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    Sight for Dull Eyes?

    I don't have the sharpest eyes, and sometimes it's really difficult to see eggs. I know what to look for, and most times I can, but if it's a really dark frame or the sun/sky aren't ideal, try as I...
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    Thanks for directing me to your website photos, Buz. I checked it out the other day but obviously not thorough enough!
  3. Re: Breeding for a balance between production and nature

    "The issue is that a colony that swarms multiple times in one season is mostly producing unsuccessful swarms that do not have the populations within the swarms or the colony to be successful enough...
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    Maybe this thread's been abandoned already, but I had a thought this morning I'd like to share...

    With bee numbers dwindling in many places, would many beekeepers be taking the "high road" by...
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    One more idea I had this morning...

    I know there are several designs for a knife for separating the comb from the sides of the box. Would it not work well to have a wide and long "blade" (sheet of...
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    Hello all, thanks for the ongoing discussion. Hope things are cooling down a bit. I have several more questions. If you think they should be separate threads, please let me know.

    1) Chris, thank...
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    That's the thing about beekeeping isn't it? It's what makes these forums so interesting & so frustrating.... 100 or 1000 miles away, it's completely different.

    I have one further question, tagging...
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    I feel kinda dirty bringing this up when this great forum has moved on, but my ego says so! :DChris, it wasn't me who brought up weights or measurements or anything, I don't know any specifics about...
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    Thanks for starting this new thread, Yuleluder.

    The mention about turkeys... my girlfriend was just reading a book about so-called "back to the land" farming, and apparently the instinct to MATE...
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    Re: Were the Buddha a beekeeper,

    ...And now that we're getting into celebrities beekeeping thinking...

    Who else saw "Bee Story" (or whatever it was called, the animated Jerry Seinfeld one) and thought it was complete and total...
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    Thanks, Buz Green. It's funny, the Warre system is taking me a while to wrap my head around, but the more I read (and I am studying it- unfortunately, only in theory and not in practice right now)...
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    Re: Were the Buddha a beekeeper,

    I really liked the original post as well. Made me think of the times that my commercial bosses have had to give me a metaphorical slap across the face to stop me getting hypnotized & lost in a frame!...
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    Re: Emergency Queens - does it matter?

    I would really like to hear some of the pro queen breeders/raisers comment on the sheep-breeding comments earlier. We all know bees are at the heart of how the world around us works (pollination). It...
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    To everyone on this thread, I apologize if I have been asking ignorant and redundant questions, and making frequent and silly comments. It's winter and I'm not around bees, so I may very well be...
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    Yes, that is true. But I also (vaguely) recall, either in Warre's book or somewhere else Warre-related (don't quote me on this), mention of doing multiple, smaller honey rounds. As noted above, you...
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    it's interesting to think of honey harvest in a different way. When I think in terms of what I'm used to (commercial Lang operation) doing frequent multiple rounds seems incredibly impractical. But...
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    Thanks for that point, Delta Bay. Does anyone know what kind of nectar flow conditions Warre was working in (France)?

    Also, I recall mention about harvesting honey as it's ready. I'm wondering,...
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    Re: Emergency Queens - does it matter?

    This is a bit of an aside, so feel free to ignore... but I have a question regarding the swarm impulse. It's the beekeepers aim to breed for the least amount of swarming genetics possible, which...
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    I'm relatively new to Beesource here, and I greatly appreciate the knowledge, experience, and tips you all give on these forums. I'm here to learn all I can about beekeeping, and definitely not to...
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    Chris, umm... "nonsensical discussion"... why so cranky? I do agree that often these forums end up going around in circles until they dry up, but I think people are really trying to think things...
  21. Re: Medium 8's w/ warre roof - The ultimate compromise?

    Sorry, that was a little unclear. I guess what I was trying to put forward was:

    Are medium Lang 8's with the Warre quilt/roof the ultimate compromise because it is the WORKING BEST of both...
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    I think that is perhaps THE question, Adam: Why NOT a Warre?

    With the "fused comb" issue, I agree- even inspecting from the underside of the box, how much can you really see?

    And the...
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    You know, the other thing to think about is this:

    So far, from what I can tell, most people using or interested in the Warre hive/method are just starting out, or a few years at most. If enough...
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    Re: More Warre Discussion

    Thanks for all your input so far. I am also finding that in trying to get information about Warre hives (pros & cons) that most of the info (most, not all) comes from people (like myself) with...
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    Re: Osteo or Rheumatoid?

    Thank you for the info. I'll have to check that book out.
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