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  1. Re: Customized Broodnest (Brother Adam, Hans Beer)

    One reason may be because, although Greg and a few others here use them - generally speaking - dummy frames have never been very popular in North America, and of course they are an essential...
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    Re: Global Warming

    I'm late in on this thread, but ... "faith" and "religion" aren't the same thing - religion is but one manifestation of faith. (Science is another :) )



    Again, "faith" and "religion" are being...
  3. Re: Management practices that lead to winter survival

    Apples and oranges.

    The claim of mortality being the ultimate indicator of fitness (which I would have thought was self-evident) - refers to the survival of each individual colony.

    What you're...
  4. Re: Management practices that lead to winter survival

    Many thanks - appreciated - LJ
  5. Re: Customized Broodnest (Brother Adam, Hans Beer)

    Ok - I mis-read your post.



    There's no reason why you can't super a six-frame box (or even a five-frame box).
    Suggest you check out the link I posted - that's exactly what that guy does -...
  6. Re: Customized Broodnest (Brother Adam, Hans Beer)

    It's a method that Doolittle used - he reduced the brood nest of a 15-frame hive to six Gallup frames (which are the same depth, but somewhat smaller than Dadant frames) for winter, using two...
  7. Re: Management practices that lead to winter survival

    Terrific - many thanks - sleep well :)
    LJ
  8. Re: Management practices that lead to winter survival

    Globally ? What - across the whole world ?



    They wanted money to read that paper, so I gave it a miss. I'd have liked to have discovered who the "experts" were, and whether there was a...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Debatable. The science which is done is based on funding. Most funding comes from organisations with a political agenda - such as the government of the day.

    Because one particular facet of the...
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    Re: Is my first bee hive fine?

    Excellent.



    There are no hard and fast rules regarding inspections, but I'd always recommend only opening a beehive when you really need to (for some important reason) - as opposed to just...
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    Re: WAX MOTH LARVAE

    Some freezers run at a much lower temperature than others. I suspect that freezing failures regarding killing eggs are as a result of the freezer used not being cold enough.

    I insert for a...
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    Re: Is my first bee hive fine?

    Hi. Firstly, welcome to the forum. What you're calling "slots" we call 'combs'. Combs start off life as pure white, and then gradually darken with use - partly due to the propolis (tree-gum) which...
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    Re: CVH (Compact Vertical Hive) by GregV

    If it'll help - in the other thread, Greg says it's a 300x300 hive - that makes it 8-frame. But I'm sure Greg will be along shortly to confirm.

    Greg - nice job :thumbsup: :)
    LJ
  14. Re: Going into autumn with brood disease........suggestions?

    I wouldn't discount the possibility of chilled brood - how often are you opening these hives, and for how long ?
    LJ
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    Re: Frame and foundation type; Pros and Cons?

    Is there any particular reason you've dug-up a five-year-old thread ?
    LJ
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    Re: Do you cull drone brood?

    Generally speaking, drone comb is either used for drones (when required) or for storing honey. However, it can be 'converted' into worker comb if the bees should ever run short of it - such as when a...
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    Re: Raising the Kursk - video.

    From reading the extensive Wiki on this event (Boondocks has just linked to it), it would appear to have been a PR salvage operation for Putin too, as well as being a response to internal political...
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    Raising the Kursk - video.

    I don't know if you guys remember the Kursk - a Russian nuclear submarine which crashed to the bottom, when all international offers to help save the crew were refused ? Well, it was eventually...
  19. Re: Moved threads: Covid -19, State of the United States, Is the USPS really up to...

    Yeah - I'm really pi$$ed about that (the morphing, not the moving - which is 100% understandable).
    LJ
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    Re: Sugar Syrup Keeps Re- Crystalizing

    "Heating to try to get all dissolved is time consuming and makes it dangerous to handle. Why risk elevating HMF levels."
    Unless you produce a rich golden colour there is no risk, and no danger...
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    Re: Sugar Syrup Keeps Re- Crystalizing

    The temperature of boiling water is insufficient to create HMF, unless held for a considerably extended period, and in particular if an acid has been added to it beforehand. Therefore the idea that...
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    Re: Sugar Syrup Keeps Re- Crystalizing

    I don't understand the basis for so much scaremongering re: HMF - it's not as if it's some kind of invisible killer.

    HMF is created by the Maillard reaction - the key feature of which is that it...
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    Re: I was googling

    You may care to Google for "Apidictor" - which was a hive listening device from the 1960's. It's been modernised a few times and there have been other devices based on the same principle.

    Must...
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    Re: The 'Gallup' Long Hive.

    This morning I checked on one of my National-Warre's which was displaying reduced traffic compared with others, only to find it had turned drone-layer - yet another one !

    But - it had a cracking...
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    Re: 2 frames in a 5 frame box

    When a nucleus colony is small it's bees are collectively only concerned with enlargement to a size which is capable of surviving the winter, and which is capable of storing enough food beforehand...
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