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    Re: Modified European Long Hives

    I disagree with this statement, because I strongly support this recommendation for choosing a place for hives: "...shaded apiary conditions caused colonies to have more mites. Overall, keeping entire...
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    Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Git,

    Thank you for your comments.
    The fifth picture from your link is a possible solution for the Ben Franklin's question from his post #3...

    My new video below shows how easy is to inspect...
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    Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Just posted new photos here: http://www.beebehavior.com/modified_european_long_hive.php
    Enjoy.

    The new "Modified European Long Hive Inspection" full HD video is ready. I will try to upload it...
  4. Thread: sun exposure

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    Re: sun exposure

    when/if you know how to prevent a swarming.

    "..If one of the primary causes for swarming, is, amongst other reasons, too much heat (! B.R.), it stands to reason that with a ventilated hive there...
  5. Thread: sun exposure

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    Re: sun exposure

    Some useful recommendations, that we can apply for our hives:
    "...An alternative way to maintain a cool house or reduce air-conditioning use is natural (or passive) cooling. Passive cooling uses...
  6. Thread: sun exposure

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    Re: sun exposure

    I fully support the USDA ARS's recommendation: "...shaded apiary conditions caused colonies to have more mites. Overall, keeping entire apiaries of mite resistant honey bees in direct sun resulted in...
  7. Thread: Water source

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    Re: Water source

    I replaced the link.

    The second part of "Water Collection by Honey Bees" is posted here: http://youtu.be/CsLANZ1UVCo

    Boris Romanov
  8. Thread: Water source

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    Re: Water source

    Fortunately, my frogs cope with this problem successfully for many years.

    Boris Romanov
  9. Thread: Water source

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    Re: Water source

    Just uploaded my new Full HD video here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UED-pv7jrtc

    and new HD photo: http://beebehavior.com/beeimages/beelife/bee_water.jpg

    Enjoy!

    Boris Romanov
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    Re: Natural Beekeeping

    Two cool pictures for the beekeepers in the hot/warm climates.

    The 2013-2014 winter is unusually cold in my area. Nevertheless a large amount of snow plays perfectly a role of natural insulator:...
  11. Geothermal (Ground-Source) Heating and Cooling Systems under $5K.

    In this thread I would like to show How to build a reliable Geothermal (Ground-Source) Heating and Cooling Systems under $5K.

    You can choose between these two options:
    1. DIY Kits:...
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    Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Thanks to Barry Digman's thread posted here:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?293206-Bees-in-Sochi

    you can see some traditional Long Hives for big frames:...
  13. Re: Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab

    And later you stated: "...I'll probably put a couple in my hives as well."
    Therefore I wanted to see how are practical your approaches, because without REAL DATA all your proposals and...
  14. Re: Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab

    I do not want to be involved into endless discussions, therefore I prefer to wait for your reply to my previous post #8.

    In other words, firstly I would like to see your practical recommendations,...
  15. Re: Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab

    Hope, you will show us how your approach is useful.
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    Let's be more practical.

    I assume that my electric bill, posted below, looks unrealistic for many forum members:
    https://sites.google.com/site/modernwaterboilers/home/my-electric-bills
    This is...
  17. Re: Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab

    1. Your concern is quite understandable.
    Nevertheless, my ideas are for energy efficient homes similar to mine. My approach is very simple - reduce heat losses to consume less energy...
    In...
  18. Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab

    Ground Source Heat Exchanger integrated into/with a slab and/or footing of residential or commercial structures.

    The core of my idea is that the heat exchanger should be installed into or under a...
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    Re: Modified European Long Hives

    Based upon numerous email requests, I added new photos and dimensions here:
    http://www.beebehavior.com/modified_european_long_hive.php

    Boris Romanov
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    Re: ARS Russians - interesting facts

    The current commercial production of Russian queens are very low - approximately 2,000 queens per year. While demand for the Russian queens remains very high (please read this article: "What Is the...
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    Re: ARS Russians - interesting facts

    Are you sure, that you bought genuine ARS Russians Honey bees? Who was your supplier?

    In fact, I do not have any problems with my bees.

    Boris Romanov
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    Re: ARS Russians - interesting facts

    I like my BeeMax Hives from the Betterbee: http://www.betterbee.com/Products/BeeMax-Hive-Components

    Hope this info will be also useful: http://www.beebehavior.com/bee_max_hives_pictures.php

    ...
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    Re: ARS Russians - interesting facts

    Please read the "Honey Production" and "Varroa mite resistance" sections from this studies: Commercial management of ARS Russian Honey Bees ...
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    ARS Russians - interesting facts

    "...There was a general discussion of specific commercial strains of honey bees that have an innate resistance to various parasitic mites, particularly the “Russian honey bee,” originating in Russia...
  25. Re: Swarm Capture like you've probably never seen before! Can't do this in the city..

    Looks like you have to replace your monitor..

    This is one of my statements: "Look closely - the branch is almost EMPTY!"

    And HiveMind confirmed in details my statement: "..I will explain what...
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