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  1. Re: TBH and crush/strain tools - what do you use and why?

    You better don't mash the combs. Do not crush. The honey sticks to the comb if you press the combs.

    Instead cut the combs. By cutting you get about 20% more honey out of the combs. Cut into...
  2. Re: Ventilation for the top of your hive

    Check out these:

    http://www.beecoolventilators.com/need.htm
    http://www.beebehavior.com/bee_cool_ventilators.php...
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    Re: Where can I buy a Kerhof hive?

    That article here: http://nocobees.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/performanceofakerkhofbeehive.pdf

    ...says you can buy that hive, but the website named isn't active anymore. There seems to be a...
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    Re: Who is NOT small cell but successful?

    Depends on how many hives are going out of winter. So how many did it make through, Mike?
  5. Re: Bee Keeping Accident: Could have been FAR WORSE IMO

    +1

    Learning by pain...
  6. Re: Fact or not; Colony needs open cells to cluster.

    You don't winter bees well on capped honeycomb only, I have seen dead hives filled to the rim with winter food. It is a common beginner's fault to feed them to death. Not only there is no space left,...
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    Re: Newcomer building custom warre hive

    I've also seen a many suggestions and most of them were plain ridiculous. That's the same hype as the small cell thing.

    Bottom line of my experience: original spacing works perfectly well. Now...
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    Re: Newcomer building custom warre hive

    ???

    I completely miss what you two are talking about... :scratch:

    Spacing of combs in a Warré is perfectly right.
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    Re: Newcomer building custom warre hive

    Well said and analyzed, TBHKeeper.



    Now you got my attention. Please expand on that spacing issue. I do not see at all what you are up to. Thanks.

    Bernhard
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    Re: Newcomer building custom warre hive

    With a Warré (with frames, strictly spoken a Gatineau hive) I make much more honey than my neighbours and I produce the same honey as with my other hives (Dadant, Langstroth, German hive DNM, long...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    And small cell bees are smaller, too. I learned from you...:rolleyes: So no method for your apiary...for all others it is a well established test over here, so you give it a try.
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    Re: Swarm prevention of long lang hive

    Those long hives are booming pretty well. This is mid April in 2013 where we had a nasty Spring weather. I didn't check the hive early enough, because of the weather, but was wrong. Those hives had...
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    Re: Swarm prevention of long lang hive

    Best way to produce swarms in long hives is "to expand the broodnest".

    Put the entrance towards one end. First comb is a pollen comb. 8-10 brood combs. Fill up with foundation. Any comb that...
  14. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    My back is fine. Just feel a bit hungry. Guess I go and eat some of my words. :thumbsup:
  15. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    Yup, this is what happens if you put Mann Lake PF120 plastic frames into boiling water:

    http://immenfreunde.de/pics/25_5_2013/a2.jpg
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    Re: Pattie supplements

    Ok, thanks. Now I'm curious how the bees react to it and how this differs to the control group. I have to say, that there is plenty of natural pollen here, at least in Springtime. But Spring weather...
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    Re: Pattie supplements

    Do you find the bees shredding the patties and throwing it out of the hive?

    Never tried this before and the use of patties is very unusual in Germany. Wanted to see how it works and supplied some...
  18. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    Bees complete the cell with wax before filling it with honey. So nothing will drip until that wax seal is cracked up.

    In a German forum it is discussed, that this sort of invention will draw many...
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    Re: How many forgers in a strong hive?

    10,000 Bees = 2,000 Foragers x 40 mg nectar per flight x 10 flights a day = 800,000 mg nectar per day = 0.8 kg or 1.77 lbs of nectar per day
    20,000 Bees = 5,000 Foragers x 40 mg...
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    Re: Rose hive method

    Don't own a lift, never needed one in ten years. You don't need one.
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    Re: Rose hive method

    "It works" is another phrase I don't like. If things work does it mean, the bees don't die right away? Than many many things work. You could stick a magnet to the hive entrance against varroa - and...
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    Re: Top feeder

    Yes, they do. Whereever the feed, they go there. I found an extra insulation on top makes them bees taking the feed more quickly.
  23. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    Of course speed matters. Did you never harvest canola/OSR honey?! Better be quick.
  24. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    Some years ago I read a patent that showed a device that used negative pressure to "extract" the honey from the combs. For commercial use one could combine the flow hive frame design with vacuum to...
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    Re: Uncapping knife suggestions

    Speed King uncapping knife is my favourite.
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