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    Re: Varroa Mite Control Methods

    They use 3 so called "cassettes," one is treated, another cools down and third one is loaded. In USSR they had semiautomatic conveyor-type machines, when one person loads cassette at one side of...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Control Methods

    It is quite popular technique in Russia, so most literature is in Russian. You may search using this: термокамера пчёлы
    Unfortunately I can not use this approach in SoCal because it requires...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Control Methods

    I noticed that "physical methods" are not mentioned. "Thermocamera" used to heat bees to particular temperature 45-48oC - it cause mites to detach from the bees. Nearly 100% efficiency, once a year,...
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    Re: Apitherapy on ankle

    Bee-venom can help with pain and other non-physical (like broken ligament) issues. I have broken ligament. Doctors suggested knee-replacement. I decided to wait. I frantically searched Internet for...
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    Re: The bee drum and drumming the bees

    It is really weird, but I have personal experience today. I noticed bees swarming at the top of our jacaranda-tree. I immediately realized that there is no way I can get bees from that location. I...
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    Re: Fogging in Russia

    You are very welcome!
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    Re: Solid Bottom Board

    I find, that to me works best is screened bottom with oil tray under. Oil tray blocks access to the screen from outside. It is enough for ventilation but did not create excessive air-flow. I did not...
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    Re: Keeping Combe straight tricks

    It is difficult task! My setup is TBs in Lang-style hives. I always feel sorry for the bees stuck in the honey. So, basically, I just grab and remove from the hive as much as I can and bees clean up...
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    Re: Fogging in Russia

    In the video kerosene is not mentioned - they used 7x(40 ml rain water + 1 ampule of bipin). Interestingly, at the end of the video, they checked for mites drop and find very little drop (1-3 mites...
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    Re: Top Bar Langstroth Frankenstein?

    Hi Oldtimer
    Sorry if my English sounded angry - it is not true. I had no intention to upset you or made you look bad. The thread was useful to me because it unveils my long hive mystery. Long hives...
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    Re: Top Bar Langstroth Frankenstein?

    Absolutely! But, why you want to fill beesource with "useless chat?" What is your point? To help people or just mislead them? As for me - I have my own system and bees are happy so far. You may see...
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    Re: Top Bar Langstroth Frankenstein?

    No worry, Oldtimer!
    I personally do not care if you right or not. But, it is nice to know, that my bees are doing OK. You can "chat," but it is useless to me. I was thinking, you are serious :( and...
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    Re: Top Bar Langstroth Frankenstein?

    Well, it just shows how dangerous is to implement authority on less experienced users - your comments made me feel that my long hive is a looser. You need to apologize to my bees :)
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    Re: Top Bar Langstroth Frankenstein?

    Ooooo
    Thank you!
    Yes, they have a landing board and landing strip. On the picture, bees are not happy, because I placed the entrance away from the landing pattern. It is corrected now. Red...
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    Re: Top Bar Langstroth Frankenstein?

    Right! In my case - only 20 deep frames. Thank you for idea! I was hypnotized by Oldtimer's authority and did not think :( Perfect explanation! I feel better about my long hive now!
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    Re: Top Bar Langstroth Frankenstein?

    I made horizontal (long) Lang 20 frames, Lang-deep size. It is little bit small. Full-size horizontal beehive should have at least 30 deep frames. I am very happy with my horizontal hive, but as...
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    Re: Top Bar Langstroth Frankenstein?

    Thank you for nice words. In most cases the comb is not attached to the walls. Sometime it is attached just in few places and it is easy to release it. Interestingly, I noticed that comb is...
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    Re: fallen comb

    I keep my bees in Lang's-dimension boxes with TBs. From time to time I have disconnected comb. It is not big deal, because, comb usually is connected to the hive body at the sides and did not...
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    Re: Top Bar Langstroth Frankenstein?

    Yes, I am using TBs in Lang-dimension bodies. I am using truncated frames without bottom bar, just top bars from regular frames and/or home-made "sticks." All of them served me great. Last picture...
  20. Re: August, state of the business year 2014

    Hello everyone
    Today was inspection day. We are in really deep drought and it starts affecting bees ... and my garden. Even with watering, the garden looks a little bit ... hm ... unfresh! Bees are...
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    Re: Paired apiary test: natural comb does no good

    Hi Bernhard
    Sorry for arithmetic error - you absolutely right - it is not 100% increase per year:

    I corrected it, sorry for mistake, but it did not change my statement :)


    I estimate ~ 20-40...
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    Re: Paired apiary test: natural comb does no good

    Interesting discussion.
    I think, that since varroa outbreak, the bee-population was thinned enough that at least in some places the virulent mites did not survive (died with host). It lefts less...
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    Re: Caucasian Hunt.

    You are very welcome! It is so unfortunate that most "indigenous" Russian bees are gone. Mainly, it was happened during fabulous perestroika time when all bee-keeping culture was destroyed. Russia...
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    Re: Caucasian Hunt.

    I saw a few discussions on Russian "beesource" on this regard. If I remember correctly, Caucasian strain does not exist anymore in Caucasus Mountains. It has replaced on "karpatka." There are some...
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    Re: TF Beeks vs the Treatment Beeks

    My bees are TF for 4+ years and they are foundationless. I do not think that one single factor can be responsible for the whole "success." But, I really believe that foundationless is beneficial for...
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