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    Re: Should Holes Be Sealed With Wax Or Tape?

    Why mess w/ a winning hand? You already had a successful Winter leaving holes and screens open. So, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    If the overwhelming number of opinions convinces you to do...
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    Re: Should Holes Be Sealed With Wax Or Tape?

    :thumbsup:
  3. Thread: BTU's of honey

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    Re: BTU's of honey

    Just seems so impractical and unnecessary, no matter the BTU of honey.
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    Re: BTU's of honey

    Graham, isn't all of this somewhat silly? If someone set a 10 watt heating pad underneath a clustered colony of bees then the underside exterior of the cluster would be warmed which is not the way a...
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    Re: Should Holes Be Sealed With Wax Or Tape?

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: BTU's of honey

    Brian, is SWAG some sort of Engineer's terminology?
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    Re: Palleted double nucs

    Very nice Stuart.
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    Re: Should Holes Be Sealed With Wax Or Tape?

    No, you don't need to do that.
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    Re: Cutting APIVAR strips to fit my frames

    When did you send them your message? Maybe they haven't gotten back to you yet. Or maybe they don't have any recommendation.

    If you are wearing gloves, handling the strips shouldn't be a problem....
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    Re: Cutting APIVAR strips to fit my frames

    You can bend them so they make their own hanger, which hangs right too. What about all the other things I asked about?
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    Not if they were dehydrated. :)
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    Re: Cutting APIVAR strips to fit my frames

    Are you running all mediums? You don't really have to cut them off, just bend them over. Or hang them so they will go between the frames in the upper box and the lower box. What would you do w/ the...
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    Were they all guys, I predict that they would all be as far away from each other as possible. Were they all women, they would all be as close together as necessary to maintain comfortable warm and...
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    The result was I admitted to being wrong. And took a break from the conversation. What others did or didn't do, I don't know. Probably what you wrote.

    I would note that below the cluster the temp...
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    Graham asks Brian for numbers and calculations and Brian replies w/ a request for numbers and calculations. Roundy rounder anyone?
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    Sure they do DanielY. If the bees on the outside edges of the cluster don't maintain a body temperature of 45 degrees those individual bees will loose muscle control and die. They are kept warm by...
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    When I say that bees don't heat their hive, I mean that they don't heat their hive like humans heat their homes. In order to survive the cold of Winter I heat the rooms, the whole hose actually, that...
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    Re: Burr comb and frames seething with bees

    Take the division board feeder out so you can more easily remove the other combs w/out doing them damage. Then permanently remove one of the frames so that when you replace the rest of them and the...
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    Re: Burr comb and frames seething with bees

    Remove the feeder. Then you will be able to manipulate the frames.
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    Re: Burr comb and frames seething with bees

    Too much burr comb makes me suspect too much bee space.
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    I often find my plastic inside feeders full of water. How does that happen? All my hives have covers.
  22. Re: Today's harvest - eight frame spacing in a twelve frame box.

    Okay, then you should have written "fewer frames" instead of "less frames". You wrote that you were "willing to learn" after all. ;)
  23. Re: Raising queens/ is it practical for a hobbyist?

    Hank, you may already be raising queens and don't know it. Colonies are said to replace queens more often than many might think.

    As far as intentionally raising queens, you could make a 5 frame...
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    Graham. Mr. Memory. :) Yeah then, that's a problem.
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    We only have Brian's description to go on. If he wrote "hundreds", were there actually hundreds or was that an exaggeration? He didn't describe any larvae, the stage at which SHB does damage....
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