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    Re: Fall Weight Changes

    Andrew,
    excellent link, is that data from one of your hives?
    I was looking at it and was wondering what would be the explanation for a ~38lb loss between Oct. 22nd., and the 23rd., or am I not...
  2. Re: Help with yellow jackets - don't understand making hive entrance smaller

    Do you have any reference/citation for that statement? 2000 seems a lot, considering that's in the ballpark range of what a queen can lay in a day.
    Maybe Rader will chime in....:)

    @op,
    it seems...
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    Re: Beekeeping conversions/rules of thumb

    I'm interested in finding out how the "x pounds of honey to make lb. of nectar" came about. First off, is it honey, or is it nectar? And then we've all heard " 5, 6, 7, 8 lbs of nectar/honey to...
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    Re: A video of my bees....are they fanning?

    Figured I'd give an update on this colony. They survived the winter. I pulled a super off in late April ( mostly crystallized honey in comb, had to warm it up in a greenhouse ). There were no signs...
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    I used to crush and strain but haven't done so in a while. Nowadays, some frames I'll use for cut comb and some I'll extract. As long as the comb is attached on 3 sides, it seems to hold up to...
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    Re: starting foundationless frames

    I gave a new beekeeper 2 foundationless frames to put in his hive ( he asked for them ). They were installed 9 days ago and when we checked the hive both frames had been drawn and filled with nectar....
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    Re: Michael Bush - Treatment Free Beekeeping

    In that case, I was using wedge top bars with the wedge turned 90 degrees to it's intended position thus creating a guide.
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    Re: Question about 1-1/4 inch sidebars

    I use foundationless frames and almost every brood frame has "communication" holes for the bees to pass through to the other side of comb. They also don't fill the comb completely to the frame,...
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    Re: Question about 1-1/4 inch sidebars

    I haven't yet, but I do like that I can fit 9 frames in an 8 frame box, or 11 frames in standard 10 frame box.
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    Re: Michael Bush - Treatment Free Beekeeping

    I started 18 packages foundationless few years back. Only got 1 box where the comb was across all frames. I started moving it up and eventually ( after winter ) was able to remove it from the hive. I...
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    Re: Question about 1-1/4 inch sidebars

    I've been using 1 1/4 frames for 2 years now. Last year all of my foundationless frames were 1 1/4 and this year I shaved all of the drawn out frames that I could. I left about 75% of honey frames as...
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    Re: Hives full of honey

    Are these an overwintered hives, package, split, new nucs? And what's your hive set up like ( how many and what size boxes, frames per box...).
    You could probably harvest the frames, our flow is...
  13. Re: What pollen is bright red in color? Midlands, SC

    I noticed red pollen coming in at a friend's hive and was wondering what it was. Few days ago she said she saw bees working dead nettle in her yard and saw them coming back with red pollen.
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    Re: New BEEK-Questions

    I would get in there and at least removed the collapsed comb. If you leave it in there too long you risk getting more of a mess. Remember that bees never violate bee space, they'll build comb...
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    Re: Other side bars for WT Kelly frames

    I've seen few posts recently where people say they're not happy with the endbars from Kelley. What exactly is the problem? Quality? Size? Design? I've bought 200 of the F-style frames last year, and...
  16. Re: Can i start all foundationless when i start my hive or do i need foundation?

    The frames were pushed tight together. This was the 3rd box added and the previous boxes were drawn fine.
  17. Re: Can i start all foundationless when i start my hive or do i need foundation?

    in 2011 I started 18 packages foundationless. At the time I used a wedge top bar with the wedge turned 90* to serve as a guide. Since then I've used groove top bars with paint stick as guides, as...
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    Re: How to get most drawn comb in a season?

    Thanks Vance.
    Would you recommend strong splits ( 5 frames ) or completely nuc a colony ( 2 frame splits )?
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    Re: 3 Foot or 4 Foot

    I'd go 4'. That's what I'll be building myself.
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    How to get most drawn comb in a season?

    What's the most efficient way to get a colony to draw a lot comb? I realize that comb, building is most intense at the beginning of a season and then tapers off. Is it a matter of having the right...
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    Re: Has anyone tried this?....did it work?

    Off topic, but Randy,
    I'm mulling over an offer to place bees at a horse farm. The hives would be placed about 200 yrds away from the horses. The horses wouldn't be able to get close to the bees...
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    Re: Foundationless Frame Preferences?

    I've been using foundationless frames for 4 seasons. I've tried wedge top bars with the wedge turned sideways. I've tried groove top bars with paint sticks/craft sticks glued in and stapled as a...
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    Re: How long does EFB survive?

    Thanks.
    So it's possible that this was a case of efb, but due to time the frame has been sitting before it was analyzed any signs of efb have disappeared.
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    How long does EFB survive?

    Last October I inspected hive for a friend who suspected she had EFB. I've never seen EFB or AFB, other than pictures and videos. There was a slight rancid smell coming from some frames and brood...
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    Re: A video of my bees....are they fanning?

    Thanks all.
    @MP
    I haven't done anything to the hive since last October. The bees "seemed" normal next day, when it was still in mid-40 and sunny, doing usual cleansing flights. I didn't see any...
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