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    Re: American Foulbrood pre-emptive treatment?

    I'm not sure exactly. All the email said was the border of Michigan/Ohio.
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    Re: American Foulbrood pre-emptive treatment?

    @sqkcrk - basically the email said "There is a commercial beekeeper with AFB that has old equipment and is spreading it. " So not that it is an outbreak, just to be careful of used equipment.

    My...
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    Re: American Foulbrood pre-emptive treatment?

    But if your hive doesn't have it, you just play the wait and see game? Bees are communal, so if someone has AFB close to you, chances are you'll get it, right? Hope that your hive is strong enough?
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    American Foulbrood pre-emptive treatment?

    Our local group found out that there is an outbreak of American foulbrood in a neighboring county. The suggestion was to go get chemicals and treat your hives.

    I don't have bees, but I was...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    I'm trying to visualize the cross section of the top bar. Please let me know which one you would suggest. The scale is inches, and I made the base 1" just for convenience - I'd probably make it...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    Quick question. I am drawing up a foundationless narrow frame, as per the suggestions in this thread. The standard frame pdf linked to earlier in this thread shows the ends of the top bar, the part...
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    Re: Small Cell Studies

    Thanks - as Solomon mentioned I need to reread the studies mentioned.
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    Re: Small Cell Studies

    How many hives were tested? Wasn't it only one? It seems the hive in question was suffering in general, as he notes it probably wouldn't have survived the winter. Does that explain the high mite...
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    Re: Small Cell Studies

    Very interesting indeed, and I would like to discuss it as well.

    1.I didn't understand the part about cutting out the drone cells. It was my understanding that the mites prefer the drones (is...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    Thanks crofter. The image works fine and the top bar looks really nice. What wood are you using? It looks almost like oak in the picture. You'll have to let us know how the bees like the starter...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    I'm thinking the glue would be strong enough as long as it is held in place while it dried.
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    David, Did you glue and nail, just nail, or something else to attach the pieces together? It looked just like glue, but I wasn't sure - the nails are pretty small.
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    I considered top bar only, but it seems that they don't really move around that well. After reading Michael Bush's website and others, it seems one method of preventing swarming is to manipulate the...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    David - that is what I was thinking, namely something simple with the same width all the way around. I think the top bar must have many factors of safety since the same top bar is used for shallow,...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    Thanks for the answers. I don't think I'll make frames anytime soon - I don't have the expertise or equipment necessary (unfortunately!). I mostly want to understand the issues.

    The spacing from...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    That brings up an interesting question. Where is the bee space most important? Is there any reason to have bee space (if you're doing foundationless frames) around the edges of the frames - like...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    Thanks, don't know how I missed that one!
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    Do you have a link to the "standard" dimensions? I've been looking all over without much luck.
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    That's why I was hoping for some drawings/schematics. I could then modify them to be narrow frame.
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    Both of you, the frames look great. I am thinking of making some foundationless frames just like you did over the winter as a project with my son. Would you care to share the dimensions or plans...
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