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    Re: Warre Hive Harvest disaster

    Kdx, We did harvest a box from one of our hives last week. There was only one patch of brood in the center, the rest was all honey. So waiting was the key. We have a couple more hives to work on...
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    Re: Warre Hive Harvest disaster

    Dansar, the scenario you described is exactly what I'm hoping will occur. Right now the goldenrod and other autumn flowers are in the peak of their bloom and the bees are really bringing in the...
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    Re: Moving down into the next box

    @Beekeeping is good - whether it's a floor or obstruction is almost a matter of semantics. The result is the same. The bees don't move down into the successive boxes as rapidly as (we think) they...
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    Re: Warre Hive Harvest disaster

    Michael, thank you for weighing in on this. I have read much of what you've written about your treatment free, and overall hands-off approach to bee keeping. While you may not have specifically used...
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    Re: Warre Hive Harvest disaster

    @Harley- isn't the answer to that question a bit obvious? I will say without reservation that I approached this initial harvest with a good dose of blind optimism and even a touch of Hubris. In my...
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    Re: Moving down into the next box

    To DARB, I wouldn't be too quick to accept the explanation you posted from the Warre Store. I say this because if you removed the top bars from the lower boxes the bees will continue to build. If the...
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    Re: Warre Hive Harvest disaster

    Thank you Odfrank for your droll humor *golf clap*

    Bernhard - thank you for your constructive input. I guess I am trying to asses if this natural form of foundationless, top-down beekeeping is...
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    Re: Warre Hive Harvest disaster

    regarding the beespace article it does not hold true for my hive. We Nadir the hive as Warre described. I believe the missing element here is that you need to wait until later in the year (Sept/Oct...
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    Warre Hive Harvest disaster

    OK, installed a package in May of 2011. The bees never really progressed past the first box that year so naturally we didnt harvest. Last year the hive expanded rapidly and grew into the second and...
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