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    Re: Wire Grid for Propolis Collection

    thanks hehe that is exactly what i am planning to do
    the mesh size is smaller than the bee size right?
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    Wire Grid for Propolis Collection

    on top of the hive i am planning to place some wire grid (looking like the pic below) hoping that the bees will deposit propolis there
    has anyone ever tried this? does it work?

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    is this due to heat?

    today here in south europe had a temperature of 30C , so it was pretty warm and i noticed bees standing just outside the entrance
    is this due to the heat? see pics

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    Re: balling of the queen

    thanks - i was opening the hive once a week to see that all is ok and to provide syrup
    so i will open again in 3 days time to check if they accepted her :D
    i forgot to mention that they were also...
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    Re: balling of the queen

    she emerged like 2 weeks ago (in the same hive) and just started to lay eggs some days ago and today i noticed the balling
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    balling of the queen

    today i noticed that one of my new nuc were balling the new queen - i placed the queen in a cage to avoid the bees from killing her
    how long should i leave it in the there before i can safely let it...
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    Re: How to stop robbing

    give them frames with capped broad that is ready to emerge that would make the nuc stronger
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    correct :D
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    https://www.facebook.com/Beekeeping/photos/pb.382715715180385.-2207520000.1403767027./504942472957708/?type=3&theater

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  10. Thread: Fennel Flowers

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    Re: Fennel Flowers

    all i see on the fennel are flies, wasps and small non-honey bees

    on various sites i read that honey bees forage on it - so i am really surprised
  11. Thread: Fennel Flowers

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    Fennel Flowers

    do you know if bees forage on fennel flowers? Lot of them in my area but never see any bees on them!
  12. Re: wax comb between the bottom and top side of frames

    so this can happen in any hive or it indicates that the distance between top and bottom frame is large and thus have enough space to build comb - if i decrease the distance would they stop doing this?
  13. wax comb between the bottom and top side of frames

    today i opened the hive and found 1 frame from the upper chamber stuck to a frame from the lower chamber. The bees have made a comb in between. is this usual? or this indicates that the distances...
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    grafting of eggs?

    next week i will try the grafting method for the first time. I was reading that should graft larvae that are 4 days old (3 days egg + 1 day larva). If I graft eggs, would it work? anyone tried this?
  15. Thread: New Small Queen

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    New Small Queen

    one of my splits has resulted in a small queen - it was just slightly bigger than the workers and far smaller than the other queens of the same age.
    after 2 weeks from hatching it was still in the...
  16. Thread: Spring Time

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    Re: Spring Time

    right now there are many different types of flowers that bees are foraging on
    end of may we extract multi-flora honey :D
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    Re: olive tree honey? does it exists?

    I have olive trees but i never see any bees on their flowers
    olive trees are wind pollinated
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    Spring Time

    Malta today :D

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  19. Thread: oil for wood

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    oil for wood

    all those that make hives - before you paint the outside, do you apply oil? if yes, is oil applied only on the outside or also on the inside?
    what kind of oil do you use? any edible oil would do?
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    that is interesting
    by any chance do you have a copy of the article? as i cannot find it online
    thanks
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    Re: Split of a Colony

    how about doing the split just before sunset with the new hive entrance blocked and only opened once it is dark!?
    would that solve the issue?
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    Split of a Colony

    I had a colony and split it into 2, I left 5 frames in the original hive and moved 6 frames with the queen to a new hive just 2 meters away
    I checked 2 days later and i noticed that almost all the...
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    Re: Langstroth hive - supers in brood chambers

    @Michael Bush

    thanks for your comprehensive reply
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    Re: Langstroth hive - supers in brood chambers

    thanks for your reply - yes that is what i meant - basically i am considering this for the same reason you indicated (to have all equipment interchangeable)

    do you have problems when extracting...
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    Langstroth hive - supers in brood chambers

    is there anyone who has a Langstroth hive and has all the supers as deep? (supers same size as the brood)
    pros and cons?
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