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    Re: housel positioning

    Some Tf folks may accuse , the other way. But all beliefs have radicals. I was Tf, but the nasty mites around here kept killing my bees. I treat my bees for those bedbugs, but no more than needed. So...
  2. Re: Is "Caspian Solution" included in "Treatment Free"?

    Want to make a nice laying worker hive? Feed a lot of royal jelly, then do some splits. You can guess how I found that out. Don't mess with the bees hormones/pheremones.
  3. Re: Kirk Webster January 2016: FERAL AND MANAGED COLONIES

    I see a lot of similarity to my observations around here. A lot of feral bees, but they have been forced by mites to behave differently. His methods of making many splits/nucs, is what I adopted as a...
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    Re: Building a better beehive

    When i used topbar hives, I had vent holes in the ends, wine cork sized. The hives had frost in the ends, too humid! This made an episode of nosema, which, after coping with it, I pulled the corks...
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    Re: Kind of a funny story that ended well!

    You may have discovered a new and important thing.🚁
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    Re: Kind of a funny story that ended well!

    There have been millions of those little toy drones sold. I think if they offended bees we would have heard hundreds of reports especially on Beesource. I've never seen bees go on the attack like...
  7. Thread: Lost Them!!!

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    Re: Lost Them!!!

    I have had hives die, with bee heads stuck into crystalised honey. If their food is too hard to bring to the cluster, and its cold enough to paralise them, cant break cluster, the hive starves right...
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    Re: Mites finally got me

    I too have lost most of my hives from mites in the past. But don't despair, you have seven hives that have successfully survived a serious mite infection. With robbing behavior those infestations ...
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    Re: spline material...

    I use the scraps from hive building, or warped reject wood. Just strips ripped on the tablesaw. Glued on the topbar,on edge. It doesnt matter, and the bees couldnt care less.
  10. Thread: Lost Them!!!

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    Re: Lost Them!!!

    Ordy28, that reminds me of someone i know, that buys new queens for most of his hives each year. He's got a raft of reasons for it, most nonsense, and nothing dissuades him. Basically, he just likes...
  11. Re: Bees built comb from top deep into bottom deep

    At this time of year, it may be empty comb. As soon as weather permits, I'd consider slicing it off, and putting a 10th frame in. It will do no harm, and will let you work the hive properly later.
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    Re: Is genetic diversity necessary?

    A simple thing like letting the hives make their own queens, rather than adding a single bred queen, reduces supercedure, and swarming. A hive making 5 or 10 queen cells, will get the fastest...
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    Re: Africanized Honey Bees becoming more gentle

    That is a very interesting video. Supposedly the African honey bees in North America are all hybrids already. Even the ones that originally escaped were hybrid research bees. But the attitude...
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    Re: Robbing musing

    When i had top bar hives, with just 9/16" entry holes the bees would ring the hole, just inside. This will be a 1 at a time entry. 6 or 8 bees would grab a yellow jacket and yank its wings, legs,,...
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    Re: do ten frame boxes increase starvation?

    A local beek replaced the 2 outside frames on some hives with foam, just slid in 2 slab, covered in aluminum foil. Also he put foam over the topbars, in the roof. Of all his hives, those ones had...
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    Re: Lost Them!!!

    Sept. treatments are likely not too late. But, treating 10 days apart, allows emerged mites to enter another cell before capping. 2/3 of the mites are in cells at any time. It's 3 treatments, 7 days...
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    Re: Theory behind Lemon Grass oil.

    Organic natursl lemongrass oil is available at heslth food stores. The brand " Aura Cassia" is very good quality.
  18. Re: 50F and my gangsta hive was threatening me today

    Since you are using 6 mediums, you could borrow a method from Warre hive keepers. This is for big colonies.A whole box right out of the brood nest is placed onto a nice box, as a walkaway split....
  19. Re: 50F and my gangsta hive was threatening me today

    This post is kinda funny! All my bees are wild ones, which usually means, the tough survive out there! The medium aggressive or more build better, and so get more workers. Splitting them helps for a...
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    Re: Theory behind Lemon Grass oil.

    Two of the natural plant esters,( fatty acids), in lemongrass are the exact ones in nasanov pheremone. Although they are incomplete, and likely not a perfect balance, they just happen to be the ones...
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    Re: New guy's first build of TBH

    I made a couple" long Lang" hives, 42" long , by 20" wide, 6 years ago. that's afew frames shy of 3 deeps. They worked great with frames, the topbar is a lot for the bees to keep straight, (they...
  22. Re: When is a telescoping cover better than a migratory cover

    NewbeeinNH, what you describe is what all my Warre hives get. It is less effort. But often, I just use an extra Warre box, they're all the same size... from syrup to sugar block in Fall, its the same...
  23. Re: When is a telescoping cover better than a migratory cover

    Telesoping covers do not blow off in high winds, as easily. It really takes a gale force wind. The 3/8" edges on the inner cover prevents most of the topbars sticking to a roof. It is easy to feed...
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    Re: new to bees, never been stung, should I?

    If someone wants to work bees, and are interested, I always assure them, that they WILL get stung. As an aside, if they want to watch first, they have to show up with a beesuit. If they're not...
  25. Re: Who puts swarm traps in or near their apiary in case thier own hives swarm?

    I do not remember exactly where I got that number, it was a while ago. But it seems fairly accurate. But, now and then, they fly to the empty box in the beeyard. If I lose a swarm, often I never see...
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