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  1. Re: Attach foundation using only wax as fastener under the top bar?

    That is what they do with foundation:
    http://www.immenfreunde.de/pics/3_5_2012/a1.jpg

    Fill it with nectar, as they go...
  2. Re: Attach foundation using only wax as fastener under the top bar?

    Maybe I am just to nosy. :)

    http://immenfreunde.de/pics/21_5_2013/a2.jpg
  3. Re: Attach foundation using only wax as fastener under the top bar?

    Your bees do strange things, Mike. Certainly.

    My bees do the following - foundationsless versus foundation side by side:

    http://immenfreunde.de/pics/12_4_2012/a3.jpg
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  4. Re: Need advice on supering from those familiar with Tim Ives's methods.

    Second that. Tried it last year and had the same result.

    As with checkerboarding I also think it is a waste of ressources. Boxes, combs and all. One can easily make a couple of hives out of the...
  5. Re: Attach foundation using only wax as fastener under the top bar?

    Experience says, that collapsing foundations create a mess. Bees enter the foundation and since there is a lot of space for them, the weight of the bees together with the warmth of the hive makes the...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    So the conclusion is, not to talk about change but actually DO it. There is more than enough talk but little is done. 'Fair words plant no cabbages" (Bill Mollison)
  7. Re: Attach foundation using only wax as fastener under the top bar?

    There is the danger of the fresh comb coming loose and break off if the foundation is not fastened strong enough. So great care should be taken to attach it as strong as possible.
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Who is to decide what is good or bad, Mike? You really should avoid jugdeing about things - at least in discussions. Let it bee!

    You do allow to let things happen in your apiary, at least you say...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Not so unusual for a breeder queen. Prices are as follows: unmated queen: 5 Euros. Open mated queen: 15 Euros. Both without any pedigree. Open mated queen, F1-F2 daughter from a breeding queen: 20-30...
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    Re: interesting turn of events

    Bees in the canola field. Same procedure as last year.
    http://www.immenfreunde.de/pics/12_4_2014/d1.jpg

    http://www.immenfreunde.de/pics/12_4_2014/d7.jpg

    Bees in canola get a yellow mark on...
  11. Re: How to Figure Out What is Killing Bees

    Tongues sticking out? Shivering bees?
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    Re: checking bees in rain

    That's it. And with bees there is all too often a too late...some days do matter.
  13. Re: does a swarm ever leave & move straight into a new home

    Yes, both settled permanently. Don't think it is too uncommon or rare.
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    Re: What's the fuss about dandelions?

    Dandlions give nectar only with higher ambient temperatures, say 16-18 degree Celsius. That is the problem with dandelions here right now, too. Plenty of it, but temperatures are just a little too...
  15. Re: does a swarm ever leave & move straight into a new home

    Yes, it happens. Have seen it twice times. One moved straight into an empty hive in my apiary. The other moved straight into an old hollow pear tree.
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    Re: checking bees in rain

    I regularily work hives in rain. No problem at all.
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Barry, in Europe they spend hundreds of millions of Euros on varroa research. Unfortunately it all goes into studies like: what is the varroa resistance gene? and the like. Nothing down-to-earth or...
  18. Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Yet I see no link between cell size and bee size. As I reported already, I have bees on small cells and they are of a normal size and appearance. They do not differ from other bees on large cells.
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Some pictures of a course teaching the method:
    http://www.imkerverein-greven.de/index.php/guido-eich-mein-volk-ist-tot-was-habe-ich-falsch-gemacht
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    No. Being serious, it is a well known method over here.
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Is not enough. Must be half-naked when working the bees to be a beekeeper. :) Take your stings.
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    In a deadout you won't find too many mites. To find out if it was mites or something different, do the following.

    Take a good cup full of dead bees and sort them by their body size. The smallest...
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    Re: Weak Warre Question

    Take a piece of broodcomb with eggs in it and put it into the Warré hive. Hang it between the combs. If you check it later and find queen cells drawn, like this:
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  24. Re: My full size warre style observation hive

    I just want to share this walk-in observation hive for more inspiration.


    http://www.abejasdelvalle.com/index_htm_files/10361.jpg
    http://www.abejasdelvalle.com/galeria.htm
  25. Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    And don't forget bees do breath...all the CO2...

    Doesn't make top entrances more favourable to me. Forced ventilation is no good to the bees.
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