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  1. Re: Here's a crazy idea to save on foundation cost?!?

    the comment that you must crush and strain foundationless is wrong.
    are you at 100 hives at this time?
    if not getting there will answer many of your questions.
  2. Re: Supporting 1000+ hives on a hundread acre farm?

    i have an early organic gardening encyclopedia that lists anise hyssop as the wonder honey plant. they write that it was said that an acre could support a hundred hives.
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    Re: Medium Nucs

    when i make nucs with a bottom and an entrance i make them all 5 frame deeps. since i have both deep and medium equipment i can use them for either. i have no problem giving the bees clustering space...
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    Re: What o You Use to Uncap

    bread knife and scratcher.
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    Re: Plans for Kirk Webster's Feeder Frames

    [QUOTE=Michael Palmer;744709]
    I now use a double box with solid divider, or with a feeder where the top fill holes have been closed with duct tape. Four frame nuc boxes are added on top of each nuc...
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    h.t. krantz

    just recieved a maxant extractor. everything went great and they paid the postage.
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    Re: Big Bad Bear Fencing

    hello beesohappy,
    where in the el dorado foothills are you placing hives?
  8. Re: Mites Have Pushed Me To The Edge... I'm Jumping

    good for you! it's what i've done and i feel quite successful. all my bees didn't die and they're even expanding.
    another thing i've done is i've stopped grafting from limited hives i decided were...
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    Re: Sustainable Mite Control (SMC)

    mite control or not queen right splits are an important part of my management technique. i'm making up for (below average) losses, building numbers and requeening without buying queens that i've...
  10. Re: For those who think "it's all about the equipment" ... :-)

    thank you for the chuckle!
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    Re: California is swarming like mad!!

    california is a big place with alot of differant weather.
  12. Re: Where's a good/cheap place to by feeder caps for migratory covers.

    for those who have used the flanged 1/8" tube, do you think a drilled out .22 casing would work?
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    Re: Sustainable Mite Control (SMC)

    my internet does not support movies so i only read text on the web page. i'm glad you were able to move away from the acid.
    when i read your original post i did not realize you were the author of...
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    Re: Sustainable Mite Control (SMC)

    thanks for the link. i was disappointed to see the formic acid treatments.
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    Re: Artificial swarm to control mites

    maybe i market queens that that are mite resistant and winter with a very small cluster.
    how bout addressing the original posters question as a local view point might be helpful?
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    Re: Foundationless Gone wrong

    i'm blessed in that i've never seen the bees do anything wrong or make any mess.
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    Re: Foundationless Gone wrong

    unless it's just to conserve work?[/QUOTE]
    ya just to conserve work. i also don't think it's necessary to completely break up an entire hive that's just a single medium.
    if i was to go through all...
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    Re: Artificial swarm to control mites

    if your interested in powder sugar dusting for mites i suggest reading the write up on the country rubes website and also on randy olivers scientific beekeeper site.
    a queen right split is similar...
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    Re: Foundationless Gone wrong

    yes rubber bands. size 64 is good. remove one of the more complete frames and replace it with an empty. cut the removed comb enough to center it in the frame and use three rubber bands to hold it in....
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    Re: How many mites can a hive survive?

    Can someone please tell me why this thread is in TFB?
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    a question

    a beekeeper has 10 hives and makes 10 splits in july. come the first of the following april said beek has 5 of the original hives and 5 of the nucs. the nucs are transfered to the original hive...
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    Re: migratory covers

    i haven't used the stuff made from sawdust (particle board)have used the stuff made from bigger chips (osb).
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    Re: migratory covers

    i've got 20 that are about 6 years old. just painted them again and figure they'll be good for another 6 years.
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    Re: TBH shake outs?

    i call what cozybldr described a queen right split. i don't automaticly take the comb with the queen on it though it's a bit quicker. i take the queen and shakes of bees and sealed ready to hatch...
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    Re: ? for foundationless people

    use a comb of drawn in the center spot if you have it.
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