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    is it ok not to paint hives?

    is it ok not to paint the hives from outside
    do they really last much less if not painted?

    I have painted my hives and in less than a year all the paint is cracked and peeling off - so i was...
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    Re: Bees closing entrance with propolis

    according to this article www.backyardhive.com/articles_on_beekeeping/articles_on_beekeeping/insulating_your_hive/
    this is a genetic ability and not all the bees can do that

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    Bees that...
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    Re: Bees closing entrance with propolis

    no apis mliffera rutneri but probably mixed with italian
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maltese_honey_bee

    so not common that bees do this?
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    Bees closing entrance with propolis

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    Re: Wire Grid for Propolis Collection

    thanks for your replies
    I will report back if they start depositing propolis
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    Re: Wire Grid for Propolis Collection

    someone elsewhere told me that the grids are too small
    seems only time will tell unless someone tried it successfully
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    Re: Wire Grid for Propolis Collection

    anyone tried grids similar to do the ones I am using? are the grids too small?
    they have been in the hive for 2 weeks already but still no propolis

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    Re: Wire Grid for Propolis Collection

    i am planning to use this as propolis trap

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/10525908_620898444695443_6987304871026343992_n.jpg...
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    Re: Wire Grid for Propolis Collection

    thanks hehe that is exactly what i am planning to do
    the mesh size is smaller than the bee size right?
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    Wire Grid for Propolis Collection

    on top of the hive i am planning to place some wire grid (looking like the pic below) hoping that the bees will deposit propolis there
    has anyone ever tried this? does it work?

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    is this due to heat?

    today here in south europe had a temperature of 30C , so it was pretty warm and i noticed bees standing just outside the entrance
    is this due to the heat? see pics

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    Re: balling of the queen

    thanks - i was opening the hive once a week to see that all is ok and to provide syrup
    so i will open again in 3 days time to check if they accepted her :D
    i forgot to mention that they were also...
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    Re: balling of the queen

    she emerged like 2 weeks ago (in the same hive) and just started to lay eggs some days ago and today i noticed the balling
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    balling of the queen

    today i noticed that one of my new nuc were balling the new queen - i placed the queen in a cage to avoid the bees from killing her
    how long should i leave it in the there before i can safely let it...
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    Re: How to stop robbing

    give them frames with capped broad that is ready to emerge that would make the nuc stronger
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    correct :D
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    https://www.facebook.com/Beekeeping/photos/pb.382715715180385.-2207520000.1403767027./504942472957708/?type=3&theater

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  18. Thread: Fennel Flowers

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    Re: Fennel Flowers

    all i see on the fennel are flies, wasps and small non-honey bees

    on various sites i read that honey bees forage on it - so i am really surprised
  19. Thread: Fennel Flowers

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    Fennel Flowers

    do you know if bees forage on fennel flowers? Lot of them in my area but never see any bees on them!
  20. Re: wax comb between the bottom and top side of frames

    so this can happen in any hive or it indicates that the distance between top and bottom frame is large and thus have enough space to build comb - if i decrease the distance would they stop doing this?
  21. wax comb between the bottom and top side of frames

    today i opened the hive and found 1 frame from the upper chamber stuck to a frame from the lower chamber. The bees have made a comb in between. is this usual? or this indicates that the distances...
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    grafting of eggs?

    next week i will try the grafting method for the first time. I was reading that should graft larvae that are 4 days old (3 days egg + 1 day larva). If I graft eggs, would it work? anyone tried this?
  23. Thread: New Small Queen

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    New Small Queen

    one of my splits has resulted in a small queen - it was just slightly bigger than the workers and far smaller than the other queens of the same age.
    after 2 weeks from hatching it was still in the...
  24. Thread: Spring Time

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    Re: Spring Time

    right now there are many different types of flowers that bees are foraging on
    end of may we extract multi-flora honey :D
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    Re: olive tree honey? does it exists?

    I have olive trees but i never see any bees on their flowers
    olive trees are wind pollinated
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