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    Syrup ph

    I know this subject has been discussed on this forum. I am not asking to open it up again, I'm asking for help to find the threads. Maybe I am over thinking how to find threads, but I seem to have...
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    Re: Warre dimensions question

    Steve,
    One thing about bees, they will set up house keeping in just about any kind of acceptable cavity and do just fine. The only thing I can see that may be a problem when altering hive designs...
  3. How can one tell the difference between sugar syrup "honey" and real honey?

    Specifically- is it possible to tell the difference while the sugar syrup honey is still in the comb? I was asked by the group I mentor, didn't know the answer and I hate to look like a dumbie. ...
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    To feed or not to feed?

    Here's what is happening in our neck of the woods- Warm sunny days, freezing nights, frost in the morning. The bees are active, out during the day and collecting dandelion pollen. The big debate in...
  5. Harsh winter, bee package availability this spring?

    Is it too early to start predicting the availability of packaged bees this spring with the brutal winter we're having?
  6. Re: Why the end bars on frames are built like that?

    So my understanding is that the only reason the side bars touch like that is for frame spacing. Is the spacing part of the bar being half way down the bar an arbitrary design? I am going to build...
  7. Why the end bars on frames are built like that?

    Why are the end bars on frames designed to touch together each other half way down then open to a bee space?
  8. Re: Warre / Newbee trounces Oldtimer/Lang in competition

    "That your sample size is too small to be statistically significant?"
    I agree Michael, the number of hives is okay, but there should just be way more beekeepers involved in on the sample size. :) ...
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    Wasp-looking like- bees

    I noticed I have bees in one of my hives that appear to have the body shape that looks wasp like. They are dark and banded with elongated skinny bodies. The abdomen ends in a point, I swear I know...
  10. Re: Simplified Inch Dimensions & Using As Bait Hive

    Round the measurements to the nearest workable number i.e. 8 9/32" is 8 1/4" - 1/32" under a 1/2" is 1/2" Even with state of the art saws and craftsmanship getting hives within
    1/32" is near...
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    Re: Where did my bees go?

    Sounds like the hive swarmed-
    I will sum up what a colony swarming for a natural beekeeper means by quoting an experienced Top Bar keeper, "I must be doing something right, they swarmed twice this...
  12. How long to leave queen in cage, introduced into exisiting colony

    Just installed a new queen in a cage into an existing colony. Don't ask, I know for sure the old queen is gone, my fault. Anyway, in the past I've just put the candy plug in and set her in the...
  13. Re: screened vs solid, long cold winters in mind

    I put screened bottom boards on all of the Warres I build, have for 3 years. But not the "open" screen bottom board, I use the slide board that goes in under the screen. The hive bottom is...
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    Re: Beware of Betterbee

    As far as I can tell the new owners are nothing but awesome and are probably the salt of the earth. However, because of the previous owners I moved on and have established excellent relationships...
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    Re: Queens Bred for Longevity

    So if amount of fertile eggs can indicate a queens longevity, All things being equal, is there basis to say that a naturally bred queen will last longer then an artificially inseminated queen?
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    Queens Bred for Longevity

    Is there a breeder that focuses on long life queens as one of their traits? I did spend considerable time searching for the topic in the forum. If this topic has been previously covered help direct...
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    Re: Betterbee

    I hope everything goes well for her. It is unforturnate for the business. I'm not angry, I've just moved on to other dealers that treat me well. The same thing happened many years ago when Sears &...
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    Re: Why's of Top Bar Hives

    I just talked to Wyatt by email and he said the book is coming out in mid August.
    Ernie
    Here is a copy/paste of the email;
    For my book, see the attached cover picture and here are some details. ...
  19. Re: Warre - only ever add boxes to the bottom?

    Like Micheal says- If you are going to put boxes on top, install a bar or two of comb in the new box on top. The bees seem to move up easier if there is a comb "ladder" to get up to the bars in the...
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    Re: Record high temps

    I don't have tempertures quite that high here in the Pacific Northwest. However I have all my Warres on Screen Bottom Boards with sliding boards under the screen. When it gets into the 90's and the...
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    Re: Need Some support

    If you get a chance, look around at the other bee clubs. I've noticed around here one club will be unmovable and a club in the next county over will embrace all methods of keeping. I guess I'm...
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    Re: Need Some support

    One of the best places I have found for a great level of support is http://warre.biobees.com/methods.htm
    I found them a few years ago and it is a very good site for everything Warre
    Ernie
  23. Re: Switching back to solid Bottom boards Screened bottom boards are not worth it

    Screen bottom boards come in several different designs and applications. Minor changes to the several designs and applications being made by independent keepers and these variances being applied to...
  24. Re: Would like some advice from a Warre beek

    Bonnie,
    I keep bees in Warres, Top Bars and Langs and have cycled deep boxes out for mediums with my Langs. The easiest way I found was to go in the reverse of nadiring. In other words, taking...
  25. Re: Switching back to solid Bottom boards Screened bottom boards are not worth it

    I have SBB with sliding boards under the screen on all my hives. Warres, Top Bars, and Langs. I leave the sliding boards in all the time year around except for mite inspection and pulling them out...
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