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    Re: Keeping Combe straight tricks

    Not really. It may defeat the main purpose of *your* top bar, but certainly not mine.

    That said, if you read the blog entry you'd pick up on the fact that I do a lot of foundationless in my...
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    Re: Keeping Combe straight tricks

    I created a "starter" bar using a sheet of foundation to help encourage alignment.

    http://billybsbees.blogspot.com/2014/07/top-bar-starter-comb.html

    I also ended up using some drawn frames...
  3. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    I've done a variety of similar frames, with partial plastic or wax foundation, and of course frames with no foundation at all. I don't bother with a starter strip. They'll align things pretty well...
  4. Re: Color Photos of bee frames for class room teachings

    Brushy Mountain has teaching frames with photos in place of comb and they also have study prints, with instructional material on reverse.

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/
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    Re: Hurricane Prepairdness???

    Back in Maryland, we didn't have quite the concern that you would face in Louisiana, but here is a blog post detailed how I dealt with 75mph winds resulting from Hurricane Sandy.
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    Re: vented bee suit

    I have a ventilated suite from Pigeon Mountain. Decent suit, probably not a lot different from the others on the market. Some of the worst customer service I've experienced though so can't...
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    Re: Do I need a jig?

    For $5, it's worth picking up a square.
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    Re: beehive in the log !!

    I wonder what it's like to be that bee who takes the last bite before it snaps.

    :eek:
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    Re: Bear Straps

    Darn that really sucks!
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    Re: Beekeeping Taken Too Far

    Nobody, but that isn't the point. This is part of a closed loop home design/thought exercise from a few years ago that included not only this entirely unworkable hive, but also systems to capture...
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    Re: Garden spray????

    What kind of insect eggs? What kinds of plants? Where are they on the plants? How many? All things I'd want to consider before jumping to any spray ... some sprays are more or less effective...
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    Re: Hive Top feeder recomendation.

    Yes, I have mine setup like that this spring and it is working well this way.
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    Re: I can't see.

    I wear progressives (and really dislike them, btw) and am able to see eggs just fine. Perhaps you need an improved prescription? I have three focal areas, for distance, computer use, and...
  14. Re: Why are Lang frame sides narrower at the bottom?

    I can see that a straight side would be simpler to make ... but that aside, why would you not want the Hoffamn style?
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    Re: Hive Top feeder recomendation.

    I have taken to putting inner covers beneath the feeders to eliminate the desire to build wonky comb. So far so good.
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    Re: Anybody else have goats?

    Welcome to the forum! I also have goats. They have predominantly been raised for packing.

    I love the moonspots on your goats!
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    Re: $13 suit with veil? Too good to be true?

    Better than the other way around, right?
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    Re: $13 suit with veil? Too good to be true?

    I was at club meeting recently and someone was wearing something pretty much identical to this. The material was really thin ... thinner than a bad set of sheets ... almost like sheers that you...
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    Re: hive top feeder help

    I've got a few types of top feeders and have similar issues in all of them.. I'm not sure why they don't manufacture them with a narrower gap between the sections. For the past 4 weeks or so 've...
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    Re: Wiring brood foundation

    When you accidentally drop or knock the frame on edge, you'll be glad if they are wired. From experience, having dropped both wired and unwired/foundationless deep frames. I don't learn my lessons...
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    Re: organic sugar for feed?

    It is most likely not fully refined. Most (all that I've seen so far) organic sugars are not, and that is what you are trying to avoid. Doesn't matter if it is organic or not, you want to avoid...
  22. Thread: Top Bar

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    Re: Top Bar

    I started a top bar this year, out of curiosity and somewhat as forcing mechanism to question and experiment with a few different hive management ideas. But from what I've seen and read, there is...
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    Re: H. Tomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    You are right. It sounds like they got a bit overwhelmed, particularly with the woodwork, and it was impacting quality of life:
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    Re: Taking Photos

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    I usually use my smartphone (iPhone 5s) for "good enough" photos like the attached. It can be messy and I certainly don't want propolis on my camera. I have an old canon point and shoot...
  25. Re: Jar feeder hole in inner cover for ventilation?

    Leave it open for ventilation and so they can use that 1 inch notch as an upper entrance.
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