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    I've been thinking about top-bars for when I make...

    I've been thinking about top-bars for when I make another hive or two (who knows when - just been thinking)

    When I made my current bars, I made 1 1/4" for brood and 1 1/2" for honey. They didn't...
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    Sorry fo going off topic, but . . . I lived in...

    Sorry fo going off topic, but . . .

    I lived in the Philippines for 2 years, and had balut (duck embryos) there on a number of occasions. All the ones I ate were 21 day balut (though 17 day is...
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    Thanks everyone for the quick response! You've...

    Thanks everyone for the quick response! You've calmed the paranoid newbie. Its nice to know 18.6% the grade A standard. :)



    This came from a top-bar hive. I ended up harvesting only 2 bars....
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    First Harvest - 18.5%

    Hi,

    I started beekeeping last year and have loved it. :) I let the girls keep everything they collected last year, and both my hive came through the winter just fine. This year, I got my first...
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    Honey and coughs

    I had this forwarded to me. Not that is news to many, but here is some a nice scientific evidence. Honey beats dextromethorphan (common over the counter cough suppressant) for treating children's...
  6. Thread: Fall Foilage

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    Not all the trees have changed yet here, but...

    Not all the trees have changed yet here, but there are some.

    http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f368/kawayanan/wordpress/2007-11/th_2007_11-14_15-59-36.jpg

    (click for larger version)
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    I caught this wolf spider in our house. It was...

    I caught this wolf spider in our house. It was pretty good size and ran quite fast. My wife still thinks I am crazy for my catch and release ways. :)
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  8. Thread: BugFest 2007

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    Thanks for volunteering there! We look forward...

    Thanks for volunteering there! We look forward to it every year, and I always recommend it to friends (especially if they have kids). My daughter has always had fun at BugFest. Its great to see...
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    Is it anything like this? ...

    Is it anything like this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjZ59WeVuOE

    My hives seem to do it a lot. It looks like they are licking the surface of the hive. I have heard it called washboarding....
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    The thermometer at my house claimed 105 at 6:30pm...

    The thermometer at my house claimed 105 at 6:30pm yesterday when I got home. Thats attached to the side of my house in the shade. And I've always teased my mother-in-law that Phoenix temps are...
  11. Thread: The new logo

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    Now I just feel like I am missing something... I...

    Now I just feel like I am missing something... I don't see a new logo either here on the forums or on the main BeeSource page (www.beesource.com). Where is this new logo?

    Kawayanan
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    As a couple people mentioned, the picture of the...

    As a couple people mentioned, the picture of the BetterBee jacket isn't all that good. It is a little hard to see what the veil looks like. The veil zips onto the jacket, and has two built in wire...
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    I can't really compare it to anything else (this...

    I can't really compare it to anything else (this is the only jacket I have had since I just started this year), but I have liked the one I got from BetterBee....
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    Creative Commons

    Let me put a plug in for Creative Commons. Creative Commons is an organization that has a flexible set of licenses that people can use for their creations. They also have a search engine that can...
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    Couple of quick questions with pictures

    Ok, easy one first. Is this a small hive beetle larva or a wax moth larva? I saw a couple of these. No webs or other sign of moths. I have seen a few SHB, but very few (only one while doing my...
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    I have used entrance feeders in my KTBH's. I...

    I have used entrance feeders in my KTBH's. I made a slot for them at the back end of the hive (the far end from the entrance). I made it a tight fit so that the only access was through the hive. ...
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    Swarm Intelligence

    Its not completely bee related, but sort of. This months National Geographic has an article on swarm decision making and how its proving useful in lots of areas. (how a group can organize and make...
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    Very cool! I definitely check it out. ...

    Very cool! I definitely check it out.

    Kawayanan
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    If I take the batteries out of my old camera for...

    If I take the batteries out of my old camera for long enough, it always thinks its Jan. 1, 2001 (I think I bought it in 2001). I'm not sure what my newer camera would pick as a date.

    Idee, find...
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    It looks like most of the comb is reasonably new....

    It looks like most of the comb is reasonably new. How long do you think they had been there?

    Was there no insulation in that space or did they remove it?

    I like the part at the bottom left...
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    Ok, if anyone is interested, I found my old...

    Ok, if anyone is interested, I found my old script and edited it so that it just makes a 160x120 thumbnail and 800x600 resized image. It will do this for any jpg in the directory it is run in. If...
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    I use both Linux and Windows (my wife is used to...

    I use both Linux and Windows (my wife is used to Win, and I still play games there too sometimes).

    mogrify is part of ImageMagick and once you reminded me of it I realized I have already written a...
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    I'll second the Gimp (http://www.gimp.org/)...

    I'll second the Gimp comment. I use it to crop and resize my pictures, and it will do a lot more. I usually choose it over Photoshop which I also have access too.

    If you simply want to resize...
  24. If you use top-bars, that would limit you to one...

    If you use top-bars, that would limit you to one hive body (unless you used normal frames below it). I would think that 10 top-bars in a deep at most wouldn't be enough volume to manage a hive. I...
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    Yes, the lift was provided by UNC. The...

    Yes, the lift was provided by UNC. The Chancellor's wife keeps bees and these were saved to be relocated to their private residence. Having the Chancellor's office behind you makes getting...
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