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    Re: What is the true cost of foundationless?

    My current theory is that bees actually learned how to make comb straight in foundationless approach. They also somehow transfer this knowledge to daughter-hive.
  2. Thread: 3-D Printer?

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    Re: 3-D Printer?

    For plastic-extruding from hobbyist to semi-professional 3D printers most common "engine" is Arduino platform. I am not aware about "professional" plastic-extruding 3D printers if they even exist?
  3. Thread: 3-D Printer?

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    Re: 3-D Printer?

    I just got my Lulzbot mini 3D printer (plastic filament) and spend 24 hrs to play with it. First impression is that it is really cool toy for adults especially for those who love challenges :) ...
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    Re: A new type of hive? Here we go...

    I have long hive for 5 years and I even color-code!
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    Re: tanging a swarm to get it to return

    It works! I landed swarm this way.
  6. Thread: 3-D Printer?

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    Re: 3-D Printer?

    Agree!
    Even if all technical issues are solved, it is still slow process. It's used for "prototyping" - to make one piece and thereafter use more traditional technology to multiply it. I know that...
  7. Thread: Buckwheat

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    Re: Buckwheat

    You may find useful this link:
    http://www.honeybeesuite.com/bees-in-the-buckwheat/
    In particular:
    " Curt
    September 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm • Reply
    The variety of buckwheat you need is called...
  8. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    " Quote Originally Posted by cerezha View Post
    Top-bars are cool and I really like them, but they are not for serious apiary - they are for small beekeeper-hobbyists. For myself, I do not see any...
  9. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    Absolutely!
  10. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    Well, I have a couple of hundreds pictures of my frames and I have none, which is more than 10% drones - it is magic! In SoCal, we have no winter break and we (my urban situation) have no really big...
  11. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    Not really. If you keep them without inspection for month or so - than, yes, they will make a few bridges to the side wall at the top of the "frame." I have special tool to cut these attachments...
  12. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    duplicate, sorry
  13. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    I am in SoCal and my beehives are 70% full sun. I had collapsed honey comb accident twice. In both cases, I just left comb inside the beehive and bees repaired the damage, so next time I was able to...
  14. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    Yes, magic. Seriously - I just do not know. Unfortunately, I am quite disorganized and do not keep track of "frames." Therefore, I can not explain rationally what I observe. I observe that (1) I...
  15. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    It is interesting question. I remember discussing it somewhere on beesource. So, since I am a hobbyist, I have a little respect to beekeeping dogmas :) I have so called "drones comb" with large...
  16. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    Essentially, my bees learned how to use top-bars only and we have very little problem with attachment etc. Once bees got the idea (top bar, straight comb), they follow the rules. They do not need any...
  17. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    I am a hobbyist, I do crush-and-strain, not a problem :)
  18. Re: Necesity of Bottom bar in Foundationless frames

    I have no problem with bottom bar because I simply do not use it. All my "frames" are foundationless, bottom-bar-less and often side-bar-less (top bar). My bees seldom attach comb to the bottom -...
  19. Re: Impressions on beekeeping with a Warré or Gatineau hive

    Very interesting and educational. Thank you!
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    Re: Should a new beek start with langs?

    I agree with many above. From my hobbyist prospective:
    - equipment must be interchangeable, does not matter is it frame or bar - you need to be able to move comb from one hive to another easy;
    -...
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    Re: Lets talk about Long Lang Hives

    Horizontal beehives are very popular in Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Russia in perticular. They used really deep frames (deeper that am. deep), 20-30 frames per box. They usally have double- walls...
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    Re: Christmas lights for hives?

    It was last year - I do not remember exactly what was the problem, but I was forced (by beeeees) to remove illumination from the beehives. They barely tolerate "external" light and they hated...
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    Re: Show us your honey labels!

    Exactly! Not only bee-parts, but some wax, propolis etc... organic matter... I do crush-and-strain and not much filtering. 102% is also good conversation starter :)
  24. Re: Bees criteria to choose flowers: new insight

    Eduardo
    "salty water" I meant that any liquid inside the plant contains some water and some minerals. Water itself is bad electro-conductor. Dissolved minerals even in small amounts made water to...
  25. Thread: Rain in Cali??

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    Re: Rain in Cali??

    Mine is flying in pouring rain! Thanks for your thoughts indeed! ... we need probably 20 such rains ... and than we will have mudslide and other disasters ... even today after a few hour of rain,...
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