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    Re: Who is NOT small cell but successful?

    Good advice FP. I'm not personally involved at all in the management of those hives but have 100% confidence in the guy running them and am sure he will do all that you have said, as of basic common...
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    Re: Who is NOT small cell but successful?

    Yes, however this is a sidetrack. Ace I concluded you had no bees based on the above quoted, and other statements you have made which certainly implied your bees had all died. However if you say you...
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    Re: Who is NOT small cell but successful?

    So what I have no interest in labels.

    And currently bee free. ;)

    There may be some truth in this, not just climate but the rigours of the actual shifting and the mixing of tens of thousands of...
  4. Re: What temp range and humidity for incubator queen cell finishing?

    Just found another incubator thread here it is.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?309111-Mobile-cell-incubator-kit
  5. Re: What temp range and humidity for incubator queen cell finishing?

    LOL that is the option I went with. ;)

    I did get that there is a way to calibrate but the instructions are obviously translated by someone with English as a second language and are unintelligible,...
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    Yes they are 12 volt computer type fans there is a small transformer to run them. The lightbulb is a 50 watt reptile bulb it makes heat but no light. But I don't use that now, there is a heat element...
  7. Re: What temp range and humidity for incubator queen cell finishing?

    Internally it is 25 inches deep, length and breadth is the same as a 10 frame super so I can hang frames in it.

    Here is a picture, top down, it opens via a lid on the top which lifts off. It's an...
  8. Re: What temp range and humidity for incubator queen cell finishing?

    Nothing complex, turned out this container was just right for this incubator. It's 4 inches wide & 4 inches high.

    It sits in the corner of the incubator away from the heat source, and gets a very...
  9. Re: What temp range and humidity for incubator queen cell finishing?

    For humidity I initially had a pan of water with a fan over it, and a humidity controller, if humidity got too low a fan came on blowing on the water.

    But turned out in practise this was not...
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    Re: Pseudo Name on Bee Source

    Cos when I joined Beesource was about the time the realisation set in I was no longer young. :eek:

    Didn't know the name had connotations till it was too late, a certain breed of brand new...
  11. Re: What temp range and humidity for incubator queen cell finishing?

    The temperature range is not less than 92 and not more than 96. However 94 to 95 is the most natural and gives best results.

    When I was researching this I got different answers so ended up putting...
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    Re: UPS Not Delivering BWeaver Packages

    LOL, makes sense I guess.
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    Re: UPS Not Delivering BWeaver Packages

    Just out of curiosity, what is UPS objection to liquid feed?

    Also, if Beeweaver cannot figure out how to pre feed the bees, why not a bit of candy in the pack?
  14. Re: How do you do this - what's the trick to tipping up boxes to look under them?

    I have watched Michaels videos, he is deceptively fit.
  15. Re: How do you do this - what's the trick to tipping up boxes to look under them?

    This would be a lot easier if we had 3 arms. For me, I crack the box, lift with one hand while prising frames in the bottom box down with a hive tool in the other hand, I need a third hand to work...
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    Re: Who is NOT small cell but successful?

    Yes well I was the OP and my question was certainly answered, there are indeed successful TF beekeepers using large cell.

    Why I asked, I've sold off all my wood and wax combs which includes my...
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    Re: Diseases of the honey bee

    What kind of sugar syrup will you be feeding?
  18. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    Ha Ha ain't that the truth. Went through it with my own kids, couldn't walk down the street without people stopping us to say what a great looking bunch of kids. Then they grew up LOL!

    Actually...
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    Don't live in Aussie myself but my daughter does, here is a pic of one of my very cute granddaughters checking out the kangaroos that move through their back yard sometimes.

    ...
  20. Re: Thoughts on reducing space in the spring - looking for input

    I cannot cite a study to prove this, but my personal belief is that in spring the bees do some kind of calculation that involves how much food they have plus the size of the hive, and this affects...
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    Re: Could someone explain "gap" please?

    You sure someone said that?

    Guess the take home lesson may be do not blindly accept everything you read on the net.

    However I do wonder if you misunderstood something someone said, a bee space...
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    Re: Making your own drone comb for DHCs

    No, I have drone production hives where my mating yards are. They just get drone comb given to them and left to it, just to ensure there are plenty of drones in the DCA. Each drone comb can in theory...
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    Re: Making your own drone comb for DHCs

    I have 2 or 3 drone combs in my drone production hives, here is a pic of one.

    To make then I just hang an empty frame in the brood box. The other combs are solid worker so the bees want to build...
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    Re: Grafting vs. Punching

    At it's simplest, you can notch a comb.

    That means you get a comb with eggs in it, and scrape to the foundation some comb under some cells with eggs. The bees (after you make them queenless)...
  25. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    :)
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