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    Re: "Keyboard Beekeepers" ?

    Nope, Bee Bread!!!
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    Re: "Keyboard Beekeepers" ?

    "The Expert Syndrome"
    (This is going to be a long winded post by a new beekeeper, probably with lots of spelling errors to boot!)

    While my sister and I were hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from...
  3. Thread: Hive boxes

    by TooFarGone
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    Re: Hive boxes

    I am not a commercial beek, but it might be worth calling Western Bee Supply. I do not know if they ship internationally but I suspect they might be interested. In 500 quantity deeps are $9.10 (US)...
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    Re: Ventilated Bee Suit Breakdown Report

    Golden Breeze = UltraBreeze?

    I have an UltraBreeze full suit. Pricey, yes. I have never been stung while wearing it. I spent the extra bucks because it has full length leg zippers, very helpful...
  5. Re: Do beekeepers have common personality traits?

    I am an INTJ on personality testing (Meyers -Briggs?)---- Yup, MAJOR introvert.
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    Re: Plotting swarms.

    JW Chestnut,

    Could you please elaborate on the method for cast swarms being "tanged" back to the swarm trap? This is something I have not heard of befor.

    Thanks
    Tim
  7. Re: Lauri now a moderator....................... Great & congrats!

    Congratulations Lauri!

    I have really enjoyed your posts and photos in the past and look forward to more in the future.
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    Re: Fertilizing eggs in drone cells

    Joseph C

    I used the word "clone" a little loosely since the produced queen's DNA would be subject allele rearrangement so it would not technically be a clone. My assumption is that you would use...
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    Re: Fertilizing eggs in drone cells

    I can't immediately put my finger on the reference, but I recollect that the eggs needed to be placed in a queen cell to get the bees to make a queen. I was fascinated by this concept (daughter...
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    Re: Skep beekeeping in Germany

    Bernhard, what excellent pictures you have made! They really complement the 8 part Youtube videos on skep beekeeping. I really like the detail on the queen cages as this was not clear to me in the...
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    TBH size and transprt question

    I am a new beekeeper (after a 40 year hiatus). I will be moving in two years and this knowledge pushed me to 8 frame medium Lang equipment. I am encouraged by the Sam Comfort videos. What...
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    Re: Varroa Free Bees from Newfoundland

    Two big red flags- I believe that you cannot import bees into the USA, even from Canada (I could be wrong but I think that to improve the genetic stock they have to import drone semen for II).
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  13. Re: Mixing and matching bees- Can you insert frames of brood with nurse bees attached

    It seems that raiding the brood section of my friends medium hive for frames of brood and bees while shaking the bees from the 5 frame deep nuc to make an 8 frame hive puts two different queens at...
  14. Re: Mixing and matching bees- Can you insert frames of brood with nurse bees attached

    Graham,

    The bees that are presently in the 5 frame deep nuc with the queen will be shaken/brushed into the new medium frame hive, with frames of brood plus attached nurse bees from another hive...
  15. Mixing and matching bees- Can you insert frames of brood with nurse bees attached?

    I do not presently have any bees. I injured myself and missed starting this spring. I have assembled wooden ware for 4 hives using all medium 8 frame equipment. I do not have any drawn comb. It...
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    Re: Swarm Trap Size Opinions Wanted.

    According to my reading (Michael Bush), the volume of an 8 frame medium is very similar to a 5 frame deep nuc. I just assume that it takes two 8 frame mediums to equal the brood area of a 10 frame...
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    Re: Mad Honey Disease

    Yellow Jasmine is extremely toxic. The flowers can be mistaken for honeysuckle and a child sucking the nectar from just a few flowers could possibly die! I have no idea about the toxicities toward...
  18. Re: Anyone in the deep south using top entrances without bottom vents in hives?

    Matthew, I guess I didn't consider south of the equator, lol! Good point on the debris accumulation.

    Graham, good idea on building standard bottom boards. The top feeding potential changes the...
  19. Anyone in the deep south using top entrances without bottom vents in hives?

    I live in south Mississippi. I am contemplating using top entrance hives without bottom openings. Anyone doing this? I am somewhat concerned about the heat with high humidity in the summertime. ...
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    Re: painting hives

    Thanks Rader,
    I read the linked thread about painting hives. I was hoping that the guy that Jredburn referenced had published his findings. I have not seen the data published. I took a run at...
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    Re: painting hives

    Genemiller,

    I heard once about SHB and painting the inside of the hives to make it harder for them to hang on, but never actually saw an article. Where did you see the article?

    Thanks,
    Tim
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    Re: What's going on with Ultra Breeze?

    I sent them an email today about purchasing a suit with a personal check and got a reply from Stephanie this afternoon. Maybe an incorrect email address? I do that ALL the time myself- spent months...
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    Re: Ants in my top feeder

    Diatomaceous earth?
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    Re: Swarm Trap Question

    Cleo Hogan helps anyone that is interested by supplying his design for a trap out trap. You can find his email in the thread listed below. He sent me his very excellent data package when I...
  25. Thread: SHB in Nucs

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    Re: SHB in Nucs

    Gene

    This is a completely untested idea that occurred to me while reading your post above about lard in fatbeeman's traps melting in the Florida heat - What about Crisco??

    Tim H
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