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    Re: Dennis Murrel's Observation Hive

    I sent him an email 3 weeks ago. I guess he doesn't check regularly?
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    Dennis Murrel's Observation Hive

    I've been looking at his design for the o.h. for some time now. I'm planning to build one soon. I'm really interested in this:

    How exactly would one super this observation hive? Build another...
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    The Bead Feeder.

    My new, latest invention! ;) You don't have to worry about punching too many or too big holes in lids anymore. You don't need to worry about drowning bees either. Just grab a bag of cheap plastic...
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    Thank you for all the suggestions. I have no idea...

    Thank you for all the suggestions. I have no idea if my bees are hygenetic or not, for they are a mix. This hive is still recovering from nosema so that might be one of the reasons. And I will just...
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    Is this a spotty brood pattern?

    These are the frames from one of my hives that I belived had nosema, so I moved them into full sun and they seem to be recovering very well.
    If you look closely you can see the queen in the pic...
  6. Using the Reversible Bottom Boards as a Top Entrance?

    I would like to try this... and could anyone provide me with more information about this top entrance method?
    Thanks! Beesilly.
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    Thank you for mentioning Nosema. There are...

    Thank you for mentioning Nosema. There are definatly signs of nosema, and I know that there is a lack of sunlight and perhaps ventilation. I do have a opened bottom screen board and top entrance....
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    Bees are Extremely Slow to Build Up?

    Sorry for the long description, I just want to get this hive to expand so it will overwinter better.
    I bought deep box that had at least 7 frames with comb and bees, on June 11th. These are hybrid...
  9. Cloth on top of Cmbo Long Hive?-BWranlger?

    Hi Bwrangler or anyone who can answer this question,
    I wanted to ask you, on your website, under the Combo Long Hive, you mention a cloth to go over the top of the frames. What kind of cloth is it?...
  10. Thanks I will use that method! Just where do I...

    Thanks I will use that method! Just where do I put the entrance? I am going to make a top entrance on the cover, like MB's top entrances. Could the entrance be on top of the deep? This might be the...
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    After looking around more, I would like to know...

    After looking around more, I would like to know would a cloth with flour paste on it work? This method is used for the Warre hive. And Dennis(bwrangler) talks about a cloth under the bee condo hive,...
  12. Transfering a Deep to a Medium Horizontal Hive?

    I have 1 deep box that is growing. Last time I checked on it (a week ago), there was 6 foundationless frames filled with comb, 2 1/2 way filled, and 2 empty frames. I am very interested in the...
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    Can I Split a Nuc in It's First Year?

    I need to start my OB hive with some bees. I have the option of splitting my nuc, or buying a 3 frame nuc for $80. The nuc is 2 weeks old, and I do understand I will need to wait a while for them to...
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    So are you saying I should just use a plywood...

    So are you saying I should just use a plywood with holes that are covered with mesh, for the cover? Should I even bother with the grain bags? Thanks.
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    Thanks, I'm thinking about using the plastic...

    Thanks, I'm thinking about using the plastic inner cover, with a peice of plywood on top.
    About permeable, I'm talking about something that will allow air to pass through the inner cover, to give...
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    Sorry I meant, Permeable. I have bad spelling!...

    Sorry I meant, Permeable. I have bad spelling! And riverrat, I don't really mind not seeing the inside of the 5 frames, I want them to be able to overwinter better. And I needed something to occupy...
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    Permable Cover for the OB Hive?

    I made a 5 deep frame OB hive in a 10 gallon fish tank, and need a roof for it. I would like to use the plastic grain bags, so the bees have the ventilation they need and to limit moisture in winter....
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    Sorry, a bit off topic... but those grain bags, I...

    Sorry, a bit off topic... but those grain bags, I would like to get one. Are they plastic? I think I have one outside, containing grass seed.
    Anyhow, I am going to try this method of overwintering...
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    Nuc into Observation Hive

    Hello all,
    I have a 5 deep frame OB hive, and want to get a nuc to complete it. Should I get a 2 or 3 frame nuc? I'm thinking 3 frames, but want to see what you experts think.
    Thanks,
    Beesilly
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    Thanks I took the super off yesterday, and...

    Thanks I took the super off yesterday, and switched the 2 end frames with the 1/2 way filled out frames next to them. Shlould I wait a week and check back in on them? Thank you agian!
    Beesilly
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    Did I Put the Super on Too Soon?

    I put the super on Monday, 4 days ago. I'm using foundationless frames. The bees had 5 frames fully drawn out, 2 frames 1/2 way drawn out, and 1 frame that the bees just starting building on. The...
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    Thanks all, I would like to try this so i can...

    Thanks all, I would like to try this so i can peek in the hive with out bees blowing in me face!:p Could I just use the plastic that people use to wrap sandwiches or open cans with? Or a peice of...
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    Reusing Old Frames?

    I picked up about 10 supers from a retiered beekeeper yesterday. They were all filled with old frames that still had bits of comb on the edges. He claims that his bees were never sick and that he...
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    One of 'the movies' is this...

    One of 'the movies' is this http://mkat.iwf.de/mms/metafiles/02000018960220000000_lo.asx:)
    Thanks, I was curious about this.
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    Plastic Sheet Instead of Inner Cover?

    I've seen movies with people using a sheet of plastic instead of the inner cover. Why is that? Does it provide an advantage?
    Thanks, I'm still learning.;)
    Beesilly
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