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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Ha... Have plenty of pictures that put treated hives to shame. Mathematically impossible to get treated hives to perform the same as my Untreated and sugarfree hives....

    A hive can only survive 3...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Treatment free beekeeping is easy. You want a new challenge? Try Sugar free beekeeping. If hives are on constant life support, doesn't really matter if you are treatment free or not. Healthy...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Give me the multi-millions thrown at the so called research each year. I'll show you how to make more bees exponentially and not piles of papers.
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    How much "Evidence" do you want? The reason no ones says anything that are do so, is because we are greatly out numbered by those who say it cannot be done. Which I really don't see what the big deal...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Hmm..Never would of guessed that.
  6. Re: Overwintering singles (when and where to add the second brood box)

    More like 5-7 mediums at one time, pre drone emerging. When them supers go on there is a average of 18 frames of brood in them 3 deep systems. 21 days later that's another 36 frames of bees. 3.6 Hive...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    I'm working with 8+year treatment free, SUGAR free and naturally raised Queens.

    I don't keep hives that need life support.

    Tim Ives
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    Re: brood break and mites

    That would be Correct Ray.
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    Re: For Treatment Free Beeks only

    Can you put in writing, that you will compensate all financial losses for me to use anything in my hives other than what the bees put there themselves?
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    Re: Too Tall? - Stacking Supers to Silly Heights

    How does a hive of 40-50# of bees filling 7 supers drop to a scattering of bees? I see more SHB after the nucs vs supered hives. Even if they swarm, can't tell till the second round of pulling honey...
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    Re: Too Tall? - Stacking Supers to Silly Heights

    New foundation with 10 frame. Problem with checker boarding frames, they'll still go to the drawn frames first. Draw them out more and not draw the new correctly. If you CB using capped honey frames...
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    Re: Too Tall? - Stacking Supers to Silly Heights

    I see it all the time on hives not supered. Does it get capped? No.. They'll start backfilling wherever brood emerged out of. Wax builders use it to gorge to get primed.
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    Re: Too Tall? - Stacking Supers to Silly Heights

    No Q/E needed. A Queen can only lay so many eggs in a cycle. As long as the colony is giving enough room above the brood area. The brood area stays on the bottom 3 deeps. The New super creates the...
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    Re: Too Tall? - Stacking Supers to Silly Heights

    Space is the timing issue, getting the supers(space) on before that large population cycles out, becomes foragers ABD start backfilling in the bottom.
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    Re: Too Tall? - Stacking Supers to Silly Heights

    The first indicator is fresh pollen coming in. The colony doesn't start drone production till fresh pollen. Drones need to be 16 days old to be matured to mate. So..once drones start emerging the...
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    Re: Too Tall? - Stacking Supers to Silly Heights

    Pretty close WLC. The triples have the resources to allow the colony to brood up well before anything is coming into the hive. You'll end up with Atleast one brood cycle more vs a double. With the...
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    Re: Too Tall? - Stacking Supers to Silly Heights

    Correct. 10 frames in the new boxes. 9 frames in drawn boxes. Boxes are also color coded.
    The bees will fill the drawn box first.

    Also note this is done on 3 deep brood box systems. 2 deep deep...
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    Re: Too Tall? - Stacking Supers to Silly Heights

    When placing supers on. Super boxes are checker boarded (not frames). New super is placed at the bottom then drawn placed above. I dont get into the brood boxes. After looking at 100's of hives...
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    Re: Too Tall? - Stacking Supers to Silly Heights

    I do have over 100 hives. I surely don't drag pallets of supers with bobcat out for the fun of it. If you call putting full supers back on pallets in June, July and Sept fun. Then I guess you can say...
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    Re: Too Tall? - Stacking Supers to Silly Heights

    Super abundant summer flow??? I failed to miss when that is. Most of my flows are from small patches of trees between corn fields.
    Mid July till late Aug is a dearth till goldenrod.
  21. Re: How much solar gain can you expect from tar paper?

    Using a IR laser thermometer. Jan 22 10:32 am -17 outside temp. South side of hive 42.4 degrees. 2:26 pm 1.5 outside temp Southside of hive 86.4, pulled the top bees walking around 54.7 degree aiming...
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    Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    Nope, just a bunch of LIVE treatment free and sugar free bees, surrounded by neonics???

    The PLoS link, all the hives/ Queen are exclusively raised on HFCS.

    Hint: Junk foods equals junk...
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    Re: Why knowingly catalyze a bee apocalypse?

    (C)hemical (C)omb (D)isorder- Fluvalinate 50.8%, Amitraz 21.3%, Thymol 21.1%, Coumaphos 37.7%, Fenpyroximate 6.2% = 137.1% (N=451 samples)
    Chlorpyrifos 20.4% is also used to control cockroaches and...
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    Re: What Does Mite Tolerant Really Mean?

    So what happens with a mated NON reproductive female that enters a cell?
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    Re: Why knowingly catalyze a bee apocalypse?

    So why dont I have dead bees? 19 different yards, 16 are within a stone's throw of corn/bean field. Hives at Apple orchard are 4' away from cornfield, Apple trees get sprayed 3 times a year with...
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