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    Re: Other side bars for WT Kelly frames

    I've seen few posts recently where people say they're not happy with the endbars from Kelley. What exactly is the problem? Quality? Size? Design? I've bought 200 of the F-style frames last year, and...
  2. Re: Can i start all foundationless when i start my hive or do i need foundation?

    The frames were pushed tight together. This was the 3rd box added and the previous boxes were drawn fine.
  3. Re: Can i start all foundationless when i start my hive or do i need foundation?

    in 2011 I started 18 packages foundationless. At the time I used a wedge top bar with the wedge turned 90* to serve as a guide. Since then I've used groove top bars with paint stick as guides, as...
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    Re: How to get most drawn comb in a season?

    Thanks Vance.
    Would you recommend strong splits ( 5 frames ) or completely nuc a colony ( 2 frame splits )?
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    Re: 3 Foot or 4 Foot

    I'd go 4'. That's what I'll be building myself.
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    How to get most drawn comb in a season?

    What's the most efficient way to get a colony to draw a lot comb? I realize that comb, building is most intense at the beginning of a season and then tapers off. Is it a matter of having the right...
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    Re: Has anyone tried this?....did it work?

    Off topic, but Randy,
    I'm mulling over an offer to place bees at a horse farm. The hives would be placed about 200 yrds away from the horses. The horses wouldn't be able to get close to the bees...
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    Re: Foundationless Frame Preferences?

    I've been using foundationless frames for 4 seasons. I've tried wedge top bars with the wedge turned sideways. I've tried groove top bars with paint sticks/craft sticks glued in and stapled as a...
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    Re: How long does EFB survive?

    Thanks.
    So it's possible that this was a case of efb, but due to time the frame has been sitting before it was analyzed any signs of efb have disappeared.
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    How long does EFB survive?

    Last October I inspected hive for a friend who suspected she had EFB. I've never seen EFB or AFB, other than pictures and videos. There was a slight rancid smell coming from some frames and brood...
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    Re: A video of my bees....are they fanning?

    Thanks all.
    @MP
    I haven't done anything to the hive since last October. The bees "seemed" normal next day, when it was still in mid-40 and sunny, doing usual cleansing flights. I didn't see any...
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    Re: A video of my bees....are they fanning?

    no, it's me. Thanks for pointing it out. It's fixed now
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    A video of my bees....are they fanning?

    I took this video earlier this week when the weather was in mid 40's and it was sunny. First day we've had in a long time where bees could fly.
    The bees are doing what looks like fanning to me, you...
  14. Re: expert at solving the honeybee crisis? I don't think so.

    It's about mason bees, and the guy is talking about supplementing pollination needs with mason bees.
  15. Thread: 6 frame nucs

    by Marcin
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    Re: 6 frame nucs

    This will be my 3rd season using 7 frame equipment, in addition to 8 and 10 frame boxes. Can't tell if theres any benefit. The bees tend to draw out the initial comb a little faster when compared to...
  16. Beekeeping seminar with Michael Bush and Sam Comfort in Chicago, ILL.

    Join us on August 10th, 2013 as we welcome Michael Bush ( http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm ) and Sam Comfort ( http://anarchyapiaries.org/ ) back in Chicago.

    The seminar will be mix of lecture...
  17. Michael Bush and Sam Comfort in Chicago - June 9th

    Join us for a great 2 part seminar with Michael Bush - www.bushfarms.com, and Sam Comfort - www.anarchyapiaries.org on June 9th from 10am-6pm. The morning session will be a lecture, followed by a...
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