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  1. Re: Brood below the bottom of the frame- leave it or cull it (not swarm cells)

    Hi. In that case I don't know why they're doing it. Unless - if you're running all worker comb, then they'll be busting a gut to create some drone comb - anywhere they can - even in such a tight...
  2. Re: Finishing capped cells after day 5 without a mechanical incubator

    A good example (employing a 3-day cycle) is given in: Queen Rearing, Laidlaw & Eckert, p.79, where the author is describing a system where a guy uses queenless 16-frame long hives inside a bee-house...
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    Re: Will this approach work?

    Absolutely right. There's a good example at: http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?pageId=278 and, there's a link at the bottom of that page to a paper by Wilkinson and Brown in which they go...
  4. Re: Brood below the bottom of the frame- leave it or cull it (not swarm cells)

    Hi. If the bees are able to draw 2" of comb under your frames - then there's something wrong with your set-up ... such as you have the wrong size frames for your boxes (perhaps ?).

    When there's...
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    Re: Plans for a DIY bee vacuum

    Many moons ago I spotted an old workshop wet & dry vacuum left outside for the bin-men to collect, so I rescued it instead and turned it into a Bee-Vac. There's not much to it really, certainly no...
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    Re: Traps using rotting wood.

    I'd just like to expand a little upon what was written in my two previous posts ...

    The reason I decided to post about this event - although on the face of it: one swarm, arriving in one box,...
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    Re: When to put frames in the freezer

    What's a "black jimmie" ?
    LJ
  8. Re: Laying worker and queen in the same hive

    Seems clear enough. For me the key phrase is "solid drone brood" - that's an indication that this was laid by a healthy, functioning queen. Drones from laying workers (in my experience) tend to be...
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    Re: When to put frames in the freezer

    I don't bother to freeze empty white combs (even if fully drawn-out), as they don't appear to be attractive to wax-moths - I just stash them away 'as is'. But - if there are any remnants of brood or...
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    Re: Traps using rotting wood.

    I was working on the computer when the sky turned dark and I became aware of 'something happening just outside the window'. So I went outside, saw this - took a quick photograph - and went back...
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    Re: Traps using rotting wood.

    Move to here ? Good idea Greg ...

    For the benefit of anyone who's not been following the plot thus far, GregV has suggested that I transfer a recent reply I made (where I was trying to...
  12. Re: New Bee Keeper, New Colony, New Equipment - What Could Go Wrong?!

    If I'm reading you right, then this is your first contact with bees ? If so, then I think you've done exceptionally well thus far.

    It might be a good idea to inspect those combs in a couple of...
  13. Re: Beginner Mistake and moldy wood: can it be salvaged?

    That's a convenient 'hook' onto which I can hang this report ...

    A couple of weeks ago a swarm arrived and set up home in a 12" deep 6-frame nuc box which I'd condemned and which was waiting to be...
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    Re: Wax Moths and wood ash

    I remember reading a post and watching a related video from a beekeeper in Eastern Europe - Romania, Ukraine - somewhere in that neck of the woods. (My memory isn't what it once was ... )

    She...
  15. Re: Does the queen run from sunlight, wind etc when you open top of hive?

    Some queens just carry on, oblivious to the hive being opened, whereas some immediately stop whatever they're doing and dive around to the other side of the comb, away from the light.

    But then,...
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    Re: Probably over thinking this.

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    Re: Set It and Forget It?

    What a pleasure to read a post containing positive suggestions, rather than this on-going group effort to give this guy's idea a good kicking.
    LJ
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    Re: Some misc Nicot chat ...

    Excellent news - well done. :) (very envious)

    Rather than continuing to play with the Nicot L/Cage I needed to actually generate a bunch of queens for nucs, and so have reverted to grafting for...
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    Re: Probably over thinking this.

    Plywood would work - as would weed barrier/landscape woven matting, or any form of mulching material - whatever you've got handy. If you do decide to use plywood, suggest one sheet under the hive...
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    Re: 2 frame mini nuc split

    What a lot of folks seem to overlook is that bees don't operate on the face of a comb by choice - although they certainly appear to, whenever we pull frames out. This can most visibly be seen when...
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    Re: 2 frame mini nuc split

    I agree. There's a fair amount of repetition in subsequent videos, but well worth watching nevertheless. BUT - anyone who thinks that they can emulate his success simply by copying that method...
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    Re: Question about telescoping cover

    I prefer to use aluminium sheeting (ex scrapped caravan/trailer) whenever I can source it, cutting it with ordinary garden secateurs and folding into shape by hand. The stuff which has slight...
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    Re: Bamboo skewers as a frame

    I'm not sure about being 'inventive' - as it's a technique which is already being employed for mini-mating nucs.

    FWIW, I was attempting to address the wider issue of using "Bamboo skewers as a...
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    Re: White milky substance

    Yes - strange isn't it ? Sometimes there's just a smear around the newly hatched larva, and sometimes they really dump the stuff in. Curious.
    LJ
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    Re: Bamboo skewers as a frame

    Depends what is being meant by a 'frame' ? My understanding of the word (in the context of beekeeping) is that it defines the outer boundaries of a comb, which skewers will not - bees simply draw...
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