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  1. Re: How much honey could one expect from one hive? Spring

    Heck, my own kid now wants ME to buy HIM a "flamingo hoodie" for $44.95 because this is how he want to supports his favorite you-tuber (them you-tubers sell some cool hoodies, you know).

    Now go...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I don't know, Russ, why there is a perception of top bars being "bee friendly".
    They are not anymore bee friendly than full frames.
    Either will direct the bees to build strictly parallel combs...
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    Re: Two untreated hives in my bee yard

    This a perfect case of needing and reading that stupid simple, one-page general "TF to-do list" that even a child can understand.

    Before you do anything - you ask, is it possible and a good idea...
  4. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    Rust is not iron.
    Rust is Fe2O3, primarily. Some FeO.
    So you know.
    :)
  5. Re: Will bees pollinate fruits an vegetables inside a.....

    This is different from - (right in front of the hives).
    Which is what I stated.

    My raspberry patch is 3-4 yards north-east from the row of the hives - this is directly in front of the hives.
    The...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    :)
    Them wires can cut you.

    Cool Warre rig, Russ.
    I really want to build a couple of "shallow Warre's" next season and try something completely new for me - the ergo-vertical hives.
    Then maybe...
  7. Re: How much honey could one expect from one hive? Spring

    Youtube rates went down quite a bit.
    Making money on beekeeping youtube channel?
    Dream on.

    Need to run hundreds Ks of the followers and more to make any significant cash.
    Better get into Roblox...
  8. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    Actually - both.
    :)
    Animal skeletons largely consist of Calcium Carbonate (CaHO^3)
    Unsure how the Carbon component came up, but this is not from the atmospheric CO2 (but rather from naturally...
  9. Re: Will bees pollinate fruits an vegetables inside a.....

    I would verify this by actually observing the traffic and the bees.
    If any bees are flying around my hives - these are not the resident bees (easy to distinguish the local small, natural cell mutts...
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    Re: Global Warming

    They will convince you of no floods coming.
    Not a problem for them.
  11. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    Scientists do not generally depend on the # of publications they sell (oopps... publish) - not immediately and not directly, and still mostly interested in the science (not the money).

    My agent...
  12. Re: Will bees pollinate fruits an vegetables inside a.....

    That goldenrod must have good, strong smell to it (navigation by smell, not sight).
    If to put out extracted frames few feet away - those will be cleaned out quickly (but even I can find those by the...
  13. Re: Will bees pollinate fruits an vegetables inside a.....

    Your honey bees will not forage under their noses, regardless.
    They don't forage in a blind-spot (immediate vicinity of the hive).
    Be it covered or uncovered - does not matter.
  14. Thread: Community Apiary

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    Re: Community Apiary

    You can not say the same about a dump called - Community Apiary.
    We tried to do one - "chem free".
    No takers.
    A no-go.
    Actually, a really good thing it never happened - in the retrospect.
    ...
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    Re: Natural Selection Rambling

    40 litre volume has more flexibility built-in, so that you can run it as compressed 5-6 frames if desired OR expand to the max if needed.
    Yet you can pack many more bees onto a small number of...
  16. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    Agreed, GG.
    Some billionaires do realize - one can not take their money to the grave with them when they die (which will happen 100%).
    Too bad, the other billionaires are still chasing each other -...
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    Re: Natural Selection Rambling

    Good plan.
    If my #1 makes it into the next year (fingers crossed) - will try to do the same.
    All she will be doing - making swarm QCs and pumping drones.

    One BUT - using a 5-frame nuc for QC...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Many of the details are - local.
    The general approach is, well, general.

    Just like in my line of business - I don't know much at all about Oracle database systems, pretty much zero knowledge of...
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    Re: TF in a world that treats

    Technical question:
    - what do you mean by this? "artificially swarmed"

    Seems to me you mean - queen-right splitting.
    Is that right?

    Artificial swarming in my context == a shook swarm that...
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    Re: TF in a world that treats

    Totally understand and so I qualified the "feasibility proposal".
    A new circumstance landed on you.

    The feasibility evaluation is for a lot of new folks who just need to be talked out of it - as...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Well, Clayton Huestis right next door posted a very comprehensive list (one pager in a readable format).

    I like it and this is more what I am trying to formulate also - an general algorithm (with...
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    Re: TF in a world that treats

    Exactly why the feasibility study is #1 before spending time/money/effort.
    Lot of (most?) wanna be TF never thought/were told of the feasibility.
    Has to be on the top of the list.

    (IF you are...
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    Re: TF in a world that treats

    This is a good write up and I appreciate.

    I don't see much about:
    - evaluate your location(s) regarding feasibility/risks in terms of TF - before even doing anything
    (a very important component;...
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    Re: Natural Selection Rambling

    Not necessarily.
    You simply force the queen into a swarm situation and they/she will create the proper swarm QCs.
    Good queen in a small hive.
    Check weekly and steal the QCs.
    Should do it.

    Not...
  25. Thread: Global Warming

    by GregV
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    Re: Global Warming

    Now this one is pretty cool:

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/19/business/heliogen-solar-energy-bill-gates/index.html
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