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  1. Re: Simplified Inch Dimensions & Using As Bait Hive

    His & my answer is " because I want to"
  2. Re: Simplified Inch Dimensions & Using As Bait Hive

    the issue is that the combs need to be apart 1 1/4 to 1 3/8 center to center as well . this may make a spaqce between top bars more than 3/8 if the top bars are 7/8 wide or smaller
  3. Re: Just went to scope-out hive underneath a mobile home for soon-to-be cut-out

    I am sorry pat I should have made myself available for you I am down in Bartow & didn't reply until after you did the cutout . A cut out is still a good way to start any hive . I attend the Tampa Bay...
  4. Re: Just went to scope-out hive underneath a mobile home for soon-to-be cut-out

    I have used 1' hex chicken wire for a top bar cut out . I had stapled it to 1 side & would bend it over the bottom of comb.. If I were to do it again, I would use a top bar with spacers on each end...
  5. Re: BeeWeaver is now accepting orders for package bees, April 2013

    I have had good performance out of the queens i got from them. Yes they are expensive too . While the hive is gone (bees are not fireproof) I can & will say they are good bees . there bees are a...
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    Re: Top Bars "Pros and Cons" Presentation

    You are a frying pan calling the kettle black congratulations you are on Ignore list you troll
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    Re: What's going on with this hive (video)

    That is robbing , very bad robbing.
  8. Re: Pics of my queens, brood patterns, and hives; also an interesting situation

    Excellent photos, thanks for sharing
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    Re: Too much rain!!!!!!

    it could be worse, we have Tropical storm Danna Giving us feet of rain not inches.
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    Re: I need some help concerning topbars.

    this is kinda what is done in a Warre hive is to use top bars in stead of frames (they do more than this though ) I use all 1 1/4 top bars with spacers. Sometimes they warp & build up propolis ...
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    Re: Fence around hives a bad idea?

    In Hillsborough County Florida. I think this is actually a law. To have a fence ,they term it flyway , if hives are placed within 25' ft of property line.
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    Re: How many hives per acre?

    I live in Polk county & even though the citrus industry has declined , big groves are measured in square miles, not acres
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    Re: Hello From Orlando Florida

    welcome to the forum I am in between you & AmericasBeekeeper. I too am working for all mediums myself,but I am not there yet. I recommend having a extra super with frames ready to go before ...
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    Re: Foundationless Frame Questions

    Fodationless is not small sell sometimes . they can regress themselves but not all ways & remember they will make drone comb Walter T Kelly has foudationless frames I myself prefer Popsicle method...
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    Re: Foundationless Frame Questions

    1 yes this dose work fine ,or do 3 at a time during a flow in the brood box & checkerboard the honey super .
    2 both brood box & super can be foundationless
    3 they do not fare very well in an...
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    Re: Two pictures of one of my queens

    I don't think it is Apis Meliferra Meliferra but, A. M. Mutt
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    Re: What are Corniolan bees ?

    I had a Hive of Cahonians they always attack from ... below
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    Re: Top Bar Top Entrance?

    I live even further south & still use the missing top bar entrance. whether you have a Screened or solid bottom board make sure the bottom is flush so you give less hiding space for Small Hive Beetle
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    Re: Best Start for New Nucs

    Go ahead & start them in a full size box . A good spring & they will fill that box up . If you are still worried about space then use 8 frame equipment.
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    Re: Which type of queen for a package?

    I see the Russians from kellys are hybrid. If your trying to get a pure Russian then the R.B.B.A. or Russian bee breeder association is the top choice. Me ,I don't care for Russians. I haven't had...
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    Re: Best bee for Top Bar

    I started with Italians but have 1 Carniolan . I also like B Weaver bees , they are in my 8 frame lang & are doing well . I may only rarely order though as I try to buy local first. They have also...
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    Re: Anyone keeping 3' top bar hive?

    My preference is for 4' hives Actually the roof is 4' , the hive is more 46"
  23. Re: SketchUp drawing of almost 4.9mm foundation

    is this available in the shared models?
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    Re: Carniolans question.

    You are a little north of me so conditions may be different but , That is generally a time of dearth so unless you fed them they were not going to build up. Being carniolans ,handicaps them even...
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    Re: africanized bees?

    Have Russel tell about the Russian / Black bee cross :eek:
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