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    Re: Looking for 1 1/4" frames

    >the odds that the whole bee industry has been wrong for years and one beekeeper saying his idea of a thinner frame is better needs to be thought about.

    The whole bee industry has not always done...
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    Re: Splits -Tips for Finding the Queen

    I don't find the queen for splits... but if I have to find a queen:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesqueenspotting.htm
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    Re: TBH Top Bar Dimension question

    I would make a bunch of 1/4" spacers. Take the number of bars times about 1 1/2 and make that many... put 1/4" in the brood nest and add more when they start to build fatter comb.
  4. Re: Conventional Beekeepers Bashing on Treatment Free Beekeepers

    >I would like to know how do you handle conventional beekeepers when they come to you and say that your beehives are spreading varoa and that they will report you for not treating the bees?

    Way...
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    Re: Do Queens lay multiple eggs per cell?

    >Do queens ever lay multiple eggs per cell? Or is it always a laying worker?

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfallacies.htm#doubleeggs
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    Re: Splitting vs just adding a new box

    Adding boxes MAY help head off swarming. It often does not succeed at preventing it.
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesswarmcontrol.htm
  7. Re: I need some pointers on foundationless frames

    > but I have looked up on YT...

    YT?

    > and not a lot of people do this

    Not true. A lot of people DO do this. (yes, I said do do)

    > and if they do claim its foundation-less its only...
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    Re: electric embedder

    I bought the whole outfit (transformer and embedder) from Kelley.
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    Re: Best way to space frames at 32mm

    If you got for opposite corners you can cut the number of spacers in half. There are various things you could use. Small screws give you easy and precise control over how far they stick out. A...
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    Re: Nosema Spring Treatment

    I don't.

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesnosema.htm
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    Re: Swarming???

    >Why is this a bad thing? you end up with a less crowded hive, a new fertile queen. The older bees and older queen goes off....

    For the species it is a good thing. For the beekeeper it is a bad...
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    Re: Bee Brief Nucs

    I bought several a few years back. The biggest thing is how HANDY they are. You can pick up four of them empty easily and haul them around (two in each hand) the handles are wonderful. If only they...
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    Re: foundationless frames

    If I were building my own they would have a bevel and the end bars would be 1 1/4"...
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    Re: how many hives?

    There are plenty of drones out there already.
  15. Re: On splits - Take the old queen or leave her in the original hive?

    I usually do walk away splits in the outyards and IF I see the queen (I won't look for her) I'd put her in the new location. In my home yard I often have queens to introduce or queen cells. Then I...
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    Re: 8 frame...how to space?

    Whatever else you do, put the tight together. You can shave them down and put in 9 (my preference). You can put in a follower (my next preference). Or you can leave the gap on each side (works...
  17. Re: Seeking beekeepers feedback on usefulness of bee symptom checker for diseases/pes

    I'll take a stab at it:

    >A cluster of dead bees found w/heads in cells. Starvation.

    All bees in a cluster in winter, if they die, will die with their heads in cells because that's how they...
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    Re: Thank you all

    > I think I have decided that the weight of the boxes is not an issue for me.

    Weight is always an issue for everyone. Some just haven't realized it yet.

    >...and an old thread from some folks...
  19. Re: add boxes top or bottom with foundationless frames

    Contrary to popular myth bees, of course, work down. They have no choice in a tree. They only have a choice in a Langstroth hive because you keep adding space at the top. If you add the second box...
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    Re: Dead bees with small/short abdomens

    Young bees have short abdomens. This has been noticed and documented since at least Huber. He just didn't realize it was age related.

    "Two kinds of workers in the hive

    "The following...
  21. Re: Beekeeping Equipment and Ideas That Are No Longer With Us

    >Kelley had a device...They also had a metal frame wiring device with a transformer that heated the wire for the foundation.

    You mean like this: ...
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    Re: Just don't know what to buy

    >What were Heddons and Hutchinson's thoughts on why mediums winter better. I searched but couldn't find it.

    I don't know if I can find specific quotes on wintering and reasons. But Hutchinson was...
  23. Re: How long do most newbies stay with beekeeping?

    >Keeping bees without treating is like living to 100. None of my relatives did, probably not yours.

    Yet I have met thousands of treatment free beekeepers, and I have not met thousands of 100 year...
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    Re: Cost of shipping queens

    I have no easy way to get to UPS but I can easily get to a USPS. I've been shipping them Express. At least when they are late I can get my postage back and usually they get there sooner, which is...
  25. Re: He bought a flow hive!

    >How does one keep ants, moths and beetles etc from setting up home in the tubes?

    I'm certain the wax moths cannot get access, there are no openings big enough. I would hesitate to assert that...
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