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  1. Re: honey and brood in the super + beginner = Confused

    We run a single deep brood chamber, with deep supers, and have few swarming issues. It does take more effort, and maybe skill, however.

    Crazy Roland
  2. Re: How fast would a shaken hive find way into new hive?

    Sounds reasonable to me. A bee without a hive is a goner. The prudent thing for a bee to do is find a new hive.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Warning to the wise

    Blamb61 - Three deeps of feed will give you three deeps of funny honey whne they move it.


    Vance is right, be diligent in minding the stores level. With a single deep, we are out in the spring to...
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    Re: No bee shortage this year.

    Rumor has it bees are in short supply in Wisconsin. We ordered early, so no problems, but the johny come latelys may be up a creek.

    I will try to confirm and report back.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Where have all the hive tools gone?

    No Bentonbee, I loose alot of other things. I still live in fear of the "Bull of the Woods", and what would happen if I lost it.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: extra deep frames

    Yup, get ahold of Odfrank. You may be looking for "Jumbos". The frames are easier to find than the foundation.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Where have all the hive tools gone?

    Honeyhouseholder - Do they know the phrase "No supper for you"? Food, or lack thereof, is a mighty powerful motivator.


    Vantabula, I think you have me beat. I would guess mine is only 26-28 years...
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    Re: split #3 package

    Phil will call me dumb and crazy, but if y9u built a Ukranian verticaly divided double deep, it would work. The divider is a queen excluder, so the 2 sides share heat. This avoids the problem of a 1...
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    Re: Attn: Barehanded beekeepers

    Badadbeekeeper - think of rings on two adjacent fingers.
  10. Re: How much honey is consumed over winter months? Not much

    That consumption rate sounds about right. We winter in a single deep, no need for more.

    Crazy Roland
  11. Re: How much honey is consumed over winter months? Not much

    That consumption rate sounds about right. We winter in a single deep, no need for more.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Where have all the hive tools gone?

    It is obvious that the OP was not trained by the "Bull of the Woods".

    You where issued a hive tool the first day on the job. It was not to leave your hand untill you got back in the truckoul(put...
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    Re: Frame bottom bar - thick or thin?

    To the best of my knowledge, Dadant was the first to change to 1/2" bottom bars, to accommodate automated frame assembly.

    We see no use for a thicker bottom bar in hand assembly, and feel that the...
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    Re: Attn: Barehanded beekeepers

    As to the forklift battery, which weight around 2000 lbs, sometimes the arrangement of cells is such that the first and last cell are adjacent to each other. I do not remember the details, just made...
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    Re: Attn: Barehanded beekeepers

    The worst horror story of wedding bands concerned a man who was working on a forklift battery capable of over 1000 amps at 36 volt. He got his gold(a good conductor) band across the output, turning...
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    Re: Clothing puzzle...

    If heat is an issue, find a long sleeved khaki shirt, roll up the sleeves, and buy a regular veil. No need for anything more.


    Crazy Roland
  17. Re: Whats the best way to uncap wax from a frame?

    The best way is with a Cowen uncapper. The practical way for a few hives is a pierce electric knife.

    Crazy Roland
  18. Re: Assembling brood boxes with 1/4"X1-1/2 staples and no glue

    We have deeps made in the '40's still in service. They where not glued. We still do not glue, but do use galvanized Maze nails.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: snow bound hives/locations

    I agree with Allen.

    Do some calculus. The populations usually follow an "S" curve. When you split, where on the curve will you put them? If you put them on back on the lower flat of the curve, you...
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    Re: snow bound hives/locations

    I agree with Allen.

    Do some calculus. The populations usually follow an "S" curve. When you split, where on the curve will you put them? If you put them on back on the lower flat of the curve, you...
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    Re: feeder pail screen

    Did you find the threads?

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: feeding back medicated syrup

    What if the deadout died of a UN-noticed bee disease?

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Do you put weight on your top covers?

    That's why there is a level in the bee truck.(and we use paired hive stands)

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: feeder pail screen

    I repeat, do a search on feeder screens, there were a few threads where the name and address was provided for the company that sold the circles of FINE SS mesh.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Do you put weight on your top covers?

    We cast a bent stiff wire in a block of concrete, roughly the size of the bottom half of a gallon milk jug.

    Crazy Roland
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