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  1. Re: Show us a pic of layens , lazutin, any deep body hive

    Go here and look yourself.
    Photos have been shared by many.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?254-Top-Bar-amp-Horizontal-Hive-Forum
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Larger eggs laid into the predetermined QC (if true) does not contradict the benefits of the large resources producing better queens.

    In fact, measuring the eggs in size/weight, given the present...
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    Re: No luck in swarm traps

    Not so simple to point to your trap design change.
    Without a source of the swarms, the best trap in the world will catch nothing.
    And vice versa - when the swarms are many, they will compete for an...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Wow.
    Now this.
    More evidence that true swarm cells are the best.
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Got pics.
    For some reason about 10 QCs are progressing nicely (pic).
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    But they either left behind some of the cells mid-progress OR still started new ones (pics).
    One can see how the worker...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    MSL/GG:

    Here is what I observed - this is the cell transformation that takes place when a worker larva was selected to become queen larva.
    The cell transformation takes place BEFORE the queen cup...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    I will, btw, make a note - this is not really a simple call.
    Just now as I observe my current queen batch, I find this is very remarkable how the bees convert worker cells into queen cups.
    Given...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Well, fell free to share the "tale of 2 beekeepers" in your classes if want.
    I am being public about it anyway.
    LOL - as if one needs a permission... :)

    Here is one question I could use help -...
  9. Re: Transfer bees and frames to new hive? Or wait for new nucc or split?

    Just replace one hive by the other in about the same spot and be done.
    Set them side by side (position the horizontal hive entrance right next to the current hive.
    Move frames.
    Take away old hive....
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Yep.
    At some point the analysis-paralisys gets in a way of basic backyard beekeeping.
    All the minutia around possibility of patriline selections just a small blip from the huge noise dump to...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Yes, GG, it occurred to me that simply finding and giving the queen-less resource a chunk of comb with eggs is a very much doable thing. Handily, the newly formed unit around this "super" queen built...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Yes; OK; I may do another egg batch from the "super" queen.
    Now that I got a queen-less resource going, it can still keep going for few more weeks (IF I choose so, of course).
    Another potential...
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    Re: Obnoxious guard bee

    Your bees are more suicidal than mine.
  14. Thread: Smoker issue

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    Re: Smoker issue

    Simply carry around a piece of soft wood (say, 1x2) and tap onto your smoker head all way around.
    15 second job.
    The chunks of creosote will fall of - shake them out and done.
    The wood does not...
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    Re: Obnoxious guard bee

    I have learned to just ignore such annoying bee because, I noticed, she will not sting.
    The bees that mean to sting just go for it.
    The bees that are simply curious (just as often) or are trying to...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Of course I know of the remaining 35% (1/3) - hence I posted the source so NOT to hide it. :)
    Basically, 2/3 of a chance they will use younger larvae to establish the future queens - pretty good.
    I...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    So by this weekend I should have my first test batch of the queens hatched in the foam boxes.
    If they mate OK, I don't even know what to do with them - this is just a practice run for me.
    Maybe I...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    If I recall from my KS/MO years - the winter is pretty forgiving, you may squeak by without combining, GWW.
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    Re: Wax moths in my bee hive

    It is actually a shame you killed some brood over few worms.
    That brood was badly needed in the run down hive.

    You simple need to reduce the volume of the hive some (take some boxes off as was...
  20. Re: Transfer bees and frames to new hive? Or wait for new nucc or split?

    GG, looks like a horizontal Lang to me. Should be 100% compat.
  21. Re: Transfer bees and frames to new hive? Or wait for new nucc or split?

    Move the darn bees and enjoy your new hive.

    Insert your brood nest (the lower box below the QX) right behind the new hive entrance and preserve the frame order exactly as they are.
    Whatever...
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    Re: No luck in swarm traps

    This sounds good.
    My bet is you overdid the LGO part.
    Seriously, the LGO is only needed to lead the bees to your trap, not into it.
    If keep adding the LGO inside the trap, that may become beyond...
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    Re: The Fridge Long Lang

    Heck, here is an entire bee yard made from old fridges:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl17Hrz6C9g
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    Re: The Fridge Long Lang

    The guy is a good show man. Sure thing!
    I really like this kinds of cheap reality TV on Youtube anymore and this is what I watch.
    Screw those staged, money shoveling TV personalities of the regular...
  25. Re: How Can I Remove Crystallized Honey In Frame?

    Any old honey goes right to the bees - be it too thick/crystallized or fermenting or moth infested - anything goes.
    That is what big resource hive in the backyard does for me - cleanup jobs....
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