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    Re: Size of 8 Frame Langstroth

    13-3/4" wide is the normal, but Mann Lake makes their 8 frame boxes 14" wide. The 14" width leaves enough open space inside that you can almost fit another frame. The ML queen excluders will over...
  2. Re: New study looks at quantity of food in caste determination

    That was interesting. Scarcity has always been a driver in evolution and I think the honeybee caste system is a prime example of that.
  3. New territory for me: Cloake board and timing.

    My usual method of queen rearing is to use the swarm box cell starter nuc method. I decided to try a cloake board and to that end I built one Saturday evening.

    The colony I have chosen is a very...
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    Re: Queen excluders or honey excluders?

    When you have an excluder in place you need to have an upper entrance. The upper entrance is not optional, it is a must have because drones cannot get through the excluder - an upper entrance is...
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    Re: Post swarm actions

    Download a queen rearing calendar. Google. There are several. Assume that the day they swarmed was the day the queen cell was capped. Adjust the queen rearing calendar so that the calendar...
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    I like the idea of using a shin to create the...

    I like the idea of using a shin to create the lower entrance. The hive I’m using had a slotted bottom board so adding a shim isn’t going to increase the under comb distance
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    I built a cloake board

    I got tired of watching my city burn on TV so I headed out to the shop. I've been wanting to try a cloake board and give it a try for some queen rearing instead of a cell starter nuc. So I decided...
  8. Thread: Smoker Fuel

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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    I think you guys misunderstood. You do not need to modify the smoker or make any holes in it. Make a hole down through the packed fuel inside the smoker. If you shove the torch into the packed...
  9. Re: Hard to find queen when wanting to replace her

    He might learn how if only someone would tell him how. :scratch:
  10. Thread: Honey labels

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    Re: Honey labels

    That's what I was thinking. Mom and Pop print shops are everywhere. Ask J&M right there in Wharton. If they can't then they'll know who can.
  11. Thread: Lost Queens

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    Re: Lost Queens

    I made two pre-swarm splits and moved excess frames with swarm cells to make up three mating nucs. Only one of the two splits successfully re queened and only one of the mating nucs has a queen and...
  12. Re: Hard to find queen when wanting to replace her

    She most likely won't be in the supers unless the brood nest is in the supers. Keep looking until you find her. That is practice, and its the best way. Shaker methods are for if you run out of...
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    Re: Is my situation right for beekeeping?

    It's perfect. I keep between 6 and 10 hives on 1/2 acre in a suburban location. My hives sit in three rows in the south east corner and face the fence line. Neighbors don't notice them. I suggest...
  14. Thread: Smoker Fuel

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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    Put an empty cardboard box in your trunk with a pair of gloves. Next time you drive past a bunch of pine trees along a country road pull over at a safe spot and fill up the box with dry pine needles...
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    Re: Warre Hive in Dallas TX Area

    Sorry for the confusion. I normally keep Langstroths managed like Langstroths. I had a Warre for a while as a curiosity experiment. Last spring I discontinued my use of a Warre for equipment...
  16. Re: What race of queen is this? What does an Afracanized queen look like?

    The bigger question with respect to if bees are Africanized or not is not just about the queen, but what kind of drones did she mate with. Africanized drones have a big effect on temperament. And...
  17. Re: 2, 3, 5, or 35 What are the least practical to get out of buying bees every year?

    I hope you mean unplanned combining. These are the end of season combinations of a nuc that was holding an old queen as a backup and to make brood bombs, recombining my cell starter, or combining...
  18. Re: 2, 3, 5, or 35 What are the least practical to get out of buying bees every year?

    IMO sustainability begins at six hives, a working mite management program, gear to make three to four nucs as needed, a swarm trap or two. Mating nucs are helpful but not required for...
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    Re: Warre Hive in Dallas TX Area

    In the state of Texas you are required to have movable come in a beehive. (source). That means that you must use a modified Warre, one that uses frames. That is actually good news. Frames will...
  20. Re: Single or Double Brood Box for beginners in all Season climates? (Mid West)

    No, it is a bad idea for a beginner.

    You'll get better information if you can furnish better information. We have no idea where you are, nor even a clue about your agricultural zone.

    For...
  21. Re: Any reason to actually use "box joints" other than aesthetics?

    A rabbet joint is entirely dependent on the glue and fasteners in all directions. It provides mechanical alignment of the boards perpendicular to the cut direction but not parallel to it. The joint...
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    Re: why do my bees become ever more gentle?

    A month ago we had a very early season heat. It was hot and nothing had started blooming yet. Bees were bumping even at 100 feet, even around the corner of the house. Yesterday I could have...
  23. Re: Setting out deep frames of honey so bees put it in medium supers?

    I'm assuming the reason you want it in the supers is because you'd like to extract it at some point anyways. All of that sounds like more work, more hassle, and more being sticky than just...
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    Re: Shellac and bees

    That is a beautiful location for an apiary. I am jealous.
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    Re: I think I really screwed up.

    About wing clipping. Paul Kelly at UoG has a lot of resources. If they accidentally clip a virgin they can super easily correct the problem. For the small beekeeper I suggest you do a split...
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