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  1. Thread: sun exposure

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    Re: sun exposure

    when/if you know how to prevent a swarming.

    "..If one of the primary causes for swarming, is, amongst other reasons, too much heat (! B.R.), it stands to reason that with a ventilated hive there...
  2. Thread: sun exposure

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    Re: sun exposure

    Some useful recommendations, that we can apply for our hives:
    "...An alternative way to maintain a cool house or reduce air-conditioning use is natural (or passive) cooling. Passive cooling uses...
  3. Thread: sun exposure

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    Re: sun exposure

    I fully support the USDA ARS's recommendation: "...shaded apiary conditions caused colonies to have more mites. Overall, keeping entire apiaries of mite resistant honey bees in direct sun resulted in...
  4. Thread: Water source

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    Re: Water source

    I replaced the link.

    The second part of "Water Collection by Honey Bees" is posted here: http://youtu.be/CsLANZ1UVCo

    Boris Romanov
  5. Thread: Water source

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    Re: Water source

    Fortunately, my frogs cope with this problem successfully for many years.

    Boris Romanov
  6. Thread: Water source

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    Re: Water source

    Just uploaded my new Full HD video here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UED-pv7jrtc

    and new HD photo: http://beebehavior.com/beeimages/beelife/bee_water.jpg

    Enjoy!

    Boris Romanov
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    Re: Natural Beekeeping

    Two cool pictures for the beekeepers in the hot/warm climates.

    The 2013-2014 winter is unusually cold in my area. Nevertheless a large amount of snow plays perfectly a role of natural insulator:...
  8. Geothermal (Ground-Source) Heating and Cooling Systems under $5K.

    In this thread I would like to show How to build a reliable Geothermal (Ground-Source) Heating and Cooling Systems under $5K.

    You can choose between these two options:
    1. DIY Kits:...
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    Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Thanks to Barry Digman's thread posted here:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?293206-Bees-in-Sochi

    you can see some traditional Long Hives for big frames:...
  10. Re: Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab

    And later you stated: "...I'll probably put a couple in my hives as well."
    Therefore I wanted to see how are practical your approaches, because without REAL DATA all your proposals and...
  11. Re: Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab

    I do not want to be involved into endless discussions, therefore I prefer to wait for your reply to my previous post #8.

    In other words, firstly I would like to see your practical recommendations,...
  12. Re: Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab

    Hope, you will show us how your approach is useful.
  13. Re: Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab

    Let's be more practical.

    I assume that my electric bill, posted below, looks unrealistic for many forum members:
    https://sites.google.com/site/modernwaterboilers/home/my-electric-bills
    This is...
  14. Re: Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab

    1. Your concern is quite understandable.
    Nevertheless, my ideas are for energy efficient homes similar to mine. My approach is very simple - reduce heat losses to consume less energy...
    In...
  15. Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab

    Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab and/or footing of residential or commercial structures.

    The core of my idea is that the heat exchanger should be installed into or under a...
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    Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Based upon numerous email requests, I added new photos and dimensions here:
    http://www.beebehavior.com/modified_european_long_hive.php

    Boris Romanov
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    Re: ARS Russians - interesting facts

    The current commercial production of Russian queens are very low - approximately 2,000 queens per year. While demand for the Russian queens remains very high (please read this article: "What Is the...
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    Re: ARS Russians - interesting facts

    Are you sure, that you bought genuine ARS Russians Honey bees? Who was your supplier?

    In fact, I do not have any problems with my bees.

    Boris Romanov
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    Re: ARS Russians - interesting facts

    I like my BeeMax Hives from the Betterbee: http://www.betterbee.com/Products/BeeMax-Hive-Components

    Hope this info will be also useful: http://www.beebehavior.com/bee_max_hives_pictures.php

    ...
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    Re: ARS Russians - interesting facts

    Please read the "Honey Production" and "Varroa mite resistance" sections from this studies: Commercial management of ARS Russian Honey Bees ...
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    ARS Russians - interesting facts

    "...There was a general discussion of specific commercial strains of honey bees that have an innate resistance to various parasitic mites, particularly the “Russian honey bee,” originating in Russia...
  22. Re: Swarm Capture like you've probably never seen before! Can't do this in the city..

    Looks like you have to replace your monitor..

    This is one of my statements: "Look closely - the branch is almost EMPTY!"

    And HiveMind confirmed in details my statement: "..I will explain what...
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    Re: Russians around UT?

    I successfully keep my Russians for many years. And this is my achievement: http://www.beebehavior.com/beeimages/beelife/russian_queen_May11,2007.jpg
    More importantly, I did not spend even one...
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    Re: Russians around UT?

    How is possible to make such unprofessional statements?! ...

    In my opinion, kincade's statement is misinformation, because in fact, ARS Russians do not build "tons of swarm cells."
    ...
  25. Re: Swarm Capture like you've probably never seen before! Can't do this in the city..

    You have to read my statements more carefully.

    For example, I stated: " I analyzed your (means his) video frame by frame",
    "I saw the rest of your(means his) video too - the numbers of bees on...
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