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    Re: Small winter cluster

    "I would put the empty drawn frame inside and the frame being drawn outside until there is a flow"

    Sorry I read the line several times and could not quite be 100% on your meaning and how it may be...
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    Re: Small winter cluster

    Saltybee, if you are suggesting placing an empty comb in the middle of the cluster, I whole heartily disagree, I am a believer of brood nest integrity, and in the fall this forced split of the nest...
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    Re: Definition of "Artificial Swarm" ??

    As other have weighed in this is My Opinion:
    Must the queen be removed from her original location? Yes as in the real swarm will have the queen leave
    Must there necessarily be a reduction in...
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    Re: Worm wood

    I would use the wood
    if the holes are an issue for you then there are ways.... you can mix sawdust with glue and paste the holes with that, if there is a lot, of holes, caulk could work.
    I take my...
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    Re: Buckets or Jars?

    thanks the pdf is in the to do list, seems easy enough. this years honey is setting up already, be nice to do many instead of 3 or 4 at a time.
    GG
  6. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    I have read and heard from other keepers that a declining hive , for example fall queenless hive, bees will leave and join other hives, this also can have an impact, if the weekend hive was weakened...
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    Re: Buckets or Jars?

    that is a great idea, can do many more than a pot full as well
    thanks a new project on the list
    GG
  8. Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    Ok then,

    from a treating VRS not treating point of view. Some of these "abandoned" Apiaries, may be interesting to "sift" thru in 18-24 months, post abandonment.
    The "needing treatment" hives...
  9. Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    OT,, may be some good Wooden ware available cheap or free coming to your area. not much of a silver lining but better than nothing.
    GG
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    Re: Is the Bee-Space necessary ?

    I do not completely understand it but if they like to draw it in a certain way I have found turning the hive to be easier than fixing the comb.
    I even had a year where one hive carried very good and...
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    Re: 8 frame equipment

    :) I have also made the same "poor decision" so the advice was from my frustration. Snug fit also makes it hard to break loose as the tool prys out, not up if it is snug. So yes get the covers...
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    Re: Is the Bee-Space necessary ?

    Nice Pics JWPalmer. I would try the line the 4 combs make that trend right as you go back into the combs from the side view pic. Did you also place 9 in a 10 frame box? Spacing seems a bit wide....
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    Re: 8 frame equipment

    buy the covers from the place with the 14 inch box :) a bit too big is better than a bit too small for the lid. Just my opinion
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    Re: Is the Bee-Space necessary ?

    JWPalmer. Hi try next year to recall the "cross comb" direction. rotate that hive so your frames are parallel to the way the combs were built. Then try to again add some foundation less frames. I'll...
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    Re: Buckets or Jars?

    IMO "Boil" is too hot, it is like 212. I would recommend "Simmer" 120-150 should be hot enough to melt the honey. I use the "low" setting on the stove it never boils but does de-crystallize.
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    nice seeing the layout of a hive , even if it did not make the winter. Looks like some nice comb for spring splits. 12 frames is a nice number, 3, 4 or 6 splits , can give each split a couple combs...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Interesting observation Greg. So Maybe a better approach is to talk up health and savings, to try to create behavior change. I am not sure the man made climate change Hoax is working on very many...
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    Re: Two untreated hives in my bee yard

    good advice Old Timer. IMO your "yard" is "I treat with vaporized Oxalic acid." If you want to have your hives in my yard this is the way we do it.......
    if he is insistent his hives not be...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Russ,

    IMO either shade in summer or more air flow is needed. if the combs melted loose then it is too hot in the hive. Maybe lighter color paint. I have most of mine on the east side of a tree...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Neet stuff concentrated Solar. Steel making was mentioned, With Steel making once the "process " is started it cannot stop every night, so the melting device would need some method to keep the temp...
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    Re: Global Warming

    concur the volcano activity will be either be
    the deal breaker or it will not happen for a 100 or 1000 years. Likely the cause of either the ICe age melting or being created.
    GG
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    Re: Global Warming

    Hi Juhani, So here is a Quote from the site:
    Is the Sun causing global warming?
    No. The Sun can influence Earth’s climate, but it isn’t responsible for the warming trend we’ve seen over the past...
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    Re: queen excluders

    I use wood bound metal or nothing at all. Gives a bees space on both sides and works well for 2 queen setups, as they cannot fight on the screens
    GG
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    Re: Well this might change things!

    This has been my opinion for a couple decades, the bees choose, as it should be. Some eggs would be good pollen carriers, some good propolizers, some good winter bees , and some good queens. If you...
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    Re: Well this might change things!

    ok mathematically up to 50 allows an average of 13 Would be a few with 3 or 5 or none they may not find any drones. or drones find them i guess point of view is also at play here.
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