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    Re: my bees disappeared while i was on vacation

    It only becomes a problem if they are cross combed or linked to one another. If not, it can be done, but is generally avoided unless there is no other option due to the mess created when you cut...
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    Re: my bees disappeared while i was on vacation

    Just a reminder, Warre hives don't have frames, so a frame-by-frame inspection is may not be the first course of action. While it is possible to remove the combs with some effort (since they are...
  3. Thread: pronunciation

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    Re: pronunciation

    The Warré (pronounced war-ray)



    +1

    Also: cklspencer, where in Utah are you? I'm in SLC and am trying to find other Warré beeks so we can help each other out in a pinch. I now know of one in...
  4. Re: Simplified Inch Dimensions & Using As Bait Hive

    There are some folks out there who have reported using 1x10 (or 2x10) lumber, uncut in width as a way to make boxes and seem happy with them. I started down that road this year and so far, all seems...
  5. Re: Researchers recreate bee collapse with pesticide-laced corn syrup

    The authors drew the conclusion that it is in your blood, but that paper has been widely critcized for the methods it used to draw that conclusion. (And, those doing the criticism are not linked to...
  6. Re: Researchers recreate bee collapse with pesticide-laced corn syrup

    I'll grant you that it's *likely* that it's in the kernels. Pollen is probably not relevant to HFCS. By the time the corn is grown to term, harvested, stored, removed from the cob, etc.... how much...
  7. Re: Researchers recreate bee collapse with pesticide-laced corn syrup

    It may well be that the Bt gene is in every cell in the plant, but that is several biological processes short of the *toxin* being in every cell of the plant. Since the toxin is a protein, you've got...
  8. Re: How long between installing package and moving hive?

    Alas, I can't do the installation on site for a couple of reasons, so I'll have to install at home and then move.

    Waiting for sealed brood seems to make good sense. I was wondering whether...
  9. How long between installing package and moving hive?

    I'm going to be installing 2 packages of bees in a couple of weeks - both of which will be installed into a hive with drawn comb and some pollen/capped honey (winter queen loss, :( ). One of the...
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    Re: Queenless hive?

    Hmmm... Since I'm in a Warre hive, with the smaller hive dimensions, that means it's roughly equivalent to being in just two 8 frame medium boxes. I know a lot of folks overwinter in more volume than...
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    Re: Queenless hive?

    Alas, no luck on frames of eggs/brood. As a first year newbie, I only know a couple of folks. None of their haves are string enough that they feel they can spare frames. Bummer.

    Looks like I get...
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    Re: Queenless hive?

    Dead center in the hive box. Frames 4 and 5 (out of 8) in the top box. In the middle box, there were no capped cells at all. :(

    I'd been watching the pollen come in and knew that was usually a...
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    Queenless hive?

    First year beek, with one Warre hive. I thought all was going well, until I poked into the hive today to do a quick inspection. Now, I'm not so sure...

    The good: Bees have lots of stores left, and...
  14. Re: How can you make Warre top bars without a table saw?

    You might check out the selection of moulding at your local box store. They may have the right sized stuff (or close). Folks on another forum were using 1/2 round moulding as top-bars, just...
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    Sticky: Re: Do you know your bee laws?

    Utah:

    http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r068/r068-001.htm

    Also, a helpful compilation of links for most states:

    http://www.apiaryinspectors.org/laws/statelaws.html
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    Re: do mites spread to other hives?

    Ah, that makes more sense - I think. I'm still a bit puzzled on how the queenright half (the nuc?) would knock down mite levels since the brood cycle isn't broken. That part (if I understand a cut...
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    Re: do mites spread to other hives?

    This is a thought that confuses me a bit, and I'm hoping someone here can help me think about it. I can see that mite counts should drop in the part of the split which goes queenless during a...
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    Re: just another Warréor

    Welcome, Bernhard.

    I've read quite a few of the posts you have over at the UK warre group, and learned a lot from them. I look forward to being able to draw on some of your experiences here....
  19. Thread: young newbee

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    Re: young newbee

    I love that sentence! Going in with that attitude should set you up well for success in the long run. Awesome philosophy. Good luck with your super cool project.
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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    True, but depending on life-span and persistance, it might be able to hang around long enough to wait for the phoretic mites to hatch and then ambush them. So, *perhaps* one treatment could catch...
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    Re: "Insurance" package etiquitte

    Thanks for all the perspective. I mainly wanted to know if it was a reasonable question to even ask my supplier, or whether it would be elicit a "Are you crazy?" response for even bringing it up....
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    Re: Thousands of dead bees without heads

    Did you look around in the hive for a little tiny guillotine?

    Sorry, nothing helpful, but that was my first (odd) thought and it made me laugh, so I thought I'd share. I'm super curious to hear...
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    Re: "Insurance" package etiquitte

    Wish I could go the nuc route, but I have a *tiny* back yard. The neighbors (and wife) have been very understanding so far, but multiple hives (even if not full hives) are probably not an option. If...
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    "Insurance" package etiquitte

    I'm a newbee who's (hopefully) going to make it through the first year with my one hive intact and ready to go. However, I'm getting a bit anxious as I understand a lot of die-offs happen right as...
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    Re: Bees in the Ground

    Thank you for posting this, you beat me to the punch. Let's keep the superfund sites to a minimum, folks. :)

    I do like the sand/bucket idea though, that is a really clever approach! Can't wait to...
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