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    Re: Thermosolar Hive; the new silver bullet

    Have a friend- from a large island in the China Sea- who had that sticker on the very back of his garage. Probably so the Chinese spies prevalent in DC would not see it when they monitored his...
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    Re: TBH doesn't work in warm climates

    Thanks Chuck- so many things read I can't recall all. Will look into these again- have of course reviewed MB's website.
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    Re: TBH doesn't work in warm climates

    Thanks for this. To add to tone of traded hostility with a gender based theme, I am more experienced, as a woman in this world :D , with men telling me something's impossible and ignoring them...
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    Re: Transitioning Langstroth Nuc to TBH

    BTW I never see the queen so haven't yet removed lang frames from my hives- maybe it's time, if I ever harvest honey, to harvest those ones if honey only or at least move them away from brood area if...
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    Re: Transitioning Langstroth Nuc to TBH

    Sorry I didn't pitch in earlier. 2 years ago I put the nuc in a 8 bar deep on top of a TBH, and the queen never moved down though as I shifted topbars from lang 8 the honey and bees did some. So I...
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    Re: Thymol crystals. Where to buy.

    Has anyone tried thyme essential oil instead of thymol?
  7. Re: Please post your varroa mite count and information!

    Topbar hives, sticky board: 1 mite per 50 sq in/ 48 hrs (so about 6 mites whole hive in 1 day), 0 mites per 30 sq in/ 48 hrs (under 5 mites whole hive in 1 day). I had met treatment thresholds 2...
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    Re: Crazy experiment

    oldtimer I'm here browsing to see if 'treatment-free' is the right place for me to put MY wacky idea for a, well, treatment. We need an organic or alternative or minimal treatment forum
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    Re: "Companion" planting for bees

    I'm having lots of fun reading parts of the book illustrating Holzer's impressive self appreciation out loud to family. I guess though if I had not gotten a scientific education or much education...
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    "Companion" planting for bees

    Reading Sepp Holzer book (permaculture guru in German Alps) same time I'm complaining to hubby that a beekeeping store we stopped at while travelling (none locally) had no thymol.

    Holzer...
  11. Re: Varroa monitoring math help please, and treatment threshold advice

    Thank you Enjambres! Think I come up with a count of 36 then for the whole hive although 24 might be more accurate.
  12. Varroa monitoring math help please, and treatment threshold advice

    I cut to size and put a portion of a 12x17" sticky board I bought, about 67 sq in of stickiness in the slice I used, under the narrow (too narrow for the whole sticky board thickness) screened bottom...
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    Re: Does sugar surup go bad?

    I keep mine in the fridge when I make mre than needed. Last batch has been in fridge a month- will smell before deploying it!
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    Re: To shade or not to shade?

    I figured it is so hot here I'll sacrifice yield for lower temps if heat and full sun improve hive performance. Both my hives are in partial shade. The one with more wakes up a bit later in the am,...
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    Re: Cilantro pollen

    I think coriander and cilantro are identical. There are multiple cultivars, some grown for the coriander seeds and some for the cilantro (leaves/stems pre seed). I plant whatever (my garden catalogs...
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    Re: San Antonio Bees - new TBH user

    Screened bottom board- 1/8" hardware cloth- lets mites but not bees fall out. So that's why to use one. However I also had my hive last year abscond from open screened bottom board. This year I have...
  17. Re: Is it OK to have Top Bar Hive and Langstroth in Same Bee Yard?

    Thanks Calgary, great idea! Next woodwork project, tomorrow. I lived in Edmonton in 5th grade- the year in the US we learn the states and their capitols. Never did learn them.
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    Re: no eggs

    Last year I used #8 hardware cloth screened bottom. In September my bees absconded. Afraid maybe the bees had been unable to 'swamp cool' to a lower than S AL temp with the massive air flow this year...
  19. Re: Is it OK to have Top Bar Hive and Langstroth in Same Bee Yard?

    Last year I think I was asking for advice on how to put a langstroth 5 frame nuc into a TBH. This year I made a second "Tanzanian" TBH which fits langstroth hives so that was an easy TBH to put my...
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    Re: Salt Blocks for Bee's?

    I'll add some table salt next time in case iodine is also appreciated.
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    Re: Salt Blocks for Bee's?

    Since we see so many of them on a red/brown cord in the salt water pool I put red rags and beads and strings in their water container. This year I added salt- the pool salt- to one of their water...
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    Re: Can I over feed my new hives?

    Cedarkid thanks for this! I was just about to post, and you are only a bit 'north' of me in climate (8a SE AL 1 hour from coast) unlike some older posts which aren't in a similar weather situation...
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    Re: Top Bars expand past the end of the hive

    Again sorry to throw back so far. I'm only 10 years in arrears! I made my stuff at the army base wood shop and knew my ability did not extend to perfect fitting wood cuts even before humidity...
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    Re: Horizontal Comb Cuts

    Again sorry to blast from the past if not the usual custom. My first TBH I started top bars in between frames in an 8 frame super and they were beautifully straight as were all the rest made in the...
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    Re: Nuc trasnfering to TBH

    Blast from the past reading old posts. Hope this is best- responding here rather than starting a new thread. I solved this (and while my hive absconded, it was happy for half a year in my TBH) by...
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