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  1. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    That's what a bottom bar is for. To keep the bees from building the comb down to the top bar below and attaching it. Enjoy learning why things are the way they are, but someone already did that so...
  2. Thread: NUCs value

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    Re: NUCs value

    $75.00 would be more fair, don't you think?
  3. Thread: AFB?

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    Re: AFB?

    As a registered pesticide. Otherwise it has been on hardware store shelves for all sorts of things like bleaching wood for ages and ages.
  4. Re: How far away can the bees bee from a bee vac.

    Are you getting paid for this job? I hope so. That high up, I'd walk away. They are no real threat to the homeowner.
  5. Re: How far away can the bees bee from a bee vac.

    Bees can bee as far from a bee vac as a bee vac can bee from bees. Not as good as "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood."

    Could they be bearding? I would think...
  6. Thread: Cleaning hands

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    Re: Cleaning hands

    You guys aren't very GREEN with all those nitrile gloves you are wasting. Get thicker ones and use them longer. I have a pair I have been using since some time last Fall. Though, I must say, I mostly...
  7. Thread: Cleaning hands

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    Re: Cleaning hands

    :thumbsup:
  8. Thread: Cleaning hands

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    Re: Cleaning hands

    Sand or soil. Whatever is handy. Just pick some up and wash your hands with it just like soap. It won't clean the propolis off, but it will make it so the propolis won't get on anything else. Mostly...
  9. Thread: wax rotation

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    Re: wax rotation

    Knowledge or assumption?
  10. Thread: wax rotation

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    Re: wax rotation

    Larry, I don't know enough about glue to know whether hide glue is as good or better than modern glues, but a wooden joined piece of furniture without glue will not stay together.

    Hide glue had to...
  11. Thread: wax rotation

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    Re: wax rotation

    I don't know about that Larry. Hide glue is some pretty darned strong stuff. Mr.s Hepplewithe and Chippendale might disagree with you.
  12. Thread: wax rotation

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    Re: wax rotation

    Titebond is a brand name. So is Elmer's. Elmer's wood glue has been around since 1947. There have been wood glues around for decades. I would be somewhat surprised if LLLangstroth didn't use glue...
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    Re: Inheriting old hives

    The slime that the larvae leave behind keeps the bees from taking that honey. There might be some bees checking out the honey in those boxes but if they were robbing the combs would be covered so...
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    Re: Inheriting old hives

    I would do something to get rid of the beetle larvae in the hive that has them. Otherwise you will have them in the hive that doesn't quite soon.
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    Re: Inheriting old hives

    Seems like you might want to do something, since they appear to ne small hive beetle larvae.
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    Re: Inheriting old hives

    I do believe that the original hive owner should be contacted before anything or anything more is done to the hives. That said, if after attempts have been made, if there is no reply or the owner...
  17. Thread: Just a rant

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    Re: Just a rant

    Good to see you didn't abandon the conversation. Thanks for letting us know how things went.
  18. Thread: wax rotation

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    Re: wax rotation

    What will that strategy be? If you were shown that comb rotation did nothing beneficial, would you still do it?
  19. Thread: wax rotation

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    Re: wax rotation

    For those who it matters, they have a good enough idea.
  20. Thread: Just a rant

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    Re: Just a rant

    He seems to have dropped out of his own conversation, for some reason.
  21. Thread: wax rotation

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    Re: wax rotation

    I don't know if OA residue accumulates in wax, I suspect not.

    If someone actually taught you that comb would build up over time, I assume you mean the interior cell walls, and would be too thick...
  22. Thread: wax rotation

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    Re: wax rotation

    Assumption Junction arrived at. Besides, you have left out replacement of old/damaged comb, new hives being built, and simply, in the case of commercial operators, always building new equipment and...
  23. Thread: wax rotation

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    Re: wax rotation

    But Jim, how else will foundation makers stay in business?
  24. Thread: New hive design

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    Poll: Re: New hive design

    No. When I make nucs, I put a nuc on an excluder on a hive and the cover on the other half. Then, the next day, I take it off to another yard. But it looks like the photo. For about 12 hours.
  25. Thread: New hive design

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    Poll: Re: New hive design

    That's how I make nucs.
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