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  1. Thread: Bees and Trains

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    Bees and Trains

    Well I moved about a month ago from Sedona Arizona down to Tumacacori Arizona. There's a big difference and it's really nice to be away from all the air heads back in Sedona. Whew!
    I live on 165...
  2. Thread: Weather

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    lol, no such CCD for me 90 degrees it seems like...

    lol, no such CCD for me 90 degrees it seems like it's going to be a flaming summer. We have been having some good wind storms lately. But nothing like what I have been seeing in the east. wow I wish...
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    both, one you can move. One you can not. wish...

    both, one you can move. One you can not.
    wish you the best.
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    When the bees are being blown off the frame or...

    When the bees are being blown off the frame or leaving the frame for shelter, it's too windy. I would say 20 to 30 MPH winds are too much. Some hives will tolerate wind more than others. I have seen...
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    I have heard of this bill possibility before. It...

    I have heard of this bill possibility before. It seems interesting. I wounder why the law makers would not spend their time on other more important things. I don't think of feral honey bees as a...
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    Yes young larva are fed royal jelly. Bees produce...

    Yes young larva are fed royal jelly. Bees produce this and it has to be highly rich in nutrients to grow young bees. So feeding them honey instead of sugar would help them to produce the highest...
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    A few weeks

    It varies, anywhere from one to three weeks. I try to feed it within 1.5 weeks from when I made it. Or else strange things start to grow. ;-)
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    Bob Bee, First off your not an idiot, you asked...

    Bob Bee,
    First off your not an idiot, you asked a good question.
    Normally I take the frame of brood out, look for eggs or very young larva, then brush the bees back into the hive. Brushing the...
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    Hi every one, Well basically the hive was still...

    Hi every one,
    Well basically the hive was still there today. I must have disbanded (killed) the queen in my last visit because there were a lot of emergency cells. There were still plenty of bees...
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    Hi Baloo, I have the beevac figured out, I made...

    Hi Baloo,
    I have the beevac figured out, I made the one I that I use and it works pretty well. What I'm really wondering is how an I going to finish this job in one sitting. I think the best way...
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    Removal Question/problem

    Im in need of a little advice and encouragement as how to proceed with a cut-out I did last Saturday. The hive has supposedly been there for seven years, and is quite large. I had to cut out the top...
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    Very nice work Michael. I particularly like Jay...

    Very nice work Michael. I particularly like Jay Smiths feeder idea. Have you had a chance to see if the drowning is tolerable with this feeder? I would think so because Jay Smith would have probably...
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    That's amazing! I'm sure it took a while for...

    That's amazing! I'm sure it took a while for them(bees) to figure that one out. Wow
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    CCD and pesticides

    Here is a resent(3-16-2007) article and some interviews on CCD and a possible pesticide relation, interesting:

    http://www.earthfiles.com/news/news.cfm?ID=1223&category=Environment
  15. Thread: Hive turned mean

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    Thomas, You mentioned that you have a...

    Thomas,

    You mentioned that you have a different queen than the original one you put in. If you see no signs of pests or robbing I would bet that the new queen has just a little meaner genes than...
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    Thanks Michael for all the work. This is by far...

    Thanks Michael for all the work. This is by far the best book I've read on rearing queens. I never would have found it if it wasn't for your website, and work transcribing it.
  17. Thread: HSC

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    Bullseye Bill, I have been thinking about...

    Bullseye Bill,
    I have been thinking about getting some of the Mann Lake PF100's for caught swarms this year. Why don't you like using them in your operation? I would like to use HSC or PC but I...
  18. Thread: rabbited hives

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    That's good I'm glad they work. They look small...

    That's good I'm glad they work. They look small in the photo but 1/2" is not too bad.

    btw, the boxes look good so far, good luck!
  19. Thread: rabbited hives

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    Bluegrass, Your hand hold slot looks a little...

    Bluegrass,
    Your hand hold slot looks a little narrow. Do you think you will get a good enough hold when the supers are full of honey? I know my hands would not fit in those slots with gloves on, how...
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    It was just a suggestion, I think it is good to...

    It was just a suggestion, I think it is good to have a look at as many options as you can before deciding on what to use. I do not think of a dovetail joint as a fancy joint but rather a strong joint...
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    There is yet another method for cutting joints if...

    There is yet another method for cutting joints if you are interested. Why don't you try the dovetail joint? Dovetails are actually mechanically superior to box or finger joints because of the...
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    Alex, Thanks for the encouraging words. I'm glad...

    Alex,
    Thanks for the encouraging words. I'm glad that some one else saw this improvement before me "all is not lost" ;) . I think it will be a while before the industry changes over, but for now...
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    CSShaw, this is a great discovery! I was just...

    CSShaw,
    this is a great discovery! I was just noting the price of these frames a few days ago, remarkably inexpensive especially for SC foundation. Your pictures seem to show the 4.9 mm as you have...
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    Hi coyote, There is another method for cutting...

    Hi coyote,
    There is another method for cutting joints if your interested. Something that I am going to try is a dovetail jig for a router. Dovetails are actually mechanically superior to box or...
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    Hi James, My advice to you would be to treat the...

    Hi James, My advice to you would be to treat the the bees very gently. Full blood AHBs are very easily irritated. When I work with them I make as little disturbance in their lives as possible....
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