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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Russ
    I concur with greg. I think it is more possible you will be happy with your sugar block.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Two untreated hives in my bee yard

    Does the other bee keeper have as much right to the physical location as you have? If he does. You can move your bees. If he does not, then you are the boss.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Cloverdale
    I saw the same the last warm day I looked and was also happy to see it.
    Cheers
    gww
  4. Re: Unique Craigslist Score - Custom Honey Heating Box

    This would measure up to fitting in the "what did you scrounge today" thread. Cool.
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ


    I do my best to never be critical of any person who is the one doing the actual work. I try and help if I can and always hope that I am not hurting but try and curtail my trying to control...
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    Re: The right number of hives to keep it fun

    michael

    I will use a line from the Dirty Harry movie.
    "A man has to know his limitations"
    I know myself very well and know my weaknesses. I am lazy, introverted,hate selling and interested in...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ


    This is exactly the reason that I let my small warre die and did not intercede in any way. I was never sure till the end that the bees even had a queen due to not being able to look well...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    I have made these twice and used this recipe sort of.
    https://www.seasonsandsuppers.ca/apple-fritters-yeast-donuts/
    The first time I had no lard and so used butter. I did use the cake flour.
    ...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Russ
    I say that testing with things like your small hive really don't need any scientific value put to them. It was just a thing that was left like it was left at the time it was left and with...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Just because I got a picture to blue tooth to my computer, I thought I would show how I drop about two gal at once to my hive....
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Russ
    I only put two gal on the small hive that I took a split from in july (the one that did not die). The others are on their own and I have my fingers crossed. It got cold early this year. I...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ
    If the other bees will live with out the small hive, why not just try to winter them and see what happens? Might learn from it and would be no worse off if they die and the others live with...
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    Re: Dzierzon's Beehives

    Michael
    I don't disagree with you. I was just showing off that I had actually read some stuff.:) I do find different practices interesting and fun to think about. Things like abby promoted...
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    Re: Dzierzon's Beehives

    lj
    Abby warre also mentions that as the practice of his and others and the reason his hive and management was a better way.
    Cheers
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    Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    Greg
    I have 3/8th inch gap on my bottom board. I have not had issues yet of mice getting in my hives during winter. Not saying it will never happen. I have traps with out bees in them that also...
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    Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    LJ
    I don't know how moist it is here but probably not too bad. I hear moister is hard on mites. I have no upper ventilation and a reduced bottom entrance. Two inch foam on the hive top out side...
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    I also use the commercial food pans, they are great.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: The right number of hives to keep it fun

    dudelt

    My first year with three new hives and I had about 6 or 8 extra hives built and sitting there. It got warm in feb so that the bees could take advantage of the tree pollen and then cooled...
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    Re: The right number of hives to keep it fun

    I have 9 hives right now and ten extra hives built. I am so glad that those ten extra hives don't have bees in them. I live in fear of having a smarmy season and not having equipment to catch or...
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    Re: Intro as well as being treatment free

    Happy home
    I used this as a general ideal during my first year.
    https://extension2.missouri.edu/g7601

    It mentions 40 to 60 lbs.
    I have never had a swarm build up fast enough that I could...
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    Re: Speed of adaptation....

    I was just being a smart butt, hopefully in a comical way. That is why I made sure and put a smiley.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Mid-Missouri Hello

    MO.......
    Welcome. Just a suggestion. You should add your location to your profile. Believe me when I say that it helps when people respond to you to have that info.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Speed of adaptation....

    V.A.

    Tell that to the dinosaurs. :)
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ
    My guess on the comb drawing. I think this is more a time of the year type thing. If the box is put on early and if the hive needs the space because they have filled what they have, they...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Ar1
    I would maybe try no vinegar. I did have a few spoon fulls in most of mine but was scared of too much smell myself.
    I have mentioned the only experience I have so far and so can only say...
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