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  1. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    The honeybee research center at UoG moves small hives inside during the winter. And then they turn on the refrigeration. They keep the small hives cold to keep the bees clustered and inactive so...
  2. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    Oh snap. The Sweedes beat you to it.
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    Re: Foamboard cutting tip

    That depends on what you are bonding. PL8 foam board adhesive works decent for joints that don't see stress.

    Sometimes I use gorilla tape. Its strong enough to take some stress and it usually...
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    Re: A question about feeding

    That is a disaster. You should have bottled it and opened a bottle 8 to 10 months later. Make your Christmas mead in February.
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    Re: A question about feeding

    You should buy bottled water to make the mead and you can use the same one gallon jug the water comes in to make the mead. Just don't get the milk jug kind of bottle, get it in the the more durable...
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    Re: A question about feeding

    All you all are talking about making mead but didn't you notice that OP is in California? Mead contains substances known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects.

    :lpf:
  7. Re: weird thing,.. curious if there's an explanation

    Did you split the broodnest when you moved the bottom box to the top?

    Before switch





    Honey
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    Re: Foamboard cutting tip

    Tablesaw works great. So does the bandsaw. I have used my Japanese pull saws on it and they do work pretty well. Nothing beats the table saw for a high quality edge though and my shop vac on the...
  9. Re: Ignorant of top bars - isn't there northern limit at which it is a good idea?

    Émile Warré developed his hive and techniques in the coastal region of France in what today is an agricultural zone 9 (-3.9C to =6.7C, or 20°F to 25°F) . That does not mean that a Warre hive can't...
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    Re: How to clean harvest equipment?

    Grab a roll of quarters and head for the car wash. That was suggested to me by a local beek last year. It was far and away the easiest of anything I had ever tried. That will clean up all of the...
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    Re: What's up with the all the Bircomb?

    I suggest that you move towards being able to use a hive top feeder, a frame feeder, a rapid feeder, or an inverted bucket or inverted paint can feeder and that those boardman feeders eventually end...
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    Re: burlap for quilting box?

    That's how all of my quilt boxes were designed. I has a #8 hardware cloth with a layer of burlap laid over it and then stapled to the cleats in the box. I converted all my quilt boxes to Vivalid...
  13. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    Engineered ventilation. :D
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    Re: Idea for Workshop queenrearing

    If you've got a brood frame then I would have loved to have someone show me first hand how to graft and then watch me attempt and give me pointers on what to correct. You can also show first hand...
  15. Re: When do you add fondant/mountain camp sugar?

    Ho! I like that idea. :thumbsup: :cool:
  16. Re: When do you add fondant/mountain camp sugar?

    February. I live in the Rocky Mountains. That means there will be a day in February that is blazing warm, sunny and beautiful. The timing varies, but the day always happens. The bees will be...
  17. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    The moisture originates inside the hive from the bees. Overwintering bees exhale enough water vapor that if condensed it will be over six gallons of water. Water moves through wood from the high...
  18. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    Wood is moisture permeable. Steel is not. Please explain how a non permeable material like steel causes a "massive reduction in moisture." Here is some relevant science that you will must deal...
  19. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    Oh I so wish I had one of those just a couple of weeks ago. My only loss in over a year was September 21. A hive was the victim of a robber bee attack. They killed the queen and cleaned out all...
  20. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    Really? :scratch:



    Apparently it is. You don't seem to have imagined that a lot of people have already done that. You seem to be laboring under the assumption that it has stagnated for...
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    Re: First Frost Thread.

    South end of the Salt Lake valley, 23° (-5°C) on October 10. Sunday was sunny and warm again, today 73° (23C). Saturday will be 32° (0°C).

    The hard freeze essentially terminated the pollen flow,...
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    Re: Winter configuration question

    It looks like Nottingham is in climate zone 6B. I am in zone 6B. I run 8 frame hives because geezer back. I winter on two 8 frame deeps. In late August I arrange my frames so that all of the...
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    Re: Moisture Box for Overwintering

    Wow, that's kind of expensive.

    I converted three of my quilt boxes to Vivaldi boards in 2018. I liked them so much that this summer I converted the rest of my quilt boxes to Vivaldi boards. I...
  24. Re: Do you clean and reuse plastic foundation or throw them away?

    If you don't have a pressure washer the next best thing is a roll of quarters and a car wash. I re-rinse when I get back home just because I don't know what kind of anti-spotting additives might be...
  25. Re: Winter Lang Hive - size reduction idea(!?)

    I should think that it is inadvisable to lick paint. :D


    :lpf:
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