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    Sticky: Re: Hive design, what type?

    I forgot additional AND huge feature of a small frame.
    Reduce size converts into reduced requirements for the strength - a small frame only holds 2-4 pounds of honey max.
    This converts into much...
  2. Re: Will bees accept wax moth damages frames and clean them up?

    Next time don't waste your time doing this - this is bee work, not yours.
    They will do it much more efficiently and a better job than you ever could.
    Save the time so you can read the Beesource,...
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    Sticky: Re: Hive design, what type?

    Just as of this writing, more and more Eastern Euro beeks actually dumping their beloved Square Dadants and some Long Dadants in favor of:
    - 8-frame Dadant (simple OR peg-hives)
    - 8-frame...
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    Sticky: Re: Hive design, what type?

    I want to build one - the "horn hive".
    (I would call them pegs - the "peg hive")

    You totally can slide the boxes, if only in one direction, but that is sufficient -
    Keep in mind, the "pegs" can...
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    Re: Foundationless source?

    +1
    Indeed, once foundation requirements are removed from your life - consider reviewing your general setup.
    Why even buy anything?
    If anything, this is foundation-based wares you may have to buy....
  6. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    Aha!
    I did honestly look for "lehren hive" and found one reference to it (whatever that reference means):...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Look here how the modern "tree-hollow" hives work:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tuss2KxkzU

    If anything, this is what I will do (a variant of the same).
    Working with a pure Warre is truly a...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Day 7.
    Looked.
    Found a mite sitting on the comb (as if asleep).
    Prodded with a needle - it grabbed onto it.
    So - free-roaming mites are still alive.
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    Re: What recourse do I have?

    The "anonymous" neighbors of mine took the honey - not a problem.
    Then complained anyway (maybe the reason they went underground when complaining - since they took the honey).
    On the other hand,...
  10. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    Me too - what is exactly "lehrens hive"?
    What video about "lehrens hive"?
    Google did not find it.
    I am all ears.
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    Re: What recourse do I have?

    Very good.
    For now.
    Stay alert.
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    Re: Brazil: 500 million bees die in 3 months.

    Brazil is generally a mess now that they too have a "populist", pro-business elected leader.
    They are going to burn and poison all the can, so few locals down there can get rich quickly.
    Nothing...
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    Re: What recourse do I have?

    you must investigate your exact local context.
    no one can tell you the answer - you, the local beek, must be the expert in your local situation, not some BS folks from across the county (or the...
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    Re: What recourse do I have?

    Last year I spent lots of personal time and effort that paid of - our city has now official ruling and documentation that defines and permits beekeeping within the city.
    What helped a LOT - one...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    What I will do IF really hurting for time - I will do ONE single manipulation - will zip together two Lang meduim frames and will simply stand them up straight, using the ears as the stands.
    Because...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Now, this got me thinking again...
    Last week I was off and managed to slap together another hybrid hive and a batch of frames.
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    I still hate how long it takes me...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    No need to apologize.

    This case brings many interesting contexts - all mixed in-one.

    One of them is this - a priest with all of his worries and time concentrated on, really, just saving himself...
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    Re: What recourse do I have?

    When my new neighbors !!!anonymously!!! complained on my bees - the bees that I kept BEFORE these new neighbors ever moved in and the old neighbors never gave the hoot - I responded that the...
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    Re: Found an open air hive today.

    Tree cavites are hard to come by now days.
    Here is what I took down few years ago (was just starting up and looking for the free bees).
    Well, found them directly on my apple tree - an openly...
  20. Re: Primitive beekeeping (bee trees, log hives, etc)

    No, I don't.
    I only read documented cases where bees lived in the inter-connected tree cavities.
    It was *not* documented how many actual queens were present (I suppose that would be near impossible...
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    Entrances around the corner - a good idea.

    NO interconnections. NOOOO! :)
    Unless you are a priest - then maybe.

    Mice - I never worry of the mice and don't get the the problem - just staple 1/2...
  22. Re: Primitive beekeeping (bee trees, log hives, etc)

    GG: one idea - since we are talking of essentially "row of hives", it also makes sense to alternate entrance height (say: low-high-low-high) OR make it configurable so you close the low/open the high...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    This is a case of OVER-centralization with all the associated benefits and risks.
    Maybe a good prayer actually helps.
    Don't know.
    Lots and lots work/maintenance too as for me.

    I like GG's...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Looked.
    Well, this is not for me even IF I had time/resources.

    The main argument against, as of me - this is working against the distributed way I prefer.
    This is worse than a row of the hives....
  25. Re: Primitive beekeeping (bee trees, log hives, etc)

    Perfect!
    Envious...
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