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    Re: Building (non-standard) plywood bodies

    I never thought I'd ever be adding to a nine-year-old thread ... :)

    Plywood has it's uses, although I'm not convinced it's ideal for bee-boxes, as it's such a dense material - meaning that's it's...
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    Re: Painting Supers

    Before dismissing this idea, you might want to consider extending your research to include Ed Clark's book on internal hive dynamics (link follows), as condensation (which returns heat to the hive)...
  3. Re: Splitting the hive up completely into new nucleus colonies

    Useful article - thanks
    LJ
  4. Re: Splitting the hive up completely into new nucleus colonies

    Another suggestion - if you're open to the idea of changing procedures - is to devote some of those colonies to the formation of 'brood-factories'. There's a description of how these work in MP's...
  5. Re: Splitting the hive up completely into new nucleus colonies

    Not if you box clever ...

    So - you're going to split each box into 5 (on average) ? Ok - take one box, move it away from the others (if necessary) and just do a 1-into-5 split. Spread those nuc...
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    Re: Laying worker?

    There are quite a few capped cells there which appear to be workers - so I'd suggest you have a queen who's going off the boil very quickly. Whether she's able to keep laying viable eggs until such...
  7. Re: Converting Horizontal Lang Deep to Lanf Medium

    In my opinion - not a good idea. I've been running horizontal framed hives for some years now and have found that increasing the frame depth from 8.5" to 12" has proved to be a wise move. Other...
  8. Re: The interesting way this Russian man builds his bee boxes.

    Yes, there's a rebate (rabbet) there:

    https://images2.imgbox.com/0e/f7/1DB8MTPK_o.jpg

    LJ
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    Re: Painting Supers

    I use whatever I can get cheap on the markets - never paid full retail price yet - oil-based (preferred) or polyurethane floor paint is what I look for.
    Last good score was a couple of gallons of...
  10. Re: What hive design yields the most honey? Which yields the most bees?

    I first became aware of the tremendous power a publisher wields over a writer when at one time in my life I dated a lady author. This was before the days of personal computers and so unlike today,...
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    Re: North/South vs East/West TBH

    Even though I don't run Top Bar hives anymore - I agree. (It's really a Horizontal Hive issue rather than having anything to do with how the combs are attached ... )

    Whenever possible I provide...
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    Re: Top Bar Bee Hive Plans

    There's a hint of a suggestion in the above that there are some TBH's which perhaps don't work - or which don't work too well ?

    I invite you to look at this picture, which is of a guy building...
  13. Re: What hive design yields the most honey? Which yields the most bees?

    The original question is slightly flawed, in that it ought to contain a qualifier such as: "which produces the most honey/bees in a given location ?".

    So - if we take the hilly regions of Spain...
  14. Re: What hive design yields the most honey? Which yields the most bees?

    FWIW - this is how Doolittle came to own Langstroth hives:



    Doolittle expressed his reasons for not continuing to use the two experimental Long Hives which had produced such bumper harvests -...
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    That simply isn't true - he was gifted a number of Langstroth hives which he then continued to use - but his favourite hive, right throughout his life, was what he called his "6-frame hive". This...
  16. Re: What hive design yields the most honey? Which yields the most bees?

    There are many variables involved in Honey yield, not just the shape of the boxes - location, weather, availability of forage, bee-type, colony strength and timing, beekeeper skill, and so on ...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    Hi Frank - well spotted ! That's one of the details I forgot to mention.

    As you say, a central batten would solve that problem. This is an example of someone else having done just that:
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    That's one of the things which appeals to me too. :)

    If 5-frame nuc boxes are already available, then one alternative to modifying a 10-frame brood box would be to build the whole stack using...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    Yes - Frank is spot on - our standard brood boxes are indeed 18" wide, 18 & 1/8" to be exact. If you count the number of frames in the bottom box of that diagram, you'll find there's 12 - which is...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    Thanks to fatshark for supplying a link to the Steve Rose Method. I've often thought that this is one of those cases where a simple diagram could replace a long description, and a few years ago I...
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    Re: Moving splits

    With the exception of drone hives, I operate within just the one yard - zero problems providing anti-robbing screens are deployed. I like to place new colonies on old stands whenever possible to...
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    Re: Translation & Authenticity ?

    Quite riight too. :)
    De Layens is BIG on leaving combs of capped honey in the hive for winter use. He's quite specific about when to use the Fusay feeder - for early spring build-up, and...
  23. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    I used to be big into 'Self Sufficiency' (on a bit more than 1/4 acre !) until I woke up one morning with the sudden realisation that what I was engaged in was the ultimate in selfishness - because I...
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    Re: Translation & Authenticity ?

    I'm sure that kind of feeder would work ok if it were full-width - but in the narrow format I wanted that design didn't work very well at all.

    This is a mock-up of what I wanted - a feeder for a...
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    Re: Building vs. Buying

    Airwreck - what a refreshing read - nice one :)

    Re: Mann-Lake being 'cheap' ... not overall in my experience - only their price tag. But - just in case you think I'm bad-mouthing ML - my...
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