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  1. Thread: yields

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    Re: yields

    I have a 40 inch long TBH, and it's about 3/4 full of honey and brood- probably 1/2 of the hive is honey. Right now, they are building a frame of comb in about 3-4 days. Oh yeah, I'm in southwest...
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    Re: Electron Microscope pics of honeybees

    I'm going to order the book after payday!
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    Electron Microscope pics of honeybees

    Discover Magazine's website has an article about a new book featuring photographs of honeybees, taken with electron microscopes. It's pretty.
    Here's the link
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    Re: I built my TBH too narrow-will it matter?

    The bees will never know the difference, unless you get those super intelligent ones with the little tape measures :)
  5. Stupid me made bars to wide, what should I do?

    Ok, I'm pretty new at building beehives... oh nevermind the excuses, really, I misread my tape measure. I thought my bars were 1 3/8, but they're actually closer to 1 1/2 inches wide. I've only got...
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    Re: reattaching comb/time of day question

    Ok, I did pretty much the same thing a few days ago, and I tried a few different methods.

    For the really small comb, I just took some cotton kite string and a really big sewing needle and...
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    Re: The best bee brush I've used so far...

    My bees are really calm until I brush them with this paintbrush I got, then they swarm out and attack me. I think that maybe it's absorbed the smell of alarm pheromones or something. Obviously, I'm...
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    Re: Another post about comb not straight

    That's great! I've enjoyed watching them work for the past couple of weeks that I felt really guilty messing with the hive.
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    Re: Another post about comb not straight

    Ok, I cut the cooked comb and reattached it to the bar straight, with lots of thick cotton string. I lost a little bit of brood, but not too much I think. My queen was still in the hive, so no...
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    Re: Can't have a hive in my town!!!

    I would consider going to a city council meeting and making your case. I have a friend that is a falconer and he wanted to keep a red-tail hawk in the back yard. The town he live in said no, birds...
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    Another post about comb not straight

    I installed a package of bees into my TBH about 2 weeks ago, and my girls have been very diligent in building comb. I started out with 6 bars, and every bar now has comb on it; unfortunately, they...
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    Re: What should we do with this crooked comb?

    I've got the crooked comb problem too- ran deep grooves in my bars and filled them with beeswax, but alas, the bees built across the bars! I'm not quite sure what to do, I don't want to destroy all...
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    Poll: Re: Smoke or not to smoke? This is the ?

    I've got beeweavers in a top bar hive; they barely look at me when I open the hive up. These are the most gentle bees I've ever seen.
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    Re: Mosquito Magnets and Bees

    Bees LOVE the blue end of the visible light spectrum, and can see UV. Perhaps the bees won't be particularly attracted to the light, after all they're pretty smart, but they'll definitely be able to...
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    Re: Top bar hive division board feeder????

    All I did was route a hole out of a small piece of board that the lid of a peach jar could fit in. Then I screwed that board onto my division board, filled the jar with syrup, and put the jar and...
  16. My first hive is up and going- when do I open the entrance

    My first hive is up and going- it's a TBH, basically the one from Barefoot Beekeeping. I put package of BeeWeaver in there this past Saturday afternoon, checked it yesterday (Tuesday) to see if the...
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    I found a feral beehive!

    I was just out for an easter walk, and I found a feral beehive up on the eaves of the old library building here in town. There's a lot of comb outside on the building, and the bees are flying in and...
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    Students are obsessed with bees

    Just thought that this might help make everyone's day-

    I just started teaching out at our alternative high school, mid-semester switch between schools, and mentioned to the kids that I was going...
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    Re: Help, beekeeping is illegal, kind of

    The city, after having reviewing my intention to place a hive in my back yard, has determined that there are no reasons why I should not be allowed to keep bees, and has given my the green light! My...
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    Re: Help, beekeeping is illegal, kind of

    Just a little update, we're still waiting to hear from the city. We had a pretty bad snow storm yesterday/this morning so it may be an extra day or two. Got my shipment in from Dadant, so now we're...
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    Re: The "neatest" thing you have eaten

    My obsessive-compulsive neighbor.




    Ok, just kidding. I ate some jellyfish in my invertebrate zoology class.
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    Building equip, part 2

    So I'm definitely going to build a top bar hive, and one or two langstroth hives. I was thinking of staining the hives with something like Thompson's Water Seal (though it hardly rains here)- is...
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    Re: Help, beekeeping is illegal, kind of

    Talked to city zoning- basically they say that if it's not a commercial operation, and only 1 hive, then they don't see why it wouldn't be permissable. The worst that would happen, is that I would...
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    Re: Help, beekeeping is illegal, kind of

    And that's exactly where the problem lies. I'm waiting to hear back from the city zoning comissioner, or someone like that. There are no laws against honeybees, but you have to be zoned...
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    Re: Help, beekeeping is illegal, kind of

    I'd love to go ahead and just do it, however, I learned that I can't keep bees on residential property from my insurance company, which called the city and actually discovered this fact. So if i...
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