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    Re: bee theft in Canada

    Ummm, is it only in Canada that thieves are nice enough not to leave empty boxes but bother to do a frame exchange as he suggests by saying they aren't his frames.

    If they were his frames and the...
  2. Re: What's the longest you've gone without getting stung?

    Not very long, and I would purposely get stung if too long a time passed.

    My understanding is that prolonged / repeated contact with venom on cloths (dermal/inhalation) increases allergy, while...
  3. Overheard "Japanese Hornets killed my husband last month in NC" No Japanese H right?

    My understanding is that in the 19th century European Hornets (Vespa crabro) were accidentally brought here and those are our biggest hornet, but Japanese Hornets/Vespa mandarinia japonica (the huge...
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    Re: Bee Inspector Go treatment free but if you must "treat as necessary" go IPM

    So taking your statement to the inspector as your philosophy, sounds like your current view is IPM. I practice true treatment free (although as I do some walkaway splits & shake artificial swarms...
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    Re: Moving down into the lower boxes

    Oh, you were saying something as simple (and important) as make sure the comb is right-side-up in orientation, thought you were getting all fancy and saying make sure the Housel positioning is...
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    Re: Warre top bars too short

    If nailing works for you that good deal, must not be too short by alot. If they prove to be really too short take a simple strip of wood that is the right width and use two zip ties (one each end)...
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    Re: do i need a smoker?

    Also a smoker might be intimidating (light it, keep it lit) and one more thing when already overwhelmed by things to learn. Liquid smoke works, doesn't go out, and with the posters 1 Warre hive...
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    Re: do i need a smoker?

    I'm not sure if the original question was really answered or not as bnm1000 was asking "can I get by with just a hand sprayer when working with my warre?" not just do you need a smoker. Although I...
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    Re: Michael Bush's Book

    Although convinced my local library to get it recently, and I bought the book when it came out; I think that one should just use his great website and send him a check. Save on paper. Not sure why...
  10. Location of swarms trap entrance, need be in front? Under OK?

    Does anyone have an opinion on whether the entrance to a swarm trap is more beneficially located the front/side versus underneath a swarm trap? These traps will be located mounted mostly trees about...
  11. Re: Including treatment free aspects in demonstrations to general public

    Makes sense, I want to stay away from hysteria. I actually like the USDA description of CCD I used that link to explain CDD on my kickstarter funding as everywhere else claims to know the answer, or...
  12. Re: Including treatment free aspects in demonstrations to general public

    I'm mostly wondering as people are going to ask about "saving the bees, aren't they dieing, what about CCD." The general public so far has a little interest in the process of beekeeping, but a lot...
  13. Re: Randy Oliver, Queen Breeding, explanation for Treatment-Free Successes and Failur

    Or at least commercial beekeeping might not, it would be nice to decouple hobby (and sideline beekeeping,) as even if those statements are true for commercial it doesn't carry over, I know hobbyists...
  14. Re: Randy Oliver, Queen Breeding, explanation for Treatment-Free Successes and Failur

    Well I doubt there is any cloak and daggers subterfuge, or at least I hope not as I didn't mean to stumble into anything, I just thought that people were all discussing something that someone not...
  15. Including treatment free aspects in demonstrations to general public

    I'm going to be doing six bee demonstrations at public locations where I've placed adopted hives (i.e. community gardens.)

    Any pointers on presenting the aspects of no treatment beekeeping to the...
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    Re: Do Small Cell Bees have less Venom?

    Interesting, I like it when someone answers a question I read in not the same way I thought what the question was about, actually learn something then sometimes.

    I had only thought of the...
  17. Re: Randy Oliver, Queen Breeding, explanation for Treatment-Free Successes and Failur

    You folks were wondering who Dean is refering to who is a treatment free migratory beekeeper (someone said Sam, I think its he who migrates to the bees not the bees migrating). I'm not Dean, but to...
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    Re: Is Warre legal?

    The title question does beg what are we discussing is legal, the Warre as a total system, exact design and management style, or just the design or a design close to it. This isn't so confusing when...
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    Re: Is Warre legal?

    Warre style hives can be legal throughout USA.
    Warre style hives are legal in the first 10 states I checked regulations for (northeast), been told numerous times legal everywhere in USA. That is it...
  20. Re: How does a beekeeper, currently treating on LC, move to a SC treatment free progr

    Please don't take this mindset: There are those that only small cell/natural cell, treatment free, local survivor stock, with overwintered queen (with that nuc) will do and there seems to be a...
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    Re: Paid to maintain Warre hives

    Probably fairly true but I wasn't meaning to imply that, I wasn't eluding to that sentiment you are mentioning so much as I agree that the general public probably has little opinion of commercial...
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    Re: Paid to maintain Warre hives

    @ oddfrank -
    Sorry if it seems demonizing, but just passing on the feedback I got at sessions when I did the research and asked. I have Langstroths at my own house and see nothing wrong with them...
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    Re: Paid to maintain Warre hives

    @ quevernick -
    OK, you are right Langstroths don't need be white. And most near me know about the cheap deals on mistake paint and go that route. As I have only 1/5 acre where I'm at (the 60+...
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    Re: Paid to maintain Warre hives

    First, Agree that that hive design doesn't influence time input nearly as much as management style, and situations drive managment style. So I must concede a Warre and Langstroth managed the "same"...
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    Re: Paid to maintain Warre hives

    My intent isn't just off topic or not but I think you've hit on the pivotal thing that most checking out a Warre forum who aren't converts already want to see. It DESERVES its own thread.

    Also...
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