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    Re: Freshman and Warre hives

    Running solid bottom boards on my two hives, seems to work ok. I've tried standard Warre opening of 120cm and full width opening and noted the full width opening leads to less bearding. The girls...
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    Re: Freshman and Warre hives

    More information needed. When were these hives started---packages or swarms? what is meant by "so-so" and "bad condition"? As a reference: I've got two Warres's, one started last year with a 3lb...
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    Re: How did you get into beekeeping?

    Swarms kept landing at the big airport where I work here in Houston. A local beekeeper/mechanic kept capturing those swarms and adding to his apiary. He's now retired but still keeps bees for...
  4. Re: European Bee health reportedly better than claimed

    Like PUTTING the fox in the henhouse. What a load of hogwash.
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    Re: Week 3 - Check and questions....

    Rubbing alcohol dissolves and takes off the honey. Just don't spray it around the hive or on the bees, it's lethal for them.
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    Re: Is all of this management necessary?

    I shall leave the dog sleeping on the porch.
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    Re: Is all of this management necessary?

    To be sure, I was not advocating NOT doing any of the following if needed:
    ""While the bees are astoundingly hardy and rescourceful creatures, their odds of success have been enormously increased...
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    Re: Is all of this management necessary?

    Go here--http://www.bee-friendly.co.uk/ investigate the thoughts and theories of "nestdurftwarmebindung"(about 2/3 of the way down on the website). In a nutshell---bees communicate in the hive via...
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    Re: Is all of this management necessary?

    Well, your're trying to get a conversation started that examines the distinct differences between heavily managed bee keeping/honey production as opposed to "newer" hobby bee keeping. The newer hobby...
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    Re: Mowing around the hives

    I've had the same happen here in Houston with my Warre hives in the past few weeks. Eventhough the hives are in the far corner of the backyard, passing by with the lawnmower gets me an immediate...
  11. Re: Bees Seem to Be Going A Bit Crazy After Adding Boxes Yesterday

    Adding two boxes in one go is too much in my opinion. Should have gone with one box when the BOTTOM one is 1/2 to 2/3 full with a good nectar flow. THat approach has worked best with the Warre's I've...
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    Re: Nadire another box?

    Google Warre bee hive lift. What a joy to have and use. Slows things down considerably and makes it easier to work your hive(s).
  13. Re: Can someone explain to me how the bars in a Warre work?

    Got my broken airplane out of town and another chance to look online. Here's the link I was talking about from biobees.com regarding a hive lift---http://warre.biobees.com/lift.htm. Take a look at...
  14. Re: Can someone explain to me how the bars in a Warre work?

    Ok, my first post on this website/forum as I've been keeping up with other Warre information, etc. on Biobees.com and the Yahoo group dedicated to Warre's. Biobees.com forum dedicated to Warre's is...
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