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  1. Re: foundationless frames in a honey extractor

    >I was thinking today about foundationless frames and got to wondering if you could run them in a extractor.

    I have a 9/18 radial and I extract foundationless frames....
  2. Re: Can packages be bought without queens?

    I have bought them shipped with PseudoQueen strips in them to set up mating nucs early. That was about ten years ago. I only did it once. You have to put the strip and the queen cell in to get...
  3. Re: Silly Reporter - Neonicotinoid Article

    I have never seen a news article that got things correct on any topic, especially bees.
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    Re: Robber screen and bees fanning

    The mental process of a robber trying to break in is different than the mental process of a bee returning home. That's why robber screens work.
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    Re: How long will queen cups last?

    >Will the cups be good for five or more years?

    I'm sure some of the ones I'm using are more than a decade and a half old.
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    Re: Montana fall forage planting ideas

    I like chicory a lot. It blooms in about the middle of June here and continues past the first light frosts until a hard freeze. I don't think it makes that much, but it blooms in drought, rain and...
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    Re: Ideas To Prevent Top Bar Cross Comb

    >That was one of my biggest questions. What if I dipped the wire in wax? Do you think the bees would be more inclined to recognize it as a comb guide?

    I have not tried it. Probably it would help....
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    Re: Knife vs. Roller vs. Heat gun

    I generally use a hot knife, and am considering the hot plane. The roller (Hackler Honey Punch) clogs with wax too easily. The cold knife tears things up too much. I have seen people who use an...
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    Re: Ideas To Prevent Top Bar Cross Comb

    Bees do not innately want to follow or not follow wire. Wire does not act as a comb guide. It will give the comb more strength if you get them to draw the comb through the wire, but the wire does...
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    Re: Clipping queens?

    >Anyone here clip queen wings to make them stay put in the hives?

    If I had the time to walk my beeyards at least once a day it might pay. but since I don't, they will just swarm anyway with the...
  11. Re: Length of entrance tube in an observation hive... Does it matter???

    >Do you have any trouble in the cold?

    No.

    >I wonder if they would chill while walking.

    They turn around and go back if it's cold.

    > Queen mating?
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    Re: Assaulted by the opinion lady...

    >Vegans butcher plants, with NO apparent regard for THEIR feelings!

    I'm a meatatarian. I think it's wrong to eat plants. Plants don't have a fair chance to escape. They have no legs. Animals...
  13. Re: have a tree with bees going in and out of. Want to try a Forced abscond?

    Good luck. I've never gotten the queen to come out, but I haven't had the time to experiment with Bee Quick or other smells. Just smoke and cones etc. I think the smoke would work if they are not...
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    Re: Assaulted by the opinion lady...

    I've never gotten this, but apparently they think your bees are confined and can't leave...
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    Re: Converting to small cell

    >Yeah. Find a scientific paper that backs it up.

    http://www.apidologie.org/index.php?option=com_article&access=standard&Itemid=129&url=/articles/apido/pdf/2002/01/Martin.pdf...
  16. Re: have a tree with bees going in and out of. Want to try a Forced abscond?

    Generally it's called a "trap out". Try a search on Cleo Hogan's methods.
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    Re: I'm a big dummy

    >I did what i thought was a nifty workaround too. I don't have anything to feed the mating nucs so i duck tape the bottom seams of the box and elevated the front and poured syrup right into the box....
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    Re: Is this a leaf cutter?

    Yes. Those are leaf cutter bees.
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    Re: My smoking experiment - a fluke?

    >I am new to bees and watched plenty of vids of people using little or no protection and little or no smoke.

    There is a world of difference between a little smoke and no smoke. A little smoke...
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    Re: Mixing frames and top bars

    I'm not right now, but I have in the past.
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    Re: Deep and Med foundation question

    Different manufacturers tend to be different sizes. The same manufacture sometimes has slight difference between one product and another. (Pierco deep frames, medium frames deep sheets, medium...
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    Re: My smoking experiment - a fluke?

    Bees recover from smoke in about 10 minutes. Bees are sometimes till defensive two weeks after a major blowout. It's much easier on the bees for you to use the smoke. You don't need much. But...
  23. Re: Jan Dzierżoń (Johann Dzierzon) - true father of beekeeping

    >On the book shelf, oh yeah, of course. Make scans of the relevant pages of each book, please, e-mail it to me.

    I have listed a significant number of reference on my web site. Certainly not all...
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    Re: Bees really hammered me

    Escalation of aggression in a beehive is generally exponential... things get out of hand quickly.
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    Re: comb honey

    I never freeze to do crush and strain. I just crush it. I always freeze comb honey. Nothing more disgusting to a customer than seeing a little wax moth larvae crawling in the comb...
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