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    Re: Lets talk about Long Lang Hives

    Horizontal beehives are very popular in Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Russia in perticular. They used really deep frames (deeper that am. deep), 20-30 frames per box. They usally have double- walls...
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    Re: Christmas lights for hives?

    It was last year - I do not remember exactly what was the problem, but I was forced (by beeeees) to remove illumination from the beehives. They barely tolerate "external" light and they hated...
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    Re: Show us your honey labels!

    Exactly! Not only bee-parts, but some wax, propolis etc... organic matter... I do crush-and-strain and not much filtering. 102% is also good conversation starter :)
  4. Re: Bees criteria to choose flowers: new insight

    Eduardo
    "salty water" I meant that any liquid inside the plant contains some water and some minerals. Water itself is bad electro-conductor. Dissolved minerals even in small amounts made water to...
  5. Thread: Rain in Cali??

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    Re: Rain in Cali??

    Mine is flying in pouring rain! Thanks for your thoughts indeed! ... we need probably 20 such rains ... and than we will have mudslide and other disasters ... even today after a few hour of rain,...
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    Re: Show us your honey labels!

    I label my honey, but in most cases it's free. I do sell occasionally.
  7. Re: Bees criteria to choose flowers: new insight

    Interesting, I was under impression that many bee's behavioral elements depend on pheromones. In particular, bee marks the visited flower with particular scent, which will wear out indicating that...
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    Re: Foundation or not?

    It is exactly what happened. My neighbor had 4 beehives and city told him to remove two from the property. He offered them to me and I gladly accept bees. When my bees swarmed in my nuc, we offered...
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    Re: Foundation or not?

    Of coarse we all want the best for our bees (and for us)! All my neighbors are converted into bee-lovers (besides that two hives somehow were poisoned, not enough honey-bribe may be?). People saw my...
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    Re: Foundation or not?

    Hi Eduardo
    All our (mine at least) life is absurdity to some degree. When I started beekeeping, I was trying to be a "good" beekeeper. So, I attended bee-club, took bee-classes etc. My bees were...
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    Re: Foundation or not?

    Eduardo, I really do not think that I did anything, which can disregard Oscar Perone. I have deep respect to his approaches. In fact, my top-bars in Lang's body is very similar to what Perone did...
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    Re: Foundation or not?

    Eduardo, I have no problem with your statement, but I can "twist" it in this way: after huge varroa loses, some bees survived ... which bees? Many - feral, foundationless... we can continue these...
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    Re: Foundation or not?

    The point here is that some believe that foundationless approach causes less accumulation of the toxic and disease substances in comparison to foundation, coupled with re-using the frames with comb....
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    Re: Foundation or not?

    Michael, my point was that the argument that people (some) switch from foundationless to foundation and keep doing, so can not be a proof that this approach (foundation) is better that other...
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    Re: Foundation or not?

    I would rephrase your argument: foundationless was perfect for ~10 thousand years and than was replaced on foundation. During 100 years of foundation era we observe bees decline, diseases etc. One...
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    Re: Monsanto (Bayer) and Bees

    Roung up is a herbicide. From another hand, the company also formerly manufactured controversial products such as the insecticide DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange....
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto
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    Re: Foundation-less frames: my experience

    yes, the error is too large, that number itself have no meaning.
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    Re: Foundation-less frames: my experience

    I respectfully disagree, but it is my opinion :) you may think differently.
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    Re: Foundation-less frames: my experience

    My point was that in established foundationless beehive, my bees do not produce too many drones. I never saw the whole frame full of cupped drone cells. I normally have some drone cells at periphery...
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    Re: Foundation-less frames: my experience

    Sorry, they teach you wrong - error gives you an area
    25-16=9 25+16=41 the area is from 9 to 41
    49-15=34 49+15=64 the area is from 34 to 64

    These two areas have overlapped in diapason from 34...
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    Re: Foundation-less frames: my experience

    Since it was from research paper, they provided the error for their measurements. These two measurements are overlapped, which indicates that results for "with and without drone comb" are the same :)...
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    Re: Foundation-less frames: my experience

    I hope, those numbers are properly understood
    ".. 25.2 16.0 kg whereas those without drone comb gained 48.8 14.8 kg"

    25 + 16 = 41 vs 48 - 14 = 34

    soooo, these two numbers are...
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    Re: Foundation-less frames: my experience

    Is this drone cells?
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    Re: TF For 5 Seasons of More - Please Stand Up

    Well
    I am a hobbyist. I am not sure if I fit in definition of TF. I definitely teat all my girls with love and I am trying to help them when I know how. I am also trying do not interfere when it is...
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    Re: I was a beekeeper for Halloween!

    Hey
    Was it you I met at Halloween parade at Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood? I was beekeeper too and my wife was the bee! Baby powder works great in the smoker!
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