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    Re: Is this what robbing looks like

    Don't look like robbing to me. It just looks like a hive that is doing well. If it was robbing it could look like this.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kndlhdahkyd8vyx/P1150008.MOV?dl=0
    Colino
  2. A lecture given by Jamie Ellis at the 2014 National Honey Show entitled "Biology of t

    I have been studying bee behavior for over 3 years now and I am surprised at how much I didn't know. Bees reproduce more like apple trees than mammals, amazing concept.
    Colino...
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    Re: Accidental Beehive

    Take a jar without the lid, mason jar, mayonnaise jar, what ever. Fill it with syrup, take a saucer(preferably not your wife's best china) and place it on top of the jar, then holding the saucer on...
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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    I make all my own wooden ware, even most of my frames. I scavenge the majority of my material. First time I bought wood in 3 years was this year I bought enough 1x8 for 30 boxes for $39.99. It was a...
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    Re: Do we worry about snowed in hives?

    As a testament to the insulating properties of snow. We have just come through over a month of freezing temps down to -30C at times with 8" of snow on the ground. Last Saturday we had a warm spell...
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    Re: New: TBH Design Advice

    Hello:
    I just rip a piece of 1" stock 3/8" thick and trim it 19" long, then drill 3 holes in it and screw it to the top of my top bars so they will fit in a Lang. If you are going to use yours in a...
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    Re: New: TBH Design Advice

    Maybe this will help, this guy builds the Cadillac of Long Hives.
    http://www.beebehavior.com/modified_european_long_hive.php
    Colino
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    Re: Cleats vs Handolds

    Hello Peter:
    Do you put the angle on both top and bottom of the cleat so that the end profile looks like a parallelogram? I just made 32 new boxes and still need to cut hand holds, this could save...
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    Re: New: TBH Design Advice

    You do not need to build your TBH to accept Lang frames. You just need to build the Top Bars a length that will fit in a Lang Box. Although there have been those who have built a Lang/TBH hybrid with...
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    Re: New: TBH Design Advice

    If you do go with a TBH I would advise that you make your top bars so they can be transferred to a lang hive. Then if you do decide to change to Langs it is a lot easier. When I was running TBH's I...
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    Re: Feeding Bees - Could they give up foraging?

    Or in early spring I keep an eye on how much I feed them so they don't fill the brood nest full of syrup and slow down brood rearing.
    Colino
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    Re: Ted's Mush .. a way to feed

    Not to mention that the dry sugar absorbs moisture during the winter. And Vance you always have a way of sliding in those one liners that make me chuckle.( Newspaper is really shoddy these days...
  13. Thread: cheap 1x8 pine

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    Re: cheap 1x8 pine

    You got that right, the bees just don't care about pretty. I built a jig once for making box joints but I could never get them to work right for me and so now I'm set up for rabbet joints I don't...
  14. Thread: cheap 1x8 pine

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    Re: cheap 1x8 pine

    I bought some 1x8 at Rona (1st lumber I've ever bought for my boxes) I paid $39.95 for them because they had a little weathering on the outside of the bundle, regular price was $150. There were 22,...
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    Re: piggy back rides

    Made my morning, thanks.:lpf:
    Colino
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    Open Source Software

    I just found this Charting software on source forge. It's open source and I've been playing with it working out how to best use it in my bee keeping. You can find the free download at...
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    Re: Honey warming box air temperature

    I did this after watching your video and it works like a charm. I don't have any metal QE's so I used a couple of cookie racks. What's nice about it also is that I can add or reduce mediums to...
  18. Re: Please clarify a statement about feeding in the late fall and winter

    It's this easy, here is a video by Honey B Guys.
    Colino
    http://youtu.be/3d6Wp_Ip2XQ
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    Re: Should a new beek start with langs?

    X2, I started with TBH's 1st year and they all died through winter. I switched to Langs, and things seem to be going great.
    Colino
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    Re: Bees have left the hive

    There is a lot of bad advice out there and as a newbee you have to wade through it. Find someone in your area who successfully keeps bees and follow his/her advice. Figure out 1st how to keep bees...
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    Re: Hive wraps and condensation question

    Got them all wrapped and tucked away under a 6" blanket of snow. But we're only supposed to get -8F here on Wednesday night or as we call it in Canada " A good night for a backyard Barbeque".:D...
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    Re: Hive wraps and condensation question

    The Fatbeeman has a video you may wish to watch.
    http://youtu.be/cGVWStglt38
    Colino
  23. Re: Beehives and bee-keepers? Your experiences!

    I filled out your survey, good luck with your studies.
    Colino
  24. Thread: Apivar

    by Colino
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    Re: Apivar

    I asked this question on a different forum and got the following answer which I thought quite profound.
    Colino


    You know, in life there are people who want to make the rules for everyone else to...
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    Re: Too late for Apivar?

    Below is a reply I got on another forum from a pretty smart Beek. It might help you decide what to do.
    Colino

    If the cluster moves away from the strip while the strip is in the hive, you are...
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