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    Re: Kelley Russian Hybrids

    them? ah 1/4 russian, maybe
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    Re: golden rod honey

    I have customers who ask specifically for goldenrod honey. They say it is absolutely their favorite honey.
  3. Re: Best diameter for round hole upper entrances?

    :applause: Sólo Añejo mi amigo, sólo Añejo!
  4. Re: Best diameter for round hole upper entrances?

    I use 3/4" and Cabo Wabo plugs!
  5. Re: bees gathering powder from animal grains

    Pollen substitutes for bees include common animal feed ingredients such as soyflour, corn gluten, barley flour, and other commercial feed supplements.
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    Re: Titebond 3

    Here is a link to information for all of the Titebond glues.

    The Titebond Glue Family

    Titebond II and Titebond III are FDA approved for indirect food contact.
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    Re: Screened bottom board?

    :thumbsup: Both are good questions. I am looking forward to reading the responses from those who have used SBB's with upper entrances.
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    Re: Screened bottom board?

    Experimentation of an Anti-Varroa Screened Bottom Board in the Context of Developing an Integrated Pest Management Strategy for Varroa Infested Honeybees in the Province of Quebec

    "Based on the...
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    Re: honey bee healthy

    The recipe circulating on the internet is just an essential oil mixture; it is not a concentrate and it is not the same as Honey-B-Healthy. If you want a smaller amount just play with the...
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    Re: styrofoam hives ?

    A while back I asked Owens Corning if their Foamular® Extruded Polystyrene Insulation can be painted and if so what type of paint should be used. Their response said Foamular® can be painted with...
  11. Re: Dead bees in OH- need help figuring out why

    Like this?

    http://www.furcap.com/030311/combzoom.jpg
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    Re: craigslist add

    :no: Just to do that most states require a separate annual pesticide business license ($$$), a separate annual pesticide operator license ($$$), general liability insurance ($$$), errors and...
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    Re: My new TBH with Supers

    On hot days if I have to move the combs I do it in the morning. On real hot days I leave them alone - Nestduftwärmebindung! ;)
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    Re: My new TBH with Supers

    The side walls of my TBH are 1 1/2" thick which adds to the overall width. An 8-frame super turned sideways (the bees don't care) sets nicely on the top-bars. Just build your overall TBH length in...
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    Re: My new TBH with Supers

    The hive body internal dimentions are W 28 cm x H 35 cm x L 99 cm that's roughly W 11" x H 13 3/4" x L 39". This width and height are taken from Johann Thür in his book Bienenzucht: Naturgerecht...
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    Re: My new TBH with Supers

    By "falsebacks" I assume you are referring to the sliding "follower boards". These are used to adjust and divide the hive to the space needed for the colony. The follower boards allow the use of many...
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    Re: My new TBH with Supers

    I have a top-bar hive that works with medium 8-frame Langstroth supers or Warré boxes. I had good luck with the bees moving up to the Langstroth super with just a line of foundation wax in the...
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    Re: Top entrance questions

    How are your top entrances and top covers arranged?
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    Re: Using a Warre quilt

    Here is the local data for each month from September 2010 to date.

    September 2010

    High Temp: 94.8.0 °F
    Low Temp: 44.7 °F
    Average Temp: 69.0 °F
    High Humidity: 98.0%
    Low Humidity: 25.0%...
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    Re: Using a Warre quilt

    I use the original Warré top-bar cloth preparation method as demonstrated by David Heaf here:

    http://www.dheaf.plus.com/warrebeekeeping/preparing_hessian.htm



    Johann Christ (1739 - 1813) was...
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    Re: Using a Warre quilt

    There are two elements of the original Warré design that are often overlooked by those inclined to focus on the more visible quilt box. Hessian sacking (burlap) is used as a top-bar cover and...
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    Re: Using a Warre quilt

    Nestduftwärmebindung!

    Johann Thür in his book Bienenzucht: Naturgerecht einfach und erfolgsicher (1946), discusses the importance of the retention of nest scent and heat (Nestduftwärmebindung) for...
  23. Re: Is now the time to feed pollen patties?

    I use the same method of counting backwards but also use secondary blooms to validate each spring be it early or late. For example our redbud bloom is four weeks prior to our tulip poplar bloom.
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    Re: Created "Perfect" Ventilation

    I use a burlap top-bar cloth (Warré style) to which the bees either add or remove propolis as they desire to control ventilation and wick moisture. You might say I have delegated the task to the...
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    I keep a meter stick (mm and cm on one side with inches on the other) stashed within arm’s reach behind my easy chair. It’s amazing how fast one learns to make the conversions once you put your mind...
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