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    Re: meliponine bees or stingless bees

    I also don’t think they would be legal in the United States. I also have doubts about how they would survive anyways. They’re a tropical bee and if they could naturally survive in a temperate...
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    Re: Do bees overwinter in hot climates?

    Even here in Honduras there is a definite dearth period where the bees “overwinter”. Obviously the temperatures never get low enough to keep the bees inside. The only thing that may keep them from...
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    Re: Transferring a nuc to a top bar.

    As Rader said, a straight-sided long hive is one option. The hive in the following picture I threw together with some old barn boards and installed a five frame nuc. After the hive gets building some...
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    Re: buzzing in Jamaica

    Welcome to the Beesource forum. I hope your stay at Yerba Buena Farm has been good. Kwao and Agape are wonderful people. I had a look at part of your blog. It seems like you’ve been having a really...
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    Re: 19" top bar hives

    I do the very same thing as TheGeneralsBees. I first learned about top bar hives (and beekeeping) as a Peace Corps volunteer here in Honduras. One of our sources of information was “Small Scale...
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    Simple top bar hive feeders

    I had a Beesource member private message me about how a feeder works that he saw on my Photobucket page. He is looking for something simple (minimal carpentry involved) that will hold enough feed to...
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    Re: Anyone Have Plans For A KTBH Swarm Trap?

    I do catch swarms down here in Honduras, but I suspect it is more the Africanized bee than my trap hives. The trap hives I’ve designed, however, do work well for me. The way I’ve designed them and...
  8. Thread: Starter Strips

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    Re: Starter Strips

    I usually make my starter strips by cutting newspaper or regular white photocopier paper into one-half inch strips and bathing it in melted wax. Putting it into melted wax two times has worked fine...
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    Re: entrance location

    The entrances are about in the middle of the end pieces on my trap hives. Mine are about three-quarters inch high and four inches long. You may want to tack a piece of half-inch wire mesh over the...
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    Re: Feeding Fondant Idea

    I sometimes use a “candy frame” for feeding some of my tbh hives here in Honduras. It’s made to fit inside my Kenyan tbhs and will hold about five to six pounds of sugar. I like these for my hives...
  11. Re: How many bars of honey do you get from an established TBH?

    This with my Africanized bees here in Honduras so take that into consideration. Also, I don’t do intensive management with my hives—sometimes none. Some I only enter to take honey.

    So with that...
  12. Beekeeping in Jamaica—“bush bee” cut-outs

    For those beekeepers who like to do cutouts and may not have seen this (because things get buried so fast over on the Bee Forum), I’ve had a thread there about a Partners of the Americas’...
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    Beekeeping in Jamaica—top bar hives

    For those top bar beekeepers who may not have seen this (because things get buried so fast over on the Bee Forum), I’ve had a thread there about a Partners of the Americas’ Farmer-to-Farmer...
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    Re: Beekeeping in Jamaica

    Final thoughts on my Farmer to Farmer top bar hive assignment

    My month of beekeeping in Jamaica is over and I have been back home in Honduras for about a week now. The whole Farmer to Farmer...
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    Re: Beekeeping in Jamaica

    Cheech, I'm sorry we missed each other. There is a good chance that I will be going back to do some follow up work with the people in St. Mary and in Hannover. Hopefully it will work out next time....
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    Re: Beekeeping in Jamaica

    Strawberry Fields Together cutout

    About a week ago we decided to tackle our fifth colony cut out, this time in a duck ant nest at Stawberry Field Together, a small, laid-back resort/hotel next to...
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    Re: Beekeeping in Jamaica

    Profile of a Jamaican commercial beekeeper

    I was fortunate enough to be invited to spend a morning with a commercial beekeeper in one of his yards. The day following my top bar presentation in the...
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    Re: Beekeeping in Jamaica

    Whiskers, fortunately there are no Africanized bees in Jamaica. It’s been a real pleasure to deal with bees here where I don’t have to where full protective gear like I must in Honduras. I went to...
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    Re: Beekeeping in Jamaica

    JRG13--what you’re saying makes sense. I agree with you. If someone already has frame hives started, they can just go foundationless in the super and cut everything out. They get more wax. Space out...
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    Re: Beekeeping in Jamaica

    Graham, sorry it’s taken a bit to respond. I double check with the people hosting my visit here and they say that yes indeed Jamaica will not import wax. They are very concerned about introducing bee...
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    Re: Beekeeping in Jamaica

    Here are some more photos from Jamaica and some of the things we've done and that I've seen in the last couple days.

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    Beekeeping in Jamaica

    For the whole month of July I’m here in Jamaica working on a Farmer to Farmer top bar beekeeping project funded by USAID and administer by Partners of the America. Right now we’re in the process of...
  23. Thread: Swarm challenge

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    Re: Swarm challenge

    Odfrank,

    You probably will beat me. Like I mentioned, I am limited by available equipment. I really need to make some more bait boxes for next year. The ponential is there to catch a lot of swarms...
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    Re: Wow , got my first swam!!

    Rafael,

    If they are the same type of almond trees that we have in Honduras, I've had luck catching swarms in them also.

    Two weeks should be enough to time. You are right about having to piggy...
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    Re: Wow , got my first swam!!

    By chance did you catch the swarm in the big mango tree that you mentioned to me?

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