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  1. Thread: observation TBH

    by Scotty
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    Here is a link to the picture's you're asking...

    Here is a link to the picture's you're asking about. If you need bigger images let me know, I think I still have the originals hiding somewhere on my computer.
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    Here are the pictures for the install I did. The...

    Here are the pictures for the install I did. The pictures on the third page are the ones of the Top Board Hive.

    http://www.total-x.org/index.php?name=coppermine&file=thumbnails&album=17
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    Well I just got a phone call this morning from my...

    Well I just got a phone call this morning from my post office, and my bees are here a day early. I'll go ahead an install them tonight when I get back from school, and let you guys and gals know how...
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    Thanks for the quick replies. I think I'll go...

    Thanks for the quick replies. I think I'll go ahead and dangle her between the top bars. I don't want to risk losing a 4# package of bees because of a direct release.
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    My packages will be arriving this friday, and I...

    My packages will be arriving this friday, and I am not quite sure how to install them in the TBH. I gather I just dump them all into the TBH, but how do I go about releasing the queen? Should I try...
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    go ahead and give Allen a Call, he should have...

    go ahead and give Allen a Call, he should have Queens ready by the first of this next month (just a few days away).

    http://www.jett.net/~allens/section2.html

    The queens I've gotten from him...
  7. Thread: chat with pirch

    by Scotty
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    I too would be interested in this.

    I too would be interested in this.
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    I'm going to see if I can't make a Java version...

    I'm going to see if I can't make a Java version of this. Java is able to run on pretty much any platform.
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    I've seen something similar to this. I find what...

    I've seen something similar to this. I find what I think to be a dead bee outside somewhere in the evening. I usually pick them up and make a closed chamber with my hand and breath on them. After 5...
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    I've got a pretty spiffy Access program here that...

    I've got a pretty spiffy Access program here that someone from beesource sent me. It sounds like everything you guys are looking for. However you have to have MS Access in order to run it. It's from...
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    Thanks Michael, that's what I was looking for....

    Thanks Michael, that's what I was looking for. I'll have to measure it too to see how they go about drawing a range of cell sizes. I'm going to start another Lang Colony and let them use just starter...
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    I'm going to start an observation hive this...

    I'm going to start an observation hive this spring and was wondering what types of frame you all use. It's a 6 deep hive (three high, two wide) so it should be able to overwinter. I was thinking...
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    Doesn't have much to do with treating the...

    Doesn't have much to do with treating the equipment. You're always going to have mites. You have to get rid of them with Aspitan and grease patties. If you want to go for the more biological way you...
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    Yeah I became interested in beekeeping when I was...

    Yeah I became interested in beekeeping when I was 17 after reading "Beekeeping for Dummies". I would have bought from his website (gasp) but my grandfather already had everything I needed to get...
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    It sounds like you're describing an embedder to...

    It sounds like you're describing an embedder to push wire into wax foundation. Here's a picture of the one I have:
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    They're sitting about a foot and a half to two...

    They're sitting about a foot and a half to two feet off the ground. They're sitting on a bench like deal.
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    Yeah, sowbug or a pillbug. They're the same...

    Yeah, sowbug or a pillbug. They're the same thing. But there were literally thousands of them in the bottom of the hive. You couldn't even see the bottom board they were so thick. As for the...
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    So today I went and checked my bees because it...

    So today I went and checked my bees because it was nice out. One hive had a fairly good amount of bees in the lower deep (they hadn't moved up yet) so I left it the way it was.

    However my second...
  19. Thread: When to Super?

    by Scotty
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    I didn't mean that I open them daily, you're...

    I didn't mean that I open them daily, you're right that would set them back too much. What I meant was that I go over and check to see if they're flying, how much activity there is, etc.
  20. Thread: When to Super?

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    Oh, I check my bees at least once a day. They're...

    Oh, I check my bees at least once a day. They're just across the field at my grandmothers house. They are both established hives from last spring. It's a nice day today so I'll go through them real...
  21. Thread: When to Super?

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    I have a question for you all. This is my first...

    I have a question for you all. This is my first year of beekeeping (started last may) so this is my first spring where i plan on getting honey. My question is, when do I start putting supers on? I've...
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    Here, take a look. The parts that are circled are...

    Here, take a look. The parts that are circled are the parts that the tab sets into.

    http://www.total-x.org/inside.jpg
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    If you look at the bottom of the basket (not the...

    If you look at the bottom of the basket (not the drum, but the basket) you should see a space cut out, that's where the little tab on the Topbar sits. You put it in there and lean it up against the...
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    Yes I plan to cover up the plexiglas when I'm not...

    Yes I plan to cover up the plexiglas when I'm not observing (you can see the latches I put on for this) because I don't want to sun to shine in there and cause a comb failure. I used the plans that...
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    Welcome to the Board Terry, glad to see new faces...

    Welcome to the Board Terry, glad to see new faces smile.gif

    I my self have been keeping bees for less than a year, but it's been a blast so far smile.gif
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