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  1. Thread: young newbee

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    Re: young newbee

    Hi Barry,

    I think you misunderstood -- it was the original poster (valerieranne) who brought up the two:


    It was my hope rather that in this case she does just the opposite of what you seem to...
  2. Thread: young newbee

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    Re: young newbee

    (Hmmm, I hope that you don't apply this same policy to your children -- some people who perhaps missed out on polio, etc., seem to think that child vaccinations are now a bad thing.)

    I just wanted...
  3. Thread: white sheet?

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    Re: white sheet?

    The sheet is white, because that happens to be the color of the family linen.

    As Dave Cushman writes, this (letting them march in) is a traditional (and certainly impressive way) to hive a swarm....
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    Re: Question from a non-beekeeper

    Yeah, isn't the easiest solution to call a beekeeper, who could explain the nature of the problem to the property owner (continued damage to the building, etc.) and would be happy to acquire the...
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    Re: Question from a non-beekeeper

    I don't see why the one (the two) would rule out the other. We have a child who was four when the bees arrived in our small yard. Requires a little bit of diligence at first (or a fence). (But...
  6. Re: Bees hanging out on outside of Log hive, waggle dancing

    Is that the same thing as drumming? (See video)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJDOLxvHr2s

    -Kevin
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    Re: hive 300 feet from house?

    Same here, from the door to my home office (and even closer to the terrace outside). Soon there will be a second hive. I take my coffee breaks next to the landing board, close enough to reach out and...
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    Re: Howdy. Got a few a questions.

    Where does this (pardon) crap about "raw honey" come from? I see now that even the Website of the charity founded by the discredited professional cyclist Armstrong has a warning about the "dangers of...
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    Re: My bees are swarming! What do I do?

    Open the door or window? Or trap it against the glass of the window in a cup and slide a piece of paper under it and then carry it outside. God forbid you get a spider in there. :-)

    -K
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    Re: Problem: Bees in the birdbath

    Then why not two "bird baths"? -- Oh, sorry, just saw that "Ravenseye" had written the same thing.

    -K
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    Re: Advice on killing a hive

    Interesting story, thanks for the update. But what's "HBH"? (Thanks, in advance)

    -Kevin
  12. Re: How can you make Warre top bars without a table saw?

    The simple solution if you live in a small(er) apartment in a large(r) city like Berlin is you ask your local carpenter/cabinet maker/lumber mill to cut what you need to size. Back when I lived in...
  13. Thread: young newbee

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    Re: young newbee

    Hi Bernhard,

    > It would be better too use a pressing bag, so you can remove the wax rests in one go.

    Okay, I've made a note of that! Two more questions -- do you use any filter screens at all?...
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    Re: over run by honey bees

    Yes, Javin makes some good points. This sounds like a situation where first the facts need to be separated from the hysteria and fear.
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    Re: bees,bees and more bees

    What are we seeing in the third image - a hive post earth tremor / bear attack?
  16. Thread: Hello from Berlin

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    Re: Hello from Berlin

    My thermometer said only 5 degrees (42 or so Fahrenheit), but the sun was warm enough to draw out a few adventurous souls out of the south-facing hive.
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  17. Re: Ever encountered hostility from other beekeepers over your TBH?

    I'm sure it's been mentioned elsewhere on this site, but rather than listening to skeptical suppliers who have no experience with TBHs, pick up a copy of Mangum's book: Top-bar Hive Beekeeping. I...
  18. Thread: Making a skep

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    Re: Making a skep

    You had this already in post #2 of this thread:


    But you've found the English-language version, which certainly should be more helpful.

    -K
  19. Thread: Making a skep

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    Re: Making a skep

    It's certainly possible to remove a comb from a skep for inspection. Putting it back might be another story.
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    Re: Favorite Beekeeping Videos!!!

    One more that I ran into recently: transferring a colony by drumming...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJDOLxvHr2s
  21. Thread: Making a skep

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    Re: Making a skep

    If you haven't already, you'll certainly want to spend some time watching the Heathland Beekeeping series. In one of the episodes the beekeeper is shown in some detail repairing one of the skeps (and...
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    Re: An alternative to a smoker

    Just wanted to say that this is getting a bit off-topic -- if anyone wants to discuss skep beekeeping (with the HYPERBOLE IN ALL CAPS or otherwise), then perhaps a new thread would be better.

    -K
  23. Thread: caucasian queens

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    Re: caucasian queens

    No, but a tip: Caucasian with the big C -- "The Caucasian honey bee originates from the high valleys of the Central Caucasus."
  24. Re: Finding laws about bee keeping for certain towns/cities

    That was the approach I took. (Of course, one should always have a plan B for just in case.)

    As to finding out more information -- perhaps it's easier to look for beekeepers in your tentative new...
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    Re: Favorite Beekeeping Videos!!!

    Yes, the series is beautifully filmed and narrated and offers a close look at a way of life and keeping bees in northern Germany that (almost) no longer exists today. Save time to watch them.
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