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    Re: Which size hives are most productive?

    Add the space up top
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    Re: Shark Tank Last Night - Bee Free Honee

    Funny thing is the bee is needed to pollinate the apple... Lol
    Not quite bee free
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    Re: Is "queen failure" the new "starvation"

    I'm seeing the same things here Roland, but whether it's pesticides, I don't know because it is happening regardless the farming practices around my yards.
    Virus, nosema, EFB, perhaps compounding...
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    Re: Meeting Bee Nutritional Requirements

    Ernie, what do you use for your protein ?
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    Re: Protein Patty recipe

    I'd love to hear the answer to that one!

    Cattle are roughly 10-15 to 1. Ruminants eat a lot of roughage
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    Re: Which size hives are most productive?

    As originaly asked, yes smaller configurations are more productive. Smaller brood nests, less house keepers, combine the two nucs under an excluder and their productivity amplifies. We can take all...
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    Re: Which size hives are most productive?

    No beeware10, not a nuc, a double nuc (2 queen hive) and they easy produce 200 lbs. average , smaller nests, more bees , more honey than two stand alone nucs

    (Most of the honey yield equation is...
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    Re: Which size hives are most productive?

    Lauri , would you consider a feeding program part of sustainable management ? Having the hives self sufficient is great but completely limits our ability to exploit their production potential.
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    Re: Which size hives are most productive?

    Yes I winter in singles and 5 frame nucs, indoors. But my neighbour does the same wintering outdoors.
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    Re: Protein Patty recipe

    I love the truck building analogy. Excess parts laying around are easy to dump, but the partially built trucks and the back log of partially built or incomplete trucks cause the trouble.

    Have...
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    Re: Which size hives are most productive?

    If stating the obvious is the answer, then I agree. But getting to that obvious answer is the trick. Big nest does not equal big honey crop.
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    Re: Which size hives are most productive?

    You gotta look at more than just lots of bees. Hive configuration is key. Building that large workforce requires walking in that line where slightly too big will swarm and leave you with less......
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    Re: Protein Patty recipe

    I agree with Matt, I've enjoyed this conversation, I've also enjoyed getting poked in PM because of my off base comments or questions. Not all of them are off base you know.. ;)
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    Re: Protein Patty recipe

    Joe, Matt is asking about yeast and your talking about nutrient toxicity. With the purpose of what we are doing with our supplemental feed, I'm thinking nutrient toxicity from feeding yeast to bees...
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    Re: Which size hives are most productive?

    Double nuc tops the list, single brood honey management, take it all
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    Re: Protein Patty recipe

    Matt , are you feeding Brewers yeast?
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    Re: Protein Patty recipe

    Um... I'm looking for my dollars worth ...
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    Re: Protein Patty recipe

    So on a straight Brewers yeast diet, where would the build up be to become toxic?
    Would not the excess be shed off in waste?

    I'll have to hunt for it, but it read exponential increased volumes...
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    Re: Protein Patty recipe

    Well, you start tossing all the extra parts in the garbage to make room for the new parts coming in. What a waste of resources which increases the cost of the trucks going out !
  20. Re: Rookie "What If" Question- Installing a Package.

    My best hiving results come during rainy cool days when I shake the bees in. Terrible weather to work in but eliminates drift.

    If it's sunny and warm, I hive as close to dusk as I can.
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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    That was sudden... My thoughts and prayers

    Roy, what's happening with the apiary?
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    Re: No compete clauses

    To share a secret? Lol
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    Re: housel positioning

    Ha ha :thumbsup: I hear ya
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    Re: Curious about triangle corners

    Snap off a corner when inserting foundation when a staple has wandered into the frame grove.
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    Re: housel positioning

    Lol, in other words no.. ;)
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