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  1. Thread: Cut-Out info

    by Cold Bees
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    rubber banding comb into frames

    Can anyone point me to some images and guidelines of properly rubber banding wild comb into frames?

    Thanks in advance
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    What kind of hive is that?

    In this article on pollination rental, there is a photograph of a bee hive, different from anything I've seen, any ideas what this is, how it works:

    http://www.slate.com/id/2194424/?GT1=38001
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    Bees In America

    If you read about it in the book "Bees In America", while the skep is really a huge part of American history, when American Foul Brood began to show up, bang, it decimated beekeeping.

    In Eva...
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    could be what you want

    http://denver.craigslist.org/search/sss?query=skep
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    Omnivore's Dilemma

    In Michael Pollin's Omnivore's Dilemma, he states that HFCS is treated differrently in our bodies than cane sugar. Supposedly, the body's insulin response takes longer, so more glucose is in the...
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    In support of EKW

    I think we get beyond the basics of EKW's two point here,

    The word "survivor" is becoming pointless if all it really means is a queen bred from package bees that overwintered one year or from a...
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    Good notes

    Thanks for the links and observations. The "Hive Notes" link is especially good, of course, as always, one thing leads to another, they mention that their bees clean out foulbrood scale and other...
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    Why not, I forgot to look into it, but I am free...

    Why not, I forgot to look into it, but I am free that weekend. I'll check to see if anyone else local is traveling to it.
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    Dry weather responses by bees

    Well,

    Spring comes late here to begin with. Colorado front-range climate is a very fickle one, and part of what I accept about bees here is that I am in a slightly more challenging environment....
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    removal

    Gene,

    That's quite straightforward! How ingenious....

    Thanks,

    If they opt to proceed, I'll photograph and document.
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    Difficult Removal

    Yes,

    Thanks alot, I can see that the splice might be the only way to do that. I can probably get these folks to pay for a splice. Saving the bees would be good PR for me, too. This is sort of a...
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    New package in TBH

    Well,

    I am amazed! I hived a package finally in the MB style TBH I built, tired of waiting for a swarm this cold spring up here. 9 combs in 3 days, and a friend did the same and got 9 combs in...
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    dmacmtb and running the dogs and the in-laws

    dmacmtb,

    Re-read this thread today, noticed it all started cause you had to walk the dogs. I noticed that my dog and her dog friends never ever seem to touch the electric fence, btw, without any...
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    Thanks again BeeSource & Mr Bush

    Well,

    I know if I search 'hard enough' on BeeSource I will find my answer. I too discovered a brrodless hive last night and have the same questions, and of course, BeeSource et al have the...
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    Difficult hive removal question

    Well,

    For many years now, a feral hive has been living in a log post, part of a tall gate, on a ranch property nearby. Other homeowners who travel through this gate to get to the public roads are...
  16. BioBees

    Yes,

    My friend will be buying it.
  17. TBH book recommendations for newbies

    Well,

    I'll be the first to respond, then.

    Looks like a wide open opportunity for beekeeping authors, a TBH based intro book to beekeeping.
  18. Book / URL and article recommendations for newbies

    While I am new to TBHs, I have a year of Lang under my belt. I have a friend whose family wants to get into beekeeping, very origanic/naturapath mindset. They already know they want to start by...
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    New queen, double eggs

    Don't know how long the new queen has been there, but when I noticed the same thing with my first package last year, after a week and a few days, the advice I recieved was to give her time to get...
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    bears and dogs

    Yep,

    Dogs are phenomenal, also, bears and dogs, believe it or not, are very distant but related species. One thing both of them share is that they can sense electric charge, and they avoid...
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    Hive Balance

    Wow,

    Glad this came up. I was just perusing The Hive and The Honey Bee last night and somewhere it discussed supercedure cells appearing in recently hived packages on previously drawn out comb,...
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    Colorado Bears

    Alpha6 and others

    This guy has an interesting approach that I hope is really working, in case I ever need to upgrade beyond my electrobraid and wood post fence:
    ...
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    TBH and supers

    I found this article:

    http://www2.gsu.edu/~biojdsx/super.htm
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    Results?

    So,

    What happened with this "mixed medium" arrangement? Did the bees draw out on the foundationless frames?
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    number of bees left

    I would say I still had about the size of a 3 pound package, which I think is in the 6000 - 7000 range?
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