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    Re: Slovenian type Bee Houses

    Have thought that an old small caravan would make the ideal mobile apiary!
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    Re: Slovenian type Bee Houses

    A-Z Hives do have removable frames, they are just removed in the horizontal plane instead of vertically. Suggest you look on You Tube to see these fascinating hives in action and the beautiful houses...
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    Re: Washing Plastic Honey Filters

    I prefer just to lick the filters clean as my honey is soooooo tasty!!
    But no, the best way is to rinse them in COLD water. You do not want hot water as that will melt the wax on the filters and you...
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    Re: Slovenian type Bee Houses

    There is a company selling A-Z hives in USA. Go to www.slovenianbeekeeping.com and they have all the info you require.
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    Re: Empty Water Cooler Bottle as Swarm Box?

    No good as a swarm box but excellent for swarm catching, especially when the swarm is high up.
    Cut off the bottom off the bottle and fix a long pole into the neck of the bottle. Offer up to the...
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    Re: O Rings for honey gates

    I found a large selection of O rings in a hydraulic supply shop. Found one to fit perfectly!
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    Re: Overwintering indoors

    I am really surprised that more beekeepers in your colder climates don't research the A-Z Bee Hive from Slovenia. Hives are built into a bee house and operated horizontally rather than vertically and...
  8. Re: Looking at oxalic acid vaporizers--anyone have experience with this one?

    Having a close up look at the powder tray on the e-bay site, you can see that it is just a pressed tin tray and would not last very long at the temperatures you need to vaporize the oxalic acid...
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    Re: 9 frames in 10 frame super - pros vs cons

    The best way to get the correct spacing of 9 frames in a 10 frame honey super, and not using a 9 frame guide or metal spacer pieces, is to use drawing pins/thumb tacks, 4 to a frame, positioned on...
  10. Re: Best smoker fuel I have ever found, what do you use?

    Lighting a smoker and keeping it alight has always been a problem, especially when working alone. Does not matter what material you are using, it always seems to go out just as you need it!
    My...
  11. Re: Swiffer pad for SHB , Works Great!! Read about it

    see "Control of Small Hive Beetle" for more info from 2013
  12. Thread: OXAVAP

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    Re: OXAVAP

    Here is another method of heating the oxalic acid used in New Zealand. Not sure where the original unit came from.
    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/waspwing/media/oxalicvideo_zps9f66b1f7.mp4.html
  13. Thread: OXAVAP

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    Re: OXAVAP

    CBoggs....... Saw this oxalic acid heat gun from Turkey that holds 6 shots of powder in a revolving tray. Heated with a propane gas gun and blown into hive with a squeeze ball.17569
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    Re: Hive Tracking Spreadsheet?

    Google 'beekeeping record sheets' and you will have a choice of dozens of examples from around the world.
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    Re: top bar construction question

    When I made my TBH, I made the bars the same length as a Langstroth frame to give me the option of starting a TBH frame in a Lang hive or, if necessary putting top bars from a failing TBH into a...
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    Re: AFB Identification

    In New Zealand the National Beekeepers Association is responsible for our AFB control, and on their website they have the following information which may be of interest.
    http://afb.org.nz/symptons
  17. Re: Hello from Alaska, I'm interested in the top bar hive....

    Coming from a warmer climate where the cold does not affect my bees, I am always amazed that beekeepers in colder climates do not use the A-Z hives of Eastern Europe. These are a vertical hives with...
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    Re: Any plans for top bar hives

    This looks like a good web page for some ideas.
    http://www.horizontalhive.com/how-to-build/gable-roof-hive-top-plans.shtml
  19. Re: Which length is best for a Top Bar Hive? 3 or 4 feet?

    When I made my TBH I wanted the bars to be the same length as a Langstroph hive so I could start my bars in a Lang if I wanted to and then transfer to a TBH or visa versa if the hive was failing....
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    Re: Warre Hive - Constructing Top Bars

    When I made up my Warre frames, I took a standard Lang' frame and cut a section out of the middle of the top bar (to shorten it to the required length for the 200mm internal size of the Warre hive)...
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    Re: Fischers honey be gone or bee be gone or somesuch

    I use Fishers Bee Quick and have found it excellent. I get the best results when I use both the fume board and a little bit of the smoker to drive them out of the honey super. The only time that it...
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    Re: What can I make with these?

    As I run all 3/4 boxes, I do the same as Paulemar and buy full depth boxes and cut them down to 3/4, usually before assembly, and use the off cuts for a number of uses. 1.I use slatted racks on all...
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    Re: The Joy of lighting your new smoker

    The best way to light your smoker and keep it alight is to drill a small hole in the fire box just above the fire grate. Make a small door out of thin aluminium and use a self tap screw as the swing...
  24. Thread: Beehive/house

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    Re: Beehive/house

    The hive is just the same as a Lang hive but worked horizontally instead of vertically. You still have a brood box, a queen excluder and one or two honey supers above. When it is time to harvest, you...
  25. Thread: Beehive/house

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    Re: Beehive/house

    If you Google 'A-Z Hives Images' you will be able to see a number of pictures of bee houses, bee trailers and the A-Z hive it self to give you an idea of how they work.. If you look hard enough you...
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