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  1. Thread: Follow the roar

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    Re: Follow the roar

    Less work for the bees.
    More money from me.
    Well, the bees can work then to pay their rent.
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    Re: Why Treatment Free.

    Good try but you should debug it.
    Lots of dups to begin with.
    I did not look further.

    You say:


    But then generate lots and lots of duplicates like this example.
    I suspect, all these rows...
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    Re: Vine identification

    Why, English Ivy it is (or some variety of it).
    I used to grow it indoors as a house plant.
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    Re: Latest in Darwinian Beekeeping

    Right; I know about "the queens sticking close to the entrance".
    Pretty much no one is doing what I am trying to do - hence different outcomes are always a possibility.
    Shorter frame should allow...
  5. Thread: Runny Honey

    by GregV
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    Re: Runny Honey

    Capped means - ready.
    No IFs or BUTs.
    It is ready (meaning - this particular honey is ready).

    Refractometer is only useful when you want to extract uncapped honey (because you can not ask the...
  6. Re: It's 6-am - 9am or after 7pm beekeeping for me!

    Some shade could help.
    Beach umbrella.
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    Re: Wintering Bees In Alaska

    Interesting case.
    Siberian beeks consider fire-weed as one of the best honeys for wintering.
    Local issues, I can only guess.
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    Re: Latest in Darwinian Beekeeping

    One reason I don't use excluders - with the tall frames the queen is supposed to just stay in the first tier and never go up.
    Well, that my be true for the folks with strictly bottom-only entrances....
  9. Thread: Follow the roar

    by GregV
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    Re: Follow the roar

    It has been demonstrated by now - 1:1 or 2:1 makes no practical difference for the bees (it maybe some difference in cooking for you - different recipe)
    So, I would switch to 2:1 - just because...
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    Re: different size deep horizontal hives

    Watch this (below).
    Go to 6:00 and enjoy on forward - this is how about 100 kilos of honey look like - just stacked up.
    This guy does not give a slightest poop about the so-called conventions.
    ...
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    Re: different size deep horizontal hives

    Here is a fresh vid from a funny guy (all his honey super frames are just standing, never hanging).
    Here is harvesting his 50mm wide free-standing frames.
    He is also stacking those free-standing...
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    Re: Where to buy bulk sugar?

    Pretty much I consider a good deal 0.25-0.30 per lb and would not buy over that.
    If you read the local grocery store weekly, sooner or later you will nail it - 0.99/4lb bag.
    By now I have so much...
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    Re: How do you ventilate Layens hives?

    Yes, something of the sort.
  14. Thread: Follow the roar

    by GregV
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    Re: Follow the roar

    My entire current beekeeping project started 4 years ago with a smallish swarm I took of a branch on August 25 (cold and rainy day too).
    This is very late but I don't care what people say - late...
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    Re: Help with identification needed

    My local beeks helped out.
    Leaf Cup it is.
    https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/pale-flowered-leaf-cup

    A good forage plant to have around (or spread the seeds in your area).
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    Help with identification needed

    Anyone knows what this plant is (see pics)?
    I was in Devil's Lake state park (this is WI) hiking.
    There are large pastures of this plant between the fallen rocks on steep forested slopes, heavily...
  17. Thread: Follow the roar

    by GregV
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    Re: Follow the roar

    Good - they are not taped-in.
    You can screen the upper entrance optionally.
    Will not hurt, but may help ventilating.

    Limiting the entrances will not affect the re-swarming in anyway; false...
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    Re: Wintering Bees In Alaska

    Thanks for the good review (I have seen your notes already, but this is a good condensation of it).

    Especially I like how you confirm the benefit of large empty space under the bees (largely empty...
  19. Thread: Follow the roar

    by GregV
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    Re: Follow the roar

    If you, indeed, taped them in shut - you very well can kill them (if not already).

    Take the tape OFF.
    Staple in some screen or even mosquito netting - must have ventilation.
    Put them in shade...
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    Re: I needed another hive stand fastů

    Used car tires.
    Free.
    Do not rot.
    Very stable and hold large weights (especially when larger and have the rim inside).
    Easy to adjust and use in various settings.

    I always pick one up by the...
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    Re: Using 2X lumber for boxes?

    I suppose one argument against 2x lumber is - it is heavier (for a set # of frames contained).

    Well, who said the # of frames must be set to X.
    Make it (X-1) to make up for the heavier box.
    Or...
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    Re: How do you ventilate Layens hives?

    This was my problem last season and cost some of the losses (pretty sure).
    The technical issue - I have the follower boards that allow free air flow on three sides (bottom and the sides).
    This is...
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    Re: Indoor wintering in Interior Alaska

    At the very least I would try hard to get the Russians as a starting stock (hoping to at least get some close resemblance to them).
    Since you did not even mention that part, that is already a...
  24. Re: Distinguishing between Carniolan and Caucasian honey bees

    Very good.
    You should have climbed the St Issacs dome to the top - I have.
    :)
    If you visited the Hermitage for several days and took your time to do it - about the best deal you have gotten from...
  25. Re: Distinguishing between Carniolan and Caucasian honey bees

    Speaking of the Caucasions - like I said - the differences in the latitudes are so severe just over the short distances that you can see palm trees and snow standing in the single spot. Subtropics...
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