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  1. Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    JeronimoJC, You're going to have problems with the hinge design. If you use top bars and they are up when open, they would have to build from the bottom up when closed. If you use frames up when...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    That should be a blue ox. :D
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    Re: New way to inspect

    I've done this several times. You end up with a lot of pictures that are hard to keep straight. It is a great learning experience, but leads to second guessing and delayed action.

    I thought...
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    Re: 6F nucs for honey production

    Ian is clearly a well spoken man of few words....
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    Re: Bottom boards and their construction

    sak, do you stack the bottoms on a pallet or do your pallets have a bb built in?
  6. Re: had an AW CRAP queen moment today...

    We've all been there - I'll just stand this frame right here, kick. or I can hold this with one hand while I get the catcher...drop.

    Also, some of them have better cloaking devices than others. ...
  7. Re: lousy SHB's - how many are too many?

    More than 0 is too many. :D They can tolerate many; the number is dependent on bee density like MB said. When you get slimed, you won't question what it is anymore. Google some pictures of SHB...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    **I'm not taking sides here, just trying to understand** Also, although the credibility of one thought may impact another, the ThermoSolar hive is a separate issue.

    It appears he isn't removing...
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    Re: Bottom Boards

    In NY you probably won't have too much issue, but ventilation is a definite problem here. Most of my hives have a screen bottom with an oil pan (currently dry) for SHB. When I ran out I started to...
  10. Re: AAAGH! These women never NEVER listen!

    That's what she said...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    I suspect the genetics of the bees may play a part in this. They clearly didn't interview my bees. Many of mine act like they have a bit of AHB influence. They are a little hot and love to make...
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    Re: hive entrance direction

    So bees head South for the winter??? :lookout:
  13. Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    Odfrank, do you use similar management as Bernhard, specifically the limited brood nest? It is contrary to the majority of current discussions/wisdom regarding unlimited nests. Do you manage all of...
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    Re: Plans for a waxing tank...

    This is repeatedly stated on here, but it just isn't available to some of us. HD & L give a huge 10% off for a can of oops or returned partials here in Houston.
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    Re: Ah, the joys of keeping bees

    Nope, it was very sweet! :lookout:
  16. Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    Bernhard, for clarity, am I right in assuming your follower boards are frame sized and the division board is box width? There seems to be an unfortunate disparity in definitions on these.
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    Re: $3000 per hive

    Flo Bees??http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=26144&stc=1They would need some type of gun to collect very much. Maybe they are just very progressive???
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    Re: are new jars clean enough?

    Well, it was in the men's restroom.......
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    Re: Mockingbird = Fig=Forager

    I'm seeing the same thing, but they are also flying somewhere else. I haven't been able to identify what they are foraging on, but the honey is sweet! The honey from last Fall has a flavor that is...
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    Re: are new jars clean enough?

    Your creek is running a bit high and dirty right now, but it is fairly warm.
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    Re: Bee Trucks

    This seems to be a better link: http://s61.photobucket.com/user/jdubtit/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160624_090230_zpsjqb6cdsn.jpg.html
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    Re: Advantech vs pressure treated plywood

    I've been wondering his that worked out. Any issues? The cost is a bit steep, unless you get it free...
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    Re: new from Montgomery County Texas

    Howdy, I assume your bees survived the flooding. This is a great source of information, laughs, and commiseration.
  24. Re: Who Knew? Corrugated plastic sheet is available at my local Home Centers?

    Unfortunately, you will now need to feed constantly...
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    Re: Building screened bottom boards

    Yes, it is common and nothing to worry about. Burr comb can be an annoyance, but they will build where they want to.
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