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    Re: SARE and Grant ideas

    Yes, it sounds like what you are really trying to do is secure startup funds. That isn't the purpose of SARE grants and as such, many proposals will get rejected if they amount to requests for...
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    Re: Source of Late Fall Varroa Load

    The peak is understood, but that wasn't the point. The point being made was that the numbers at peak can be higher than what would occur through just the expansion of the mites in the hive alone. ...
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    Source of Late Fall Varroa Load

    During a recent presentation by Dr. Eric Mussen, he made a point that high varroa loads that are observed in late fall/early winter often can't be accounted for based on the expanding early fall mite...
  4. Re: Wasps, what's the threat and what to do

    A wasp here or there, I ignore. The bees are pretty good of taking care of the occasional marauder. But larger numbers can overcome them. My preference generally is to locate the source and...
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    Re: Moving TBH inside for the winter

    The 3 feet/3 mile rule is sometimes the 2 feet/2 mile rule, but either way, the concern that is expressed is that the bees have oriented to a particular location. If that location moves just a...
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    Re: Human Made Feral Hives

    King County, WA.

    The code contains a few interesting provisions, including:

    * Adequate space shall be provided in each hive to prevent overcrowding and swarming;
    * Colonies shall be...
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    Re: Human Made Feral Hives

    This is, of course, locally significant and not a universal truth. Pointing out as folks generally should be aware of their own local laws regarding the keeping of bees as some do address principals...
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    Re: Do your children get involved?

    You need to try harder.

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    I mean, surely if someone can suit up a donkey, you can suit up your dog. :p


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  9. Re: Bees are so agreesive and stinging through suit why?

    They'll also heat up in a dearth, defending their stores of honey I suppose. I hadn't fully appreciated that until moving this past year. The summer where I am dries out substantially, no nectar...
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    Re: Intentional swarms

    I do not, for several reasons, not the least of which is the probability of them ending up as someone else's problem when they decide to setup in the walls of someones home. If I really wanted to...
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    Re: article feedback request

    And that may be a very important distinction, not made in the survey.
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    Re: article feedback request

    You always have to be careful when reading an article that is interpreting the results in someone else's study. Does the actual data support the conclusions they are drawing?

    The results are...
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    Re: Study on drone comb

    Back to the topic at hand:

    Link to the actual study paper:

    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00114-014-1215-x#page-1

    The counts of bees were taken at the end of the study. All...
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    Re: Growing Hops

    How can you tell? I moved to the Pacific Northwest a year ago and have discovered some wild hops growing among my roses and climbing a swing set. If I were a better brewer I may do something with...
  15. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    I don't squeal and jump around, but I have to admit that when a bee gets to my hair, it unnerves me. And I don't have a bad reaction to bee stings. I've been stung dozens and dozens of times, on...
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    Re: Honey weight???

    Since top bar hives aren't standard, it will also depend upon the depth and angle of your sides.

    Based on a typical Medium Lang frame holding about 3lbs of honey, and using rough interior...
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    Re: Just about as natural as you can get

    Very cool ... and very lucky to catch it in action.

    Love the hives!
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    Re: Summer heat and screened bottom

    Right, so pretty much my point. The reference provided in support of the assertion that screened bottom boards work against the bees efforts to cool the hive, really doesn't provide that support. ...
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    Re: Summer heat and screened bottom

    Right, so pretty much my point. The reference provided in support of the assertion that screened bottom boards work against the bees efforts to cool the hive, really doesn't provide that support. ...
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    Re: A Frenzy at the Entrance

    If you aren't sure, my guess is that it is orienting. Robbing is definitely frenetic. Bees darting into the hive, into each other, flying in all directions, and fighting at the entrance. ...
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    Re: Beesource.com Mobile version problem

    No problem here. iPhone5s, Safari and Chrome both look good.
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    Re: Summer heat and screened bottom

    Not a direct analogy, but I get your point, I would not want to drill holes all over my hive. Got it. For the swamp cooler to work, you need water and air flow. I don't see that the...
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    Re: Summer heat and screened bottom

    The moisture from evaporation falls out the bottom? Would't it rise and so in addition to incoming flow of air from an open bottom you need an opening in the top (entrance, vent, etc.)?
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    Re: Summer heat and screened bottom

    Not sure I see the connection. The reference only mentions the evaporative cooling and need for air stream to effect that. I don't read from that the the open bottom gets in the way of that...
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    Re: Sugar water in honey super mistake

    It's not a huge mistake. There is certainly an effort to protect the integrity of honey by clearly and legally defining it as the product of bees from nectar sources. So, when they are feeding...
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