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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Those brood chambers have 11 1/4" frames. Seems to be big enough. In my zone bees don't need winter stores. If I use a double 9 5/8" box the upper is just filled with honey. I sometimes use no...
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    Re: Measuring Average Yield

    I double whatever Charlie B. brags to me.....
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Charlie, I took this picture for you of the dumpster hives for two reasons:

    1. To show Velbert a hive of his survivor stock, five years un-medicated.
    2. So you can point out to all the...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Kind of. They are on a flatbed for a dropbox truck. When you are a guerrilla beekeeper, you have to be prepared to flee in a hurry.
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Oh hey!! I do have sites in wildflower covered meadows! Woodside, California.


    http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t7/odfrank/2010/May5_zps7379f5ab.jpg
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Site on the San Francisco Watershed near where Highway 35 crosses the San Andreas fault. This one is in the country, a mile from suburbia. 2006:
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    I wasn't too embarrassed to just have posted the same picture on the hive stand thread where you got it from. Count the supers full of honey on that hive to the right. You can only see four of the...
  8. Wax moth damage, styrafoam nuc box w/ wax foundation

    This is the worst and some of the only wax moth damage I have had in my bait hives. Frame rest heavily chewed, edges of wax foundation chewed, wax comb obliterated. This site caught swarms several...
  9. Re: these are parked outside my house right now...(derailment)

    You could make a nice extracting room out of one of those. They can't move it closer to your house? Offer them a few jars of honey.
  10. Re: What's the best way to get bees out of supers for extracting?

    If your drones won't easily fit through the excluder, you don't have a powerful enough blower.
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    Re: Please post pics of your hive stands!!

    Used pressure treated 4X4's on asphalt.

    http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t7/odfrank/2014/2014-04-30150208-1_zps564c42b8.jpg
  12. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    What does it have to do with grumpiness or negativity? My comments indicated that it does not seem to be a highly beneficial methodology to me. If some one posts multiple pictures of their new...
  13. Re: Can you usually keep more hives in a more urban area?

    Not to mention numerous swarms causing an uproar in congested urban and suburban neighborhoods.
    I placed a bait hive in a front yard with a husbands permission. His wife was ready to kill me when...
  14. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    I don't see any advantage or savings in doing this. Time is money, unless of course it is your own free time. Any foundation savings cost is lost in all that special work cutting up foundation and...
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    Re: custom cappings spinner

    I have an older Diamondline spinner, the basket has a perforated bottom also. The blades are probably not mean for chopping but slinging the cappings to the side from the center.
  16. Re: Can you usually keep more hives in a more urban area?

    Pretty well hidden...this is the best I could come up with:

    http://www.dunedingov.com/index.aspx?page=478
  17. Re: Can you usually keep more hives in a more urban area?

    Your county or town website should have a copy of the ordinances. Bees are often on the same page with chickens. If bees are not specifically mentioned they just fall under the nuisance ordinances.
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    Re: Pool House Roof Good for TBH Location?

    The above advice comes from the countries' most reknown expert on rooftop beekeeping.
    I once produced 800 lbs on a roof, that was the last time I put bees on a roof. What goes up empty, comes down...
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    Re: Nadire another box?

    >In their first year they basicly build the broodnest and the broodnest does need only two boxes

    Our first Warre last year filled five boxes, three full with honey. This year a large swarm filled...
  20. Re: What's the best way to get bees out of supers for extracting?

    I have for over 40 years used a common leaf blower with a shop vac hose and crevice nozzle attached. More recently I use an electric blower that came with the Ridgid Blower Vac I bought to power my...
  21. Re: Why the tall stacks of supers, why not take some and process??

    And often the day job that feeds our family takes priority over our hobby and sideline business.
  22. Re: Is there any down side to placing an empty nuc next to established hives?

    This flew in to one of my apiaries today, from somewhere else. I think that, like queens mating far from their home, swarms also like to fly away from their home, to spread their race far and wide. I...
  23. Re: Swarmtrapping: My newfound joy in beekeeping

    The biggest tragedy in the automotive world: No new small pickups like the Subaru Baja, a small beekeepers dream truck. My buddy got two after seeing mine and another local beekeeper uses one also....
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    Re: hello from Richmond, CA

    On of the big Warre problems I had this year: A hive I was helping with swarmed again about six weeks after we had stocked it with a big swarm. The owner only supplied them with three boxes. After we...
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    Re: hello from Richmond, CA

    All the pro Warre women were cute, my wife, two daughters and two beginners I was helping with hives. As you can see the hives are cute also.
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