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  1. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    " Quote Originally Posted by cerezha View Post
    Top-bars are cool and I really like them, but they are not for serious apiary - they are for small beekeeper-hobbyists. For myself, I do not see any...
  2. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    Absolutely!
  3. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    Well, I have a couple of hundreds pictures of my frames and I have none, which is more than 10% drones - it is magic! In SoCal, we have no winter break and we (my urban situation) have no really big...
  4. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    Not really. If you keep them without inspection for month or so - than, yes, they will make a few bridges to the side wall at the top of the "frame." I have special tool to cut these attachments...
  5. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    duplicate, sorry
  6. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    I am in SoCal and my beehives are 70% full sun. I had collapsed honey comb accident twice. In both cases, I just left comb inside the beehive and bees repaired the damage, so next time I was able to...
  7. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    Yes, magic. Seriously - I just do not know. Unfortunately, I am quite disorganized and do not keep track of "frames." Therefore, I can not explain rationally what I observe. I observe that (1) I...
  8. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    It is interesting question. I remember discussing it somewhere on beesource. So, since I am a hobbyist, I have a little respect to beekeeping dogmas :) I have so called "drones comb" with large...
  9. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    Essentially, my bees learned how to use top-bars only and we have very little problem with attachment etc. Once bees got the idea (top bar, straight comb), they follow the rules. They do not need any...
  10. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    I am a hobbyist, I do crush-and-strain, not a problem :)
  11. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    I have no problem with bottom bar because I simply do not use it. All my "frames" are foundationless, bottom-bar-less and often side-bar-less (top bar). My bees seldom attach comb to the bottom -...
  12. Re: Impressions on beekeeping with a Warré or Gatineau hive

    Very interesting and educational. Thank you!
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    Re: Should a new beek start with langs?

    I agree with many above. From my hobbyist prospective:
    - equipment must be interchangeable, does not matter is it frame or bar - you need to be able to move comb from one hive to another easy;
    -...
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    Re: Lets talk about Long Lang Hives

    Horizontal beehives are very popular in Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Russia in perticular. They used really deep frames (deeper that am. deep), 20-30 frames per box. They usally have double- walls...
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    Re: Christmas lights for hives?

    It was last year - I do not remember exactly what was the problem, but I was forced (by beeeees) to remove illumination from the beehives. They barely tolerate "external" light and they hated...
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    Re: Show us your honey labels!

    Exactly! Not only bee-parts, but some wax, propolis etc... organic matter... I do crush-and-strain and not much filtering. 102% is also good conversation starter :)
  17. Re: Bees criteria to choose flowers: new insight

    Eduardo
    "salty water" I meant that any liquid inside the plant contains some water and some minerals. Water itself is bad electro-conductor. Dissolved minerals even in small amounts made water to...
  18. Thread: Rain in Cali??

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    Re: Rain in Cali??

    Mine is flying in pouring rain! Thanks for your thoughts indeed! ... we need probably 20 such rains ... and than we will have mudslide and other disasters ... even today after a few hour of rain,...
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    Re: Show us your honey labels!

    I label my honey, but in most cases it's free. I do sell occasionally.
  20. Re: Bees criteria to choose flowers: new insight

    Interesting, I was under impression that many bee's behavioral elements depend on pheromones. In particular, bee marks the visited flower with particular scent, which will wear out indicating that...
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    Re: Foundation or not?

    It is exactly what happened. My neighbor had 4 beehives and city told him to remove two from the property. He offered them to me and I gladly accept bees. When my bees swarmed in my nuc, we offered...
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    Re: Foundation or not?

    Of coarse we all want the best for our bees (and for us)! All my neighbors are converted into bee-lovers (besides that two hives somehow were poisoned, not enough honey-bribe may be?). People saw my...
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    Re: Foundation or not?

    Hi Eduardo
    All our (mine at least) life is absurdity to some degree. When I started beekeeping, I was trying to be a "good" beekeeper. So, I attended bee-club, took bee-classes etc. My bees were...
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    Re: Foundation or not?

    Eduardo, I really do not think that I did anything, which can disregard Oscar Perone. I have deep respect to his approaches. In fact, my top-bars in Lang's body is very similar to what Perone did...
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    Re: Foundation or not?

    Eduardo, I have no problem with your statement, but I can "twist" it in this way: after huge varroa loses, some bees survived ... which bees? Many - feral, foundationless... we can continue these...
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