    Oh, I see the picture now. You did the right thing putting them in a dry nuc box. The dysentery would be expected under the conditions they've been in. It should go away after they are able to...
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