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  1. Thread: Mike Palmer Nuc

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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    My initial post in this thread was for unspoiled beginners ONLY. And I strongly recommend them to follow the typical PROFESSIONAL recommendation from my post #55.

    Once again, in my opinion the...
  2. Thread: Mike Palmer Nuc

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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    Nonsense.

    You have to read sqkcrk's question VERY CAREFULLY to understand my answer.
  3. Thread: Mike Palmer Nuc

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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    In fact, I already answered to his question - see my post #52
  4. Thread: Mike Palmer Nuc

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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    In general, I'm against your combs condition...

    Looks like you ignore this typical recommendation: "...The bulk of the evidence suggests that new combs optimize overall honey bee colony health and...
  5. Thread: Mike Palmer Nuc

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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    ZERO! Similar to the Hubert D.Tubbs result for his 2,000 Russian-bred colonies:

    "...The evaluation continued in secure apiaries near Baton Rouge. Hubert D.Tubbs Apiaries in Webb, Mississippi in...
  6. Thread: Mike Palmer Nuc

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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    Based on my experience I can say the last statement does not support the first one.
  7. Thread: Mike Palmer Nuc

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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    Please visit this thread "Reasons to replace honey/brood combs periodically", where I already explained my opinion/approach: ...
  8. Thread: Mike Palmer Nuc

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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    Note for beginners.

    The screenshot below with extremely dirty honeycomb is a very good example how not to keep bees:...
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    Re: Modified European Long Hives

    I disagree with this statement, because I strongly support this recommendation for choosing a place for hives: "...shaded apiary conditions caused colonies to have more mites. Overall, keeping entire...
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    Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Git,

    Thank you for your comments.
    The fifth picture from your link is a possible solution for the Ben Franklin's question from his post #3...

    My new video below shows how easy is to inspect...
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    Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Just posted new photos here: http://www.beebehavior.com/modified_european_long_hive.php
    Enjoy.

    The new "Modified European Long Hive Inspection" full HD video is ready. I will try to upload it...
  12. Thread: sun exposure

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    Re: sun exposure

    when/if you know how to prevent a swarming.

    "..If one of the primary causes for swarming, is, amongst other reasons, too much heat (! B.R.), it stands to reason that with a ventilated hive there...
  13. Thread: sun exposure

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    Re: sun exposure

    Some useful recommendations, that we can apply for our hives:
    "...An alternative way to maintain a cool house or reduce air-conditioning use is natural (or passive) cooling. Passive cooling uses...
  14. Thread: sun exposure

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    Re: sun exposure

    I fully support the USDA ARS's recommendation: "...shaded apiary conditions caused colonies to have more mites. Overall, keeping entire apiaries of mite resistant honey bees in direct sun resulted in...
  15. Thread: Water source

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    Re: Water source

    I replaced the link.

    The second part of "Water Collection by Honey Bees" is posted here: http://youtu.be/CsLANZ1UVCo

    Boris Romanov
  16. Thread: Water source

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    Re: Water source

    Fortunately, my frogs cope with this problem successfully for many years.

    Boris Romanov
  17. Thread: Water source

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    Re: Water source

    Just uploaded my new Full HD video here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UED-pv7jrtc

    and new HD photo: http://beebehavior.com/beeimages/beelife/bee_water.jpg

    Enjoy!

    Boris Romanov
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    Re: Natural Beekeeping

    Two cool pictures for the beekeepers in the hot/warm climates.

    The 2013-2014 winter is unusually cold in my area. Nevertheless a large amount of snow plays perfectly a role of natural insulator:...
  19. Geothermal (Ground-Source) Heating and Cooling Systems under $5K.

    In this thread I would like to show How to build a reliable Geothermal (Ground-Source) Heating and Cooling Systems under $5K.

    You can choose between these two options:
    1. DIY Kits:...
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    Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Thanks to Barry Digman's thread posted here:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?293206-Bees-in-Sochi

    you can see some traditional Long Hives for big frames:...
  21. Re: Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab

    And later you stated: "...I'll probably put a couple in my hives as well."
    Therefore I wanted to see how are practical your approaches, because without REAL DATA all your proposals and...
  22. Re: Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab

    I do not want to be involved into endless discussions, therefore I prefer to wait for your reply to my previous post #8.

    In other words, firstly I would like to see your practical recommendations,...
  23. Re: Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab

    Hope, you will show us how your approach is useful.
  24. Re: Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab

    Let's be more practical.

    I assume that my electric bill, posted below, looks unrealistic for many forum members:
    https://sites.google.com/site/modernwaterboilers/home/my-electric-bills
    This is...
  25. Re: Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab

    1. Your concern is quite understandable.
    Nevertheless, my ideas are for energy efficient homes similar to mine. My approach is very simple - reduce heat losses to consume less energy...
    In...
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