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  1. Thread: Brown wax

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    Re: Brown wax

    Old propalized brood comb - brown wax
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    Re: How do you harvest honey?

    When I harvest my Warre top bar hives (I think that is what you're asking about since it's in the Warre forum) I use a hive tool, a long slender knife, a smoker and two pieces of plywood (any...
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    Re: Must the top bars line up?

    Are you guys maybe thinking about Warre's method of turning the boxes one way in the summer and the other in the winter? I've never heard of anyone crossing the bars but I agree with chaindrive that...
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    Re: Cross Comb... A Little Advice Please

    +1
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    Re: Warre top bars too short

    I don't nail my top bars into place but I use nails to keep them in place. I drill holes through each end of the top bars and down into the hive and drop 1" picture frame nails into the slightly over...
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    Re: Golden Mean Hive window won't stay put.

    I use 18ga. x 3/4" nails in addition to clear Phenoseal caulking to hold my plexiglass in place. The caulking is used only to seal the opening as I have also had issues with the plexi coming loose if...
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    Re: Warre Hive Populated

    Hey, Forgeblast.
    I haven't had any bear trouble yet, I will cross that bridge if I come to it. I live in the high desert about 20 miles southeast of Denver and although there are bears here they are...
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    Re: Warre Hive Populated

    Because of the way I harvest my boxes (pull the aligning pins out, turn the box bars down, cut all around the perimeter with a long knife and then sleeve the box off leaving the comb and the top bars...
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    Re: Warre Hive Populated

    Nice!
    For future reference: I usually take the bars out of the box below the top box and then bump and dump the bees into that box and put on the top box. The bees will start building at the top....
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    Re: Queen cage placement....

    Michael.
    You sir, have the patience of a Saint.
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    Re: Screened bottom on Warre hive

    I don't understand how someone could argue the fact wind disturbance would affect a space with 4 walls and a roof and a porous bottom.
    I won't comment further nor argue with someone with a sheepskin...
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    Re: Screened bottom on Warre hive

    I don't have any degrees but I have 64 years of life experience, 50 of which have been
    in residential and commercial construction. "venturi effect" might not have been the correct term for what I...
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    Re: Screened bottom on Warre hive

    Beez 2010

    I understand your thinking about the "chimney effect" but I think even the slightest breeze would cause a venturi effect and suck a lot of heat and scent out of the hive.
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    Re: Prime and paint OR 2 coats paint ???

    Get the oops paint if you find a color you can live with and put 3 coats on your unpainted hives. I think most paint manufacturers say 1 coat primer and 1 topcoat and a second topcoat if color is...
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    Re: Who sells a good top bar hive?

    Honeycomb.
    Visit my website. I am cutting cedar kits right now.
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    Re: Swarm and cutout leads

    In my experience, they will call you if they know you are out there, so just call them and let them know you are.
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    Re: Using a Warre quilt

    I've found that the bees do indeed chew holes in the rye flour treated burlap during the summer months so that when I remove the quilt during fall harvest there are quite a few channels chewed out in...
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    Re: Processing Beeswax

    AstroBee.

    Replacement window screen found at any home store. It separates the big stuff out and then the t-shirt material gets the rest.
    I usually have a little bit of sediment at the bottom of...
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    Re: Processing Beeswax

    My favorite filters:

    1st...Nylon screen (#10 mesh)
    2nd..T-shirt material
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    Re: I'm done with Top Bar Hives...

    Oldtimer and Barry.
    Thanks for the clarification and the info.
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    Re: I'm done with Top Bar Hives...

    Oldtimer.

    Are you and Barry speaking of KTBH's or Warre's on these last few posts?

    If it's Warre's, can you direct me to some info about "two queening" as I have had some ideas about trying...
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    I have a couple of comments on this question.
    The first is to read Ueli's comments on the " Using a Warre quilt" thread in this section.
    The second is that when I make the sacking for the under...
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    If you go to my website and click on "Our Story" on the menu and scroll down to the second to last pair of photos you will see a box of honey ready to be harvested and the bars of honey after the box...
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    Re: Using a Warre quilt

    Ueli Hoffman,
    Your explanation is very simply and succinctly stated.
    May I have your permission to post it on my website?
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    Thank you, Oldtimer.

    I have read some of your posts and am encouraged by your appreciation of my efforts.
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