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  1. Re: Using Honey-B-Healthy, is it still treatment free?

    beecrazy101....Good job. I'm glad to hear your testimony! Really!. From the very get go, I'm only feeding when an EMERGENCY and have one piece of Foam in the cover for insulation...should clarify...
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    Re: ICE on viewing window

    Here's a very good article on wintering TB Hives.....http://www.backyardhive.com/kb/What_about_wintering_in_these_hives?/
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    Re: ICE on viewing window

    A major difference between Top bar and Langstroth hives is their approach to ventilation. A Langstroth hive is built like a chimney. The result is a large temperature gradient with heat radiating to...
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    Re: Wisconsin, USA

    Thanks AmericasBeekeeper
  5. Re: Using Honey-B-Healthy, is it still treatment free?

    IMHO if we add anything that they can't get on their own, it's not treatment free. If they can't get in in nature, we should do everything in our power not to give it to them.

    In the case of...
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    Re: Wisconsin, USA

    I don't believe I am reinventing anything as these dimensions, long boxes etc all ready exist...I have learned alot and come to appreciate "The Practical Bee Keeper" web site by Michael Bush very...
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    Re: Wisconsin, USA

    I am going on the dimensions found in TB hives here....http://www.backyardhive.com/magazine/ ...I have built their Golden Mean TB but I don't see building one in the near future as I am going with...
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    Re: Why Treatment Free.

    Michael Bush. I totally respect the article and all articles that you share on your website....http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm . The Practical Beekeeper
    Beekeeping Naturally....Thank you for the...
  9. Re: Successful Treatment Free BeeKeeping = Breeding from Survivor stock

    I don't know what all the rest of you have experienced, but with no treatments (on large cell size) I lost all my bees whenever I wouldn't treat for a couple of years. But finally I lost them even...
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    Re: Wisconsin, USA

    My longs are designed after tb's. I hope to get at least 8-9 frames of brood. Praying I get as many as 14. Those frames will be spaced at 1 and 3/8 inches. The other 15 or so I will space at 1 and...
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    Re: Wisconsin, USA

    Hi gmcharlie...I'm hoping for less then 5% winter losses. Your comment made me dig deeper into CCD loss. Thanks....Here's one site I found. "Beekeepers did not report CCD as a major cause of colony...
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    Re: Wisconsin, USA

    Good to meet you Adrian Quiney WI.
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    Re: Wisconsin, USA

    It's good to know you are nearby Dickydoo. Let's keep in touch. I will pray with you that your two hives will be four next yr.
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    Wisconsin, USA

    Just want to let you know I'm up here in the Lake Superior Region of Ashland, Wisconsin. 1 year at it. First year involved A LOT OF STUDY, in different forums etc. Ordered local nucs for the spring...
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