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    Re: skunks, top entrance, top feeder?

    I did this, more or less. I should have made my top entrance this way from the beginning. My two hives have just about cleaned 30 pounds of 2:1 syrup out of my top feeders in two days. No signs of...
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    skunks, top entrance, top feeder?

    I had a skunk eating my bees until I modified my hives for a top entrance. Now I need to give them a fall feeding.

    I actually have it all ready to go in top feeders, only now I just realized I...
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    Re: Beekeepers suing EPA

    Ok. So what is stopping us from putting real scientists in the EPA who can design testing parameters which would give us real safety information, to be handed off to the chemical companies to carry...
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    Re: An alternative to a smoker

    I do keep that in mind. That's why I make it a practice to always keep it lit. Someday there will be too many bees.

    A problem I'm more than happy to have on my hands.
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    Re: An alternative to a smoker

    I know I risk coming off like a tree hugging hippy... and this is partly true. But I found that my own emotional state and attitude could keep the bees calm. They are sensitive to movement and have...
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    Re: Treatment Free Commercial Beekeepers?

    Assuming mite inbreeding is a significant factor in how effectively they kill honeybees, and I think it's plausible, the only way I can see to exploit that weakness would be to stop all migratory...
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    Re: Upper/ top entrance design -- Korschgen

    Bridge comb was my biggest question about this whole thing. I was considering filling in part or all of the extra space created by the inner cover and shims with plywood.

    This is my first attempt...
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    Re: Upper/ top entrance design -- Korschgen

    If you wanted to make an awning, you could attach the cut-out to the top lip of the cover instead of onto the top super. The unevenness of the aluminum might require caulking. I would probably drill...
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    Re: Upper/ top entrance design -- Korschgen

    Ok, I got around to taking pictures. I hope this works.

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    Re: Upper/ top entrance design -- Korschgen

    That sounds like a really attractive setup to me.

    The way I was taught to keep bees, they said to always work from behind the hive. Supposedly they are less disrupted and less likely to become...
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    Re: Upper/ top entrance design -- Korschgen

    So it sounds like you made an entrance in the middle of the hive between the supers and brood chamber?

    I have one entrance on the very top, one on the very bottom. With all medium bodies it...
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    Re: Upper/ top entrance design -- Korschgen

    Today I modified my (brand new) telescoping cover and inner cover to make top entrances for two hives. All western boxes with a screen bottom board, reduceable bottom entrance, no queen excluders.
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    Re: H.Thomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    I found HTK Beekeeping Supply through this forum and I went down to the new retail location and met Chris. I'm starting over from scratch this year, and Chris was super helpful and had everything I...
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