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  1. Thread: Beehive/house

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    Re: Beehive/house

    The hive is just the same as a Lang hive but worked horizontally instead of vertically. You still have a brood box, a queen excluder and one or two honey supers above. When it is time to harvest, you...
  2. Thread: Beehive/house

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    Re: Beehive/house

    If you Google 'A-Z Hives Images' you will be able to see a number of pictures of bee houses, bee trailers and the A-Z hive it self to give you an idea of how they work.. If you look hard enough you...
  3. Thread: Beehive/house

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    Re: Beehive/house

    In the Croatia / Serbia region of the world, the beekeepers use the A-Z Hives which are permanently built into a bee house building or motor trailer and are worked from the back of the hive...
  4. Thread: Smokers

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    Re: Smokers

    All the stainless steel smokers of the well known brands are OK, but the one frustrating thing of a smoker is getting it started and keeping it going, especially if you are by your self in the...
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    Re: Do mites fall of of dead bees

    Maybe it does not matter if mites fall off dead bees or not. What matters most is that they cannot reproduce if there are no brood cells and therefore will all die in time.
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    Re: drone frame for varroa control

    I have used the Randy Oliver's system and it works a treat.9042 The first photo is of the empty frame with the 2" section above and the lower section with just a starter strip. Second photo is 28...
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    Re: New Zealand packages?

    If you read the first few posts they all say that bees do not survive the winters and are replaced each spring. Their quote, not mine. If this is the case why not look at an alternative method of...
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    Re: New Zealand packages?

    I am surprised that beekeepers living in very cold climates such as Alberta, do not use the A-Z Hives similar to those used in Croatia. This is a hive that is built in to a bee house or bee trailer...
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    Re: New Zealand/Australia Vacation

    Hi Steve,
    Arataki Honey is a large beekeeping company with two sites on the North Island. Suggest you go to their website at www.aratakihoney.co.nz and have a look. It includes maps of the area and...
  10. Re: Question about swarming season in Israel/Iran/Greece

    Israel, Iran and Greece are between 30deg and 40deg North of the Equator and have very distinct seasons. Swarm in the spring and forage in the summer. Since the beginning of time in that region, bees...
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    Re: which swarm trapping book should i buy ?

    Nobody has ever only bought one book on beekeeping. Buy them all like the rest of us.LOL
  12. Re: How can you make Warre top bars without a table saw?

    The simplest way to make Warre Hive frames is to take a standard Lang frame and cut a piece out of the middle of the top bar reducing it to the desired length, and then doweling the two pieces back...
  13. Re: Just went to scope-out hive underneath a mobile home for soon-to-be cut-out

    I have a bee vac and when I do cut outs I vac all the bees off the comb first and then can take my time removing the comb, separating the honey comb from the brood comb, attaching just the brood comb...
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    Re: Extra drawn frames & swarm control

    I try to put them through the system starting new frames in the honey supers for a year or two and then moving them to the brood boxes for another year or two and then cleaning them off and starting...
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    Re: Extra drawn frames & swarm control

    The beauty of running one size of box through out your whole apiary is that this problem does not arise. I run all 3/4 boxes for brood and honey supers and I always have spare drawn out frames. Also...
  16. Re: Found these in a barn--What are they? Need help with ID

    This is the Japanese answer to the Warre hive. I have seen the same design on You Tube clips when Japanese beekeepers were harvesting their hives.
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    Re: Comb rotation - what do you do?

    I run all 3/4 sizes boxes for brood and honey supers and this makes it very easy to rotate frames with combs every three or four years. Old brood frames are cleaned up and new foundation installed...
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    Re: Control of Small Hive Beetle

    google Chux, click on images of Chux superwipes
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    Re: Control of Small Hive Beetle

    Tried to post a photo but did not work.
    The weave is more open than the Wypall and comes in rolls
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    Control of Small Hive Beetle

    I am posting this from New Zealand and although we do not have SHB in our country, I read a very interesting article in our local National Beekeepers Association journal, The New Zealand Beekeeper of...
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    Re: Bee smoker modifications???

    The most useful modification that I have made to my smoker, and make it easy to light , was to drill a small hole in the side of the main body just above the fire grate. Made a small flap of thick...
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    Re: Drone frame question

    Read Randy Oliver's web site for all the info and instructions you will need on trapping of mites using drone comb. .www.scientificbeekeeping.com
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    Re: Paid to maintain Warre hives

    We would be interested in the specifications of your modified Warre, length, breadth and height , and your planned manipulations for the season.
  24. Re: What is the best advice when building a bee vac?

    The best bee vac by far is the Bushkill Farms one on Robo's World.
    Vac directly into a standard hive with provision for comb retrieval as well.
    Has worked for me with very little bee losses...
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    Re: How do you "bait" your swarm traps?

    I have found the best results using one or two old but clean brood comb frames, no honey as that could start a robbing frenzy, and a few drops of lemon grass oil at the entrance of the swarm trap....
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