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    Re: Foundationless - Treatment-free inspection

    I use plywood nucs all the time and it doesn't seem to bother the bees. Here's a video I did on how I make foundationless out of wedge top frames. https://youtu.be/38SPvuWvVkc
  2. Re: Newbie - Installing bees into a foundationless AZ hive

    You could also consider using wedge top frames. You pop out the wedge, turn it 90 degrees then glue and staple it in. I've been doing it this way for over 10 years and as long as the hive is level...
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    Re: Foundationless?

    Here's a video about foundationless. https://youtu.be/38SPvuWvVkc
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    Re: Long Langstroth or Layens?

    I can't decide for you, but here's a video I did of an inspection. ..
    https://youtu.be/1vpmDH9AXvw
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    Re: Starting a package foundationless.

    Here's a direct link to my video on making and using foundationless frames: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38SPvuWvVkc

    and Here's a link to a short video on extracting foundationless frames:...
  6. Re: adventures in lip balm...plz share advice and recipes

    Ever since going to using an immersion mixer for making my lipbalm I don't have any separation issues. Here's a blast from the past, a video of my first batch of lip balm. :)...
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    Frame Assembly Jig

    Here are a couple videos I made building and then using the Frame Assembly Jig from the files on Beesource.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IaXt9CyPr8
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    Re: Rotating brood chambers

    My 2 cents....
    I don't think reversing helps the bees much, maybe some but not a silver bullet. I do think that it helps the beekeeper, easier to see when brood nest has expanded without tearing...
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    Re: When to do a cut-out from a log?

    After looking at picture I still think lazy modified trap out is the way to go. Just make sure board is the size of a hive body(it's your bottom board). Sitting it up would probably encourage them to...
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    Re: When to do a cut-out from a log?

    If you do it the way I described, by the time you cut it open, it won't matter how you do it.
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    Re: When to do a cut-out from a log?

    Without photos it's hard to know exactly what you are dealing with, but you could consider a modified trapout. when you are ready to do this cut the limb to the point where one side has the comb...
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    Re: Foundation less Lang questions

    Here is a link to a video I did going into depth about why and how to do foundationless:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38SPvuWvVkc
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    How to get started in beekeeping video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EryxCbNNoCk&list=UUUJpugtC8DATt5CampP4RtA

    I just posted up a new video for people thinking about getting started in beekeeping. Nice mention for Beesource in my...
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    Re: Why foundationless? Newbie questions

    Because I said so!!!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

    http://youtu.be/38SPvuWvVkc

    I go into full detail this video.
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    Re: vitamins and minerals in winter feed?

    How does your example have anything to do with bees? Correct me if I'm wrong, but bees main food is SUGAR in the form of nectar and honey. Different mixes of sugar fructose, sucrose, glucose, but...
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    Re: vitamins and minerals in winter feed?

    I don't have a way to measure this other than the bees go absolutely crazy over the sugar cakes that I make using Laurie's recipe, and I use probably twice the vitamins in the mixture as she does. I...
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    Re: Still Producing wax....Really?

    You mention a moisture problem. If that's the case you should consider the mountaincamp method (shim, newspaper and pile of sugar), it's the simplest, or you could use Laurie's method with a sugar...
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    Re: Filtering Honey

    I use a 200 micron filter for my honey. Some people mention they have troubles with the honey going thru that sieve fast enough, but that's not been a problem for me, maybe I don't harvest enough...
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    Re: Filtering Honey

    And just to be part of the word police. What most of us do is "STRAIN" our honey, not "Filter". Straining is using 200 Micron or above strainers. This will remove wax particles, bee parts and other...
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    Re: Suggested Youtube channels???

    Here's my youtube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUJpugtC8DATt5CampP4RtA
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    Re: Making Spring Splits

    What's one more opinion to the bunch? LOL I'm a fan of what I call a "weak queen mother split". It works like this, as the hive is getting built up and strong and you are thinking split, go ahead...
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    Re: Foundation-less frames: my experience

    Here's my video of the Do's and Don'ts of foundationless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38SPvuWvVkc&list=UUUJpugtC8DATt5CampP4RtA

    If I could get a good plastic foundation that was small cell I'd...
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    Re: BeeTree...

    Sounds about right. Besides i don't think we even have an active inspection program in Missouri at this time.
  24. Thread: Lip Balm...

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    Re: Lip Balm...

    Well I broke down and bought tubes and a filling tray from www.bulkapothecary.com GREAT prices and it got here in like 2 business days. I made a video of me making the balm and putting in the tubes....
  25. Re: Anyone have a propolis lip balm recipe to share

    I would go ahead and try the simple beeswax and coconut oil lipbalm, see a thread on that topic in this section. Coconut oil also has antiviral properties, so if you were to add a little of the...
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