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  1. Re: Is Mann Lake Changing the plastic for the PF-120 frames?

    BeeTech, I fear you're out of luck there.
  2. Is Mann Lake Changing the plastic for the PF-120 frames?

    I received my recent shipment of Mann Lake PF-120 frames yesterday and as I was removing them from the boxes and placing them in freshly assembled and painted medium supers, I came across an...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    To be fair, my face doesn't appear (unobscured) in any of my pictures on my website that I am aware of. And the one picture that does have part of my face was actually taken at Michael Bush's place...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Upon review of some of your old post, I guess I should have been prepared for such an eventuality. I had just been told my whole life that the way to get information was to ask, but perhaps that's...
  5. Re: Newbee converting from deeps to all mediums and plasticell to foundationless fram

    Definitely ask your mentor. You are pretty far north so it's hard to make any strong determinations. As Saltybee said, splits require bees. How many bees and brood do you have? A good walkaway...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    I'm sorry, but that's not how it works on internet forums or in real world discussions and debates. If you want me to know something, put it in front of my face. Telling someone to go look it up is...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    As I said, I'm not accustomed to reading your posts, but you are saying a whole lot about the methods I'm asking about without seeming to mention a single one of them.

    Maybe I'm strong on methods...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    I think the opposite.
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    I don't. I put a great deal of time into explaining it. In my view, it's pretty simple. Bunch of bees, don't treat, many die, rapidly multiply from the survivors.


    Neither am I, but that's the...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    How can you go the extra mile? Do you put them in a freezer in winter? Do you put them under a sprinkler?

    Or are you talking about making it easier (helping, or treating as it could be called)?
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    In my view, if you're not doing something successfully, consistently, you're not really doing the thing named. If you can't get to the corner market without hitting a light pole, you're not a...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Multi-generational management is absolutely necessary. I see no reason to requeen arbitrarily (and I include age in the definition of arbitrary). In case the news hasn't gotten around, I did lose...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Why not? They are killed in everybody else's apiary too, while the treaters and commercials argue that source doesn't matter. My experience is but one data point. Andrew's is another.

    All the...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Right, treated bees from everywhere, which is what I said. But they don't seem to be able to do it without treating. That's why the acclimation argument is relevant for TF and not really for...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Reverting? Isn't buying southern bees mal-adapted to your area, the conventional method?

    At the risk of repeating myself, let me instead explain to the uninitiated how one may be successful at...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Andrew, please correct me in case I'm not understanding this correctly.

    1. You tested these bees and found mite counts low.

    2. You treated a yard down the road and got almost identical...
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    Re: Thought I was Treatment Free

    We get a lot of argumentative people in here who want to argue about things like "wax dipping hives is a treatment," "there is no such thing as treatment-free beekeeping when you use contaminated...
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    Re: Thought I was Treatment Free

    If you would kindly read the definition of treatments for this forum, you would find that you are treatment free and you are asking a question relating to a different subject perhaps better falling...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    I'm not sure I see the point in giving up on TF because one has a bad year. I had a bad year. I'm not giving up. I had two great years before it and some mediocre years before that.

    I see no...
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    Re: Varroa Trap

    These are similar results to those I found in one of my hives, only I opened more cells and thus was able to find more reproducing mites, still only one example in worker brood though.
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    Poll: Re: Rules Poll

    Perhaps we should discuss 'manipulation.' Does this mean no working the bees at all Warre style or just MDA etc. style?
  22. Re: Is the division 'Treatment Free' adequate to the task?

    Sounds like you need some sunshine Dan. Come slap me on the back, you'll feel so much better. :lpf:
  23. Re: Is the division 'Treatment Free' adequate to the task?

    Obviously not. :lpf:
  24. Re: Is the division 'Treatment Free' adequate to the task?

    Thus I have provided a sensible option, an open group of like minded people who can freely discuss ideas about TF beekeeping without need of restriction of opposing views because they are already...
  25. Re: Is the division 'Treatment Free' adequate to the task?

    Unless they say something you don't like, regardless of whether they're breaking any rules or not. I can only speak from experience.
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