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    Re: Long Lang v/s Standard Lang

    Who me? Must be another Paul McCarty. I don't have any top bar hives or Youtube videos. Heck, I still have dial-up. Now, as far as my long hives go - they originally started as 40 frame hives when I...
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    Re: Long Lang v/s Standard Lang

    They make very nice comb honey. I have had to wire my frames because I have heat issues in our hot environment. Most of mine have been moved to more or less permanent locations in the cooler mountain...
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    Re: Open Brood Nest without Drawn Comb

    I am way behind in the hardware department. I have boxes of wooden frames waiting to be built after splitting and opening everything up a few weeks back.
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    Re: Open Brood Nest without Drawn Comb

    Yes - foundationless works very well. Do it all the time.
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    Re: smoker skills

    I use a combination of red cedar pet litter and alligator juniper or creosote bush leaves/bark - and start with a blowtorch.

    Pine needles make a lot of smoke, but I found they filled the smoker...
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    Re: Long Lang v/s Standard Lang

    They are awesome for making bees. I have 8 of them and that's what I use them for.
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    Re: Sliding woodenware problem ...

    I suppose "Keeps them alive over Winter" would work too.
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    Re: Sliding woodenware problem ...

    I have used quilt boxes for nearly 5 years. They work great for me and our sometimes very snowy mountain environment. I have transitioned them to a hybrid Vivaldi board/top cover though. Sort of a...
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    Re: Sliding woodenware problem ...

    I have used wood filler before, but these days if they don't fit well and make a huge gap, I just slap some Gorilla Tape over it.
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    Re: Sliding woodenware problem ...

    Just wait. The top will get beat up after a few inspections and you will be using rocks just like everyone else.

    I use 13' ratcheting cargo straps to hold my boxes together - mostly because of the...
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    Re: Keeping Africanized Bees or not

    A lot of my bees were originally from Northern NM queens or from the local mountains, but I have some from removals that are not. I weed out the nasty ones. Most are not that nasty, annoying, but not...
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    Re: Keeping Africanized Bees or not

    AHB is definitely spread far wider than most realize. They are still being spread by the migratory industry. This will not stop or change any time soon. At this point they are pretty much all hybrid...
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    Re: Keeping Africanized Bees or not

    They are definitely survivors. Just don't keep the mean ones.
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    Re: Keeping Africanized Bees or not

    I have seen nobody here advocating keeping aggressive bees. None of my bees are any worse that regular bees - they may be fussy, but the mean ones don't last long.
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    Re: Keeping Africanized Bees or not

    I have had that very mental argument before. Do I requeen or not. Can I tolerate a fussy bees if they make a large honey crop. I had a hive a few years back that had very obvious African traits, but...
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    Re: Keeping Africanized Bees or not

    Well, in my area not many people can afford to keep buying the nice ones so they keep whatever they can get.
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    Re: Keeping Africanized Bees or not

    There are several varieties of them. They are not all they same. Depends upon where you are. Too much variation to generalize.
  18. Re: First cut out, survivor colony. Will I be able to save these survivor bees?

    My first cut-out was about 8'x3'. HUGE colony! I had them for about 5 years, made several splits off them, and used them for drones. They had been in the place I got them for 15 years from what I...
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    I bet they made it. Most bees are pretty hardy. Just go into them in a few days and carefully check for queen cells.
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    Re: Mysterious Queen appearance

    She may have been a stray virgin that was shaken into the package. It is actually pretty common.
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    Re: Russian Bee Subspecies

    Are they not Apis Melliferia Primorsky? I don't know. They are a Cacausian hybrid.

    There are also many other African breeds - A. M. Intermissa, A. M. Adonsaii, and A. M. Lamarckii, for example -...
  22. Thread: Wild bees

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    Re: Wild bees

    I'd leave them unless they are stinging people or causing damage. I am not familiar with Portuguese wildlife though, so I have no idea what they are or if they are dangerous.
  23. Re: Depending on your replies, I may have to quit before I start.

    The big problem comes when literally everyone in the area imports packages and the feral background is washed out.
  24. Thread: Wild bees

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    Re: Wild bees

    Definitely NOT honeybees.
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    Re: Comparing hive styles and methods...

    I have 8 of those hives. They work ok, but take a bit more management.
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