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    Re: Introduction to Natural Beekeeping

    Phil, I am a middle child, hate conflict of all kinds, even heated discussion (though I enjoy reading the back and forth of others). Or maybe I have been in academia too long. Plus, this time of...
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    Re: Introduction to Natural Beekeeping

    Phil so grateful you are out there. I keep bees largely thanks to your influence. I wish you all success.

    cheers
    Laura
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    Re: When did the "Top Bar Wave" begin?

    My guess is the "wave" began about the time CCD started to hit the news in a big way. I know that is what got me interested in beekeeping, (combined with an absence of honeybees on my fruit trees)...
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    Sticky: Old news, but maybe still useful: late swarm...

    Old news, but maybe still useful: late swarm July 5 2008 Portland OR 97203

    (origin: My first year package)
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    Hybrid Warre/TBH pics

    Here is a link to an experimental hive I just built, sort of a hippie Bee Condo.

    I will let ya'll know how the bees like it this summer. I call it "son of hivemonster" as it is the second...
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    Cacklewack, Here in Portland, I have had good...

    Cacklewack,

    Here in Portland, I have had good results with Borage, Anise Hyssop, anything in the mint family but particularly thyme, rosemary, catmint, oregano, spearmint, lemon balm, non hybrid...
  7. I had the exact same thing happen to my tbh, but...

    I had the exact same thing happen to my tbh, but I was expecting it as my colony had lost their queen in the late summer or early fall, and I was too new to figure it out until it was too late to...
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    Any one out there have more pics or plans of this...

    Any one out there have more pics or plans of this condo? I was thinking of trying out a modified version....(a htbh/warre combo). I would love some more info.

    I was given a link on another...
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    I put windows in mine...what I have read is that...

    I put windows in mine...what I have read is that the bees are less likely to attach burr comb to glass than to plexi, but plexi is easier to work (can cut it using my woodworking tools) and I can buy...
  10. Thread: tbh question

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    do what is easiest for you. If the hive is on a...

    do what is easiest for you. If the hive is on a stand next to other hives and you plan to work it from one side then I would use a front entrance so you are not in the bees flight path. High, low,...
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